The Frankie Valli Story Feat: Stephen James
20-22 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
Approx. capacity: 700
The Robin 2 in Bilston is an excellent live music venue with a capacity of 700, and draws appreciative crowds to see some unexpected big names, local bands and tribute acts. At the front of the club, Noddy's Bar - named after the Slade frontman - is an excellent place to meet for a drink before the gig. The Robin provides a refreshing alternative for those who like to listen to good live music at a reasonable price. The Robin 2 is unique in the fact that it is also a hotel. The Robin 2 hotel has been inundated with bookings since it's opening in May 2008. The 500,000 pounds hotel is aimed at giving concert-goers the chance to enjoy a drink and have a bed nearby for convenience. The old building next to the Mount Pleasant music venue was gutted and transformed into the new attraction as part of a 12 week renovation project. The hotel was built during celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the music venue. Each of the eight sound-proofed rooms are fitted out with en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee machines and digital televisions.
Bilston Central Tram Link stops close to the venue.
Direction From M6: -At M6 Junction 10, exit onto A454 heading to A463/Wolverhampton/Dudley -Continue on A463/Black Country Route -Go through 2 roundabouts -At Oxford St take the 4th exit onto A41/Oxford St -Continue to follow A41 -Turn right at Mount Pleasant
On site parking - There is a large car park at the rear of the venue. 20-22 Mount Pleasant Bilston Wolverhampton West Midlands WV14 7LJ
Please contact the venue on 01902 401211.
General Access Info
Please contact the venue on 01902 401211.
Doors Open: 7:30PM
14+ only. 14s to 17s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
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On stage 9.00pm
The amazing story & solo tribute to the voice of The Four Seasons by Stephen James
Introducing The Frankie Valli Story - A One-Man "Jersey Boys" style show, brilliantly sewn together chronologically by an American narrator, aided cleverly by video projection, which forms a back drop to the whole show. The show spands 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". The show features all of the hits of Frankie Valli both as a solo and as part of The Four Seasons, including: Sherry - Big Girls Dont Cry - Walk Like A Man - Dawn - Ragdoll - Working My Way Back To You - Lets Hang On - The Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore - Bye Bye Baby - Silence Is Golden - Beggin - Cant Take My Eyes Off You - My Eyes Adored You - Who Loves You (pretty baby) - December 63 (Oh What A Night) - Grease (Is The Word)... 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)), to name a few. He was also dubbed The Brummy Gary Barlow by Take Thats 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. Stephens talent speaks for itself, and he has definitely found his niche in The Frankie Valli Story. Stephen James IS the word! Whether your a hard-core Frankie Valli fan, like to be thoroughly entertained, or just appreciate a superb vocalist when you hear one, The Frankie Valli Story is guaranteed to leave you dancing your way home and "Beggin" for more!...Oh What A Night!
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