"That'll Be the Day" The Music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt & Gene Pitney

"That'll Be the Day" The Music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt & Gene Pitney

Sun · August 26, 2018

6:30 pm

$25.00

Off Sale

Colleen Raye
Colleen Raye
Colleen Raye is an accomplished singer, actress and entertainer. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen began her singing career at age 15 performing in her brother's band, "The Tradewinds". One of 7 children, Colleen is from a very music-oriented family and she carried on the tradition by going to college and majoring in music. While in college she performed in musicals, operettas, concert choirs, jazz bands, madrigals and vocal jazz groups. At the age of 19, Colleen performed with the Lovell Ives Jazz Quintet in Green Bay where she met Peter Polzak, an accomplished jazz pianist, and established herself as a jazz vocalist. After winning the "Horace Heidt Jr." talent contest in St. Paul, MN, at 19, Colleen began performing with the "Donnie Sanders Show", a nationally touring night club act. Soon after, Colleen met Steve Grimm, a former "New Christy Minstral" and international performer. They combined their talents to create "The Steve Grimm and Colleen Raye Show", a successful night club show band. During the eighteen years they were together, they were highly acclaimed. Not only a professional relationship - Colleen and Steve married and had 4 children. All of them are successful musicians in their own rights, Trey ZehrGrimm, Jennifer Grimm, Reed Grimm, and Sophia Grimm. The children performed with Steve and Colleen on special occasions at first and then more regularly until the couple separated. Colleen developed a stage show of Patsy Cline music and several other formats, and forged her own music career not only as a vocalist but also a vocal and performance coach, producer and composer. Colleen has traveled the country performing on stages ranging from the Tropicana in Atlantic City and Las Vegas to the Oklahoma and North Dakota State Fairs. Colleen created and produced a series of "GIRL SINGERS" shows, including“ The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade”, "Sirens of The 60s", "Girl Singers Christmas Show" and "The Belting Babes of Broadway," along with her "Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline," "An Evening At The Cabaret" and recently a new show, "Sinatra and Company - Music From The Pat pack Era." Colleen has a natural freshness, outstanding rich alto voice, energy and charisma and a great sense of humor. Unusually versatile, Colleen captivates audiences with ease no matter what the genre.
Wayne Luchau
Wayne Luchau
Wayne Luchau grew up in the small midwestern town of Ada, Minnesota. After high school graduation, while attending Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Minnesota, he passed the audition to be on The Ted Mack television show which had a weekly viewing audience of fifteen million. He appeared on the nationally televised show three times, once from New York, once from Chicago and once from Los Angeles.

After those television appearances, Wayne has had numerous other successes including vocals on a Jacqueline Smith movie and an ABC After School Special. After very successful careers in teaching and business he has returned to his first love, singing.

Wayne is the embodiment of the 50's and 60's era of music and his show pays tribute to those artists that were the impetus to his music career. During the show he literally seems to channel Elvis, Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney and many other fabulous vocalists from that great era.

As a testament to his wonderful talent, in 2012, he was inducted into The North Dakota Rock and Country Hall of Fame.
Venue Information:
Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432
http://www.croonersloungemn.com/