Richard Abidin, Abz ' Breen ( born June 29, 1979 in Enfield, London ) is an English DJ and musician. Who became known as a member of boy band 5ive fame. He attended the Italia Conti Stage School in London, before he began his musical career. Besides singing and rapping Breen dominated the dancing and is also a DJ and plays various instruments.
Breen was born in London 's East End, the only son of Turkish origin Turan Sanveren and his Irish girlfriend Katherine Breen McDaid. His parents, who never married, agreed on an English name, but added as a second name Abidin added, to show his Turkish roots. As Breen was three years old his parents separated and he grew up with his mother from then on. Since Breen 5ive is only Abs - a shortened form of his second name - named because it is another Richard in the band.
After Five is on 27 September 2001 after nearly five years (temporarily) separated, Breen was the only band who released a solo album, Abstract Theory and was able to land three Top Ten hits in the UK singles charts. In 2004, his record label parted from him, however.
On September 27, 2006 - exactly five years after the separation - gave Breen and now only three of his colleagues ( Ritchie, Scott & J) the reunification of 5ive known, but it has been withdrawn seven months later.