I had really only gone as a treat to my dad so was pleasantly surprised to realise how many of their songs I knew – classics such as Blue Moon, Oh What a Night, My Eyes Adored You, Silence is Golden, as well as the famous Grease theme tune.
The band gave an authentic tribute to the music and the songs, featuring the well-known falsetto performance – the lead singer really put his heart and soul (and very tight pants) into the show, and kept the mood light and the audience engaged with some amusing one-liners – however it really was just a cover show, as there was not much script of the story of the band and their journey – those segments were a bit half-hearted.
The show was surprisingly upbeat and fun which unfortunately did not match the audience, who were largely made up of the over 50s crowd – although during the second half people were on their feet clapping and dancing which was good to see. The harmonies were excellent and the band gave flawless performances, although didn’t take themselves too seriously and kept it light-hearted. The venue was only around ¼ full which was a shame, as the performance was entertaining – I suspect the band are missing a few recruitments tricks by targeting the older folk, when actually their groovy crooning, amazing falsettos and range of well known songs would endear them to the student crowd – the show was cool in a retro, sing-a-long kind of way. My only criticism was that my favourite Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons track – The Night – wasn’t performed – gutted!
An entertaining show which deserved a much bigger crowd to be appreciated – I’ll be putting the Greatest Hits album on my dad’s Xmas list!