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Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, Leeds Arena
Graham Clark, Features Writer
Billed as the Farewell tour, you would never have guessed it, Frankie Valli might be in his 80's now but he performed a smooth and well oiled show in Leeds that flowed effortlessly.

Ironically The Jersey Boys, the musical that follows the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is currently playing down the road from the arena at the Leeds Grand, but tonight was all about the real thing.

The gig starts off with a video montage of the Four Seasons before Valli and the Four Seasons take to the stage backed by an adept 9 piece band.

The Four Seasons currently on tour are the younger version and their harmonies were as good as the original four piece and it has to be said that Frankie Valli himself was vocally spot on.

Then there are the songs, with such a rich back catalogue to choose from it was a tour de force from beginning to end. Working My Way Back To You sounded superb whilst Silence Is Golden was dedicated by Valli to all the politicians in the world.

Also by Graham Clark...
Mariah Carey, Leeds Arena
Alexander's Christmas Menu, Skipton
Rita Ora - Phoenix (Atlantic Records)
James Come Home To The North
Compilation - Dave Pearce - Dance Anthems (New State Music)
Grease from the movie of the same name brought the years up to the 70's but the highlight of the gig in the first half was a jazzy version of Swearin To God, it was worth seeing the gig just to hear this soulful version.

As the hits continued with Walk Like a Man and Bye Bye Baby, it appeared that this is not goodbye just yet. As they finished with Let's Hang On it was a night from one of music's true originals.

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, Leeds Arena, 29th November 2018, 13:40 PM