Golden hits working their way back to you
Oh what a night is promised by hit stage show Big Girls Don't Cry which celebrates the golden anniversary of million-selling Working My Way Back to You by working its way to Blackpool on Friday.
The critically-acclaimed stage show features the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - courtesy of the Eastcoast Boys who are back on the road for their sixth year.
During the 1960s and 70s, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons captured a unique moment in pop
Show producer Michael Taylor promises an authentic revival of the harmonies of New Jersey’s finest performers. There’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart,” he adds.
“Big Girls Don’t Cry showcases Frankie’s incredible falsettos and features solo hits that range from the exuberant – the rock ’n’ roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You.”
Falsetto, tenor, baritone and bass four-piece harmonies recreate the dynamic combination of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy de Vito and Nick Massi respectively.
Drawing from a repertoire that includes Let’s Hang On, Beggin’, Who Loves You and I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Michael says music fans will never more than a song away from a personal favourite or a classic hit.
They even did the original version of Bye Bye Baby - which later helped establish the tartan legend of the Bay City Rollers.
During the 60s and 70s No 1 hits Sherry, Oh What a Night, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom, selling a combined 100 million records nationwide.
Gaudio became noted as one of the great song writers of the period. Tickets for Friday’s show are available from blackpoolgrand.co.uk or by calling 01253 290190.
If you can’t have enough of a good thing Viva Blackpool feature The Jerseys - straight from a royal appointment at Her Majesty’s 90th birthday party (and pictured with Ant and Dec) - on Tuesday.
It marks the start of a season of Tuesday nights at Viva until Nov 8. See https://www.vivablackpool.com or call 01253 297297.