With one of Soul Music’s all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 50 years. Formed in Detroit, the Chairmen were one of the first acts signed by songwriting legends Holland/Dozier/Holland for their Invictus label following H/D/H’s messy divorce from Motown. The group came out of the box strong in 1970 with the wonderful “Give Me Just A Little More Time,” a classic early 70’s radio smash highlighted by lead singer General Johnson’s emotive, plaintive vocals. “Give Me” was the foundation of the group’s excellent debut album, which also featured the infectious “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String,”.
Over the years, the Chairmen of the Board were among Soul Music’s most consistent hitmakers, scoring big with “Pay to the Piper,” “Finders Keepers,” “Chairman of the Board,” and the blissful “Everything’s Tuesday.”.
Group leader General Johnson died on October 13, 2010 at age 67. At the request of General Johnson to keep the group’s legacy strong , 38 year member Ken Knox continues to lead the group touring with members Thomas Hunter and Brandon Stevens and 6 musicians.
Chairmen of the Board are members of the NC Music Hall of Fame.
Chairmen Of The Board FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. Our Style is considered R&B/Dance/Beach
Q. How many pieces do you typically play as & what instruments are they?
A. There are 3 vocalist and 6 instrumentalists (bass, keyboards, guitar, drums, saxophone, trumpet), a total of 9 onstage.
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
A. We can do a 3-man Chairmen Of The Board track show.
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. I (band leader, Ken Knox) became a professional musician because of my upbringing and the love for the arts. My two siblings were recording artists with Motown Records so I naturally followed in their footsteps to pursue my dreams.
Q. Where are you located?
A. York, SC
Q. Do you travel?
A. Yes – domestic and internationally.
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. Because we are the total package, consisting of two groups in one – “The Executive Band” opens the show with contemporary music, then national recording artists Chairmen Of The Board bring the party with their national and regional hits and an electrifying interactive performance.
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?
A. We carry our own sound and lights.