THE original Jersey Boy, legendary falsetto Frankie Valli is set to delight fans with a rare appearance in the Capital in 2017.
The frontman of The Four Seasons will come to the Playhouse as part of a six date tour on 25 April, just two weeks before his 83rd birthday.
Born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, Valli’s unusually powerful falsetto vocals saw him score more 40 Top 40 hits with classic such as Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).
A cover of another hit, Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye), later became a massive chart-topper for Edinburgh’s Bay City Rollers.
In 1978 Valli also famously recorded the theme to the blockbuster movie Grease.
Having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, his life story has already enthralled audiences at the Greenside Place theatre when the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, played to sell-out audiences.
The show introduced his music to new generations with the man himself showing no sign of slowing down.
As his character says at the end of Jersey Boys, “Like that bunny on TV with the battery, I just keep going and going and going.”
In 1990, Valli and the original members of The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tickets for the Playhouse gig go on sale today priced £45-£60, with a limited number of platinum tickets at £75.
Frankie Valli, Playhouse, Greenside Place, 25 April 2017, 7.30pm, tickets available from www.gigsinscotland.com or by calling 08444 999 990