Stayin’ Alive – A Tribute to the Bee Gees
You know the music. Songs by the Bee Gees like “Staying Alive,” “How Deep is Your Love?” “Night Fever” and “You Should Be Dancing” fueled the disco craze and defined a decade. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band, founded by brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, began in 1958, but it wasn’t until the early 1970s, when hits like “Lonely Days” and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?” charted that they hit it big, with appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
When the brothers started the group in 1958, they had early success, but then they went their separate ways. It wasn’t until the early 1970s, when they reunited and their songs charted that they reached a larger audience and hit it big. 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.
In 1977, a little movie called Saturday Night Fever was released. Producer Robert Stigwood had asked the Bee Gees to write the songs for the movie and the soundtrack and film were both phenomenal successes, making international superstars of John Travolta and the Bee Gees. The album was the highest-selling album in history and is among the best-selling soundtracks ever. The Bee Gees, who wrote every song, as they did for their entire career, won five Grammy Awards for the album, production and individual performances. The rest, as they say, is history, with a little magic thrown in.
Stayin’ Alive, the foremost Bee Gees tribute band, brings the high energy of the original group to the stage, with the up-tempo dance hits as well as the softer ballads. Starring Tony Mattina, Todd Sharman and Joseph Janisse, Stayin’ Alive relives the glory days of disco and the sounds of a group at the height of its power. They perform all the big hits and enhance their show with big-screen video clips, dazzling photos and incredible imagery. Whether you lived through the disco era or just love music, Stayin’ Alive will have you dancing.
Stayin’ Alive sells out every time the group comes to The Lyric, so get your tickets early. You won’t want to mend a broken heart.