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The Australian Bee Gees Show at Redlands Performing Arts Centre

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Sing along to the greatest hits of the Bee Gees
Voted the 'Best Tribute Show' in Las Vegas by the prestigious Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Australian Bee Gees Show, will be coming to Brisbane and performing the classic Bee Gees hits at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre on 12 August 2022.



You know "You Should Be Dancing" when the Australian Bee Gees Show performs the hits from one of the world's most successful singing groups of all time. Since forming, the group have conquered the stages around the globe performing over 8,000 shows in over 60 countries.

The Australian Bee Gees Show has been in residence at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the past 9 years.



I asked Michael Clift (who takes the role of eldest Gibb Brother, Barry) about the upcoming show and what makes the Bee Gees' music special for them and so many others.

What draws you to the music of the Bee Gees and helps to keep it (pardon the pun) 'Staying Alive' for you?

The music is so timeless and it is straight from the heart. The Bee Gees' career spanned 5 decades and to be able to evolve as songwriters over such a long period of time shows how much their music means to people. We are finding that the music is now connecting with a new and younger generation and that is truly wonderful. It makes our job so much easier.

It's such vocally rich material. Do you have a favourite/s songs?

It is, the blend of brothers singing is something special and something that we work hard to emulate. My favourite song is To Love Somebody, such a powerful vocal and a soulful song.

The Bee Gees span many decades and styles from disco to ballads and more. How do you design the show around so much wonderful material to draw on?

That is the one area that is probably the hardest part about doing the show, working with such a large catalogue of songs over a long period of time.

You have the big hits from the '60s, the huge '70s disco hits, some wonderful songs written for other people in the early '80s, and the late '80s and '90s hits that really are hardcore fan favourites. Our creative input is trying to build a show around such a diverse selection of songs and that is our challenge.

You have had a long and successful residency in Las Vegas. How do audiences react to the show?

We perform 6 nights a week and we never know what to expect audience-wise until we come out on stage. The audience reaction is always great, sometimes we have a quiet group and sometimes we have a room full of party animals.

After 26 years of doing the show in over 60 countries and the last 12 years residency in Vegas, the one thing that changes every night is the audience. That is what keeps it fresh for us, it really is a new experience every night!

It must be special bringing the show to not only Australia but the Gibbs Brothers home town of Brisbane, having grown up in Redcliffe.

It is and every time we play in Brisbane it is very special for that reason. It's also great to come home to Australia and reconnect with our audience, family and friends. It's easy to get homesick when you have lives overseas for a while.



The show runs from 8pm till 10pm. Ticket waiting lists are available.

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Why? World acclaimed Bee Gee Tribute band performs live
When: 8pm - 10pm
Phone: 3358 8600
Where: Redlands Performing Arts Centre
Cost: $52.50 - $57.50
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