The brothers are from Atlanta and started singing gospel in the church they were children.

Gospel led to singing R&B, and in 1991 they ventured overseas for the first time-to Japan where they found themselves playing at a venue that specialized in Motown music. The genre-soul music infused with pop, and inspired by the American motor town of Detroit-was unfamiliar to the brothers, but they quickly adapted, and credit the experience for broadening their repertoire.