Contributed by Caryn Starr-Gates

What do you get when you mix three former members of The Four Seasons with three other musicians who’ve worked with some of the biggest names in classic rock? The Hit Men (

More than a Four Seasons tribute band, The Hit Men are hit-makers whose friendships and individual record successes have been interweaving with each other for most of their lives. They play Four Seasons favorites along with hits by The Critters, Jim Croce, Tommy James and the Shondells, Elton John, Carly Simon, and Cat Stevens—all acts that the individual members have played with over the course of their long and successful music careers. You can read about them online, follow them on Facebook, or see their videos on YouTube. Their second CD will be out soon.