The Chairmen Of The Board
Group leader General Johnson died on October 13, 2010 and Danny Woods January 12, 2017. At the request of General Johnson, to keep the group's legacy strong , 46 year member Ken Knox continues to lead the group touring with members Thomas Hunter and Brandon Stevens and 6 musicians.
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 a video, and a Half Time Performance and continues to play their music during home games.
He has also played several cameo roles in shows such as Brookside and The Bill and was a presenter for BBC2's From the Edge. He has appeared in numerous television programmes including 2point4 Children.
In 2018, Mik was named on The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list
Satnam was born and brought up in Wolverhampton . Her interest in a career in the media and story-telling started when she was very young. She founded and edited theschool newspaper and as a teenager she arranged work experience at local radio stations. She went on to study at Lancaster University where she completed a French and History Joint Honours degree. She graduated in 1999 and started her career at BBC Radio 5Live as a researcher where she worked for just under two years. Satnam joined the Midlands Today team as a trainee journalist in 2002. She presented a weekly radio show on BBC WM called ‘Midlands Masala’ and has also presented on the digital radio station BBC Asian Network. She has also worked as a regional reporter for BBC Radio 5Live.Satnam has worked in several roles; as a producer, director and presenter on regional news and the current affairs programme ‘Inside Out’ in the West Midlands.
Satnam loves to share her passion for media with young people, talking to them about all of the possible careers available to them and inspiring them to follow their dreams. She has worked with the National Council of Journalists (NCTJ) to recruit future journalists onto the Journalism Diversity Fund and she has been a judge for their annual awards.
Satnam lives in Worcestershire with her son and husband. Away from work Satnam does what she can to raise awareness of breast cancer following a diagnosis 3 years ago. She is vocal on social media about ‘self-checking’ and has done numerous talks about her experience. Crucially, she uses her recorded video diaries to campaign at a grass-roots level in south asian communities where the subject of breast cancer still remains ‘hushed’.
If you can’t see Satnam, you can usually hear her laugh from a distance. She enjoys cooking, salsa dancing and bringing people together.
The Dame has appeared on countless stages (some in proper theatres - with audiences) for pantomimes, charity events, drag shows - and even pops up in the odd pop-video or two. As a proponent of diversity, Dame Berta runs her own business (foamwigs.uk), manufacturing stage costumes and all forms of outrageous headwear.
When asked to become a judge, Dame Berta accepted immediately under the condition that we made it clear that bribery is not an option - although any contributions to her bitch-coin account might help clarify the final vote
His work comprises modern online advertising campaigns and social media content for a variety of brands, ranging from fashion labels to corporate tech companies. As a compulsive physical creator he designs and builds his own props and sets at his studio/workshop, often taking on full productions as a one man team.
His stop motion work has a playful and sometimes abstract approach to storytelling, yet is permeated with a strict design sensibility garnered through his degree level training in graphic design. A unique blend of creativity through the physical art of stop motion and a razor sharp awareness of visual communication has seen commercial clients approach from near and far.