In the late 70’s through the early 80’s, all the brothers were born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Their family had a strong musical legacy that span the city. In 1986, their father formed “Phil Cohran and th Youth Ensemble”. The eight brothers performed with their mothers, older brothers and sisters, as well as their father, Kelan Phil Cohran ( co-founder of AACM, Sun Ra’s lead trumpeter, mentor to “the Pharoahs”, later known as ” Earth Wind and Fire”). The brother’s decided not to present their original work in local club’s. They believed to become a force in music, performing in club’s would stifle their growth, and their talent needed proper cultivation. So they began marketing and promoting in the shopping district of their hometown Chicago. Soon after achieving success, and becoming a tourist attraction at popular spots within the Loop and Water Tower areas. The band began traveling to other cities, Los Angeles, New Orleans, but New York City enticed the brother’s the most.