Stayin’ Alive - A Tribute to the Bee Gees
Did disco make the Bee Gees or did the Bee Gees make disco? The dance craze defined a decade and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band defined disco. Stayin’ Alive-A Tribute to the Bee Gees recreates that era with an evening of disco classics from “Night Fever” to “You Should Be Dancing,” to “Jive Taking.” There are also the ballads, like “Words,” “I Started a Joke,” and “To Love Somebody.” With Mitch Seekins, Todd Sharmin and Tony Mattini, Stayin’ Alive, known as the number one Bee Gees tribute band, uses a big screen, video clips and dazzling photography to bring to life the music that had everyone dancing.
The Bee Gees were started in 1958 by brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. They had early success and then went their separate ways; it wasn’t until the early 1970s, when they reunited that their songs “Lonely Days,” and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” charted and landed them on television shows including The Ed Sullivan Show and Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. In the mid-1970s, at the suggestion of Eric Clapton, the group moved to Miami and started recording fewer ballads and more dance-oriented music. Then came Saturday Night Fever. Producer Robert Stigwood asked the Bee Gees to write the songs for the movie. The rest, as they say, is history. The soundtrack and the film were both phenomenal successes. The album was the highest-selling album in history to that time and is among the best-selling soundtrack albums ever. The Bee Gees won five Grammy Awards for the album, production and individual performances. The Bee Gees wrote every one of the songs, as they did for their entire career.
Stayin’ Alive sells out every time it comes to The Lyric, so get your tickets early. They’ll make you feel like dancing.