Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
The Gore Boyz from Gastonia, North Carolina started performing in 2009 when the older brother Herman begged his parents to allow him and his two younger brothers to be in their 2009 talent show at their elementary school, The Gore Boyz were born. All enrolled in music lessons, Sean Michael who is only 14-years-old sings and takes care of the drums, Edwin at 16 plays guitar, and.19-year-old Herman takes on the ivory with the keyboards/piano. They have spent the last 10 years in intense talent development after the Berry Gordy Motown model. Their Influenced by old school R&B bands and the trendy new sounds of pop, R&B, and hip-hop, Herman, Edwin and Sean Michael formed the musical trio. The Gore Boyz TGB have set out to make their mark in music. These incredibly talented brothers are not only gifted musicians and entertainers; they also honor students, community servants and accomplished athletes.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
Sean-Michael was one of the first of 3 years kids who had won a contest to dance on-stage with Justin Bieber for one song during his “Sorry” concert in Greensboro, NC. While Bieber introduced the dancers to the crowd of some 15,000 screaming fans after the song ended, Sean-Michael asked Bieber if he could audition for him. Bieber handed the pre-teen the mic and Sean-Michael serenaded the crowd with Michael Jackson’s “Who’s Lovin’ You.” The crowd went wild.
‘This was supposed to happen’
The video went viral, and caught the attention of Theron Neff-U Feemster, a Grammy Award winning producer in LA who has written and produced songs with artists such as Michael Jackson, Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and many more. Feemster’s father, a pastor at a church in Kings Mountain, NC just so happened to live in the same hometown and who knew The Gore Boyz, told him more about the group.
“My dad briefed me on how beautiful the family was, and he told me that this is a group that I should pay attention to,” said Feemster, who also co-wrote some of the tracks on Bieber’s “Purpose” album.
So Feemster contacted the group and arranged for them to meet in Los Angeles in the fall. Ironically, both parties were eating dinner in the same restaurant the day The Gore Boyz landed in California.
“That was a big sign this was supposed to happen,” said Feemster, as he worked on a song for pop singer Demi Lovato.
In November, Feemster called up the group and said he wanted to write and produce a song for them. He assembled a team of writers headed by singer/song writer Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, who held an online video conference with the group to get a feel for their personality. The Gore Boyz flew back out to Los Angeles to record the song with the Grammy Producer at his studio.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
With continued support from our parents, family and friends we recommend that you should stay focused on school, sports, and your music. Maintain a balance so that you are good at more than one thing. We plan to continue performing, maintain their stellar grades in school and balance a hefty schedule of extra-curricular activities. Try to maintain a good work ethic and be true to yourself.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
The Gore Boyz are a boy band with a twist as they not only can sing and dance thanks to training with the likes of Chuck Maldonado a LA/Hollywood choreographer, who has choreographed everyone from Chris Brown to One Direction, as well as Jodeci’s Earl “One Love” Vernon, our band leader who taught us how to play instruments, and Big Mike of Day 26 who practice and teach us vocals and dance on a daily basis. Tommy “ShowBiz” Hill was our first teacher, he is now the owner of Fusion Force Entertainment Academy our studio in Charlotte, NC where all of our production takes place. We also have dancers The TGB Dancers who we appreciate so much as they have been performing with us from the beginning.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
We have used our talent to sing to the elderly in nursing homes, assisted facilities and hospitals to help cheer them up and, we go, and we visit and sing to handicapped kids and provide toys for them during Christmas time. We have donated money we earned from shows to schools of kids in a lower socio-economic environment so they could buy school supplies and gave out book bags as well to those less fortunate than us. We also donated clothes and money to kids that are in Women’s shelter with their moms due to domestic violence, homelessness, or some unfortunate reason.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Be satisfied with what you have and help someone who is in need.
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