The Jersey Shore sound lands on Brixham's shores

Torbay Weekly

Good news! You do not need to visit London’s Trafalgar Theatre and pay up to £125 to enjoy the songs of the Four Seasons brought to life on stage.

Courtesy of Brixham Theatre, the town is still happily existing in a 1960s and 1970s time warp.

In recent weeks, the venue has been host to The Beach Boyz and Dusty, Cilla, Lulu and Pet tribute acts and is now delighted to welcome December 63 - formerly The New Jersey Boys.

The band had to change its name for legal reasons as it was deemed to be too like the title of the West End musical.

The Jersey Boys musical is one of the most prolific shows of all time.

It first opened on Broadway in 2005 and ran for 4,642 performances until 2017 and had its West End debut at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2008.

In the same year, Gary ‘Fx’ Gould, realising that there was a gap in the market for multi-tribute bands, set up The New Jersey Boys, now known as December 63.

The band lived and performed successfully in Spain for almost a decade.

They also secured a partnership with GB Promotions of Exeter to supply all their theatre venues in the UK and a contract with Artiste International Ltd, Glasgow for Warner Brothers leisure resorts in the UK and on Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The multi-costume, choreographed shows feature the amazing lead falsetto voice of Gary’s Icelandic son-in-law Einer Vestmann-Gould.

This is complemented by the tenor vocal harmonies of former London Palladium headliner, Rickky-Lee White and Gavin Lee.

The show includes numbers such as ‘Walk Like a Man,’ ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Sherry’ and ‘Oh, What a Night’.

Because December 63 is a multi-tribute band you get even more for your money including songs  by Showaddywaddy.

The Jersey Shore sound originated on the Atlantic coast of New Jersey against a background of largely industrial-based societies and communities. The lyrics of songs often reflect aspects of the daily lives, problems, and ambitions of the people of northern and central Jersey.

And December 63 faithfully reproduces the music of the Jersey Shore.

The Brixham Theatre show starts at 7.30pm on Sunday, December 5. Tickets are available from the box office on 01803 415987, online at www.brixhamtheatre.uk, at Brixham library or can be bought in person on the evening of the show. Price, £18, concessions £17.

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