TRIBUTE A TEAM EFFORT
Feel-good hits and harmonies that get stuck in your head – revisit a simpler time when this tribute act checks in to Twin Towns
Oh What a Night it will be when world-class Frankie Valli tribute performers hit Twin Towns for a trip down memory lane.
Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Grease – they’ll all be ringing through the showroom next Friday.
“I think the best way to describe Oh What a Night is an all-round feel-good show,” writer and performer George Solomon says.
“We perform all the great songs – many of them people forget about – and we sing true to the originals. It’s much more than just singing though. There’s comedy, costume changes, non-stop dancing – people always leave the show feeling good.”
With tribute shows, the question of “Why?” is always posed, as in, out of every performer who ever lived, why them?
“I had been doing a solo show – I do Neil Diamond, Elvis, and Frankie Valli and the director, Michael Chapman said ‘You do Frankie really well, we should do a show with all Frankie songs’,” George explains.
“But on top of that the main thing is that his voice is incredible and his songs are timeless,” he says.
“You hear those songs they get stuck in your head straight away. The harmonies are amazing, the stories of the songs are great – it’s the music of the era. It makes people feel good, we’ve had nine-yearolds come up to us after shows and ask if they can download those songs.”
Oh What a Night will be performed more than 30 times throughout Australia, a unique performance featuring rotating frontmen.
“We hired three other wonderful Las Vegas performers: Rick Morgan, Paul Holmquist and James Bullard,” George says.
“Right away, everyone was so amazing we said let’s not make this about who’s the lead and who’s the backups – who’s Frankie and who are the Four Seasons. So everyone sings lead.”
It’s only natural to assume that in a group of performers, the division of songs might be an awkward situation ...
“There are no egos involved, if someone is better at something it’s immediately clear,” George says.
“It’s great because the audience gets to know each musician and you know what? Frankie Valli songs are not easy to sing.
“Each of us have our strengths as singers, so every song is treated as well as it possibly can be, with the strongest singer for that song.”
Oh What a Night, February 24, Twin Towns.
The Oh What a Night tribute show features a host of talented performers.