Keeping memory of Bee Gees alive

Emily AceSouth Western Times
The Australian Bee Gees Show will light up the stage at BREC tomorrow night.
Camera IconThe Australian Bee Gees Show will light up the stage at BREC tomorrow night.

Promising to bring “a little bit of Vegas to Bunbury”, the Australian Bee Gees Show will hit the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre stage tomorrow night with a flash of flares to take the audience on a trip down memory lane.

After touring their new show across the US to rave reviews, Michael Clift, who performs as Barry Gibb, is looking forward to returning to Bunbury.

“Bunbury has been one of the places we have been playing since early 2000 – we are excited to come back and hope we have a great turnout,” he said.

The travelling production will celebrate its 22-year anniversary in July and has performed an astounding 6500 shows, so it is no surprise these guys look and sound like the real deal.

Clift said the show would involve two acts, with plenty of highlights to look forward to.

“The first half is really a retrospective, going through all of the little facets of the Bee Gees’ career as well as some songs they wrote for other people and the medleys – it’s quite busy,” he said.

“The second half is all the 70s.

“There are a couple of points in the show that I really love, which are the more acoustic medleys which are very poignant and raw.

“I also love the disco songs, so to me these are the real high points in the show – some of the great 60s songs and the disco songs of the 70s and just some of those little moments which are quite intimate with the audience as well.”

Clift joked that although “the vote was close” the trio would don the famous white suits for the production.

“As much we are middle aged guys who don’t want to dress up in white suits, the audience love it and it is a lot of fun, so sometimes you have to take one for the team,” he laughed.

Tickets are available at the BREC Box Office.

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