“Total Immersion” In Music From The Sixties

• February 25, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Midtown Men will immerse themselves in their fabulous sixties sound as they thrill a sold-out audience in Jackson, TN.  Tonight’s ‘Blue Suede Spectacular’ at the Carl Perkins Civic Center is a benefit for  the prevention of child abuse.  Following is an excerpt from The Jackson Sun highlighting the event:

So ‘Happy Together’

The Jackson Sun, 2/16/12, by Jesse Hillman

Total immersion is one way to describe the method The Midtown Men use to approach the way they perform music from the sixties. Tony Award winner Christian Hoff has another:

“The beauty of it is we were cast for the way we look and sound when we perform. When we are singing we’ve got it surrounded. We love the era. We love the music,” Hoff said.

Members of The Midtown Men were all major players in “The Jersey Boys,” which was a huge hit. In this new iteration – what Hoff calls chapter two, since they are not affiliated with “The Jersey Boys” any longer — The Midtown Men will cover ’60s music when they take to the stage here Feb. 25 for the “Blue Suede Spectacular” benefiting the Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. ..

…”This event is over the top. We are sold out of tables, and people are still calling. We have very few reserved seats left, and the general admission tickets are going fast,” said Pam Nash, president and CEO of the Exchange Club/Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. “We are so very blessed to have the Midtown Men (Original Jersey Boys off Broadway) coming. We know everyone will enjoy the show. We are bringing New York and Broadway right here to Jackson.”

…Members of The Midtown Men are Hoff, who won his Tony for his portrayal of Tommy DeVito in “Jersey Boys,” Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer. The quartet celebrates the music of the ’60s, and they each bring wide experience to the stage as singers and actors…

…Noting the charitable cause they will be performing for here, Hoff said, “We couldn’t be prouder. I’m a huge (Carl) Perkins fan as a guitarist. I’ll be bringing my 16-year-old son with me, and he’s a Johnny Cash fan. We are planning to go to Memphis and visit Sun Records. We couldn’t be more proud to be there.”

…The Midtown Men will play to a full audience as the Blue Suede Spectacular is always well-attended. ..

…”Our volunteers and staff are the best and have been working months on the decorations and props to give people the feeling of really being in New York,” said Nash. “The sights, sounds, food, and unique auction items will give everyone an experience they will never forget. We hope to raise $250,000 to help the children in West Tennessee, while having a wonderful time visiting New York and Broadway without having to leave Jackson.”

Category: Media, The MEN, The MUSIC

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