Chairmen of the Board featuring Ken Knox
With one of Soul Music’s all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 30 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,” and “Carolina Girls On the Beach”.
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 a 6 piece backing band known as The Executives.
Two years later, Swiffer Jet used the group’s timeless hit “Give me just a Little More Time” in a popular commercial for the company. The Group also released their first single post General Johnson” YOU” to an enthusiastic Fan Base stateside and across the pond. In 2015, the group scored a # 5 record on the UK Soul Charts with ” Reach Out 2 Me” written by Thomas Hunter, Ken Knox with Production from famed UK Producer Nigel Lowis.
The past few years, The NFL Carolina Panthers have featured the group in video singing the team’s theme song and a Half Time Performance. The Carolina Panthers continues to play their music during home games.
Chairmen of the Board just finished a successful two week Tour of the UK in September 2016.
Chairmen of the Board are members of the North and South Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
We’re not going to tell you about The Plaids. We’re not going to tell you all that boring bio stuff, such as “The Plaids have been rockin’ the Carolinas and beyond for over four years now,” and how members of this band have played in or with most of the great regional party bands, such as Absolute 80’s, the Breakfast Club, McFly, Ultraviolet, The Vagabond Saints’ Society, blah, blah, blah.
So what do you need to know about The Plaids? Well, many say that they throw the most rocking parties around. Many shake their heads in wonder and say, “How do they do that?” Others shake their heads in wonder and say “WHY do they do that?” Lots of cheesy 80’s? You got it. Do they bring the rock? You betcha. But what about Neil Diamond? Are they afraid to fire up a fog machine and sing like girls? Check, no way, and they prefer it like that. Do you need to catch The Plaids in action? Well, we strongly encourage it.
Back Porch Orchestra
Back Porch Orchestra formed in 2007 by five very experienced musicians. The band has played many event’s such as Fun 4th in Greensboro, The Wyndham Championship, Carowinds, The Greenbriar Resort, and Homestead Resort to name a few. The band was also featured on Fox 8 news, and News 2 in Greensboro, NC. You can expect to hear current pop hits as well as classic rock, county, and new rock. Please visit their website, backporchorchestra.com, for updates on the band.
Stag Night is a variety band primarily based in Lexington North Carolina that plays music from all genres. The band is comprised of a group of long-time friends offering a fresh sound each time they play, with a rotating roster of experienced musicians.
Sons of Paradise
Sons of Paradise is a Reggae Rock band based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. They have played with some of the biggest names in reggae, pleasing crowds across the state for almost nine years. These names include Eventon Blender, Treehouse!, and many more.
The group just released their debut album ‘Head Held High’. Songs on the album bring about beach like relaxation, while also delivering meaningful lyrics of unification. Crowds always enjoy their unique spin on popular classics. So grab a couple glasses of NC wine and enjoy the show.