image No Authority was a boy band from the late 90s/early 2000s from Southern California.

The original line-up consisted of Ric Felix (born Ricky Godinez on December 2, 1980), Josh Keaton (born on February 8, 1979 in Pasadena, California), Danny Zavatsky (born on June 1, 1982 in Long Beach, California) and Eric Stretch (born on June 22, 1980 in Yorba Linda, California).

The group performed locally for a few years and then, their manager Richard Walters managed to get their demo tape to Michael Jackson’s record label, MMJ Music.

The label’s executives Jono Kohan and Jerry Greenberg passed the tape to Michael who signed them to his label.
image In October of 1997, they released their debut single “Don’t Stop” which managed to peak at #38 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, but missed the Hot 100.
image In November of that same year, the group’s debut album “Don’t Stop” was released. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

image The follow-up singles “Up and Down” and “One More Time” failed to make the charts at all. Josh later left the group and was replaced by new member Tommy McCarthy.

No Authority later left their label and signed with Madonna’s Maverick Records label.
imageIn July of 2000, No Authority’s self-titled sophomore album was released, managing to peak at #18 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.


The only single to chart was “Can I Get Your Number” which peaked at #33 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart. imageAnother single “What I Wanna Do” flopped. The group was featured on the “Rugrats in Paris” movie soundtrack. Eventually, No Authority faded into obscurity.

These days, Rick (now known as Ricky Rebel) is pursuing a solo music career. Eric is performing on Broadway, having starred in the plays “La Cage aux Folles” and “Wicked.”

Tommy is the venue relations manager at Goldstar Events, the owner of SnackyShack and is also a songwriter.

Josh continues to be active in acting, voice-over work and music. It’s unknown what Danny is up to these days.

To see the music video for “Don’t Stop,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Up and Down,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “One More Time,” go to:

To see the music video for “Can I Get Your Number,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “What I Wanna Do,” go to: