Nationally touring band, Wiley Ray and the Big O Band, are bringing you, Roy Orbison Returns! Celebrating Roy Orbison! Bringing you all of Roy’s hits, Pretty Woman, Crying, and more! Come out for a night to celebrate Roy and be taken back to experience what he was best known for, his humor and amazing music.
A singular event back in 2004 at a San Simeon karaoke bar blossomed into Wiley Ray and the Big O Band, a nationally touring musical group paying tribute to one of the greatest singer/songwriter of all time. Wiley was already something of an expert on All Things Roy (go ahead, ask him something) and a fan from the earliest days of Roy’s career so it was no stretch to go “Roy” all the way. It was fun, but…. Wiley Ray wanted to do more: reach more people, touch more hearts, keep Roy Orbison alive in the memories of all those who had loved his music for decades, and introduce a new generation to Roy’s magic, music, and stage presence. ROY ORBISON RETURNS was realized- a fully-scripted musical theater re-creation of Roy Orbison’s 1980’s concert era years complete with costumes, lighting, and staging while being faithful to Roy Orbison set lists and musical arrangements. Included in the 1:45 hr shows (no intermission) are songs representative of thirty-plus years of musical history from his earliest Teen Kings rockabilly days through Doo-Wop, on through the sixties into the MTV era, including Roy’s many collaborations.