The Hit Men to Play Guild Hall in the Hamptons, 8/25
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Carole King, Tommy James & The Shondells, Sting, Paul McCartney...THE HIT MEN have worked with them all and many more mega-star acts, both in the studio and on tour. After decades behind the scenes, these immensely talented artists united to form THE HIT MEN, a brotherhood of musicians whose friendships date back nearly 50 years: Lee Shapiro (musical director & member of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), Gerry Polci (drummer/member of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons), Jimmy Ryan (founder of The Critters, lead guitarist with Carly Simon for 21 years; has worked with Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger), Larry Gates (Carole King, Phoebe Snow), and Russ Velazquez (4-time Emmy-nominated composer; has worked with Sting, Carole King, The Ramones, LL Cool J).
THE HIT MEN connect with audiences on a level rarely seen by today's music acts...from the classic songs we all know and love (such as "Oh What a Night" & "You're So Vain") to the backstage stories never told until today, a HIT MEN show is like no other as they combine the music & the memories alongside exciting multimedia footage & visuals, evoking an unforgettable and nostalgic experience.
On Monday, August 25 at 8pm, THE HIT MEN will offer a concert at historic Guild Hall in East Hampton (158 Main Street), providing a unique chance to experience the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s as these talented musicians share their impressive Musical Legacy. Tickets for the 8/25 performance are $38-$75 and can be purchased online at www.GuildHall.org or by phone at 866-811-4111.
The founder of THE HIT MEN, Lee Shapiro, was one of Frankie Valli's celebrated Four Seasons in the 70s as music director, arranger and on keys performing hits like "Oh, What a Night" and "Who Loves You." Gerry Polci, drummer with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, also sang lead vocal on their biggest hit, "Oh What a Night"; he was the only Four Season to sing a lead on one of their hits aside from Frankie.
Reliving the magic they created on stages around the world & in recording studios with some of our most cherished musical artists, when THE HIT MEN take the stage today, it's easy to see why their music has transcended generations. Now touring across the country, other upcoming performances include Harrah's Casino in Bossier City, LA on August 31; Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham, AL on September 26; and the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra on October 24 and 25.
THE HIT MEN will also be releasing a special Holiday Album later this year, The Hit Men Holiday Hits, and they will be offering several special Holiday concert performances in December including New York City, New Jersey, Florida, and at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
For more information on THE HIT MEN visit www.TheHitMenLive.com.