Frankie Valli is Just Too Good To Be True at Ste Michelle This Week!
Who: After attending the uber successful Broadway musical Jersey Boys at the 5th Avenue a few years back, I downloaded the soundtrack before walking out of the theater, and fell in love with all of the hits my mother’s generation grew up on, all over again. You’ve bounced the balls of your feet to hits like Sherry and Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You at recent weddings this summer, and now you can see Frankie Valli in the flesh, perform at one of the summer’s final concerts at Cheateau Ste Michelle. Frankie Valli was born into a 2nd generation Italian household in New Jersey in 1934, and first gained widespread success in the early 1960s as the lead vocalist in one of the first highly successful pop groups to date, The Four Seasons. The group’s music was heavily influenced early on by artists like Frank Sinatra, The Drifters, and even some country western artists, but stood out among others at the time with their unique harmony, and gifted members in vocalists Valli and Nick Massi, guitarist Tommy DeVito, and songwriter/keyboardist Bob Gaudio. The Four Seasons weren’t afraid to experiment with new sounds and genres, and there really was nothing they set out to accomplish that they couldn’t achieve. After having over twenty top 40 hits in the 60’s, the Four Seasons shuffled through a few members, switched several labels, and Valli made the decision to embark on a solo career. At 80 years young, Valli continues to dazzle crowds of all generations, and his performance at Ste Michelle this week is sure to be one of the best concerts for the whole family this summer.
When: Friday September 12th, 7:30pm tickets here