SPECIAL GUESTS: COLIN PETERSEN & ROSLYN LOXTON
“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)
Australia’s premier tribute act, The Best of the Bee Gees, celebrates a massive milestone of 25 years on the world stage at the State Theatre Sydney on Saturday 30 December at 8pm, accompanied by the George Ellis Orchestra and special guests, Colin Petersen and Roslyn Loxton.
This concert will be packed with international hits and memories spanning the decades from the Bee Gees song book, with orchestral charts as originally written and recorded by the brothers Gibb.
It would be a Tragedy to miss the iconic timeless classics, soaring three-part harmonies and stunning vocals performed with a phenomenal orchestra, guided by incomparable conductor, George Ellis –
Massachusetts, Night Fever, New York Mining Disaster, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Grease, Jive Talkin’, Spicks & Specks, To Love Somebody, I Started a Joke, I’ve Got to Get a Message to You, Too Much Heaven, You Should Be Dancing, Heartbreaker, Immortality and so much more.
The Best of the Bee Gees features globally seasoned musicians in Creator Evan Webster (Barry Gibb), Musical Director Russell Davey (Robin Gibb), Greg Wain (Maurice Gibb), Ralph Muller (guitar), Brad Poole (Bass) and Greg Loxton (drums).
When not touring with his own orchestra, George Ellis is the Chief Conductor of the Australian Session Orchestra. His varied career includes conducting for Queen Elizabeth II, major international festivals, working with Lou Reed and other contemporary artists and multiple film scores. In 2021, he was the Orchestral Musical Director for the National Rugby League Grand Final entertainment with Kate Miller-Heidke and Ian Moss, and his portrait by Evert Ploeg received the 2007 Archibald People’s Choice Award.
George says: “It is a huge privilege to celebrate the Silver anniversary of the Best of the Bee Gees as they are extremely talented performers and the entire production team is also a highly skilled, well-oiled operation.
So easy to work with and nothing is too demanding for them. They gladly assist me in every way I need for the orchestra to thrive for these concerts.
It has been an honour to provide the orchestrations 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, where world class musicians brought the international-hits and beautiful three-part harmonies to a large, enthusiastic and appreciative audience.
I am delighted to continue the legacy in this 25th year on our final national date for the year at the State Theatre Sydney, and to work with the original Bee Gees drummer Colin Petersen and Roslyn Loxton.”
Special Guest Colin “Smiley” Petersen was essential to the Bee Gees sound. As a bona fide 4th member of the supergroup, he drove their evolution over 4 albums, and his first-hand anecdotes of performing with orchestras in the studio and on stage, are mesmerising.
Colin says: “It’s wonderful that these incredible songs live on through this great show and I am thrilled to add another dimension by telling my stories.”
Global chanteuse Roslyn Loxton also shares the stage to perform classics especially written by the Bee Gees for female artists Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand.
The Best of the Bee Gees 25th Anniversary Concert with the George Ellis Orchestra and special guests Colin Petersen and Roslyn Loxton at the State Theatre Sydney on Saturday 30 December from 8pm –