What Ever Happened To Dream Street?
Although their reign in the pop music world was short-lived, Dream Street successfully embodied what it was to be a boy band in the new millennium and provided us with some solid teen dance tracks from 2000 to 2002.
Like their predecessors NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys, Dream Street had spiked hair with frosted tips, baggy pants, rooftop dance sequences, and headset mics. They had their own achievements, too, like a song for Pokémon: The Movie 2000 and an opening slot on Aaron Carter's 2002 tour. And if you think it couldn't get any better than that, the group helped launch the career of a baby-faced Jesse McCartney.
Sadly, Dream Street broke up in 2002 after a legal dispute between their parents and managers. Besides photo evidence of members Jesse and Matt Ballinger hanging out in L.A., there has been no official reunion talk. But as fandoms do, Dream Street's has started internet campaigns in hopes to get the group back together. They would be a perfect addition to the My2K Tour this summer, don't you think?
Here's what the guys have been up to since their early-2000s boy band days.
Jesse found success in his solo career, winning the hearts of teen girls everywhere with his infectious 2005 single "Beautiful Soul." But besides a few random club appearances and performances, Jesse has put down the mic to focus more on acting, starred in The WB series Summerland. Most recently, he has worked on Fear the Walking Dead, Young & Hungry, and Army Wives. Amd, although probably not recognizable, you can hear him as the voice of Theodore in all of the recent Alvin & The Chipmunks movies.
Chris is still grinding as a triple threat (dancing, singing, and acting) in his post–boy band life. You may have spotted him on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally and Shake It Up or on Fox's Lucifer most recently. Chris is currently in the studio writing and recording music for a new album, and back in August 2015, he posted an acoustic version of a new track called "Enjoy The Ride" on his YouTube channel.
Like Jesse, Greg went solo post–Dream Street but crossed over into the pop-rock scene. His first single, "Take Me Back Home," was super successful on Radio Disney and was even featured on the soundtrack for the Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs. Greg got married in 2014 and is still working on music. His most recent venture seems to be a collab with his talented sisters on a family-band project -- and every May, he organizes a birthday concert in New York City to jam with friends.
After Dream Street ended, Matt graduated from Tufts University and in 2013 he married Danielle Manning -- whom he first met in 2000 when she interviewed the group (#goals). According to LinkedIn, Matt currently works as an executive recruiter for the pharmaceutical industry at Green Key Resources. He also has a new music venture with a band called Storeys, who recently performed at Greg's birthday concert.
After DS, Frankie finished high school and attended Five Towns College, then joined the national touring cast of Jersey Boys. In 2015, he moved to the Broadway stage as an understudy. He even performed on the 2015 CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade with the cast.