South Six 5 (SS5) is a young, talented, high-energy acoustic duo that has consistently performed throughout the Indianapolis area with over 100 shows over the past two years. In the spring of 2011, SS5 began with four talented teen musicians from the Southside of Indy. Since then, they have performed (either as a band or an acoustic duo) all over Indianapolis, including the Miracle Ride, WAMM Fest, Radio Disney events, Relay for Life events, 500 Festival Mini Marathon, and the Indiana State Fair. SS5 has also performed at state colleges including Purdue University, Indiana University, and Ohio State. They have been highlighted in the Indianapolis Star, SOUTH Magazine, and the Daily Journal.
South Six 5 has travelled outside the Indy area to perform at Six Flags Great America and showcased during the CMA Fest in Nashville, TN. SS5 has also auditioned (by invitation) for both America’s Got Talent and Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing” (N.B.T.).
In the fall of 2012, South Six 5 stepped out as an acoustic duo. Moving forward as a duo, the boys are going on a “college tour” as they are booked at 15 Dance Marathons benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. SS5 has also been selected to perform on the Teen Nation “No Bull” Tour heading out this summer.
They mix tunes from several genres including Rock, Pop, Country, as well as original music. Their first original song “Every Second of the Day” debuted live on WISH-TV Channel 8’s “Indy Style.”
Jacob Bates – Acoustic Guitar / Vocals
Andrew Butcher – Keys / Vocals
Summer 2013 – Teen Nation “No Bull” Tour – Performing at 40+ venues
June 2013/2012 – Showcase (by invitation) at Layla’s during the CMA Fest – Nashville, TN
Feb 2013 – Highlighted on “Indy Style” (WISH-TV Channel 8) - Indianapolis
Jan 2013 / July 2011 – WZPL Smiley Morning Show – Indianapolis
2013 – Selected to perform at 15 College Dance Marathon’s (Benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals)
Oct 2012 – Multiple showcases in Nashville, TN – Tootsie’s and Tequila Cowboy
Aug 2012 – Selected to perform at the Indiana State Fair – Indianapolis
August 2012 / 2011 – WSVX Radio Station – Shelbyville
July 2012 – Selected to perform at Six Flags Great America – Gurnee, IL
June 2012 – Radio Disney’s “Family Fun Day” – Indiana State Fairgrounds (8,000 attendees)
June 2012 - Miracle Ride to Benefit Riley Hospital – Indpls (7,000 participants)
May 2012 – 500 Festival Mini Marathon – Indianapolis (35,000 participants)
March 2012 – Auditioned (by invitation) for Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing (NBT) – Atlanta
Nov 2011 – Featured on RTV-6 Circle of Lights Talent Search (Televised)
Oct 2011 – Auditioned (by invitation) for America’s Got Talent – St. Louis
Oct 2011 – Circle of Lights Talent Search – Top 2 finalist in the Band Category
June 2011 – Johnson County Talent Contest – Overall Champion (Jr. Division)