Honoring the music of the past, the songs you know and love, the Big Hits by the Big Stars!
Here are Bob and Lynn of Littlest Big Band singing songs from the American Standards collection. Call Lynn today at 937-245-9165 for a booking! From Frank to Hank, Ella to Elvis Music that engages, entertains, educates, and empowers
Littlest Big Band is the husband and wife duo of Bob Farley and Lynn Perdzock. They have been arranging and playing music of the 1920s to the 1960s (and sometimes before and beyond) since 2011, and since 2012 have played over 200 shows a year.
"[Littlest Big Band] music is just what residents love to hear."
--Melody, Resident Programs Coordinator, Sterling House Fort Myers, FL
Their shows capture the attention of their listeners, engaging them with tidbits of information about each song. Information is arranged into thematic set lists, such as traveling, love songs, movies, patriotic, and Christmas. This keeps the songs fresh and interesting.
The songs originally performed by the likes of Fred Astaire, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Dean Martin, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams Sr., Elvis and many others are perfect for any crowd, but especially for residents of retirement and senior communities. The stories about the times, the singers, and the songs make history -- and memories -- come alive.
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'
Bob and Lynn play their guitars and mandolin -- and sometimes a ukulele and harmonica -- live, which gives their shows an extra sense of intimacy and excitement. After playing the last song, they enjoy spending a few minutes with residents when possible, because, "that's when we can hear some interesting stories from folks who have actually met the stars of those bygone days, like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Quite a few people have had music in their lives, from traveling and playing in bands, or having parents, relatives, or friends who traveled in a band."
"You guys are perfect." --Tina, Activities Department, Birchwood Care Center Hamilton, OH
Pricing for nursing homes and assisted/independent/memory care communities is discounted nearly 60% from our public venue prices and generally starts at $125 an hour, depending on the length of the show, the size of the audience and whether or not we're already in your area. Multiple shows during the year or the same day at a different location in your community also helps reduce the cost. Shows normally run 55 to 60 minutes, but can be as short as 30 minutes to as long as three hours. And for an even bigger discount, Bob can perform a solo show that is likewise well received everywhere he plays.
"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
If you are an activities director who needs an informative performance of American Standards music, we want to play for you. Call 937-245-9165 or email LittlestBB@gmail.com to get a firm price quote and to schedule a performance.
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
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
"The residents really enjoyed it and I hope you visit us again."
--Erica, Social Director, Atria Senior Living Albuquerque, NM