Chernoff had been raised on hit parade music and at 16 he found he had a gift for writing songs. He played keyboards in a five-man band that became popular at churches, youth rallies and other community events throughout his teens. In 1972, the year he graduated from university, he formed the group Lamb. Lamb, whose music soon came to be known as simply Messianic Music, quickly became one of the premier groups of the new movement that was sweeping the country. Recording on national labels, as well as their own independent imprint, Lamb recorded eight studio albums and two live albums over two decades.
Joel Chernoff has also recorded and released two solo national recordings entitled, The Restoration of Israel and Come Dance With Me.
In 2005 Galilee of the Nations/Integrity released a new Lamb recording called The Sacrifice. This time Joel is joined by Ted Pearce. (Ted replaces Rick Coghill.) The two of them bring a fresh and contemporary Messianic sound that sounds like old Lamb with a few new and exciting surprises. Ted’s guitar playing, vocal prowess and songwriting ability beautifully complement the classic trademark Lamb sound which is Joel’s voice and songwriting.