“You Should Be Dancing”
Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb formed the pop music group the Bee Gees in 1958. The trio were most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s due to their recognizable three part harmony, but today they are most known for their hits from the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Bee Gees have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Only five other artists have outsold them.
The excitement of the 70’s filled the Thrasher-Horne Center of the Arts for an evening of the Bee Gees classic tunes. The concert hall was packed with young and old music lovers. Night Fever – The Bee Gees Tribute is the largest Bee Gees production in the world. The Toronto, Canada based band has been touring for ten years around the globe. The two hour show was had two sets with a short intermission. The first set focused on the early traditional songs like Nights on Broadway and Massachusetts. It was slower and warmed the audience up for the second half. The second set was full of energy featured all the classic disco tunes we all know by heart like Jive Talkin and Night Fever. I noticed on more than one occasion that several couples were dancing in the aisles and many were singing the tunes.
By the end of the night, I could no longer stay in my seat and I too danced in place. The group closed with Stayin Alive with an encore of Tragedy. The lead singer John Acosta captured Barry Gibb’s essence. His falsetto voice mirrored Barry’s and if you closed your eyes you could imagine being at an actual Bee Gees concert. His witty banter with the audience was engaging and nicely done. He paused between songs to provide a hilarious commentary which provided a segue to the next song. The set design was simple and the backdrop was distracting at times, but at no time overshadowed the fine performance. I would have loved to see a change in costumes for the second half.
The Thrasher-Horne Center of the Arts is a true gem in the heart of Clay County, just 10 minutes south of I-295 off of Blanding Blvd. It has ample parking, fantastic acoustics, a wonderful staff, comfortable seating and great views of the stage. The Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts was the perfect venue for the event and I think that it is a gem in Clay County. Just like the encore song, it would be a “Tragedy” if you missed this performance!