Richard Abidin "Abs" Breen started his music career as a member of Five, a boy band that put together by Simon Cowell. Five enjoyed worldwide success clocking up a number of international hits, but disbanded on September 27, 2001. After Five split up, Breen became the only band member to release a solo album when he dropped Abstract Theory.
This was both Abs' debut and most successful solo single, peaking at #4 on the UK singles chart. He went on to clock up two more UK Top 10 hits. "Stop Sign", (#10) and "Miss Perfect" (#5).