The Band

The CEO, was formed in 2018 by two real-life CEO entrepreneurs, Mack Mullins (vocals) and Mike Dunn (guitar). The band was originally noticed by Vince Hornsby of Sevendust, who quickly became a fan of their independent release. Hornsby proceeded to open doors for the band. The largest door being that of multi-platinum Producer, Michael “Elvis” Baskette. Elvis has been instrumental in developing the sound and style of The CEO. “Black Hearts” will be the first album from e CEO and Elvis (available in February, 2020).

The album is an aggressive blend of groove hard rock and modern rock. A balance of raw energy and aggression inspired by bands as varied as Metallica, Sevendust, Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Alice in Chains, Alter Bridge and KISS. Just because they wear designer suits and smoke fine cigars by day doesn’t mean they were born with a silver spoon….these are middle finger waving, tattooed honors graduates of the University of Motorhead. From the board room to the green room, The CEO is authentic American hard rock delivered with brutality and style. 

While Mack and Mike both chose to take on the business world in the 90’s, they have continued to hone their musical abilities playing in national tribute acts for over a decade. They have played venues like the House of Blues, Mercury Ballroom and many large festivals. They have supported veteran rock acts like Quiet Riot, Warrant, Fozzy, Kyng and more.

These are not garage band musicians turning pro. These are highly accomplished businessmen and musicians who have chosen a unique path to the original music world. Founder Mack Mullins states, “too many guys our age are trying to look the rocker part, but it just doesn’t fit.” “Mike and I wanted to embrace who we really are; successful businessmen that can truly play.” “The CEO embodies an image of what we live every day.” “Work hard, play hard.”

Opening for the band 10Years | Charlotte, NC