Party Of Five

How'd you lot get together, then?
We all met at auditions for the band and ended up drifting together...

So where did you get your very imaginative name from?
We had sheets of different names and it was always at the top of the list, but we somehow kept overlooking it.
Rich: Then one night eight of us went out for a meal and the waiter at the door said, "I've only got a table for five," and we thought, "Yeah, that's a good name."
J: But then it really hit home when we were in Denmark a couple of weeks later, sitting in this Chinese restaurant, and a brand new Mercedes drew up outside and the number plate was just 'FIVE'. We were like, "Wow, that's it, then!"
Scott: Plus our manager Chris's hotel room number that night was 555.

Tell us about your first big night out...
It was the night we all moved down to Camberley in Surrey. We went to a really nice pub for dinner, but of course they wouldn't serve us because Scott, Sean and Rich weren't 18.
J: Then the next morning we flew to Sweden at 6 a.m.

So you all live together, do you?
J: Yeah, we've got a house in Camberley. I share a room with Rich, Scott and Abs share and Sean's got one to himself.
Sean: I was the first one there, you see!

Tell us about Five's music...
Scott: Basically it's a very street sound.
Abs: We're not a typical boy band - what you see is just us. We don't get told what to wear, or say, or do, we've got our own opinions, and that's what makes us a lad band, not a boy band!

So who's going to be the cute li'l Stephen Gately/Nick Carter type?
I'd say it'd have to be Rich with his dazzling blue eyes...

What do your mates think of all this?
None of mine know! When I got the job I just packed my stuff and moved. But I did an interview with my local paper this morning, so they'll know pretty soon!
Scott: It's weird - I suddenly had people I hadn't seen for years ringing me up!

What's the first 'popstarry' think you're going to do?
Well, we're having a launch party at Harvey Nichols (AbFab designer store) soon - that's pretty ritzy, isn't it?

Have you been asked any embarassing questions yet?
A journalist asked me what my farts smelled like, and I couldn't believe it - why would anybody want to know that?

Pop stars never own up to having girlfriends - will you lot?
Definitely - we're very open. I've got a girlfriend, but it's a new relationship...
Abs: Yup, I've got a girlfriend, too.
J: I've been seeing a Danish girl for the last few months.
Sean: I haven't got a girlfriend.
Rich: Well, I'm totally single and very available!