Coming onstage with hilarious, real-life characters that are both outlandish and lovable, the Gluey Brothers are not blood brothers, but rather are glued together in a tight bond on a magical level that allows for humor to flit between them in a super-fluid manner. M.C. Tahina and King Hummus, the twisted leaders of the group, became tight friends at Walter Reed Junior High School in Studio City, CA, where they first performed together in the jazz band. It wasn’t until 1989 in North Hollywood, at a Middle Eastern cuisine restaurant serving falafels, that their intriguing and endearing personal names were born and they became the Gluey Brothers.
While not heroic, the Gluey Brothers’ characters grab your heart and win your respect. They maintain their dignity, even though some strong fun is poked at them, especially when the brothers themselves reveal exaggerated details of their imaginary lives.
The Levitt AMP Santa Fe Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.