Q&A: Nathaniel Flatt Of The New Boy Band V Factory

May 26th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
V FactoryNathaniel Flatt of up-and-coming boy band V Factory took the time to sit down with Starpulse's Larry Gould and discuss his path to stardom, his influences and what that mysterious "V" in the band's name stands for. V Factory recently cracked the Top 40 with their debut single "Love Struck" and are readying their as-yet-untitled debut album for a release later this year.

Nathaniel Flatt first realized his calling at the tender age of five when he saw a musical production of Peter Pan in his hometown of Cookeville, Tennessee. It proved to be a pivotal point in his life, thus beginning his quest to be in the spotlight. When he was older he did what every aspiring star does: he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams.

Early on he found success in commercials for such big household names as Target, Sony and the Disney Channel and was soon discovered by a talent scout who recruited himself and the other four members of V Factory - Asher Brook, Jared Murillo, Wesley Quinn, and Nick Teti - literally from all different parts of the United States. And despite a wide range of different backgrounds Nathaniel says they all "get along great" - certainly a necessity for any type of success in the music business. Nathaniel says he knew he "wanted to be in front of people performing, but had no idea it would turn out like this."

Nathaniel, who is considered the "eldest and wisest" in the group at age 26, says he was unaware of the title, but is quite flattered by it. As the band's first music video, "Love Struck," was days away from being released, we asked Nathaniel how it felt to be on the heels on such a major turning point in his life and for the group. "Unbelievable," he said, "The guys and I are so excited, I can't begin to tell you."

In the video for the high energy, extremely catchy tune, the band is portrayed doing their thing - dancing and singing - while a female fan lurks in the background, clearly "love struck" by each and every member. It's an angle that he says, "is different from what most people assume about Love Struck, they assume it is one of us who is love struck with someone, so we decided to turn it around and have someone be love struck with us."

"Love Struck"