About Love Light Orchestra
Featuring renowned blues singer John Nemeth and Memphis' premier musicians — including FIVE horns — Love Light Orchestra performs sophisticated, 1950's-era R&B with soulful Memphis flavor.
Bobby “Blue” Bland, B.B. King, Junior Parker, Buddy Ace, Freddie King, Percy Mayfield — they all played a "big band blues" that was simultaneously polished and gritty. Slick horn arrangements and a Big Band sound — and rising above all that, an emotive blues singer describing love, lust, and heartache.
Three of the band members toured with Bland. All of them have performed on Beale Street, the iconic home of the blues (gut-bucket and big band). All of them have been inspired by this music throughout their careers.
According to award-winning vocalist John Nemeth, "The Memphis sound of the 1950's added the sophistication with the horns, but it never lost that gritty aspect of the blues. The spirituality in the vocals was tremendous. The melodies have such great movements, and the lyrical rhythms are perfect."
Love Light Orchestra is a perfect band for large charity galas and any event where it's "dress to impress." Elegant, cool, sophisticated, but always ready to knock back a shot of whiskey and get down to some real Memphis blues.