There is more than one band with this name. 1. Five (formerly styled 5ive) were a British boy band formed in 1997, created by the two men who had created the Spice Girls - Bob and Chris Herbert. The five lads - Richard 'Abs' Breen, Jason 'J' Brown, Ritchie Neville, Scott Robinson and Sean Conlon - were the five members picked from over 3,000 hopefuls at auditions in early 1997. They went on to have ten top 10 hits in the UK and three number 1's, and enjoyed marginal success worldwide, particularly in parts of Europe and in Australia. Five disbanded on 27 September 2001.