"I'm enjoying this journey much more because Sean, Ritchie and I get on so well. We are doing it because we want to. We've all got wives and kids, and it's all on our own terms so it's a really nice band to be in.
"We have got used to Abz and J not being there. They aren't interested so you have to respect their wishes. If their heart's not in it, it wouldn't be right for them to do it."
For now, Scott's revelling in the camaraderie between acts on The Boys Are Back! tour, which he feels has the right mix of songs and people. "There's no arrogance there and no one puffing their chest up and down," adds Scott, perhaps thinking back to the many bust-ups 5ive had while filming The Big Reunion.
"Luckily, we're blessed with a strong back catalogue and we'll keep on singing the songs while people still want to hear them."
The Boys Are Back! tour also includes Brit Award-winning A1 as Ben Adams, Paul Marazzi, Mark Read and Christian Ingebrigtsen perform hits including Same Old Brand New You, Like A Rose and Ready Or Not.
"I found there was a lot of focus on the behaviour of a child rather than looking at societal issues, parents, what's happening at home or school. I've noticed a catalogue of events over the past 30 years since the early 1990's with young gangs coming up, then high-profile murders of Jamie Bulger and Stephen Lawrence, and that communicated to that generation that violence and murder wasn't a big thing anymore.
"Then there is social media, the content of films and video games… The stabbings now aren't just about poverty, it's been growing for decades."
So, it's very much light relief for Andrez to enjoy reconnecting with old friends in Damage and other boy bands from the 1990s with this latest tour - along with the fans. Plus he gets to relive the R'n'B hits, including his favourite I'll Be Loving You Forever.
"You've got to follow your heart," adds Andrez. "Wherever your heart leads you, that's where you should be."