IM5: Rising to the Top

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Meet IM5, mainstream music's next big thing.

From left: Will Jay, Dalton Rapattoni, Dana Vaughns, Cole Pendery and Gabriel Morales.
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IM5 comprises of Cole Alan Pendery, Dalton Rapattoni, Will Jay, Gabriel Morales and Dana Vaughns, and the members of the boy band are aged between 15 and 18 years old. The band was put together by three showbiz veterans: Simon Fuller (creator of the Idol franchise), Jamie King (Madonna’s favourite choreographer) and Perez Hilton (one of THE most controversial bloggers and entertainment personalities).

While the quintet have not released a studio album yet, they have released singles which give fans a sneak peek of what they can expect from IM5's upcoming debut album, which should be released later this year.

In this interview, the band talk about their favourite childhood pastimes, their music and working with Bella Thorne.

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Happy New Year! 2013 has just begun, what are your plans and New Year’s Resolutions for the upcoming year?

As a band, our New Year's resolution is to release an album and get a song on mainstream radio. We also want to continue to improve and develop as a band.

How would you describe IM5's style of music?

IM5's style of music takes influence from many different genres. We want to be edgy and create music that you wouldn't expect from a boy band.

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What were your favourite childhood pastimes?

Cole: Playing soccer.

Dalton: Eating food. A lot of food.

Dana: Running basketball drills in the driveway with my dad!

Gabe: Dancing.

Will: I loved going on treasure hunts.

Use one word to describe each member of the band.

Cole: Positive

Dalton: Eclectic

Dana: Energetic

Gabe: Cuban

Will: Hungry

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When the five of you were first put together into the band, what was one thing you were looking forward to and one thing you were afraid of?

When we first came together, we were definitely most excited about performing together. One thing we were afraid of was not getting along, as we all have very different personalities.

When will IM5's debut album be released and what can fans expect from it?

We're hoping for later this year. With our album, you can expect a lot of music.

If you could choose one actor to portray you in a movie about your life, who would it be?

Cole: Andrew Garfield

Dalton: Sarah Jessica Parker

Will: Meryl Streep

Dana: Denzel Washington

Gabe: Johnny Depp

What is a typical day for the band like?

When we have a show, we usually just get together, warm-up, do sound check, and then get on stage. We always have meet-and-greets after our shows so we can get to meet our fans.

IM5 with Bella Thorne. Photo credits: IM5Band / Facebook

How was it like working with Bella Thorne on "Can't Stay Away"?

Bella's awesome. She works really hard and it's always a pleasure working with her.

Where do you see yourselves in 10 years?

Hopefully doing what we love, which is performing and making music.

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