Kennie Simon – British musician, singer and keyboardist, a member and the lead vocal of the soul playing band “Hot Chocolate“.
Formed in 1968, the band initially consisted of vocalist Errol Brown, guitarist Franklyn De Allie, drummer Jim King (shortly thereafter replaced by the unrelated Ian King), percussionist Patrick Olive, and bassist Tony Wilson. With keyboardist Larry Ferguson joining the band in the following year. The band was originally named “Hot Chocolate Band” by Mavis Smith, who worked for the Apple Corps press office.
On 6 May 2015, original frontman and principal songwriter Errol Brown died from liver cancer. He was 71, and decides to put Kennie as a frontman, to replace the legendary singer.
Kennie Simon not only sounds just like Errol Brown but also bears a striking resemblance to him. The songs are great, the show is great, and this show is one of the hottest tribute acts around! This is the best Errol Brown Tribute act in the UK today. People even stop him on the street and ask for an autograph. Kennie has had success in the music business; at the age of nineteen he got his first record contract with EMI, recording at the famous number 2 studio in Abbey Road.
- Members of:Hot Chocolate