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Colleen Raye Productions premieres this NEW SHOW with the talented Wayne Luchau, Colleen Raye and Debbie O’Keefe with The Echoes Rock and Roll Band. They will be  performing the dynamic music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, and Gene Pitney. 

 

 

You’ll hear your favorites from Roy Orbison including “Pretty Woman”, “You Got It,”  “Crying,”  Gene Pitney “Town Without Pity,” “24 Hours From Tulsa,”  and Linda Rnstadt “Blue Bayou,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “When Will I Be Loved” and more. 

 

  

 

Filled with stories and humor as well as masterful musicianship and impressive vocals, the show will take you on an emotional, energetic and nostalgic journey you won’t forget.

 

“THAT’LL BE THE DAY"

                       THE MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON, LINDA RONSTADT AND GENE PITNEY

 

Gene Pitney

24 Hours from Tulsa

Liberty Valance

Love My Life Away   

He’s a Rebel  

Only Love Can Break a Heart

Hello Mary Lou     

Town Without Pity 

It Hurts to Be In Love 

 

Linda Ronstadt

When Will I Be Loved

Just One Look

Desperado

It’s So Easy

Mr. Sandman

That’ll Be The Day

 

INTERMISSION

 

Roy Orbison

You Got it

Only The Lonely

Uptown

In Dreams

Blue Bayou

Sweet Dream Baby

Runnin’ Scared

Mean Woman Blues

Crying

Pretty Woman

 

WAYNE LUCHAU grew up in the small Midwestern town of Ada, Minnesota. While attending Minnesota State University-Moorhead he passed the audition to be on The Ted Mack talent show, which had a weekly viewing audience of fteen million. He appeared on the nationally televised show three times, once from New York, once from Chicago and once from Los Angeles. After that success Wayne has had numerous other achievements, including providing vocals on a Jacqueline Smith movie and an ABC After School Special. After a successful career in teaching and business he has returned to his rst love, singing. Wayne is the embodiment of the 50’s and 60’s era of music and his shows pay tribute to those artists that were the impetus to his music career. During the show he literally seems to channel the spirt of Elvis, Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney and many other fabulous vocalists from that great era. As a testament to his wonderful talent he was inducted into The North Dakota Rock and Country Hall of Fame in 2012.

 

COLLEEN RAYE brings her exuberance, talent and creativity the show by not only conceiving the concept but also researching and building the show. Colleen hails from Ellsworth, WI but has traveled and performed extensively across the country in several different shows, most of her own creation, from Las Vegas to Atlantic City and Puerto Rico to Hawaii. Starting her professional career at the young age of 15, Raye has the experience and polish you would expect from a longtime professional performer. Under Colleen Raye Productions she currently has eight different active shows, including four “Girl Singer” shows, “An Evening At The Cabaret,” and “Sinatra and Company.”

 

DEBBIE O’KEEFE is a resident of Hudson, WI. As a 13-year-old she had the opportunity to travel with her sister, Colleen, performing at various  venues throughout the United States. Debbie also appears in other Collen Raye Productions shows including “The Girl Singers of The Hit Parade,” “The Sirens of The 60s,” “The Girl Singers Christmas Show” and “Broadway’s Best.” Debbie is a guest soloist with The Sheldon Brass Band in Red Wing, MN and The Century Big Band in St. Paul, MN. She is the female vocalist for the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra and sings with Tim Patrick’s Blue Eyes Band. To nd out more about Debbie check www.DebbieOkeefe.com

 

BEN BALDRIDGE (guitar) began singing and playing the guitar age 9, inspired by his parent’s love of music. He also plays bass, drums and piano and enjoys his job as a music instructor in the Twin Cities. Ben graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York with a BM in Guitar Performance. He performs as a classical guitar soloist at many special events and has worked in duos with several musicians. Ben has sang, played guitar and bass with several bands in the Twin Cities area and has been featured on 5 albums of original music. He was grateful to work with The Shadows Band Tribute and A Hard Day’s Night. Ben enjoys music from many genres, from Bach to Jazz to The Beatles.

 

ANDY OLSEN (bass) has had lots of fun as a musician in Minnesota and Nashville. He has played with local and national bands in a variety of venues, from local VFW’s to two tours in Europe. He worked for several years at Lee’s Liquor Bar in Minneapolis with country band, Trailer Trash. As a youth he played with the founding member of punk band, The Replacements. He has been the replacement bassist for Minnesota based bluegrass band, Stoney Lonesome. His rst gig with them was on the live radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, followed by a six week tour of Germany. He has backed up artists such as blues guitarist Roy Buchanan, New Orleans pianist Doctor John, Hank Williams’s grandson Hank III, Sherwin Linton, Jett Williams, Robert Gordon, Rosie Flores. Along with singer Wayne Luchau, Andy also backed up the great Tiny Tim!

JASON MCGLONE (drums) is a Twin Cities drummer, producer, and recording engineer. In 2007, he moved from the soul city of Detroit, MI to study music at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota. There he graduated Cum Laude with a BM in percussion performance (2010) and a BS in music production (2011). Jason made a name for himself playing in the recording studio. After connecting with local ad agencies, he recorded dozens of radio and television spots for Dunkin’ Donuts, Pepsi, Target and The Onion News Network. He also began touring regionally with The Shadows Band, Wayne Luchau, Richie Lee, The Fontanelles and Stacy K. Currently, Jason runs his own business (North Noise) creating custom drum loops and drum samples. He has also produced and engineered artists such as Michael Baker (Whitney Houston), Tim Stewart (Lady Gaga), Adi Yeshaya (Prince, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston), Chuck Lazarus (MN Orchestra), Tommy Barbarella (Prince and the New Power Generation, Stevie Wonder, The Jonas Brothers, Switchfoot) and hundreds of other local and national acts at The Hideaway Studio and The Terrarium Studio. Jason proudly endorses Detroit Custom Drum Co. drums.

 

JESSE MUELLER (keyboards) is a composer, arranger and accompanist who has been referred to as The Keyboardist Extraordinaire. His unique talents in jazz, R&B, rock and blues blend nicely into any genre including hip hop, country, nostalgia and world music. This native Twin Citian performs with at least 10 bands and solo acts in any one month. His popularity as a sideman has made him well known in the music community and with audiences in the Upper Midwest where he tours extensively. Recently he has returned from Switzerland where he performed extended shows with veteran R&B/soul singer, Willie Walker, at the Lucerne Blues Festival.