You Win Again Celebrating The Music Of The Bee Gees - Aylesbury Waterside Theatre - ATG Tickets (atgtickets.com)
You can’t beat a bit of Staying
Alive
to warm you up on a cold autumn evening; guaranteed to get your blood
pumping and your feet moving. Having sold more than 220 million records
worldwide, The Bee Gees are one of
the world’s best-selling artists. In 1997 they were inducted into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame and have written and produced several major hits for other
artists, as well as their own hits. 


The brothers Maurice, Barry and Robin were born on the Isle
of Man and in 1955 formed their own rock and roll group called the Rattlesnakes.  When the family moved to Australia, the name
changed to  the Bee Gees (the Brothers Gibb) and after returning to the UK in 1967,
producer Robert Stigwood began promoting them to a global audience.


You Win Again
celebrating the music of the Bee Gees is a tribute show that is touring the UK
after a run in London’s West End.  It’s
tough to perfectly create the sound of the Bee Gees, but the guys work hard at
emulating their heroes. The trio are supported by a very talented group of
musicians, dancers and a stunning female vocalist who sang a few solo numbers.


Opening the show with You
Win Again
, the group sang some of their earlier hits including Massachusetts, To Love Somebody, Message to
You
interspersed with a narrator telling their story. The show really gets
going when we move forward into the mid-70s with Jive Talking, How Deep is Your Love, Nights of Broadway, More than a
Woman
with everyone on their feet for You
Should Be Dancing
just before the interval.


The success of the Bee
Gees
is extraordinary with 6 consecutive Number one hits, but it was their
distinctive falsetto sound and harmonies on Saturday
Night Fever
that transformed their careers with the album selling 30
million copies.  The disco era lives on
through that iconic film and the songs will always get people up dancing at any
party.


Towards the 80s though things were changing and to keep at the
forefront of an ever-changing music industry, they wrote and produced hits for
artists including Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers (Islands in the Sun) and Diana Ross (Chain Reaction).


After 45 years of activity, the group retired after Maurice’s
untimely death at the age of 53 in 2003. Six years later they reformed and
continued to perform together until Robin died in 2012.  Barry Gibb continues to perform and in 2017
played Glastonbury singing Staying Alive
with the security guards doing the iconic dance routine at the base of the
stage.


You Win Again
really is a celebration of this great trio of brothers and a reminder of some
of the classic songs that will survive for decades to come. 


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Reviewed by:

Yvonne Delahaye

29.10.19

@yvonnedelahaye