THE falsetto, the big hair, the harmonies and the instantly recognisable choruses - we got ‘em all in this tribute show to the Bee Gees.
Jive Talkin’ covered all the big disco hits when the Gibb Brothers’ voices were higher that decade’s inflation rate.
But they also dug deep into the group’s history, devoting the whole of the first half to the 1960s.
Everyone knows ‘Massachussets’ and the ‘New York Mining Disaster 1941’, but I have to confess a couple of songs were new to me, Ones for the devotees...
The big hits - the real blockbusters - all came after the break as we hit the 1970s running. or jive-talkin’ ...
The band had everyone up dancing as they rattled through all the big disco era hits.
There was even an outing for ‘Islands In The Stream’ the hit the Gibbs knocked off for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers - got to be honest, it wasn’t the best offering of the night.
Some of the harmonies were less than pitch perfect - the breathless high falsetto of the Gibbs isn’t that easy to mimic, and harder to sustain, but pretty essential for a tribute band in this genre - and the medley of songs which couldn’t be fitted into the set really didn’t work.