Hi everyone! I hope 2019 is going well. Since our last shows in Canada we’ve been relaxing at home in LA and rehearsing some new arrangements for the songs in the show. I’ve also done a few fun shows with the Stevie Nicks tribute band “Gypsy”.
We go back out on tour with Frankie this weekend with shows in San Diego, CA. Las Vegas, NV. and Modesto, CA. I’m looking forward to playing the shows and seeing some longtime friends and fans. Stay cool everyone, the summer has arrived in California! Best, Wil
Well while I’m relaxing between Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tours I had the chance to play in a Stevie Nicks tribute band.
I needed to learn to sing lead on a few Fleetwood Mac songs that Lindsey Buckingham sang lead. I also got the chance to sing the Tom Petty and Don Henley duets that I used to sing in cover bands back when they were hits.
Lisa Mc Cormick does a killer job of honoring Stevie and the whole night was a lot of fun playing these songs with a great band.
We are off to play shows in Detroit, Cleveland, and New Buffalo, Michigan this week! It’s been a few weeks and I’m looking forward to playing these great songs with these great musicians again. Here is a clip of our show opener. This was from a show in the UK last December.
What a great year this has been. I started touring with this musical legend in April and have been on bass guitar in his band in front of thousands of adoring fans in incredible arenas and theaters here in the U.S. and in the UK. The highlights include playing Radio City Music Hall and our tour through the UK. All sold out venues. In fact it’s been mentioned by the production crew that Frankie is a bigger draw live now than he has ever been! Thanks to the Jersey Boys production and the timeless nature of songs like “My Eyes Adored You” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”, he now has a following that covers 3 generations!
We just finished our last three shows of the year. We played in Macon, GA., Birmingham, AL., and Bossier City, LA. Photos of these venues below as we set up.
Thanks to all friends, family, and fans that made this a great year! Here’s to 2019!!
What a blast this trip has been. This was an amazing tour! To be on bass guitar, with the legend Frankie Valli, with this band and crew, and the incredible fans!!
Although the band and the crew are tired and looking forward to going home, I know we all have had a great time and are grateful to these amazing fans for making our shows spectacular and our time in the UK a wonderful experience. Tonight is our last show and we will be performing in the Manchester Arena. I wish you all a great holiday season and a wonderful new year in 2019!