View the video above to listen to clips of songs Lynn and Bob perform in the American Songbook of Standards collection. Call Lynn today at 937-245-9165 to book us!
The husband and wife duo the Littlest Big Band has been providing music from the 1920s to the 1960s (and sometimes before and beyond) since 2011. With hundreds of hits from the Big Band, Tin Pan Alley, and American Standards eras to choose from, we are able to perform several different shows so that we're always fresh and different each time we visit a venue.
The songs in our setlist were originally performed by the likes of Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr., Elvis and many others, and so, they are perfect for any crowd, but especially for residents of retirement and senior communities.
We often hear residents of retirement communities especially say, 'This is our music. We know the words, we sang every song.' It doesn't get much better for us as performers to hear comments like those.
We have traveled the country performing such classics as "Fly Me to the Moon," "Cheek to Cheek," "Jambalaya" and "Side by Side" on guitar and mandolin. Playing our instruments live gives our shows an extra sense of intimacy and excitement. It also helps to bring back audience members' memories of parents and family who also played instruments back in the days when families provided their own entertainment.
During our shows, we share interesting facts about the music, the performers and writers, like which song has been played on the moon, which song Fred sang to Ginger in which movie, and other bits of trivia that keep audiences entertained, enlightened, and engaged through singing, hand-clapping, toe-tapping, and dancing. And at the end of the shows, we like to acknowledge everyone with a hand shake or a greeting, as appropriate.
In many cases, we can tailor shows for specific holidays and festivities. Call 937-245-9165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and schedule a performance. We structure our pricing to encourage multiple bookings through a calendar year, so we are very affordable.
Note: For several years, we performed as "Reminisce with Raggedy Edge" for our senior community shows. This year (2017) we decided to form Littlest Big Band for those shows. That name conjures up a better idea of the wonderful music of the 1920s through the 1960s. We're still Raggedy Edge for our ORIGINALs show, which plays at venues across the country. So if you're looking for Raggedy Edge and found Littlest Big Band, or vice versa, that's why. We look forward to playing for you in whichever format you choose.
"You guys are perfect." --Tina, Activities Department, Birchwood Care Center, Hamilton, OH
"[Littlest Big Band] was very well received at Keystone Woods Community in Springfield MA., today...everyone loved them. Thanks for a great performance! Safe travels from Keystone Woods!" --Patricia, Activities Director, Keystone Woods, MA
"The residents enjoyed you very, very much. Your music is just what they love to hear."
--Melody, Resident Programs Coordinator, Sterling House Fort Myers, FL
"Thank you so much for your Raggedy Edge music performance. The residents really enjoyed it and I hope you visit us again."
--Erica, Social Director, Atria Senior Living, Albuquerque, NM
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
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'
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
Que Sera Sera
Side by Side
Sunny Side of the Street
That's All Right, Mama
Walking After Midnight
The Way You Look Tonight