Add Take Five to the long list of teenage pop bands manufactured by corporate mogul Lou Pearlman. This five-piece boy band came together in 1997 and based itself in Orlando, where Pearlman ran his own label, Trans Continental Records. All five members -- Stevie Sculthorpe, Tilky Jones, TJ Christofore, and brothers Clay and Ryan Goodell -- were veteran performers, most of whom had experience on-stage and in front of cameras. Christofore had won Star Search in 1995 and played the role of Gavroche in the Broadway musical Les Miserables. Sculthorpe did some modeling, starred in several commercials, and performed in musical theater. Ryan and Clay Goodell were classically trained pianists who dabbled in commercials and musical theater. Jones, on the other hand, was the drummer for a local Vero Beach ska-punk band called User Friendly. With such collective experience under their belts, Take Five hoped to join the ranks of fellow boy bands like the Backstreet Boys and *NSync.