Sertoma Club and Copeland Hall spokesperson Jan Lloyd said, “We always like to feature good comedy in each concert season. This act knocks it out of the park with comedy and great music.”
Hailing from “a remote part of the Ozark Mountains,” The Cleverlys are a five-man bluegrass/comedy band whose influences include the greats of bluegrass, Run-D.M.C., the Cure, Elton John and Marvin Gaye. In spite of having five members in the troupe, they often call themselves “The Cleverly Trio.” After you see them, you may have a better understanding of what quirky means.
The show includes somewhat traditional bluegrass-styled music mixed with outrageously nontraditional covers and comedy, such as Black Eyed Peas tunes, “I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry, and “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder, among others.
The Cleverlys are regular performers in some of the biggest and hottest venues in Branson; Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn.; Asheville, N.C.; as well as performing at festivals on the West Coast. ¨The band will be making their debut appearance in west central Georgia.
This five piece faux-family band is the brainchild of comedian Paul Harris, who describes the fictional Arkansas pickers as “bluegrass meets ‘The Office.’” Harris is not only incredibly funny, he is also an accomplished musician. He and his family bluegrass band, The Cleverlys, have performed at music festivals across the country. Recently, they performed at both The Grand Old Opry and The CMA Awards. Whether Harris is doing his popular stand-up routines or on stage with The Cleverlys, he delivers a show that audience’s keep coming to see time and time again.
Members of the band include; Paul Harris as “Digger Cleverly,” Mark Pearman as “Otto Cleverly,” Steve Bush as “Vernon Dean ‘VD’ Cleverly,” Steve Wilkerson as “Harvey D. Cleverly” and Irl Hess as “Miles Cleverly.”
“Music is music to the Cleverlys, even though they came from a humble beginning on the farm and in the country, so that’s what they want to share with the world,” Hess explains.
For ticket information, contact the Townsend Center office at 678-839-4722 or online at www.bowdonsertoma.com. Reserved seat tickets are $20. Tickets will also be available at the Copeland Hall box office.