Terri Gore Lemonds
When your first public appearance is at age 5 and the backing band is the legendary Joe Pope and the Tams, and your father is Jackie Gore, the man known as the “Father of Beach Music”, it is almost certain that your destiny is to become the all-time most popular and recognized female vocalist in the Carolinas. Known as the “Original Carolina Girl”, Terri Gore possesses a rare vocal ability that distinguishes her both as a top performer and recording artist.
Terri Gore & Kruze recorded the “Willie Tee Medley” which became her first hit in 1994. She joined T.K.O., the House Band at 2001Nightclub in Myrtle Beach in 1995. In 2002, Terri Gore & the Coco Loco Party Band became the House Band at 2001.
Terri has been awarded 8 CAMMY Awards. She was voted Female Vocalist of the Year 5 consecutive times from 1996 to 2000 and is a nominee for the upcoming 2011 Awards. Terri has won “Solo Album of the Year” awards for her “Carolina Girl” and “It Don’t Get Better Than This” CDs on Forevermore Records. Her duet with Pat Christie, “Endless Love” is nominated for best Collaboration or Duo this year. Terri has recorded with such artists as the Embers, Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The Stylistics, Jay & the Techniques, The Softones, Jim Quick, the Catalinas, the Holiday Band, General Johnson and the Chairman of the Board and Jackie Gore and the Legends of Beach.
In 2003, General Johnson and Surfside Records signed Terri to a one-song deal, the first female vocalist ever for the label, and recorded the beach music hit “Sugar Daddy”. Later that year, she became the first female vocalist in the Carolinas to score two songs on the Carolina Top 40 Christmas Chart with original songs “All Around the World”, written for her by John Cafferty, who also wrote “Boardwalk Angel”, and “Carolina Christmas”, written by Tim Cashion.
In 2009, Terri’s song “Ten Kisses”, spent 13 weeks in the number one position on the Beach Music Top 40, making it the longest held number one song by a female artist for the decade. Her two follow-up singles “It May Be Winter Outside” and “Supernatural” also went to Number 1. Terri’s latest CD on Forevermore Records is entitled “YBF” (your best friend). It is once again produced by Christopher Biehler.
On March 25, 2011 Terri became a full time member of Legends of Beach, which has enabled her to fulfill a life-long dream… singing in a band with her famous father, Jackie Gore. Already a well-established presence on the Beach Music scene of the Carolinas, Terri performs a jubilant, heartfelt brand of Rhythm and Blues and Southern Soul which is a perfect addition for these seasoned musicians… and what a great addition she has been!
Terri is married to guitarist, Daryle Lemonds, founder of the Sand Band. She still makes an occasional appearance with Daryle and the Sand Band when not performing with LOB. Daryle & Terri currently reside in the southern portion of NC in the small town of Robbins.
Fessa’ John Hook of the Rhythm and Beach Network said it best when he stated, “Terri Gore has become a part of both the culture of the Carolinas and our musical conscience”. Terri Gore, the Original Carolina Girl, has dedicated her life to the pursuit of excellence in entertainment.