Saturday, November 30, 2013

Barry Gibb - Mythology Tour

Barry Gibb - Mythology Tour
21.09.2013 LG Arena, Birmingham

My love for the Brothers Gibb aka The Bee Gees goes back to my childhood and way beyond their "Saturday Night Fever" era, for which they are perhaps best known and will be remembered for. I never had a chance to see them live and when Maurice Gibb died in 2003 and Robin Gibb in 2012 I didn't think that lone brother Barry Gibb, or, as he sees it:, "The last man standing" will tour again.

But apparently he did and this man is a living legend and he delivered from the first minute to the last. His voice is as spiritual and potent as it ever was and despite a palpable sadness and feeling of loss surrounding the gig, this was an amazing and awesome night.

The set-list included gems like "First of May", "How deep is your love", "You should be dancing", "How can you mend a broken heart" and even "I've gotta get a message to you" with a video insert of Robin singing his lines.

Videos, mostly private recordings, were featured heavily throughout the evening, adding to the feeling of longing to see the missing brothers.

Barry's oldest son and Maurice's daughter also perform on stage and Barry renders the awesome "Islands in the stream" and "Guilty" as duets with one of highly talented backing vocalists.

The whole evening was a blast and what I admired the most, apart from the unique and often times angelic voice of Barry Gibb,, was the musicianship the Bee Gees brought to their tunes.

Just an amazing evening!!