In 1962 the Four Seasons burst on the scene with a song called Sherry delivered in an unique high-pitched falsetto.
Later known as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons they became one of the best-selling musical groups of all time,selling an estimated 100 million records worldwide.[
At the Lyceum next week is a show celebrating their musical legacy, New Jersey Nights (the original members all originate from the Garden state).
It pumps out their greatest hits such as Sherry, Rag Doll,, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Let’s Hang On, Walk Like a Man, Dawn (Go Away!) ,and Oh What a Night, mostly written by keyboard player Bob Gaudio with producer Bob Crewe often assisting with lyrics,,
But there are also a lot of well known songs you don’t associate with the Four Seasons since they were hits for other people like Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (Andy Williams), Silence Is Golden (the Tremeloes) and Working My Way Back to You (The Spinners)..
The show has arrived in the UK direct from the USA and is different from the West End hit, the Tony and Olivier award-winning Jersey Boys, which dramatised the story of the Four Seasons.
New Jersey Nights concentrates on the songs interspersed with a bit of background information delivered by the singers, Joshua Dever, Jon Hawkins, Damion Scarcella and Simon Schofield.
There are also dancers, stage sets and an on stage band to capture the excitement of New Jersey Nights. It’s at the Lyceum from Tuesday to Saturday.