Brother's Keeper
Brownbag Concert - Town West Food Court
July 30, 1999 - Wichita, KS

Blackwood Music History Scrapbook

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Another successful Light 99 Brown Bag concert. This time it was Brother's Keeper at the Town West Food Court. Light 99's Jim Pearson shows the bag full of tickets with the names of people hoping to win prizes. (left to right) Tim Brown, brand new Light 99 program director Scott Thunder, and Jim Pearson eyed the crowd for those whose name had been called to win free CDs, T-Shirts, autographed posters, and other fun prizes.
Sometimes the names were a bit tricky to pronounce. During the pre-concert giveaway, there were some sound problems, and at one point Scott gave up trying to use the microphone that kept failing, while Jim did sign language ... it was pretty funny ... ...but they got the sound problems ironed out and it was time for Brother's Keeper. The estimated attendance was over a 700 people crammed in to the dining area at Town West Shopping Center in west Wichita.
Brother's Keeper took the stage by storm, and did some major jammin'... ... opening with the chart climbing single "Rain On" from their brand new self-titled CD. The members of the group are ...
John Sanders
Philip Enzor David Schrodt ...and
Gabe Dunlop.
Scott Thunder told the crowd during introductions that they had just been signed by the same management that handles 'N Sync and Britney Spears. Here's a rare shot of the guys sitting still. They all met while singing together in a high school choir at Bellevue Baptist in Memphis. After deciding to get together and sing as a group, they entered a GMA competition in 1996, and made it all the way to the nationals. Two years later, they were signed by Ardent Records.
Their sound has been called a cross between 'N Sync and 4 HIM. I would agree with that, and enjoyed the almost hour long noon-hour set. They had as much fun on stage... the many kids in the crowd.
Christy Lawson (right), that super-friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you call Light 99, helps out after the concert ... ... while the guys sign autographs for quite a few fans. (seated left to right) Brother's Keeper's David Schrodt, John Sanders, Philip Enzor, and Gabe Dunlop. (standing left to right) Light 99's general manager John Pohlman, program director Scott Thunder, and DJ's Jim Pearson, Joe Elliot, and Tim Brown.

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