Jimmy's Back - and He's Brought His
South Wales Evening Post
April 5, 2012
IT might feel like he's never been away, but Swansea panto favourite Jimmy Osmond heads back to Swansea's Grand Theatre with some of his brothers in tow, as part of The Osmonds' final tour.
They fire up the old pop hits on Friday, April 13, with their Up Close And Personal tour, taking in Down By The Lazy River, Love Me For A Reason, Crazy Horses and Long Haired Lover From Liverpool.
"We truly want this tour to be a great big thank you to all our fans for their love and support through the years," says Jimmy.
The Osmonds must be the most successful figures of fun in pop music history, and though they come in for some stick, it is no mean feat keeping a band on the road as long as they have. Jimmy says: "For the past 20 years I have managed the brothers and produced the events and been the guy that packages the deals, so I have had a weird dynamic with the family in that I am in business with them and yet we are brothers.
"It would kill most families. And we have every right in the world to probably never talk to each other again, but somehow we had great parents that really let us isolate in our mind the business of show — that's what I call it. It is quite a phoney business — and keeping the perspective of what family life is about."