Monday, June 14, 2021

Bee Gees Gold stages all-out concert in Pampanga

HUNDREDS of concert-goers from all over Central Luzon on Tuesday flocked to the LausGroup Event Center in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga to celebrate the timeless hits and unforgettable classics of the legendary British trio, the Bee Gees, as recreated by Bee Gees Gold.

The world-renowned tribute band paid homage to the Brothers Gibb as look-alikes John Acosta (Barry Gibb), Daryll Borges (Robin Gibb), and Jeff Celentano (Maurice Gibb) swooned fans with their unique falsettos and distinct vocal harmonies, groovy dance moves, and show stopping energy that made the experience seem as if fans are watching Bee Gees live in their prime.

With Acosta as the lead singer, the one-night-only concert featured exciting line-up of Bee Gees favorites like “Night Fever,” “Massachusetts,” “I Started A Joke,” “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” “To Love Somebody,” “New York Mining Disaster 1941,” “Words,” “Tragedy,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” and “More Than A Woman,” among many others.

They also gave heartwarming renditions of a slew of songs from the 60s up to the 80s, by performing “Islands in The Stream” by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, “Emotions” by Samantha Sang, and “Grease,” written by Barry Gibb and performed by Frankie Valli for the critically-acclaimed 1979 musical film with the same title.

The Bee Gees Gold ended the night with a bang by singing the iconic smash hit and one of the most popular dance floor anthems of all time “Stayin’ Alive,” a disco song written and performed by the Brothers Gibb for the motion picture Saturday Night Fever.

When fans were eager to hear another song, the ever enthusiastic tribute band showed up on stage once more, as they belted out the chart-topping Bee Gees hit “You Should Be Dancing,” which got everyone sway and groove like the good ‘ol days.

Arminda Guevarra, a die-hard fan of the well-loved pop band, shared that she enjoyed the night with friends from Angeles City and San Fernando.

“We really miss the music of our generation. It’s the same reason why we, all 29 of us, really had a great time while watching tonight’s tribute concert. The performers were all magnificent,” the 45 year-old Kapampangan said.

But the night was a blast not only from the Gen-X and Baby Boomers, even millennials joined in and had fun, including 22-year-old Mark Almodovar who went together with his young colleagues.

“Though we’re not from their era, we appreciate their music so much. The Bee Gees Gold staged a one-of-a-kind concert and we’re glad that we had the chance to witness them,” he noted.

Acosta then thanked the Countryside Entertainment, Inc., RW 95.1 FM, Laus Auto Group, and sponsors Angeles City Water District and Clark Development Corporation for making their Pampanga leg a successful one.

“This one’s for the books! We really had an amazing time tonight and we’d like to give thanks especially to Mr. Levy and Ms. Tess Laus, generous partners, as well as RW 95.1 FM for the great job on promotions,” he said.


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