NEWS & GOSSIP 2010
11th December 2010 - Blah Blah
A Sean sighting just a few hours ago. We're told "I'm in a bar with Lee from 911 & Sean from 5ive, it's like a smash hits reunion."
2 From 5ive = 1hr Late
1st October 2010 - NCU
Students weren't too happy to hear that 5ive were over an hour late for their performance at Newcastle Uni. Sarah tells us "I don't think anyone cared. I don't think the students wanted 5ive to begin with".
RagzToRichez Making Sweet Music
18th September 2010 - RagzToRichez
Ritchie's been working on his own solo material but also with quite a few new artists over the last few months including producing Aussie hip hop crew "Blades" who are due to release their first single "Where The Fires At". We'll be keeping an ear out for that one!
I is for...
15th August 2010 - Popbitch
Inconspicious - Hotel check in names of the stars:
Ritchie from 5ive = Eddie Vedder
Scott from 5ive = Michael Knight
Abs from 5ive = Dr Frank'n'furter
J from 5ive = Pete O'Phile
Ritchie's New Tune
13th July 2010 - Monannlisa Wilde
Ritchie along with Kitty Groove partner Sven Tydeman have written a song for new up and coming artist Monannlisa Wilde. The song title "Raindrops Fallin' On My Body" also features Ritchie on vocals. (Check out FDS for a listen)
Ritchie At NSAI
13th July 2010 - Kitty Productions
Richie is at the Unity Hotel tonight (Balmain) for NSAI Australia - SONG CRITIQUES
Ritchie Joins with Kitty
13th July 2010 - Kitty Productions
What a month! Rich and I judged the semi and grand finals of the Harbord Hotel Open Mic, had the awesome Sarah Lloyde fly from Melbourne to record some songs, attended the ASC to mentor some amazing song writers and found some great talent to work with in the next few weeks....Look out July!
Ritchie Joins with Kitty
13th July 2010 - Kitty Productions
New to KITTY GROOVE PRODUCTIONS Ritchie Neville was a member of the band 'Five'. In their 5 years together the boys clocked up record sales of 20 million, had two sell out world tours and four number one albums, spent 25 weeks in the US Billboard chart with their song 'When The Lights Go Out'. Read more at Kitty Groove Credit: Vanessa
Ritchie Mentors New Artists
13th July 2010 - Australian Songwriters Conference
Ritchie has been working as a mentor for the AFC (Australian Songwriters Conference) assisting songwriters to achieve their dreams. For more info on how to get involved see: AFC Credit: Vanessa
12th July 2010 - Nashville Songwriters Association International
SYDNEY: Second Monday of each month
NEXT: MON 12 JULY 2010
SPECIAL GUESTS: SVEN TYDEMAN AND RICHIE NEVILLE
Tickets: $20 for NSAI Members - $30 non members
BRING YOUR BEST SONGS - We will be giving away a fabulous prize on the night - A KITTYGROOVE DEMO VALUE $400
If you would like your song critiqued by Sven and Rich please RSVP Zelda firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Unity Hall Hotel Balmain
Address: 292 Darling St Balmain – up in The Attic.
Time: 7pm for 7.30 start - 11pm
Date: Monday 12 JULY 2010
RSVP: 0403 926 881
Baboon Vs Badger
29th June 2010 - Popbitch
When we compiled the book Baboon Vs Badger last year one of the very first answers we received was from Abz Love – or, as you may remember him, Abs from 5ive. We enjoyed his bizarre email reply so much that, for better or worse, we were spurred on to finish the book.
It’s Abz’s birthday today, so here, word for word, is the email the Abz sent us when we asked if he’d be prepared to wade into the great Baboon vs Badger debate.
yo it would be a pleasure!!
hands down the baboon would win..the dexterity of it’s fingers means it cud rock a ninja outfit!! that combined with a night time strike just when the badger’s leavin a club & it’s all ova..
Pop Music Crown
24th June 2010 - Pop Music Crown
Abz has become a judge on a new talent show starting in July. "Pop Music Crown" is an annual online award which is presented to the hottest unsigned act within the pop music genre. In order to be considered as a potential finalist, you must have individuality, and most importantly - Talent!
In July 2010, ten finalists will be selected from all the entries to go to the public vote to decide the winner.
Abz says "This is about giving real talent real justice and I'm proud to be a part of the Music Crowns judging committee...let's do this!!"
Human Table Football Challenge 2010
12th June 2010 - Festival Leisure Park
On the 6th of June Scott along with a few mates joined in this years "Human Table Football Challenge" at Festival Leisure Park, Basildon. Teams were strapped to poles similar to a "foosball table" and tried to kick goals and keep the other teams from scoring. Last year Scott's team "The Stunts " won and this year Scott's team "The Cunning Stunts" proudly took the winners title home again. Well done boys!
10th June 2010 - Fiona
Fiona spotted Abz at a "Band of Horses" gig.
Fake Five Facebook Accounts
4th April 2010 - Scott Robinson
Scott has kindly let fans know [via Facebook] that there are people faking accounts on Facebook as other members of Five. And right here on WW we don't mind outting the fakers. Here's a couple to watch out for!! - Richard 'Abs' Breen & Abs Richard Breen
Here's what Scott has to say "There's someone on here calling them self richard abs breen it's not abz so don't add him and if u have then now u know it's not him"...
Abz only uses the name "Abz Love" any other accounts are NOT Abz!
"It's England Time"
1st April 2010 - Dean "Midas" Maynard
The video for Chico's 'It's England Time' was shot on Wednesday March 17th at the world famous Pinewood studios. The video shoot also attracted a lot of acts and Celebrities, every single one of them gave there time for free. Some of these included: Richard Arnold, Lionel Blair, Christopher Biggins, Jimmy Constable (911), Bianca Gascoigne, Bill Oddie, Bruno Brookes, Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz), David Van Day, Andy Abraham, Alison Hammond (GMTV) Donal Macintyre, Jeremy Lynch (Football Skills expert from BGT), Caroline Monk, Kelle Bryan (Eternal) Scott Robinson (Five) and kids Legends Sooty & Sweep. The video is due to be released soon. So hang about!
New 5ive album?
27th March 2010 - Abz Love
Seems 2 of the members of Five have not given up the chance of releasing more music under the name of "5ive". Abz and Scott are currently working on some new music and possibly reworking some of the unreleased Five songs from 2006/2007.
How do you feel about Abz and Scott as a twosome under the name 5ive? ...make a comment
Five stars Abs and Scott at the Forum
3rd January 2010 - Welwyn Hatfield Times
TWO members of chart-toppers 5ive will be re-living the 90s at the Forum later this month.
Scott and Abs – real names Scott Robinson and Richard Breen – are the special guests at the students only Flirt night on Friday, January 22, with a Back to the 90s theme.
During 5ive’s heyday, along with Ritchie Neville, Sean Conlon and Jason ‘J’ Brown, Scott and Abs topped the charts three times.
The boyband first crashed into the top 10 with debut single Slam Dunk (Da Funk) and enjoyed further chart success with number two hits Everybody Get Up, which sampled Joan Jett & The Blackhearts’ I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, and If Ya Getting Down, which borrows the bass line from Indeep’s Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.
The five-piece finally scored their maiden number one in November 1999 with single Keep on Movin’.
They topped the charts again the following year after collaborating with Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor on a remake of We Will Rock You.
Their final chart-topper in 2001 was Let’s Dance.
The band briefly reformed a couple of years ago.
Entry to the Flirt night costs £4 in advance, £5 on the door and £7.50 after midnight. Credit: Ros
Vote For Ragz!
3rd January 2010 - Mr Twitter
Head over to Mr Twitter and vote for Ragz! You can vote every 20 minutes, so let's get him recognised! (If he's not on page 8 try a page closer to 1. Every vote moves him up the ladder!)
1st January 2010 - Ragz!
If you haven't made it over to Ritchie, er, sorry RAGZ myspace you should do it now. Not only will you hear the amazing new tunes he's been working on but you'll also be kept up to date with what he's been up to recently. Here's some of what you've been missing out on!
I come in peace to tell you that I have had a really nice Christmas, after Christmas Day I was pretty lazy, I have probably watched 10-15 movies! I've been to the cinema twice, saw 'The Lovely Bones' which was cool and I saw 'Avatar' in 3D last night which was amazing and I highly recommend you go and see it on the big screen. I have woken on this the last day of 2009. I don't know about anyone else but I'm glad to see the back 2009, probably the worst year yet. The possitive of this is that even though it was a steaming pile of horse shit of a year for me on the whole, I have still had some amazing moments and met some really nice friends that will be with me forever and I also now know that it doesn't matter what life throws, I will get through it and still be smiling [most of the time]. So, its good bye to 2009, good bye to the decade that gave us Bush and Blair and all that crap and on to double figures. I'm hoping that the next year and decade will bring some peace to the world, after all, we are under the same sun, we all love our children and we are all the same really. And personally I hope all your individual lives are blessed with happiness, health and are rich with great relationships. Remember, your only here once in this skin so enjoy to the max. I'm off to watch the fireworks on Sydney Harbour bridge tonight with some friends. Happy New Year to you all. Thanks for your continued support, it means so much and keeps me going. Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010! May it be awesome for everyone.
All my love