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BKS - Best Kept Secret

Kathleen, Mocha and Rhonda Johnson are “THE ORIGINAL BEST KEPT SECRET”.
These ladies have some of the best 3 part vocal harmony you will ever hear. Although they are all lead vocalist who are out doing so many wonderful projects, when they come together this kind of chemistry Is hard to find. Their vocal blend is comparable to groups such as “THE EMOTIONS”, “THE SUPREMES”, and “THE POINTER SISTERS”! Kathleen Johnson is the leader of the group and along with Rhonda and Mocha they have collectively carved out a careers working Live and on recordings with artists such as Prince, Sam Moore, Jordin Sparks, Carmen Electra, Patty Peterson, Debbie Duncan, Gwen Matthews, Billy Holloman, The Jam Factory, The Ladies of Jazz project, The Diva’s for Dads project, J.Most of the Command Steppers, Paul Peterson, Javeeta Steele. And with such projects as Best Kept Secret, Soul Tight Committee, R Factor, Synergy, George Faber and The Icons, Brian Kenny, Who Nu, TC Jammers, TKO, and Druscilla Abernathy & The BKS Vine. She has performed at countless Twin Cities music venues, special events, and generously contributes her message to numerous fundraisers and philanthropic events playing locally, nationally, or internationally on the stages of the most respected cabarets, clubs, and concert halls. She is currently a back Vocalist for KERI NOBLE, ROBERT ROBINSON, BILLY MCLAUGHLIN, J.MOST, RAY COVINGTON and ARTIST K’NESHA and has worked with many of the International Entertainers and recording artists that Minneapolis has produced, such As PRINCE, JORDIN SPARKS, SAM MOORE, TEVIN CAMBELL, ALEXANDER ONEAL, AND LORI LINE!


The Dakota, Santorini, Hell’s Kitchen, 318 Café, The Cue at The Guthrie, Lurcat, northCoast, Robyne Robinson’s event for Lupus, Dystonia Foundation Music Series, Rossi’s, Minnesota Music Café, Famous Daves, Bunker’s, The Alzheimer’s Gala Event(3 times), The Heartland Benefit festival for Children with Aides, Braveheart Animal Rescue, Recording for Youth, The Minneapolis Urban Legue Family Day, The Minnesota Vikings Events on the plaza, Juneteenth Celebrations, Minneapolis & St. Paul Gay Pride Festivals, Rondo Days.


--Nomination for Minnesota Music Award for Best R & B Group and Best R & B CD Project
--Urban League Recognition Award
--Million Woman March Honorary Award
--Minnesota Black music Award

Whether playing locally, nationally or international on the stages of most respected music caberets, clubs and concert halls, the members of BKS will always return home to feed their love for making music with each other!