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Sell-out Bee Gees tribute show returns to Keswick

Jive Talkin' perform the Bee Gees
Jive Talkin’ perform the Bee Gees

[I]mpressive veteran tribute act Jive Talkin’ boasting stars from TV and London’s West End are back by popular demand at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake on Sunday 14th August at 7.30pm after a sell-out show in 2015. Performing an exciting line-up of classic Bee Gees hits spanning four decades from the sixties to the nineties, the group will wow audiences with their stunning authenticity and emotion lead by three supremely talented musicians who are all members of the same family, like the original super-group.

The hugely successful two-hour show supported by a live band and string section is packed with your favourite songs such as Massachusetts, Words, I Started a Joke and How Can You Mend a Broken Heart through to the 70s disco classics such as Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than A Woman.

The group first appeared on the original ITV series of Stars in their Eyes in 1990 and since then have toured the UK and Europe, once even performing with the real Bee Gees live on Heart FM in 1997. Described by Maurice Gibb himself as “absolutely fantastic” and by The Stage as a group whose “sound-a-like quality is stunning”, Jive Talkin’ will create a truly nostalgic journey through your musical memories that will have you both reaching for your handkerchiefs and dancing in the aisles.

Recently asked about the perks of working on stage with family members, Gary Simmons – who plays the part of Barry Gibb said, “Musically, the benefits are huge. I have been singing with my brother Darren for 30 years and my nephew since he was a toddler. That creates a kind of telepathy when we sing together; our voices blend exceptionally in harmony and our on-stage chemistry – not to mention witty banter – really entertains the audience.”

The highlight of the evening for many may be when the trio showcase their unrivalled vocal connection with an acoustic medley of some of the Bee Gees’ lesser-known hits and bring to life the super-group in an emotional delivery charged with passion and charisma. Tickets for this powerhouse performance are £18 – £15 and Students, U16s £10. You can book online at www.theatrebythelake.com or telephone the Box Office on 017687 74411.

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