As the brothers dedicated countless hours developing their talents in their younger years, they also had other varied interests. Today, those different interests have resulted in an astonishing combination of strengths that have come together to create their business, Hughes Entertainment, Inc., in which they are all partners. They developed their attitude of hard work over summers working for their father’s concrete fence construction business. All five of the brothers have served two year missions for their Church in various parts of the world, ranging from the U.S. to South America and South Korea. Their missionary experience helped the brothers develop a genuine love for people, which naturally comes across throughout the show. They have a remarkable ability to connect with their audiences in a personal way, something that few entertainers manage to achieve in a lifetime of performing.
The Hughes Brothers totally produce their own show. Marty earned a music degree with a recording emphasis at Brigham Young University, where he was honored with the Dean’s Award for “Music in the Media” two years in a row. He directs the musical arrangements for the show, including the brothers’ dynamic harmonies, and plays a variety of instruments. He really shines on the keys. In addition, he is an accomplished composer, arranger, and sound engineer, and is the driving force behind the brothers’ own recording studio and record label, Huge Records.
Jason is the director and choreographer of the show. His college major was threefold in Music, Dance and Theater. He has played in more than 30 starring roles and has won awards too numerous to mention for his dramatic and vocal performances. And while all the brothers have played lead roles in many school, community, and professional theatre productions, Jason is definitely the actor in the group. A natural performer and fast on his feet, he keeps the audience laughing with his quick wit and hilarious antics. His amazing voice allows him to sing in a wide variety of musical styles, ranging from country to Broadway, to even opera.
Among Adam’ s many interests are photography, film, lighting, and graphic design. Having pursued a film major, he oversees lighting design for the show, and is the primary graphic designer for the company. He has also designed for other Branson shows and businesses. In addition to having a rich baritone voice, Adam is also an impressive instrumentalist, playing the banjo, mandolin, and guitar, including the challenging Spanish Classical Guitar. His medley of Leyenda, Malaguena, and Rumores de la Caleta has audiences cheering before it’s even over.
Ryan plays the bass guitar. His beautiful voice is outstanding on the country ballads, and he brings down the house with his dramatic performance of music from Phantom of the Opera. Vocally very versatile, Ryan does impersonations of everyone from Kermit the Frog to Jimmy Stewart to Barney the Dinosaur. He has a fun, unpredictable sense of humor, and his ad-libs have inspired many of the show’s best comedic moments. The Hughes Brothers have learned every aspect of the business. Ryan does the accounting and paper work.
Andy, the youngest, jokingly says that his job is simply to look good. His boyish good looks win all the girls’ hearts, from tiny tots to grannies. He is also the group’ s PR man and stage manager. If it’s broken, Andy can fix it. Andy is the high tenor of the group and has a vocal style similar to that of Colin Raye or Vince Gill. His versatility and charm are undeniable as he performs classic ballads and Broadway with equal ease.