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)
Click a title to view the lyrics of each song.
The star, writer, producer, choreographer and only member 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.