“I’ve never seen a more professional tribute to the Bee Gees with those beautiful harmonies which are so difficult to achieve. They have worked hard to reproduce the unique sound of my brothers. So tastefully done. Absolutely brilliant and I didn’t want to leave. If you’re a Bee Gees fan, this is the concert for you.”
Lesley Evans (Gibb)
I am delighted to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the Best of the Bee Gees with Colin “Smiley” Petersen in collaboration with the George Ellis Orchestra, on a national tour in 2023.
It has been an honour to provide orchestrations for The Best of the Bee Gees and when I reflect on our very first venture – the 2019 Best of the Bee Gees partnership with the full Canberra Symphony Orchestra – I am reminded of the authenticity of the performance.
World class musicians brought the mega-hits and beautiful three-part harmonies to a large, enthusiastic and appreciative audience, so I am excited to reconnect with this band to continue the legacy in their 25th year.
I am also looking forward to working with the original Bee Gees drummer Colin “Smiley” 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
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.