LOS ANGELES, CA – Musical trio The Gurls released their new single “Tell Me” today and is slated to perform it live for the first time at the upcoming Trans Erotica Awards presented by Ponhub on March 17, 2023 in Hollywood, CA.
The Gurls’ upcoming performance at the TEAs will be in its newest incarnation, with founding members Domino Presley and Alissah, and welcoming former Secret Girls member, Raquel Starr.
“This song is a catchy pop song that has sounds from girl groups of the past,” said Presley. “It’s like a really dirty Spice Girls song but with three Trans Women. Alissah and I wrote this song and when I was writing the chorus, I kept hearing my friend’s voice in my head singing it, so we asked Raquel if she would come in and lay some vocals for the chorus. We all vibed so well and naturally that we ended up asking her to turn our duo into a trio. And here we are now.”
The Gurls is scheduled to perform as the TEAs opening act this Sunday at the Avalon. Presley also serves as the TEAs official Mistress of Ceremonies. She added, “We’re basically going to bring the music video of ‘Tell Me’ to the stage for the Trans Erotica Awards. This will be our first time performing live as a trio and we are beyond honored that it will be at the world’s only Trans Award show. I really really appreciate Steven and Kristel asking us to open the show again this year. Last year we performed as Alissah featuring Domino, this year we have two singles and music videos under our belts, a shit ton of performances (in the US as well as overseas) and are performing as THE GURLS.”
Alissah said, “We’re super excited about what’s to come. We’re elated to have our debut album come together so effortless. We’re finally a real girl group! The awards are always exciting. But this year it’s so much trans empowerment and visibility that it’s so inspiring. Our sound is so unique once we blend together.”
Raquel Starr added, “When I found out that The Gurls wanted me to be part of this amazing project I was ecstatic! I’m very happy to be joining the iconic Domino Presley and Alissah in this amazing musical experience. I was nervous but I know I can meet their expectations. After they asked me to lay the vocals and be part of this sisterhood and amazing project, I realized that our journey had just begun. I will say that I have been having the most inspiring time having these two sisters next to me helping me to believe in myself when I had doubts and it has made this project stronger and turned this girl group into an amazing friendship and I can’t wait for our future…which looks like a lot of fun!”
Alissah and Starr were members of different lineups of the world’s first trans girl group, The Secret Girls. The group was conceived and led by trans recording artist and television personality, Nikki Exotica.
Fans will get a sneak peek at ‘Tell Me’ ahead of the music video’s official release on March 24, 2023. Produced by B. Ames, ‘Temm Me’ is the directorial debut of JETERBYDAMETER and the Gurls, with choreography by JETERDAMETER.
“The video is cute,” Presley exclaimed. “It’s giving Trans TLC, Sugababes, Destiny’s Child realness. We styled the entire video ourselves. We, along with our longtime choreographer, Jeter (from HBO Max’s LEGENDARY Season 1), directed the video. And when I say ‘we,’ I mean mostly Jeter and Alissah. I have previous experience in directing and organizing a shoot day from being in adult for so long and whenever I worked on mainstream music video sets, but the one thing that stood out the most is how horribly unorganized and chaotic their sets were. We ran an entire day smoothly with no hiccups, no drama, and we finished two hours early (insert massive hair toss).”
Domino Presley is an American Adult Film performer, model, director, and Adult Talent Agent who first debuted in the adult industry in 2010 with her first scenes for GroobyGirls.com. Since then she has worked with some of the biggest companies in adult entertainment, including Wicked, Evil Angel, Grooby, GenderX, Transational Fantasies, and TransAngels.
Presley has racked up numerous nominations and awards during her illustrious career. Notably, she was one of the first trans performers to be nominated for a non-trans-specific award (XBIZ Best VR Sex Scene), which she won in 2019. In addition to her multiple TEA wins, she also serves as the official TEA Mistress of Ceremonies.
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Presley started out as a Drag Performer under the name Jazmin Aviance. She still performs and competes in the Ballroom Scene as Jazmin Balenciaga. In 2022, she co-founded the pop group, The Gurls. Presley made her debut performance at the 2022 TEAs in March appearing on-stage with trans recording artist Alissah. Since their hit performance earlier this year, Presley has continued to pour her talents into cultivating her music career. Alissah and Presley then combined musical forces to create the pop group, The Gurls, with an alternating third spot reserved for other LGBTQ performers to join the duo. After a busy summer for The Gurls, Presley and Alissah returned to the recording studio and invited Rupaul’s Drag Race alum Gia Gunn to appear on their latest track, “Glamour.”
To learn more about The Gurls, follow them on Instagram at @th3gurlsmusic. You can also follow Domino Presley on Instagram at @TheDominoPresley and Twitter at @DominoPresley.
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