The Business began in 1994, when a group of long time friends decided to walk away from touring, orchestras, studio sessions, and writing music for others, to form a band for the “fun” of it. They wanted to get back to the great 70s big brass horn sound they remembered from the good old days when it seemed that all they did was have “fun” doing what they loved to do.

You see, this group of long time friends had played before in the 70s as a group called “One Way” along side with other groups at the time such as Styx, Cheap Trick, and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, often sharing the same stage with them in sold out events throughout the Chicagoland area and around the United States.

Little did they know at the time that The Business would be the start of a trendsetting group that put “showmanship” and “entertainment” back into the foreground of music and “fun” for themselves and everyone who has had the opportunity to see them perform live.

In the years since the inception of The Business, they have become the only alternative to the faceless orchestras that they themselves ran away from – much to the delight of planning boards, event planners, and wedding coordinators everywhere.

We invite you to come out and experience what a lifetime of music and friendship has created.