African-American musician. Name variations: S.O.S. Band. Born in Savannah, Georgia.
Keyboardist and lead singer for pop-funk group, the S.O.S. ("Sounds of Success") Band, which was formed in Atlanta, GA (1977); with group, had smash hit with "Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1" from debut album, S.O.S. (1980), and released album, S.O.S. III, which included popular song, "High Hopes" (1982); with group, released album, On the Rise (1983), which included hits "Just Be Good to Me," "Tell Me If You Still Care," and "For Your Love," followed by Just the Way You Like It (1984), which included hit title track and "No One's Gonna Love You"; with group, released Sands of Time (1986), which included "The Finest" and "Borrowed Love"; left group to pursue solo career (1986); released debut album, Separate Ways (1990), which included single, "Don't Wear It Out"; rejoined S.O.S. members, Jason "TC" Bryant and Abdul Raoof, in new incarnation of band (1994), touring frequently.