Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WSGZ: Platinum Recording Group HI-FIVE Exclusive Interview Coming Soon!


Marcus Sanders:
Marcus was born and raised in Waco, Texas. Marcus childhood was marked by his Dad who was a DJ. As a result Marcus spent countless hours listening to his Dad's album collection and his being exposed him to all types of music. Marcus infatuation with music was fulfilled while playing sports. It was playing basketball that led him to meet Roderick, Russell, and Tony. This friendship forged the path that allowed Marcus to fulfill his passion as a member of the group HI-FIVE. As a member of the group HI-FIVE, Marcus enjoyed success. HI-FIVE signed a recording contract with Jive/RCA in 1989. HI-FIVE recorded three albums, shot numerous videos, toured and performed all around the world.
Marcus currently leads MacDO Enterprises. This company affiliates local talent around the central Texas area. It incorporates artists and their music on film, giving them a chance to expose their creative efforts.

Treston Irby:
Treston Irby better known as Trus is an R & B singer/songwriter. He grew up in the Bronx, New York. In his youth, he was able to develop his vocal skills by singing in the high school and local church choir. Trus was also interested in sports and was a second baseman for the high-school baseball team.
Ultimately his love for music won out and while singing at Stevenson high-school during a gospel concert, Vinny Bell heard Trus and gave this sixteen year old the opportunity to relocate to Waco, Texas and join the group HI-FIVE as a member. HI-FIVE enjoyed success with a recording contract with Jive and 10 Top hits on Billboards Top 100 along with two #1 hits on Billboards R & B.

Shannon Gill:
Shannon Ray Gill Sr. grew up and resided in Waco, Texas. Shannon and Tony Thompson (the original lead singer of HI-FIVE) were life-long friends and Gil joined forces as a member of HI-FIVE in 1992 and was an accomplished member of the group.
Singing and entertaining has always been Shannon's' passion. Shannon continues to honor HI-FIVE's original success and the life of Tony Thompson. Every June Shannon hosts an event that is both a tribute and a celebration in Texas tp insure that HI-FIVE and Tony's legacy will continue for future generations.

Terell Carr:
Terell has found himself immersed in the world of music for as long as he can remember. Producer Vincent Herbert first discovered Terell at the age of nine. Terell drew Herbert's attention, singing with exact precision while spinning himself around in a barbershop chair!
Soon after Terell completed his first professional recording at 10 years of age, singing backup vocals for HI-FIVE under the name Little Anthony Carr. He later appeared in HI-FIVE's greatest hits album on the song “That Was Then, This Is Now.”
Terell has a classic sound capturing the essence of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathoway. His combined angelic harmonies, hypnotic melodies and a heartfelt vocal delivery best describe this incredible talent. Fans around the world have cheered his R & B delivery in his "Love of a Lifetime," produced by DAT Boyz Entertainment (2000).

Darrell Dupree Payne:
Darrell was raised by a family of singers and musicians. Darrell was predestined before birth to make music and early on his talent was recognized in his church and among family and friends. He was routinely asked to sing in at church, in school functions and at family gatherings. Dupree graduated from La Guardia High School of Music & Art in 2006, and immediately went to work as a vocal coach, and a songwriter.
His love for music, and inspiring other people gave him a passion for his life's work as a musician. Darrell is simultaneously seeking to master his craft and pursue his music career. , and possibly attend a music college to perfect the art of teaching. Music for Dupree is as scientific as it is philosophical, as natural as it is spiritual, as pleasurable as it is painful, and as complicated as it is simple.


3. 1. Albums

1990: Hi-Five (Jive/Novus) - US Pop #38, US R&B #1

1992: Keep It Goin' On (Jive/Novus) - US Pop #82, US R&B #9

1993: Faithful (Jive) - US Pop #105, US R&B #23

1994: Greatest Hits (Jive)

3. 2. Singles

1990: "I Just Can't Handle It" - US R&B #10

1991: "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" - US Pop #1, US R&B #1, UK #43 [5]

1991: "I Can't Wait Another Minute" - US Pop #8, US R&B #1

1991: "Just Another Girlfriend" - US Pop #88, US R&B #41

1992: "She's Playing Hard to Get" - US Pop #5, US R&B #2, UK #55 [5]

1992: "Quality Time" - US #38, R&B #3

1993: "Mary, Mary" - US R&B #50

1993: "Unconditional Love" - US Pop #92, US R&B #21

1993: "Never Should've Let You Go" - US Pop #30, US R&B #10

1994: "Faithful" - US R&B #52

1994: "What Can I Say to You (To Justify My Love)" - US R&B #72

4. Music videos





"I Just Can't Handle It"

Charley Randazzo


"I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)"
Venetia Mathew
"I Can't Wait Another Minute"

Greg Crutcher
"Just Another Girlfriend"

Thom Oliphant
"She's Playing Hard to Get"

Maurice Linnane
"Quality Time"

Gerry Wenner

"Unconditional Love"

Bill Young
"Never Should've Let You Go"

Jim Shea


Ken Carpenter
"What Can I Say to You (To Justify My Love)" (w/ Nuttin Nyce)

Chris Rogers

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