John "The Bossman" Hall

John "The Bossman" Hall

    Official Biography (courtesy of John “The Bossman” Hall)

    I believe my first talent comes from my personality, full of energy, kindness, devoted, loving, nice, hard-working to please my audience and my family.

    At the age of 17 I formed a dancing group called The Flamingo dancers in  1978 and my dance troupe had great success.   First we were picked up by Channel 6 WPVI TV. in Philadelphia by the AL Albert's SHOWCASE.  From there we appeared as an opening act for Club Harlem in Atlantic City where we were opening act for groups such as Keith Sweat, The Chi-Lites, New Edition, The Intruders, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, David Beasley's Ebony's, Sister Sledge,  Miss Angela Burton  to name a few.

    When I was growing up I found out that Russell Thompkins Jr the lead singer for The Stylistics is my cousin.  He used to practice in my mother's basement with his group.  As a little boy I used to sit down there and listen to them.  Also Steve Green from the group Breakwater is my cousin and  also the first person in my family who  got into the entertainment business was Maurice Gardner lead singer in the group The Dreamlovers whose hit record was 'Darling when we get Married.'  As I got older I used to listen to James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke which inspired me to dance.

    So James Brown was one of my heros  because I loved to dance,  because my mother also was a dancer, may she rest in peace and I had the privilege of touring with James Brown during my career.