Every Show a Journey ~ Every Song a Classic
If your group likes the songs of the American Songbook,
the Standards from the 1920s through the 1960s
that were sung by the likes of Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day,
played live on guitars and mandolin,
sung by heart with smiles and laughter,
then Littlest Big Band has a show for you!

Littlest Big Band performances feature songs you know, with music that is never too loud as they take their audiences on a musical journey to the times of big bands, family shows, and singalongs around the radio after the evening meal. With a touch of Elvis, Hank and Tennessee Ernie, music lovers are treated to a wide selection of musical styles.
"[Littlest Big Band] music is just what residents love to hear."
--Melody Adolph, Resident Programs Coordinator
Brookdale Senior Living, Fort Myers, FL
Engaging, Entertaining, Educating
Playing guitars and mandolin, Bob Farley and Lynn Perdzock give songs even more relevance to listeners by putting them into stories or themes, highlighting movies, places, or events unique to each tune. Their fresh arrangements make the songs feel new and yet recognizable.

And when the performance is over, Lynn and Bob enjoy spending a little time meeting and greeting with audience members. Most shows run 55 to 60 minutes, but can be as short as 30 minutes or as long as three hours.
Oft-heard comments from residents
'This is our music.'
'We knew the words, we sang every song.'
'You're the best act we've seen.'
'Your voices blend so well together.'
'When can you come back?'
'Your volume was perfect, so enjoyable'
Littlest Big Band has become a favorite provider of American Standards music, regularly playing more than 200 shows a year since 2012. Call Lynn today at 937-245-9165 or write to schedule the duo for your events!
Pricing for nursing homes and assisted/independent/memory care communities averages $125 to $175 an hour, depending on the length of the show and travel time, and is always negotiable. Reduced fees are offered to facilities and venues able to book multiple shows through the year, or who can book two or more shows in the same community on the same day. Bob performs a solo show of the same great music for a reduced fee.
"Bob Farley engages my residents with his array of songs from various time periods and genres. They leave his performances with smiles and requests to have him back soon."
--Linda Shaver, Life Enrichment Director
The Woodlands of Middletown, Middletown, OH
And, Bob and Lynn are both registered vendors with many national care-giving organizations, thus making the paperwork trail much easier to navigate.
Show Themes
Themes allow Littlest Big Band to highlight different aspects of the tunes they sing, giving listeners a fresh take on the songs they've heard all their lives.
Tunes from the Top (Hat)
A super-interactive theme where the residents can pick songs from a hat to read back for the duo to sing.
"The interactive picking of songs is great! What a feel good program!
--Karen Haverland, Activities Director
10 Wilmington Place, Dayton, OH
The Route 66 Show
As its name indicates, this show focuses on Route 66, from its beginning as a collection of military trails of the 1850s, to its official designation in 1926, to its decommissioning in 1985. A lot of things happened during those years and a lot of songs were sung. It's a story that touches almost everyone.
Songs on the Big Screen
Songs often help tell the stories in movies, and many of the standards, with their rich lyrics and timeless melodies, continue to be used to do that. Tunes like "As Time Goes By" become part of the memory of Casablanca, while movies like Space Cowboys benefit from the timelessness of "Fly Me to the Moon."
Dean, Doris, and Frank
Beloved songs were often sung by beloved singers, and it's hard to find a more accomplished threesome than Doris Day, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra. Altogether, these singers recorded more than 2,000 songs--many of the same songs and sometimes even one singer would record the same song multiple times. That's just a sign of how good their selections were. Get a sense of the times and places each singer lived and worked in as you sing along with unforgettable tunes like "That's Amore," "Sentimental Journey," and "High Hopes."
Traveling Tunes
Places and how to get to them are the meat of this show, from walking to bicycling to cars, trains, planes, and boats, the cities and countries and even planets available to travel to...well, someday.
The Splendor of Love
Most songs are about some aspect of love, so it's an easy matter to develop a setlist of love songs for Valentine's Day, Mother's and Father's Day, Grandparent's Day...you get the idea. Lynn and Bob like to feature them the whole month of February.
By the Numbers (or the Letters)
Going through the songs by date or by the alphabet is an interesting way to show off the tunes and the decades they were written and performed.
"[Littlest Big Band] was captivating!"
--Paula Hernandez, Activities Director,
Vista Village, New Braunfels, TX

Some Littlest Big Band Songs
Accentuate the Positive
Ain't She Sweet
Ain't That a Kick in the Head
All Shook Up
Almost Like Being in Love
As Time Goes By
Baby Face
Blue Hawaii
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Everybody Loves Somebody
Five Foot Two
Fly Me to the Moon
The Girl from Ipanema
Hey Hey Good Lookin'
High Hopes
It Don't Mean a Thing (if It Ain't Got That Swing)
I've Got the World on a String
I've Got You Under My Skin
It Had To Be You
My Kind of Town
Paper Moon
Que Sera Sera
Route 66
Sentimental Journey
Side by Side
Sixteen Tons
Sunny Side of the Street
That's All Right, Mama
Walking After Midnight
The Way You Look Tonight
More Songs
"The residents really enjoyed it and I hope you visit us again."
--Erica Costello, Social Director
Atria Senior Living, Albuquerque, NM
Bring Happiness to Your Folks
If you are an activities director who needs an
upbeat, positive, American Standards band,
Littlest Big Band wants to play for you.
Call, Text, or Voice Mail: 937-245-9165
Send email to: LittlestBB@gmail.com
Or use our online form below.

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Littlest Big Band is an established vendor for Arrow, Atria, Bickford, Brookdale, Capital, Eclipse, Elmcroft, Enlivant, Five Star, Holiday Touch, Kisco, Meridian, National Church Residences, Otterbein, Pegasus, Senior Lifestyle, Sunrise, Trilogy, United Church Homes.

Littlest Big Band is a major project of alt-folk-rock acoustic duo Raggedy Edge.