Arts Garage’s Double Trouble Benefit Concerts Raise $5,000


Once was not enough for Double Trouble! The dynamic duo sold out two benefit concerts held at Arts Garage in Delray Beach raising $5,000 which will be used for their living expenses. The talented twins, Tashad and Rashad Gardenhire, faced a difficult youth, but overcame the immense challenges of the foster care system and then homelessness, by keeping focused on their love of music. Through a community outreach program, Drew Tucker, Director of Education & Outreach at Arts Garage, chose to mentor the boys by providing them with musical and scholastic instruction in exchange for working at the venue. “Watching Tashad and Rashad on stage singing, dancing and interacting with the crowds was so amazing,” said Tucker. “I know many people came to support them because of their story, but everyone left saying what an incredible show they put on! The boys love being performers and it is our goal at Arts Garage to help them achieve that dream.” Double Trouble’s musical repertoire ran the gamut including personalized raps, Michael Jackson hits, Motown classics and Nat King Cole favorites. “Their versatility is what sets them apart,” said Tucker. “The easily switch genres and they relate to all age groups on stage. Watching them is truly inspiring.” And so is their story. The boys’ father began serving a life sentence before they were born; their mother, a drug-addict left them, and they became victims of the foster care system. Their love of music, and each other, helped them survive. And now that dedication is paying off. Sleeping in Delray Beach’s playground, the boys’ third grade teacher found them just when they were teetering on oblivion and rallied supporters to fund their audition on X-Factor. The pair was on the current season, and is now looking to break into the music industry with the help of Arts Garage’s mentorship and the many wonderful people who are supporting their dreams. To book Double Trouble for events or to donate to their scholarship fund, please call Arts Garage at 561-450-6357.