by Dave Cunningham, Staff Writer
Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2 PM
The Bay Club
120 Spinnaker Place
Port Ludlow, WA 98365
Sixty-two years ago, a little-known band called Frankie Valli and the Four Lovers performed at a bowling alley in Union, New Jersey. The name of that bowling alley was the Four Seasons, and Valli liked it so much that he changed his band’s name to the Four Seasons. The rest is classic rock history.
You can hear all those great songs again, right here in Port Ludlow, when The Four C Notes take the stage in the Bay Club for the second concert of the Port Ludlow Performing Arts season.
The Four C Notes were formed to honor the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, whose rags-to-riches story was the basis of the smash hit Broadway stage show Jersey Boys.
The Four C Notes were pioneered by John Michael Coppola— who is best known for his stage performances as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. The band calls Chicago home, but they have performed at arts centers and outdoor festivals all over the country, from Des Moines to Milwaukee, Omaha to Baltimore, Washington D.C. to Maine, and now Port Ludlow. They have packed the house wherever they’ve played.
The Sunday matinee performance at the Bay Club starts at 2 p.m. on November 6. Tickets are priced at $35 each and are available online at portludlowperformingarts.com
For three years, the Four C Notes were headliners at Chicago’s famous Taylor Street Festa Italiana, which is appropriate because The Four Seasons were of Italian descent.
Perhaps we shouldn’t use past-tense verbs when referring to the Four Seasons because the band is still performing occasionally, although Frankie Valli is the only remaining member of the original group, and Valli is 88 years old. While the Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, the Four C Notes are amassing heaps of praise was well.
Here are some of the comments from their recent shows:
“There are few words to convey the quality of this show … Truthfully nothing short of amazing! We have had difficulty over the years finding quality entertainment, and boy did we hit it out of the park with the Four C Notes! I feel fortunate to have found them.” – Amy Osterman, Illinois Bankers Association, Springfield, Illinois.
“Sensational! The Four C Notes rocked the house and had the audience in the palm of their hands. Oh, what a night!”– George Dvorsky, Former Creative Director, Vinegar Hill Music Theater, Arundel, Maine.
“The Four C Notes delivered a high-energy tribute to the Four Seasons with great vocals, classy dress and choreography, and all the energy that it takes to hold a crowd!” – John Ertl, Entertainment Buyer, Watertown River Fest, Watertown, Wisconsin.
“The Bloomingdale Park District was proud to host one of the top tribute bands we’ve ever seen. With a crowd of over 1,000 people, the Four C Notes rocked the house!” – Nicole Ginger, Recreation Supervisor, Village of Bloomingdale.
“A wonderful evening! With his falsetto voice, Mr. Coppola has what it takes!” – Bobby Franklin, Boxing Over Broadway, Online Entertainment Review.
A new art show will be displayed on the Bay Club walls, which attendees can enjoy before, during and after the show. For more information on art exhibits at the Bay Club, email Alan Ahtow at email@example.com.
This Port Ludlow concert is sponsored by Terri Ross in memory of Lanny, and by Peggy Ponto in memory of Roger.