I have always followed and supported The Best of The Bee Gees and was thrilled to be invited to their 25th Anniversary show at The Star Casino, Gold Coast.
This show with the George Ellis Orchestra exceeded my expectations, bringing back childhood memories had me in tears and laughter.
Their performance was brilliant and, I am proud of the care and respect they have for my brothers’ music.
Lesley Evans (Gibb)
Absolutely humbled to be a part of this show on such a major occasion.
A night I will always treasure, I honestly felt my uncle’s singing with me, a chilling experience, their harmonies were just beautiful.
Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for this precious gift.
What a show! More than a show!
I was truly astonished by the Best of the Bee Gees and the George Ellis Orchestra. Two and half hours of musical magic.
The Best of the Bee Gees is brilliant. Soaring vocal harmonies backed by original film clips and heartwarming narration from Bee Gees drummer Colin “Smiley” Petersen makes for a magical night.
Add to that the 25-piece George Ellis orchestra and you’ll be dancing in the aisles … I know I was.
News Reader Channel 9
Just a note to follow up on what was a wonderful Bee Gees Tribute show at The Star last Saturday.
We have a group of more than 40 members of our GoSet Club attend and absolutely every one enjoyed the evening.
And our members are more than entitled to ‘review’ the show as they include performers Normie Rowe, Brian Mannix, Tony Worsley, Digger Revell, Brian Cadd, Russell Morris, Denise Drysdale, Peter Cupples and more, many of whom have actually worked with the original Bee Gees in the 60’s and 70’s.
Your Bee Gees were as good as it gets; the orchestra, fabulous as was sound and lighting and Colin Petersen
As a massive Bee Gees fan back in the early 70’s, always enjoying their music, I was thrilled to host the Best of the Bee Gees at The Athenaeum Theatre last Saturday night.
What a professional production!
The boys were fantastic, and the combination of the wonderful music, the excellent narrative from Colin (Smiley) Peterson and superb lighting made for a fabulous show.
The full theatre loved it.
I commend this production to anyone who loves the Bee Gees music.
Athenaeum Theatre Director
I saw the Best of the Bee Gee’s last night and just can’t stop humming the opening bars of More Than a Woman. Not my absolute favourite from their stellar collection but a catchy composition nonetheless, faithfully rendered by band and orchestra.
This was a fabulously flamboyant production replete with synchronised archival footage of the originals and occasional anecdotes from one time drummer, Colin “Smiley” Peterson… who also reprised his role behind the kit, at one stage.
The vocals were superbly covered by Evan Webster, Russell Davey and Greg Wain with Roslyn Loxton stepping in for a couple of Barry Gibb’s numbers from the wild, matching Barbara Streisand and Celine Dion’s original takes.
Special commendation to George Ellis and his Orchestra for sumptuous renditions of the original sonics, which kicked when the disco devil’s were called out to play… lifting the crowd to their feet in feverish moves refined in younger days.
Nobody gets too much heaven no more.
One time ABC Broadcaster and music programmer
A nostalgic sound and story delight!
There are many fascinating stories about The Bee Gees and what a treat hearing them from an original band member, drummer Colin “Smiley” Petersen.
This awesome concert not only covers a catalogue of The Bee Gees’ greatest music from the ‘60s, through the disco hits of “Saturday Night Fever” and beyond, but the event is interspersed with touching and amusing anecdotes about the band delivered by the ever-entertaining Petersen.
This tribute act has been together for more than twenty years and manages to both look the part and achieve the famous falsetto — not an easy thing to do!
A must for any Bee Gees fans. You’ll be singing along and dancing in your seat.
I took my daughter, husband — and mum! This concert is equally entertaining for 12- to 82-year-olds!
I feel compelled to let you know that this is one of the best concerts I have ever attended.
The whole band need to know, that as an avid fan of The Bee Gees in my youth, it was refreshing to hear all of the old favourites. My 38-year-old daughter was singing along as well. When I asked her “How do you know the words”, she replied, “Dad, that’s all we heard growing up, at home and in the car”.
The crowd were on their feet and dancing in the aisles to the performance. On many occasions, throughout the concert, I found myself closing my eyes and reminiscing to the near perfect renditions of the original songs.
I /we especially loved the stories from Colin “Smiley” about his experiences with the original Bee Gees. That was a nice touch and very genuine.
I was fortunate to be given the opportunity of filming the Best of the Bee Gees Show at the Star Casino on Saturday night.
After hiring a film crew to create a promo as well as capturing social content, we were all blown away with accuracy of their performances complemented by engaging storytelling from original drummer Colin Petersen, and an internationally renowned orchestra lead by George Ellis.
The Best of the Bee Gees takes you on a magical journey back in time as though the Bee Gees were still performing their world class shows. It’s such an honour to be involved with entertainment as special as this. Evan and everyone involved in the show were given the official nod of approval from Lesley Evans, sister to the Gibb brothers, and her daughter, Debra McLane, who surprised everyone with a stunning performance of her own. It doesn’t get any better.
Evette Henderson | Producer
Village Roadshow Theme Parks
Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful opportunity to attend the concert on Saturday at the Star casino My friend, and I had the best time ever The show was amazing and so well put together We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the performance.
Especially the visuals and background stories and the interaction with the audience from the lead singer.
I had a message from my friend who said going to the show, gave her many more reasons for staying alive !!
Keep up the good work 👏🏻
Loretta – Gold Coast
I would just like to say how much me and my family enjoyed the Best of the Bee Gee’s concert at The Star on Saturday night.
We have seen this concert previously, but I must say that with orchestra and a couple of guest singers made this all the more enjoyable and the story and info from the performers was a great tribute to the original group and would recommend to anyone to see this concert
Darrell, Yvonne, Daniel + Aleisha
I was privileged to attend the show at the Star Casino on the Gold Coast. The vocals were amazing, and the addition of the orchestra was a perfect accompaniment to the show. The lighting and sound amplified the music, and I enjoyed the narration, which provided a backstory to the music. I was most impressed with the show paying thoughtful attribution to the Gibb and Evans family. Thank you for a fabulous night!
We saw this show last night in Canberra… the very best show I’ve ever seen… I want to take my kids to see it again… can you please put up a show schedule!!! We will travel to see this sensation again and bring our children this time to watch the best tribute to the great artists … bloody brilliant !!! We are still singing the songs from this amazing show… the George Ellis Orchestra was amazing support and the entire show was amazing!!! I can’t wait to see it again…