is an American R&B quintet based in Waco, Texas. Hi-Five had a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the early 1990s with “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)”. The band was formed in 1989, and consisted of Tony Thompson, Roderick “Pooh” Clark, Marcus Sanders, Russell Neal, and Toriano Easley. Easley was later replaced by Treston Irby.
The tragic loss of Singer Tony Thompson in 2007, made a reunion unlikely, but after much Contemplation the group decided the best way to honor Tony would be to keep the “Hi-Five legacy alive for their fans” said group member Treston Irby.
Even if you weren’t old enough to play the “Kissing Game,” chances are you’ve heard Hi-Five’s single of the same name on any number of urban, R&B stations around the world. The Kissing Game and many other Hi-Five hits are still in rotation today years later. Hi-Five debuted on Jive in 1990 with their self-titled hit album, which spawned singles like “Just Can’t Handle It”, Unconditional Love” and their biggest single, “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)” which hit #1 on both the pop and R&B charts.