Charting the Course: BBQ on the Battleship
May 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join us for our second annual client event at NCLGISA! Join Carolinas IT, Lenovo, and NetApp as we share technology solutions to help you achieve your business objectives. This year’s event features all-time music great Chairman of the Board. You will not want to miss the soulful sounds of one of the greatest groups of all time!
This event is only open to clients attending NCLGISA in Wilmington, NC. Space is limited for this event, so register now.
About Chairman of the Board
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 General Johnson, Danny Woods and Ken Knox 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.”.” Carolina Girls ” On the Beach”.
The Chairmen continued to record with moderate success, scoring a surprise hit in Europe in the early 2000’s with the joyous “Bless Your Heart,” a great tune and performance that sounds like it was plucked from their early 70s catalog.
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 , 40 year member Ken Knox continues to lead the group touring with new 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 teams theme song and a Half Time Performance. The Carolina Panthers continues to play their music during home games.
Chairmen of the Board are members in the North and South Carolina Music Hall of Fame.