Infobox Musical artist
Name = 2ge+her
Alex Solowitzas Mickey Parke, Kevin Farleyas Doug Linus, Evan Farmeras Jerry O'Keefe, Michael Cuccioneas Jason "Q.T." McKnight, and Noah Bastianas Chad Linus
Img_size = 250 pixels
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Genre = Pop,
dance-pop, teen pop
Years_active = 1999-2001
Noah Bastian Michael Cuccione Kevin Farley Evan Farmer Alex Solowitz
2ge+her, aka "2gether: The Series" (pronounced "Together") was a fictional boy band (similar to Spinal Tap) whose composition, songs, and formation story directly parody the
boy bands of the 1990s, such as New Kids on the Block, *NSYNCand Backstreet Boys. [ http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/2gether/related_artists.jhtml Related Artists on MTV ] They were part of an MTV TV movieand spin-offtelevision series, both of the name 2ge+her. The band, movie, and TV series were created by writers Brian Gunnand Mark Gunn, who also wrote many of their songs. http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/2gether/artist.jhtml 2Ge+her Bio on MTV ]
Each member was "drafted" into the band to fill a particular niche or market to a particular group.
* Jerry O'Keefe - "The Heartthrob" (
Evan Farmer)cite book|title=Anthology of Awesomeness: The Official 2Gether Scrapbook |first=Brian and Mark|last=Gunn|year=2001|publisher=MTV/Pocket Books|id=ISBN 0-7434-2693-2, p. 14, 31, 76, 48, 63, 5.]
* Chad Linus - "The Shy One" (
* Jason 'Q.T.' McKnight - "The Cute One" (
* Doug Linus - "The Older Brother" (
* Mickey Parke - "The Bad Boy" (
In the movie, the band had a breakout single, "U + Me = Us (Calculus)", which they followed up with "Say It (Don't Spray It)". A soundtrack was released in real life, which also included songs from other fictional bands, including Whoa and Unity. The actors who played the characters did the vocals for their performances. They opened several shows for
Britney Spears' 2000summer tour, always appearing in character. Their sophomore record, though its music was used throughout the TV series, was full-length and solely performed by 2ge+her. Like the soundtrack, the music was comedic but also satirical of pop song conventions. The first and only single released was "The Hardest Part of Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff)" which charted at 87 on The Billboard Hot 100[http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=379&cfgn=Singles&cfn=The+Billboard+Hot+100&ci=3039022&cdi=7622298&cid=09%2F16%2F2000 Billboard Hot 100 Chart from Sept 16, 2000, the last week the single was on the 100. ] and spent several days on MTV's Total Request Live.
The band debuted in the movie of the same name on MTV; it was actually the first full-length movie produced exclusively for MTV, and was broadcast without interruption on
February 21, 2000. [ http://imdb.com/title/tt0221789/trivia 2Ge+her: the Movie Trivia on imdb.com ] Following the success of the movie's broadcast, MTV used the same characters as part of a regular series, "2ge+her: The Series", which ended near the end of its second season due to the untimely death of Michael Cuccione. [ http://imdb.com/title/tt0256542/trivia 2Ge+her: the Series Trivia on imdb.com ]
The last episode produced for the series, "Fat", was never shown in the U.S., though it was in Canada and Britain.
*"2Gether" - February 15, 2000. http://www.amazon.com/2Gether/artist/B000APGIOM/103-2945202-6571039 Amazon.com - 2Gether]
*"" - August 29, 2000.
* Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn, "Anthology of Awesomeness: The Official 2Gether Scrapbook", ISBN 0-7434-2693-2
* [http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/2gether/artist.jhtml Official artist page] from MTV.
* [http://www.fakebands.com/fakeband_t.html#2gether 2gether] from
The Rocklopedia Fakebandica.
*imdb title|0221789|title=2Ge+her: the Movie
*imdb title|0256542|title=2Ge+her: the Series
*tvtome show|id=1652|title=2Ge+her: the Series
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