What are your Full names and ages
Nelson Gabriel Santos
The five lads are aged between 20-25.
What is your band’s Genre?
Phase Five does Urban Pop, which is a hybrid of R&B and Top 40 Pop Music.
Give us a little bio of the band and you guys as individual.
We are a vocal group based out of Los Angeles. Our homes are comprised of The United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and Belgium! We are aiming for the top spot in music history.
Where did you get the band name from?
Jeremiah was researching cool ways to express the band and each members personalities. He came across a cool Japanese legend that used five phases to make up humanity! So each member has a Phase. Earth-Jeremiah, Electricity-Lee, Metal-Alex, Air-JayC, Water-Nelson.
Who does what in the band?
We are all singers and dancers in the band. We all collaborate on harmonies and band arrangements as well.
Are You Signed?
We have a distribution deal with Sony/The Orchard, which is great because our music can really spread transcontinentally.
What instruments do you play?
Alex, Nelson, and Lee can play guitar!
Jeremiah can play the piano and tenor saxophone.
How did the band come about?
Jeremiah held auditions in 2013 to start a diverse boyband. Firstly, he found Jay C and Nelson. For the second round in January 2014, Alex was added into the band. Then at the end of the year, Lee was added into the line up to complete the band.
Who are your influences?
We all have various individual influences because we all have different musical inspirations. As a group, we are strongly influenced by Jason Derulo, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, and many more!
What are your backgrounds whether it’s in music or not?
Diversity is a key factor for our band! Jeremiah is African American, Trinidadian, and Korean. Lee is British. Alex is from Belgium, but has Italian heritage. JayC is African American, Caucasian, and Native American. Nelson is Puerto Rican!
You released your EP ‘The Rise’ what’s different about your EP to any other?
With “The Rise”, we offer a variety of music that fits all moods, genres, styles, and flavors. We have power pop, dance pop, R&Bass, and old school vibes all in one EP! It is also cool because we are bringing back harmonies to the game.
Whats the meaning behind the title of you new EP ‘The Rise’.
The Rise is a reflection of our career at the moment. We’ve worked very hard over the past year to express our music and branding and we’ve finally figured it out. It is the first of many releases from us a band!
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
We all use writing/creative moments to express ourselves, whether is family, friends, relationships, life. From there, we come together to talk about what we want to relay on that message.
What is your best moment since being in the band if you have any?
There are too many to name, but the release of our EP has definitely been a highly for us!
What’s the best bit of advice have you ever received?
“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it”
Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?
We would love to be touring globally with at least two albums out. Traveling and promoting our music is something we love to do and we cant wait to do it on a larger scale.
Where would your dream place be to perform in the UK?
WEMBLEY! We’ve watched the Summertime Ball there and its an incredible arena!
Where is your dream place to perform in USA?
Definitely Madison Square Garden or the Staples Center in LA!
If you could do collaboration with anyone in the UK who would it be?
Ed Sheeran is an incredible writer! We would love to work with him at some point.
If you could do a collaboration with anyone in USA who would it be ?
Fifth Harmony is such a great girlband. It would be cool for a boyband and a girl group to collaborate because its never been done before.
Can you give any smaller or local bands looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?
Networking is key out here in LA. You can be the most incredible singer but you have to put yourself out there!
If you wasn’t doing music what would you’s be doing?
Lee would be a graphic designer.
Jeremiah would be a celebrity interviewer.
JayC would be an anesthesiologist.
Nelson would be doing TV production.
Alex would be a hairstylist.
What are five things you need whilst on tour/at a gig?
Lots of water, pizza, an amazing sound tech, sleep, and our amazing vibers to show up!
If You got asked by a tv show or film to have your music played on, which show or film would it be?
We would love to be on X Factor! It’s a perfect show for us because we are very performance driven.
Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?
Our band website is www.phasevmusic.com. All of our social media is @phasevmusic for Twitter, Instagram, Youtube!