Tribute band Bee Gees Now brings ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and more to Punta Gorda and Venice.
A band fueled by a moment in time called the Disco era — the Bee Gees have become a timeless classic brand of American pop music.
The Bee Gees was formed in 1958 by brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
The movie “Saturday Night Fever” with John Travolta brought the band to the musical forefront in the 1970s with hits like “You Should Be Dancing,” “Stayin Alive” and “Night Fever.”
Playing those hits and more, tribute band Bee Gees Now brings that 1970’s dance fever to 2021.
“It’s a feel good show,” said Dave Radford, drummer and show producer. “Everybody wants to get up and smile and have fun and dance and sing along because they know the songs.”
“This is all about ‘Saturday Night Fever’ and diving back into the band’s history. This is happy, fun music,” Radford said.
Barry Gibb – Lead vocals, Guitar
Played by Aaron Solomon. Solomon is a world-class musician and performer. He has been wowing audiences as an energetic singer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist performing on violin, mandolin, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and banjo.
Maurice Gibb – Keyboards, vocals, lead on songs by Andy Gibb (the youngest Gibb brother)
Played by Billy Caloyer. Caloyer is a classically-trained musician Billy plays Piano, Keys, Violin, Drums, Bass & Guitar. He’s been a working musician since high school, playing almost every style of music and has worked behind such stars as Buju Banton, Third World and The Zap band.
Robin Gibb – Bass, Vocals
Played by Dave Lafame. Lafame has been entertaining, playing bass and singing since the age of 13. His professional career started with roles in live theatre, film and television. Eventually he moved into corporate entertainment with a self-produced Danny Ganz style impressionist show. The success of that show led to Dave becoming an award-winning Las Vegas Tom Jones impersonator.
Guitar and vocals are performed by Donavon Christenson. Christenson is known as an amazingly versatile guitarist, well-versed in many music styles such as country, rock, blues, light jazz, etc. For the last 10 years he has performed with many tribute acts, recreating the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond, The Motown Sound and Buddy Holly.
Radford has played the drums since grade school through college and then worked solidly on road. He has played behind some of the most iconic names in music: Stevie Wonder, Spencer David, Jimmy Buffet, Jeff Walker and Danny & The Juniors.
“We’re historically inclined with real instruments and costumes,” Radford said. “We play mostly live versions of the Bee Gees songs, as well as a few songs with acoustic guitar and vocals. We have a wide knowledge of material but mainly stick to the hits playing mostly to sell out venues and private/corporate shows.”
“We have been widening the material,” Radford said, “a couple of new songs to where we can vary the shows. The shows won’t be the same every time. It’s going to be a mirror image of ‘One Night Only’, the 1997 MGM show in Las Vegas. It’s going to look more like that and sound more like that.”
Socially distanced seating with 30% capacity will be available for those with tickets.
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