Following the footsteps of their popstar peers -- Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and 'NSync -- the five divas in Innosense are ready to take on the dance-pop world of screaming teenagers, sell out tours, and manage through hardcore fashion shoots. The female quintet is another one of Lou Pearlman's gigs for his Orlando-based label, Trans Continental, releasing their RCA debut record, So Together, in August 2000.
Birds of a feather flock together, for the members of Innosense -- Nikki DeLoach, Danay Ferrer, Mandy Ashford, Veronica Finn, and Jenny Morris -- followed musical paths similar to their successors. DeLoach was a member of the Mickey Mouse Club, like 'NSync's Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez and pop chanteuse Christina Aguilera. Ferrer went to high school with 'NSync's Joey Fatone, and Ashford performed in musicals with another 'NSync member, Lance Bass. Timberlake's mother, Lynn Harless, starting managing the group in 1997.
So Together features song work from Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren (Celine Dion, Toni Braxton) and production from Guy Roche (Christina Aguilera) and Full Force ('NSync, Backstreet Boys). The girls describe their music as fun, upbeat, and a little retro, and claim their material is a reflection of their passion to dance and perform. And believe it or not, Britney Spears was an original member of Innosense prior to taking off to make a solo career in 1997. ~ MacKenzie Wilson