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Move over 1D, cuz this five-piece band are made to compete with you. Not joking! Brought together by showbiz vets Simon Fuller, Jamie King and Perez Hilton, IM5 has been a band for over a year now, undergoing intensive vocal and dance training. Listen to their super-hit ‘Superman’, ‘Zero Gravity’ and duet with Bella Thorne ‘Can’t Stay Away’.
Follow them on Twitter:
Im5 Band - @im5band
Gabe Morris, 18, @gabeim5
Dana Vaughns, 15, @danaim5
Cole Pendery, 17, @coleim5
Dalton Rapattoni, 17, @daltonim5
Will Jay, 17, @willjayim5
Here’s a little chat with Madiha Yameen, to get to know them better. Get to know about their crushes, icons and ‘labels’. Go ‘head.
For someone who’s never heard your music before, how would you describe it to him/her?
Cole-Pop that takes influences from other genres.
Will-Also going for a more urban sound.
Do you guys write your own lyrics?
There are so many bands around here, what sets you apart? How would you sell yourself?
Dana-We are multi racial, we can dance, we play instruments and we are ages 15-18.
Why are you called “IM5”?
Will-We represent 5 individuals that come together as one strong unit.
Gabe-We celebrate our differences but always come together as one brotherhood.
How would you sum up the past year? How was it for you guys?
Dalton-It’s been a roller coaster, but we are excited about the future. Traveling and meeting new fans were definitely the best parts.
Do you have any pre-show ritual?
Cole-We do a quick vocal warm up and pray.
You guys are still so young. How much freedom do you have?
Dana-Not a lot.
Tell us about celebrity crushes.
Cole- Barbara Palvin,
Dalton- Selena Gomez,
Will- Rebel Wilson,
Due to your hectic schedule, do you get to see much of your family and friends?
Cole-It’s hard to balance friends and family, but we have the time it’s worth the wait.
Who is the(These were unanimous)
Naughtiest- Dana and Dalton
Loudest – (always singing)- Will
Slowest – (takes a lot of time to get dressed)- Dana
Pickiest – (in food, dresses etc)- Gabe
Craziest – (fooling around in public)- Dana
Flirtiest – (popular with girls) - Cole
Cheesiest – (cheekiest)- Will
Cutest – (can get his way through his puppy dog eyes)- Dalton
Have any one of you considered solo artist career?
Dalton, Gabe and Will-Yes, but we are now focused on IM5. Some of us came from solo careers.
Cole and Dana- No, Dana’s been dancing his whole life and Cole was more into acting.
What kind of music did you grew up listening to?
Cole-80’s rock and pop,
Will- The Beatles,
Dalton- Rolling Stones,
Dana- Hip hop and R&B
What genre of music you can’t stand to listen to?
Gabe- heavy metal,
Cole- Blue grass,
What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
Will- Tick Tock,
Cole- Hoedown throwdown,
Dalton- Party Time by IM5,
Gabe- Boomerang by IM5
Do you guys argue much or get on very well?
Have you collaborated with anyone?
Dalton-Bella Thorne, Todrick Hall
Who would like o collaborate with?
Dalton- Bruno Mars
Quick-fire questions: describe these people in a word or a sentence.
Cody Simpson- Beachy
Alli Simpson- Classy
Caroline Sunshine- Bright, funny, sweetheart
Bella Thorne- Hard worker
Marius Moga- Eclectic
Backstreet Boys- Inspiration
What do you call your fans?
Surprises coming up for fans?
Dalton-New music and new videos
Biggest piece of advice given to you?
Will-Don’t have a backup plan because then you back up.
Dana and Gabe-disputed this, we really believe you need a plan (90%/10%). But we all believe that, if you have a dream, you should go for it!
A message for the readers.
Will-Congratulations, you can read!