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 thrity-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.
Created and produced by
Running Scared Productions