GASTONIA, NC – 22 Mar, 2017 – Private jets, Lamborghinis and Grammy Award-winners. These grade-schoolers have spent time recording with each in recent months.
“The Gore Boyz” debuted their summer anthem “Kisses for the Road” earlier this month. The track is produced by Grammy-award winning and L.A.-based artist Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, who grew up near Gaston County in Grover. The group says the coming of age song is its best shot at getting noticed and will “win the hearts of all the girls this spring and summer.”
“This song is big,” said Herman Gore, the Boyz’ father. “The song talks about how they don’t want to be tied down, they’re going to take kisses for the road.”
“The Gore Boyz,” also known as “TGB,” are brothers Sean-Michael and Edwin, who both attend Cramerton Middle School and Herman Gore III, who attends South Point High. They live in Belmont with their parents, Shawnya and Herman Gore, both of whom are doctors. The group formed in 2009.
The group is a little over a year removed from the debut of their first hit song “TGB Handclap (Superman like Cam),” which catapulted them into the local music spotlight and has yielded invitations to perform at venues across the country.
In July, Sean-Michael found himself performing on stage with pop icon Justin Bieber. It happened during Bieber’s “Purpose World Tour” performance in Greensboro.
Sean-Michael was one of several area kids who had won a contest to dance on-stage with the “Sorry” singer for one song during the show. 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.”
‘This was supposed to happen’
The video went viral, and caught the attention of Feemster, 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 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/songwriter 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 at Feemster’s studio.
“It means a lot to us because it just shows our whole personality,” said Herman Gore III, of the song.
Sean-Michael added, “It shows what kind of people we are and what we do. We are nice people.”
Jets and luxury rides
The song’s accompanying music video will hit the internet this month.
It’s directed and produced by Hollywood choreographer Chuck Maldonado, who previously worked with The Gore Boyz on their video for “TGB Handclap.”
But much like “Kisses for the Road,” the new music video is bigger than the previous go-around.
The group shot the video at small airports in Lexington and Charlotte. Flanked by dancers, The Gore Boyz perform choreographed dance routines on a runway and airplane hangar in front of private jets. Other scenes show them living the high-life with luxury vehicles such as a Bentley and Lamborghini.
The private jets and vehicles were provided for the shoot at no cost from friends of the family.
“We actually knew what we were doing this time,” said Sean-Michael, of doing the video.
What’s next for TGB?
The Gore Boyz are hopeful that the new song and video will hit the Billboard Charts and draw the attention of others in the music industry.
With continued support from their parents, they plan to continue performing, in addition to maintaining their stellar grades in school and balancing a hefty schedule of extra-curricular activities. It’s a work ethic from the whole family that Feemster says is deserving of recognition.
“If anybody deserves a shot, they deserve it,” Feemster said. “They have my full support.”
“Kisses for the Road” is available for download on iTunes.
You can reach Eric Wildstein at 704-869-1828 or Twitter.com/TheGazetteEric.
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