UPDATE: The show has been cancelled due to uncertainly related to COVID-19 restrictions.
“The BeeGees Now” tribute group will perform at the Ponoka Golf Club on Sunday, Oct. 3.
The BeeGees, a group of three brothers, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, formed in 1958. They were born on the Isle of Man and later moved to Australia.
In Australia, they concentrated on song writing and perfecting the three-part harmonies they would become famous for.
The BeeGees’ music ranges from soft, heart-felt ballads to disco and includes nine number one hits. They eventually sold more than 120 million records, won five Grammys and were inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.
Besides writing all of their own hits, the Gibb brothers also wrote hit songs for Yvonne Elliman, Tavares, Frankie Valli, Samantha Sang, Conway Twitty, Jimmy Ruffin, Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Cliff Richard and duo Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.
“MusicaI icons” doesn’t begin to describe The BeeGees’ place in music.
Based in Miami, “The BeeGees Now” features singer/keyboard player Nicholas Barkley singer/guitarist Aaron Solomon and singer/bass player Dave Lafame, all from Canada.
The trio, who already knew each other, were performing in different shows in Florida when they happened to find themselves backstage at the same festival, on the same day.
To pass the time, someone suggested singing a few songs. The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Eagles songs didn’t sound bad, but The BeeGees songs sounded magical, after only a few bars.
So the three friends agreed to get together and do it again sometime. They eventually did and it was so much fun and worked so well they decided to take it on the road. Their first few shows got good press, so it wasn’t long before the group was picked up by a concert promoter who soon had them performing for sellout crowds in 2,000-seat theatres across Florida and as far west as California.
“The BeeGees Now” show covers the Gibb brothers’ music from “To Love Somebody” to “Stayin’ Alive” and everything in between, which is why it is so popular with true BeeGees fans.
Nicholas, Aaron and Dave have made doing justice to three of the world’s best singer/songwriters their only goal.