Upcoming Dates

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

Mnnesota Sings! Competition Judge
Minnesota Sings - All Day
Woodbury, MN

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

Minnesota Sings! Competition - All Day
Marriott Hotel
Woodbury MN

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Palace Theatre at The Dells/Patsy Cline Show
Colleen Raye's Musical Tribute To Patsy Cline - 1:00 pm
564 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South
Wis Dells, WI 53965
608 253 4000

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Palace Theatre At The Dells/Sirens of the 60s
Sirens of the 60s - 1:00 pm
564 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608 253 4000

Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Symphony At The Cinema/Ames Center
Colleen Raye With Dakota Valley Symphony an dChorus - 7:00 pm
12600
Burnsville, MN 55337
952-895-4685
Price: $20

Colleen Raye

Symphony at the Cinema

Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Stephen Ramsey   Conductor        Colleen Raye   Vocalist

 

Experience the glorious themes from the movies with The Dakota Valley Symphony Orchestra and vocalist Colleen Raye.  This 65-piece ensemble is under the direction of Stephen Ramsey.   Themes are in a variety of styles from lush John Williams creations, timeless melodies from Henry Mancini, sweeping classical pieces from The Masters used in the movies and more. There are classic and contemporary vocals including When You Wish Upon A Star, 9 to 5,  Evergreen, I Just Called To Say I Love You, Skyfall from James Bond, The Greatest Showman music, The Way You Look Tonight, Over The Rainbow, Swingin’ On a Star, You’ve Got a Friend In Me form Toy Story, Happy and a host of others.

Colleen has performed across the country and abroad on mainstages and in Performing Art Centers, most often with shows from her own production company.  Charismatic and engaging with a large dose of good humor, Colleen not only has a warm, rich alto voice but brings out the heart of each song she sings. A native of Wisconsin, Colleen entertains with a down to earth presence, capturing the audience the moment she steps on the stage. A music major in college, a musical theatre performer, classical, jazz, country, pop or swing singer, writer, producer, teacher and manager, Colleen is one of the most versatile artists you’ll meet.

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Festival Theatre/Alliance Church of THe Valley/Sinatra and Co.
Sinatra And Company MUSIC FROM THE RAT PACK ERA - 7:30 pm
210 North Washington St
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
1-888-867-6003

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Palace Theatre at The Dells/Girl SIngers Christmas Show
Girl Singers of The Hit Parade Christmas Show - 1:00 pm
564 WI Dells Parkway South
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608 253 4000

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Le Musique Room/THAT HOLIDAY FEELING
THAT HOLIDAY FEELING SInatra and Company - 2:00 pm
St. Michael, MN

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Steeple Center/Rosemount Arts/That Holiday Feeling
THAt HOLIDAY FEELING Sinatra and Company - 2:00 PM
Steeple Center 14375 S. Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068
rosemountarts@gmail.com

Press Release  

A Colleen Raye Production

Sinatra and Company- “That Holiday Feeling”

Featuring COLLEEN RAYE, TIM PATRICK, DEBBIE O’KEEFE AND THE 10 –PIECE BLUE EYES BAND

 

Sinatra and Company “That Holiday Feeling”  is a fun-filled variety holiday show featuring the talents of award winning vocalistTim Patrick, accomplished singer and producer Colleen Rayeand  top-notch big band vocalist DebbieO’Keefe, each bringing their own brand of talent and charisma to the stage. You’ll hear wonderful renditions of your favorites put to music by Musical Director Todd Mathesonand the 10-piece Blue Eyes Band. “That Holiday Feeling” will feature songs from the Andy Williams Collection, (Happy Holiday, Most Wonderful Time of The Year)  Karen Carpenter(Merry Christmas Darling) Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters,(Jingle Bells) Nat King Cole(TheChristmas Song)  Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd(Mary Did You Know?)Frank Sinatra(No Place Like Home For The Holidays) as well as sing a-longs, audience participation and rousing versions of classic holiday tunes like Joy to The World, Ring Those Christmas Bells,  Oh Holy Night, The Little Drummer Boy(as done by The Temptations), and more!  This good natured group of singers and musicians makes everyone feel at home the minute the show starts and a sure fire guarantee people will go home with “That Holiday Feeling.” 

  

This is one of several shows from Colleen Raye Productions including “The Girl Singers of The Hit Parade,” “Sirens of the 60s”, “The Girl Singers Christmas Show,”  “A Musical Tribute To Patsy Cline.” “THAT’LL BE THE DAY – The Music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt and Gene Pitney,” and moreEach show has the trademark of a totally entertaining show with first class vocals and musicianship, humor, charisma and audience involvement.   “Sinatra and Company” is no exception and has the spontaneous feel of a Rat-Pack concert.

 

Tim Patrick, a Twin Cities native, was given the title of “ world-class vocalist” by Andy Williams' long time pianist, Joanne Grauer and has won critical acclaim by winning the Rising Star Award for Best Jazz Singer in North America,and being listed alongside Frank Sinatra in the book "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide".  Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band perform all over the Midwest for festivals, theaters, corporate events, private parties, and weddings just to name a few. www.TimPatrickMusic.com 

 

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, from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, Puerto Rico to Hawaii, in several different shows, most of her own creation  Starting her professional career at the young age of 15, Raye has the experience and polish you would expect from a longtime pro. Under Colleen Raye Productions she currently has 10 different active shows, including 4 Girl Singer shows, An Evening At The Cabaret, Sinatra and Company, Female Songwriters from The American Songbook and “That’ll Be The Day” The Music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt and Gene Pitney.  www.ColleenRaye.com.

 

Debbie O’Keefe,  lives in Hudson , WI and is not only in Colleen Raye’s “Girl Singer” shows since their inception in 2006, she is also Colleen’s sister.  Debbie performs regularly with The Blue Eyes Band as well as The Minnesota Jazz Orchestra.  Each year she is also guest artist  for The Century Big Band Christmas Concert and The Sheldon Brass Band Christmas Concert. As a young teenager Debbie began her career  traveling with The Steve Grimm And Colleen Raye Show.

www.DebbieOkeefe.com

 

Todd Matheson(Musical Director/trumpet, flugelhorn, guitar) graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1974. He studied Jazz at Moorhead State University under Doctor Al Noice and played in the award winning MSU Jazz band. From 1978-1980 he was the music director of the Red River Dance & Performance Company in Fargo. He moved to the Twin Cities in 1981 with the Michael James Band. In 1985 he formed the Groove Merchants (featuring Big Walter Smith) and led that band until 1988. Todd has played with Percy Strother, Steve Millar, Doug Maynard, Joe Juliano, R Factor, Danny's Reasons, the Nova Jazz band, and the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra. He now lives in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

 

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

THAT HOLIDAY FEELING Sinatra and Company - 7:00 pm
641 E. Forest St
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262 560 3172

Press Release  

A Colleen Raye Production

Sinatra and Company- “That Holiday Feeling”

Featuring COLLEEN RAYE, TIM PATRICK, DEBBIE O’KEEFE AND THE 10 –PIECE BLUE EYES BAND

 

Sinatra and Company “That Holiday Feeling”  is a fun-filled variety holiday show featuring the talents of award winning vocalistTim Patrick, accomplished singer and producer Colleen Rayeand  top-notch big band vocalist DebbieO’Keefe, each bringing their own brand of talent and charisma to the stage. You’ll hear wonderful renditions of your favorites put to music by Musical Director Todd Mathesonand the 10-piece Blue Eyes Band. “That Holiday Feeling” will feature songs from the Andy Williams Collection, (Happy Holiday, Most Wonderful Time of The Year)  Karen Carpenter(Merry Christmas Darling) Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters,(Jingle Bells) Nat King Cole(TheChristmas Song)  Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd(Mary Did You Know?)Frank Sinatra(No Place Like Home For The Holidays) as well as sing a-longs, audience participation and rousing versions of classic holiday tunes like Joy to The World, Ring Those Christmas Bells,  Oh Holy Night, The Little Drummer Boy(as done by The Temptations), and more!  This good natured group of singers and musicians makes everyone feel at home the minute the show starts and a sure fire guarantee people will go home with “That Holiday Feeling.” 

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

The Ames Center/Girl SInger Christmas Show
Girl Singers Christmas Show - 7:00 PM
126000 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN 55337
952 895 4685

A Colleen Raye Production

The Girl Singers

CHRISTMAS SHOW

 Classic Christmas music made popular by some of the greatest female singers of the 40s and 50s, this show is energetic and nostalgic, bringing back the sounds and memories of a time gone by.  Colleen Raye, along with her daughter Sophie Grimm and sister Debbie O’Keefe, sing the Christmas music of The Lennon Sisters,The McGuire Sisters and The Andrews Sistersalong with Christmas tunes from Rosemary Clooney,Peggy LeeEartha Kitt,Brenda Lee and others. 

Always an audience pleaser, the charismatic Colleen Raye, creator of  “A Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline,” “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade,” “Sirens of the 60s” and “Broadway’s Best,” puts together a show that not only has unbelievable vocals and expert musicianship but also a warmth and humor that make you feel at home and comfortable – like sharing Christmas music in your own living room withfriends and family. 

Laughs, audience participation, great music – it’s all a wonderful way to celebrate the Holidays!!  See you there!

 

 

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

New Year's Eve At The Phipps!! Music From The Rat Pack Era- Sinatra and Company
New Year's Eve At The Phipps/Music From The Rat Pack Era/Sinatra and Co/ Colleen Raye Time Patrick, Debbie O'Keefe and The Blue Eyes Band - TWO SHOWS! 3:00 and 7:00
109 Locust St.
Hudson, WI 54016
715 386 8409

“Sinatra and Company - Music From The Rat Pack Era”is an exciting  show from Colleen Raye Productions.  Colleen Raye, Tim Patrick, Debbie O’Keefe along with the 10-piece Blue Eyes Band under the direction of Todd Matheson present an entertaining evening of music and tales from the 50s and 60s crooners- guys and gals – in the legendary Rat Pack.  You’ll hear songs from Frank Sinatra(My Way, Come Fly With Me, Under My Skin, New York, New York) Judy Garland  (Over the Rainbow, The Trolley Song)Dean Martin (Sway, You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You)  Marilyn Monroe(Heatwave, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend)  Sammy Davis Jr (Mr. Bojangles)plus tunes and stories from Dinah Shore, Rosemary Clooney, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

 

This is one of several shows from Colleen Raye Productions including “The Girl Singers of The Hit Parade,” “Sirens of the 60s”, “The Girl Singers Christmas Show,” and “A Musical Tribute To Patsy Cline.” Each show has the trademark of a totally entertaining show with first class vocals and musicianship, humor, charisma and audience involvement.   “Sinatra and Company” is no exception and has the spontaneous feel of a Rat-Pack concert.

 

Tim Patrick, a Twin Cities native, was given the title of “ world-class vocalist” by Andy Williams' long time pianist, Joanne Grauer and has won critical acclaim by winning the Rising Star Award for Best Jazz Singer in North America,and being listed alongside Frank Sinatra in the book "The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide".  Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band perform all over the Midwest for festivals, theaters, corporate events, private parties, and weddings just to name a few. www.TimPatrickMusic.com 

 

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, from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, Puerto Rico to Hawaii, in several different shows, most of her own creation  Starting her professional career at the young age of 15, Raye has the experience and polish you would expect from a longtime pro.Under Colleen Raye Productions she currently has 7 different active shows, including 4 Girl Singer shows, An Evening At The Cabaret, and Sinatra and Company.  www.ColleenRaye.com.

 

Debbie O’Keefe,  lives in Hudson , WI and is not only in Colleen Raye’s “Girl Singer” shows since their inception in 2006, she is also Colleen’s sister.  Debbie performs regularly with The Blue Eyes Band as well as The Minnesota Jazz Orchestra.  Each year she is also guest artist  for The Century Big Band Christmas Concert and The Sheldon Brass Band Christmas Concert. As a young teenager Debbie began her career  traveling with The Steve Grimm And Colleen Raye Show.

www.DebbieOkeefe.com

 

Todd Matheson(Musical Director/trumpet, flugelhorn, guitar) graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1974. He studied Jazz at Moorhead State University under Doctor Al Noice and played in the award winning MSU Jazz band. From 1978-1980 he was the music director of the Red River Dance & Performance Company in Fargo. He moved to the Twin Cities in 1981 with the Michael James Band. In 1985 he formed the Groove Merchants (featuring Big Walter Smith) and led that band until 1988. Todd has played with Percy Strother, Steve Millar, Doug Maynard, Joe Juliano, R Factor, Danny's Reasons, the Nova Jazz band, and the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra. He now lives in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.