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Sunday, January 8, 2012


(Michael Clift, Wayne Hosking and Dave Scott)

Bee Gees music is 'Staying Alive' and kicking... (Review by Shika Budhoo)

If you are still in the festive mood having just celebrated the start of 2012 and looking for a great night out (Bee Gees fans, especially) then the Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World in association with Showtime Entertainment Australia has just the thing for you, Night Fever – A Tribute to the Bee Gees.

This tribute to the legends of Rock 'n Roll opened at the Sun Zone to a packed audience despite the summer rain that stormed threateningly above the holiday destination city of Durban.

This legendary group, The Bee Gees, originally comprised of three brothers: Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. Their youngest brother, Andy, later joined the trio for collaborations. Successful for the majority of their 40-plus years in the music business, they are most widely known for their excellence during the time when 'disco fever' infected many in the late 1970s. The brothers’ unique blend of voices became instantly recognisable, even until now.

Night Fever – A Tribute to the Bee Gees, at Suncoast, is performed by Michael Clift, Wayne Hosking and Dave Scott, each playing a different Bee Gees brother. With pitch-perfect voices, that blend with such skill, the trio had the audience cheering and dancing and singing along at the top of their lungs.

Cinema style seating for this concert of popular and fan-favourite Bee Gees songs, the venue also had a dance floor section up front and space along the aisles to dance, which between songs, the audience was encouraged to get up and dance if the dancing fever took over.

Clift, Hosking and Scott brilliantly performed the big favourites from the Bee Gees like Staying Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Massachusetts, Words, 1st of May, You Should Be Dancing and Tragedy among others, which delighted the highly appreciative audience.

Hugely talented, the band is assisted with some precisely-timed visuals, projected onto three large screens, which take you on a wonderful journey of music, when lyrics where deep and falling in love wasn't tied to romantic notions, but rather a celebration for the love of life itself.

The Bee Gees music is 'Staying Alive' and kicking, especially when talented artists come together to give us an experience of music at its best, such is the case at The Suncoast Zone this January. Make sure you're there.

Night Fever – A Tribute to the Bee Gees runs until January 15. Tickets R195 available from Computicket (R150 Platinum Club Festival Members and R165 Gold and Red Club Festival Members) - Shika Budhoo