Sirens of the 60s concludes this year's concert season April 19
“Sirens of the 60s,” will conclude the Concert Series season at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Colleen Raye, Debbie O’Keefe and Katie Gearty will bring their talents to the stage to perform classic 60s tunes from the female artists of the era. The concert is at the Hastings Middle School. Individual concert tickets will be available at the door.
The creator of “Broadway’s Best,” “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade” as well as “Sirens of the 60s,” Raye is from Wisconsin and has performed as a vocalist/entertainer across the country from Las Vegas to Atlantic City in theaters, nightclubs, casinos and fairs as well several TV appearances. A seasoned performer, she sings in jazz groups, a family variety show, with the big band MJO, as well as her “Musical Tribute to Patsy Cline” and “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade Christmas Show,” which she also created. A composer as well, Raye has written music for “HeartSongs” and “The Girl Singers” as well as jingles and theme songs for various organizations.
O’Keefe is a resident of Hudson, Wis. As a 13-year-old she had the opportunity to travel with her sister, Colleen, performing at various venues throughout the United States. She is also in The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade and The Girl Singers Christmas Show. O’Keefe is a guest soloist with The Sheldon Brass Band
Gearty has also been in theatrical productions of “Katie Gearty Performs” in the Minneapolis music scene singing in venues such as The Dakota and Hell’s Kitchen or lending her voice to other Minneapolis musicians such as The Vital Organ Trio, The Modd Squad, Bruce Henry, Synergy, The Wolverine’s, Tanner Taylor, Steve Clarke & The Working Stiffs, as well with Mick Sterling and The Irresistibles, “They Write the Songs,” “Blue: Songs on the Indigo Side.” Minneapolis. In between singing and keeping up with her 5-year-old Beatriz she also enjoys studio singing, voice over work and vocal coaching.