Party Of Five

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

So where did you get your very imaginative name from?
Abs:
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...
Abs:
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?
J:
I'd say it'd have to be Rich with his dazzling blue eyes...

What do your mates think of all this?
J:
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?
Rich:
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?
J:
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?
Scott:
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!