BRANSON, Mo., October 1, 2012 — The advertising for one of Branson’s most popular shows, SIX, says, “You won’t believe what comes out of their mouths! Drums, bass, instruments and unbeatable harmonies–and that’s just in the first thirty seconds!” Appropriately, the very first number of the show, “Don’t Stop Believin,” recorded by the Rock Band Journey in 1981, complete with the instrumental sound, but without the physical instruments, dramatically illustrates the unbelievable uniqueness of this show.
SIX is the exception to the general rule that says, “What you see is what you get.” What you see and hear is the Knudsen brothers singing amazing vocals. What you will “get” and hear, in addition to that singing, is instrumental accompaniment, but what you will not see is any band providing that accompaniment because there is none. Incredibly, every instrumental and vocal sound heard during the show comes out of the mouths of SIX. No gimmicks, smoke, mirror or gadgets, just the pure sound and talent of SIX. It is a truly amazing experience..
In order of age SIX is composed of Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis. Each is an extremely talented vocalist in their own right, but when they sing together, whether it’s the “Beach Boys” medley with their unique “instrumental accompaniment” or their closing acapella gospel set, the beauty and power of their familial harmonies are just a joy to hear.
The show features a variety of music covering genres from rock and roll to pop, traditional and gospel. This writers favorite segments were the “Franke Valli, Four Seasons medley, Lynn’s impersonations highlighted by his “Frank Sinatra” singing “My Way” and their closing acapella gospel set including the “Lord’s Prayer,” “How Great Though Art” and “Be Still, My Soul.” What an absoulutely powerful and beautiful way to end a fabulous entertainment experience.
If all there was in the SIX show was what they did with their voices, that would be a great show, but it isn’t. The show is filled with a humor and personality that the audience just loves. It is consistently and seamlessly worked in throughout the show making the audience an enthusiastic element of the show. Jak is one funny guy and the way that they all “play” off each other is simply hilarious.
The lighting, sound and special effects; use of the side videos and colorful costuming make an already unique and exciting show even more so. Nowhere is that more so than during the “Movie” segment where the musical sounds of their voices is replaced by horses, chariots, car chase scenes and more. The video tribute to their mother, who died too early from Cancer, featuring the song “Love Times Ten” written and sung by Lynn is as touching as it is beautiful.
The real success of this show however, is not simply in its uniqueness, but in the passion, enthusiasm and excitement that SIX brings to the stage and infuses into its audience. For additional information or tickets for SIX please contact the Branson Tourism Center by either calling toll free 1-800-785-1550 or through their website www.BransonTourismCenter.com.