|Welcome to The Frankie Valli Story – A One-Man “Jersey Boys” style show by Stephen James, brilliantly sewn together chronologically by an American narrator, aided cleverly by video projection, which forms a back drop to the whole show.This is more than just another Frankie Valli tribute act, as the show spans three decades of music, telling the story of the struggle Frankie Valli faced before his sudden rise to fame in 1962 with The Four Seasons, the domination of the 60′s charts with three consecutive No.1 singles, the fling with the northern soul and Motown scene, right through to the 70′s worldwide million selling album “Who Loves You”.
This is The Frankie Valli Story, a top tribute to the life and music of Frankie Valli.
This 2- hour theatre-quality show, boasts the latest sound technology, pre-programmed lighting & an impressive video stage backdrop. Along with the 6 or so costume changes, no other uk solo show boasts this much technology or level of production. Throw Stephen James into the mix: one of the uk’s most talented, highest regarded, and busiest touring theatre stars , & what you have is a unique, amazing vocal & visual experience.
The show features all of the hits of Frankie Valli both as a solo and as part of The Four Seasons, some of which include:
- Big Girls Dont Cry
- Walk Like A Man
- Working My Way Back To You
- Lets Hang On
- The Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore
- Bye Bye Baby
- Silence Is Golden
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
- My Eyes Adored You
- Who Loves You (pretty baby)
- December 63 (Oh What A Night)
The star, writer, producer, choreographer and only m
cs of each song.ember of the show is the super talented Stephen James, who really is the nearest to Frankie Valli as you are ever likely to hear, re-creating Valli’s trademark falsetto and New Jersey accent with absolute perfection.
In the music business for nearly 15 years, prior to creating TFVS, Stephen has been involved with many sucessful songwriters and producers. In 2003 he was managed by Paul Kennedy at Biglife Records in London, who boast successes with The Verve, Badly Drawn Boy, De La Soul, Mark Morrison, Lisa Stansfield and Shola Ama, to name a few.
During this time he worked with Rod Gammon (producer for Liberty X, Rick Astley), Rik Wilde (Kim Wilde’s brother and writer of Kids In America), Connor Reeves (singer/songwriter, had big album in late 90’s with Earthbound) and Nicole Formescu (one of the various songwriters for Blue and also the mother of Jimmy Ruffin’s granddaughter).
He was also dubbed “The Brummie Gary Barlow” by Take That’s original manager Nigel Martin Smith, a title that he jokingly says he wasn’t too sure about at the time, but one that he has now come to accept as a massive compliment.
He also has some TV work on his CV, for his performance on BBC1’s “Star For A Night” with Jane McDonald, the same show that made Joss Stone famous. Stephen’s talent speaks for itself, and he has definitely found his niche in The Frankie Valli Story.