The original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, The Midtown Men, is bringing their music to the Lynn Auditorium on September 27th.
SD: How did the idea of forming the group come about?
DR: Sort of by accident, while we were still performing in Jersey Boys, we were asked to performed separately at different events. Three years later and over 250 concerts, we are still having a great time.
SD: How is Jersey Boys similar or even different to Midtown Men?
DR: In Jersey Boys, we were playing a specific cast of guys, The Four Seasons. In the Midtown Men, we are playing out our own story. When we perform in front of a crowd, we are playing out our relationship and the dynamics that make us a group.
SD: What is it about this era of music (the 1960’s) that still resonances with people?
DR: The melodies just stick in your head and there is always a memory that is related to a song that takes the listener back in time. Today’s music is all about image, back then it was just about telling a story.
SD: Who is the one musician from that era, you would love to meet and why?
DR: We have had the privilege to meet many great artists from that era. The one I would love to meet is Sir Paul McCarthy. He is a musician whose talent, intellect, and energy has really transformed the world. He is one of the few artists still out there making great music.
SD: What can your fans, old and new, of your music expect at the show?
DR: A great variety of artists from the 1960s. In our show, we go far beyond the catalogue of the Four Seasons. We want our fans to just have fun and forget about your problems and enjoy the music.
For more information on The Midtown Men, visit their website at www.themidtownmen.com. For ticket information visit www.lynnauditorium.com