www.GaryBrooksMusic.com (518)526-1867

Brooks Entertainment has musical entertainment to complement your next social gathering.  We tailor our acts to ensure that you and your guests enjoy the quality sound and professional presentation Brooks Entertainment is known for.

Here you will find the various groups and artists that are available.  If you would like a demo copy of any musician please contact us and we would be happy to supply that to you. 
 


Gary Brooks Solo

A Saratoga Springs, N.Y. native, this singer/songwriter/keyboardist/band leader/producer/agent boasts over 40 years of professional experience with successful groups such as: Cherry Stones, Whisper, Merlin’s Minstrels, Emerald City, Thunder Road, Wild Bill and the Rhythm Kings and Gary Brooks Band. He’s amassed a repertoire of thousands of songs throughout his extensive career which included fifteen years of full time “roadwork” on the east coast from Florida to Maine in the seventies and eighties. He has opened for Ike & Tina Turner, Vanilla Fudge, Buddy Miles Express, Eddie Money, Paul Butterfield Band, Rick Danko Band, Mink DeVille, Del Shannon, Dickie Betts Band and many more. He has released two original C.D.’s: “Lost in the Shuffle” and “Milayne Jackson & Gary Brooks …Goin’ With The Flow”. He founded “Brooks Entertainment” in 2000 striving to provide the best live music acts in Upstate N.Y. for any function.


Gary Brooks Band

Gary surrounds himself with the best available musicians from his network for each particular occasion depending on what is desired by the client. Being proficient in classic rock, soul, blues or country rock styles he has a combination of players to satisfy almost any audience. The picture is of his most frequent lineup: Doug Abramson: bass, vocals; Scott Garling: drums, vocals, guitar; Milayne Jackson: vocals, percussion; and Dave Seaman: guitar, vocals. The band features a captivating Milayne Jackson fronting the show, great lead vocals from all five of the members, danceable hit song selections, a tight, energetic rhythm section, tasteful guitar work from Dave Seaman and Milayne’s uncanny ability to draw the attention of the audience and keep them involved in the band’s presentation during the whole show. It’s a rock ‘n’ rollin’ soul extravaganza that gets people on the dance floor who never danced before!_


Milayne Jackson
& Gary Brooks Duo

“Definite star quality”, that’s how Mark Frost, editor of “The Chronicle” describes Milayne Jackson. With her years of experience and vast collection of songs, Milayne is able to customize every set to fit the given audience in front of her. Her stage charisma is undeniable and unchallenged. She is truly magnificient and somehow turns every set into a show. Far from being just another singer, Milayne is truly a “personality” in the most marketable sense. When she performs there is “genuineness” that exudes from her. It is a “special gift” that cannot be taught by any mentor to any student. One must be born with it, she has it. This talented and popular Glens Falls native and Gary Brooks apply their soulful vocal styles, innovative harmonies and energetic arrangements to some of the best classic R&B, jazz and classic rock favorites from the past forty years. Their C.D.: “Milayne Jackson and Gary Brooks…Goin’ With The Flow” was released in October 2006.


Milayne Jackson Trio

Featuring the alluring Milayne Jackson’s entrancing vocals and charismatic stage presence, this tasteful trio is perfect for jazzing up your special occasion. Milayne is by far one of the top female singers from New York. She got started in the early seventies with popular local bands: “Blue Train”, “Spice” and Al Poole’s “In Action”. She hit the road in the late seventies with “Sleek and Sassy” and “Signed, Sealed and Delivered”. “Cocoa” traveled the Midwestern states in the eighties. During the nineties she sang with various choirs at inspirational concerts and fund raisers and started her collaboration with Gary Brooks in his nightclub acts and recording projects. Her first C.D., “Milayne Jackson and Gary Brooks…Goin’ With The Flow” was released in October 2006. Her trio in the picture includes the highly-respected Frank Conte on saxophone. For a “rockier” version sometimes the trio includes guitarists Joe Mele, Dave Seaman or Jeff Kingsley.

Thunder Road Band

Dave Seaman, guitar and lead vocals, originally founded “Thunder Road” in 1990. Gary became a full time member in 1992 for several years and still performs with the act occasionally. Dave Seaman is a human encyclopedia of classic rock songs. His ability to fulfill almost any classic rock song request is uncanny. Dave and Gary also perform as “The Thunder Road Duo” (in the picture) for special occasions sometimes. The band or the duo feature great vocals and instrumentation (guitar, keyboards, bass, drums). Exciting song selections are from Marshall Tucker Band, Eagles, Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, John Cougar Mellencamp, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Doors, Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Z.Z. Top, John Fogerty, Steve Miller, Loggins and Messina, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Bob Seger, and Santana. Great songs from a great band equals a very satisfied audience!


Rhythm Kings

‘The Rhythm Kings” are the most exciting and versatile roots music group in the Northeast Region. They have an uncanny ability to transform themselves at a moments notice. They can be a straight up traditional Chicago-style Blues Band, then lean towards classic R&B and soul or an oldies/classic rock band without losing credibility or quality. Covering songs from the greats like: B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Big J. McNeely, Delbert McClinton, Elvis, Otis Redding, Bob Seger, and Stevie Ray Vaughn – how can you go wrong! Playing the most infectiously danceable tunes and grooves, these natural born entertainers promise to deliver good times and good-time music: Glenn Wynroth - guitar, vocals; Dave Sisson-drums, vocals; Scott Talmon-bass guitar , vocals; Gary Brooks-keyboards, vocals. The band was originally formed by the late and great “Wild Bill” Hesch.


Saints & Sinners Band

“Saints and Sinners Band” is an interesting “gumbo” of classic rock, rhythm and blues, country rock and excellent original songs. Jeff Kingsley’s husky voice, wit and story telling through his original songs and the bands’ musical and vocal talents keep the listener fully entertained. The combination of instruments makes a very unique sound: two guitars, keyboards, harmonica and saxophone. Each member of the band is an excellent lead vocalist: Jeff Kingsley-guitar and vocals; Jack Benedetti-guitar, vocals; Gary Brooks-keyboards, vocals; Joe LeBrou-harmonica, vocals; Tom “Boots” DeCelle-saxophone, vocals. They cover songs from: Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Hal Ketchum, Vince Gill, Alabama, Gordon Lightfoot, The Band, Willie Nelson, Bee Gees, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Beatles, Allman Brothers, Santana, Traffic, Brooks and Dunn, Bob Seger, and John Fogarty. Kinglsey’s “story-songs” feature regional topics and interesting situations.

Brooks Entertainment
PO Box 4234
Clifton Park, New York 12065
(518) 526-1867 Info@GaryBrooksMusic.com