Tre Moore and Jermaine Baker – Interview

Singer Tre Moore and drummer Jermaine Baker of R&B/Soul band TG Live are interviewed about performing music that makes you happy, the challenges of having a large band, unity, and much more.

NOTE: Answers are combined.

What are some of your earliest musical memories?

Singing and playing in the church, listening to old school music on Saturday while hanging out with our families.

Who are some of your musical influences?

Al Green, James Brown, Morris Day, Prince, Michael Jackson, John P. Kee, Calvin Rodgers, and Phil Collins are just a few. They’re showmanship and caliber of performance is unmatched.

We definitely had to somewhat start over again, but it’s has been an awesome, although challenging journey for us

How did you get your start in the Savannah music scene?

We were first known with a well known band in the area, and then eventually chose to go out on our own. We definitely had to somewhat start over again, but it’s has been an awesome, although challenging journey for us.

Talk a bit about working with big names in the music industry and what you learned from the experiences …

We have been privileged to open and perform on the same ticket as some great artists. The learning experience is – if the passion and drive is the driving force, you can attain unspeakable levels of success. In a short period of time, we’ve been blessed. We were featured on Four Weddings on TLC and the couple who booked actually won the competition! That was cool!

As founders of TG Live, how do you try and set yourselves apart and standout among other artists?

We only do music we love and enjoy. It makes no sense to perform music you don’t enjoy because you think it may reach a certain crowd. At the end of the day, if you have a band that clearly enjoys what they do and puts their all in it, the crowd will have a great time. Music is universal and many performers don’t have there own identity. You have to be the best YOU!

Talk a bit about how each member contributes to the band

Sometimes it may mean that somebody can’t play. A large band can be a financial strain. But, after so much time in this field, we’ve learned how to manage! We are also have a talented band of guys who can acclimate to any given situation.

Who are some other Savannah artists you admire and would love to collaborate with?

We’ve collaborated with many (local artists). There’s always positive vibes, and ANY singer or performer who comes to a Tru Gentlemen gig is subject to getting a song in or two!

Savannah is full of epic talent and potential

What are some of your favorite Savannah venues to perform in?

We love Congress Street Social Club. City Market (Wild Wing Cafe) is our throne! We love all our Savannah venues!

What are your thoughts on the current state of the Savannah music scene?

Savannah is full of epic talent and potential. But, there eventually must be more togetherness and unity.

Any upcoming projects?

TG Live Slide Slide, and possible album – Stay tuned!

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