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The Brothers & Co. Entertainers brings a lively and fun personality to any show with their quick wit and unparalleled showmanship. Far more than a stage band, the ‘Boys in Black‘ bring a unique brand of old-fashioned family entertainment back to the live stage.

Each member of the group has performed on stage for many years and in many different roles, but this is their favorite. They all enjoy music and play virtually every type of music from The Statler Brothers to The Monkees!  This family group provides an entertaining centerpiece to any event.

Each of the four members of the group plays an important role in making them a unique group of entertainers!

Gery L. Deer, a singer, saxophonist, pianist, and professional whip artist, and his brother, Gary Deer, Jr., a percussionist and singer, are the anchors of the band.  Ed Jones, cousin to Gery and Gary, Jr., is a singer, banjo and acoustic guitar player, and sometimes fires up his fiddle for a number or two as well. Jim Karns, an ‘adopted brother,’ is not only the bass singer and bass player for the band, but he’s also an award-winning classical magician and stage announcer.

 

“THE BROTHERS”

Gery L. Deer  

gery@thebrothersandcompany.com

Gery is the pianist for the group. He plays piano and saxophone and provides some lead and backup vocals. Gery also writes and directs the stage show.

He has been playing piano since the age of 12 and is also a skilled whip artist.

Gery has performed on stage as a variety artist since his first grade school year when he developed a ventriloquist act.

Today he has presented his music and whip artistry act on stages all over the country and on national television programs like NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and the WB network’s “Steve Harvey’s Big Time.”

 

 

Gary Deer, Jr.

 gary@thebrothersandcompany.com

A good drummer keeps the band in time, and Gary Jr. is the anchor of this group. Gary (who we also call “Junior,” is a singer and also the source of many of the group’s comedy routines.

Gary also provides all of the technical expertise to keep the band going – especially maintaining “Noah’s Ark” – the group’s tour bus.


Other positions with the group: Comedy Writer / Techn
ical Director 

Gary Jr. also works with boys’ father, Gary Sr. hauling shavings and bedding for livestock. More information at www.garydeerandsons.com

 

 “& Co.”

Ed Jones 

ed@thebrothersandcompany.com

Ed is the group’s guitarist and also sings lead and backup parts.

He also plays banjo, fiddle, the viola, and 12-string acoustic guitar and writes music as well.

Ed’s other interest is astronomy and developing  his own telescopes.

Check out his website! http://home.fuse.net/eljones/#Services

Other positions with the group: Songwriter

 

Jim Karns 

jim@thebrothersandcompany.com

No four-part group would be complete without a bass singer and Jim fills that spot well.

The newest member of the group, Jim is also an award-winning magician, voice over artist, and announcer.

Jim has recently taken over the bass guitar spot with the group as well.

Other positions with the group: Comedy Writer / Magician