Little River Band and The Night Owl Orchestra

Artist Bio

With the late Glenn Frey dubbing Little River Band “the best signing band in the world,” the band continues to deliver high quality, memorable shows to the concert attendees making new fans nightly. LRB live concerts showcase the pristine harmony vocals known worldwide and deliver moments that spark back memories while making new with the next generation. Headed by 40 year LRB Veteran Wayne Nelson, the band continues to deliver those distinctive harmonies that are part and parcel of Little River Band’s history. To date, Wayne has contributed his talents on 24 of Little River Band’s albums/CDs. Their worldwide album, CD, and digital downloads amass to more than 350 million sold and their live presentation of the hits refreshed does not disappoint. Fans nostalgic for such tunes as “Cool Change” or “The Night Owls” can join us to hear the current incarnation for a night of fantastic music, memories and more.

Keyboard player and vocalist for Little River Band is the man behind the Orchestra Lite shows. Chris Marion has over a decade of classical training in piano and brass instruments. He minored in arrangement, instrumentation and conducting at Carson Newman College. He had never thought about doing a complete orchestral arrangement but took on the task nevertheless. His formal education in addition to his practical experience regarding arrangement and production in Nashville guided his way.

Over the past 6 years, LRB has done several pops orchestra shows with various sized orchestras with Chris conducting some and local conductors at others. It’s great for the community because it gives a very local, personalized variation of the music the LRB fans love. It’s the ultimate expansion because it takes the songs to a new level of experience. Quite by accident, the band discovered they could pull off a downsized version of the orchestra show with one player from each of the primary brass and string sections - they call it orchestra lite. They usually work with a local contractor to put the section together from their local and regional contacts. The band has dubbed Chris “The Maestro.”


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Upcoming Show

  • Sat. October 12, 2024

Please be aware that The Factory is an almost totally cashless facility. Tickets can be purchased at our box office with all major credit cards and with Apple Pay. Concession at our bars can be purchased with all major credit cards and with Apple Pay. Band merchandise sales will accept all major credit cards and cash.