6 Sets of Band Members Who Met Each Other in School Before They Were Teens
A band is like a family. Think about it; you record music together, tour the world together, and sometimes even live together — that’s grounds for a deep bond. But while all groups’ members are (for the most part) close, some have an even deeper connection that stems from literally growing up together.
While bands like One Direction and Fifth Harmony were manufactured on reality television, others like 5 Seconds of Summer and Emblem3 came to be because of one thing — a mutual love for music. In fact, each of these groups had members who met because they attended the same school together…wait for it…before they were even teenagers! Well, some of them might have just hit their teens (middle-school ages vary, of course), but they were still young AF! Now that’s dedication!
Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings & Michael Clifford, 5 Seconds of Summer
Michael Clifford and Calum Hood have known each other since they were little boys attending primary school (that's the Aussie equivalent of elementary school) at Norwest Christian College in Sydney, Australia. Luke Hemmings met his two future bandmates when he entered the same school at around age 12. As it turns out, he and Mikey actually hated each other at first.
"We hated each other in year 9. I wanted to kill him. He wanted to kill me," Luke said.
They quickly got over their differences as they bonded over music, met Ashton Irwin, and the rest is history.