Italian Bee Gees with Blue Weaver and Dennis Bryon
Marion: "The Italian Bee Gees (personal friends of GSI. They first contacted me in 2003) have a special section on this website where you can find all the information about the group.
They love helping to keep the Bee Gees legacy alive because they simply adore The Bee Gees music and love singing Gibb compositions live on stage with their band.
We have a list with all kinds of tribute/cover bands on our GSI link page next to the IBG, but for me the Italian Bee Gees are different from all the others.
They do not impersonate The Bee Gees but sing the Gibb songs live for their audiences with all their heart and soul.
For them important is: their unconditional love for the Bee Gees music which they enjoy to share with their audiences with lots of enthusiasm and passion.
This is also the reason why former Bee Gees band member Blue Weaver some time ago chose The Egiziano Brothers to work with and to perform the Bee Gees music once again on stage with these three brothers.
I think there's no way anyone can ever copy The Bee Gees in what way ever. Their voices and sound are unique. So why try?!
That's why I am not the biggest fan of those type of tribute groups who try to act, sound, speak, walk, dress etc. like our Gibb Brothers.
I am more impressed by a group like the Italian Bee Gees who are a good band performing the Gibb music with heart and soul live on stage, that's to me more important.
Even Barry mentioned in an interview that he loves to see other artists sing their music: - Barry: 'I always get a kick out of someone else singing our songs'!
I personally think he's not that fond of artists who try to impersonate him and his brothers in every way on stage.
I also believe that artists shouldn't need to look and act like the Gibbs but in the first place try to keep that wonderful BG music alive."
This GSI section is a tribute of The Egiziano Brothers to:
The Legend - The Bee Gees and their music'.
Summer concerts 2016
From May in to August the Italian Bee Gees like usual did a number of summer concerts.
Most of them in several parts of Italy and one in The Netherlands.
On May first they played with Blue Weaver again in their own town: Paola followed by a number of other Italian concerts like in Cosenza, Castrovillari, Bisignano,
Porta Piana, Martina Franca, and again a concert on the island Sardenia (with Blue) at the Forte Village Resort followed by a concert at Baia di Eolo.
In August they flew for a short visit to The Netherlands and performed on the beach in Katwijk aan Zee.
Other shows in August were in Sassoferrato and once again a show together with Blue in Labico near Rome.
Concert Portapiana, copyright Francesco Manocchio Paciola
Paola was celebrating and honouring San Francesco Di Paola.
During the festivities The Italian Bee Gees gave an open air concert in their home town Paola on May 1st. and their guest was.... Blue Weaver.
The center of the town was crowded during the concert and although the weather could have been better..... the concert was a great success!!
During the show Blue was presented with a nice pannant, a symbol of Paola and a present from the major of the town to him. (see video). www.telepaola.it
The Italian Bee Gees playing in their home town Paola. c. Marco Brusco
Great news about the Massachusetts Tour (tribute to The Bee Gees by The Italian Bee Gees, Blue Weaver and Dennis Bryon).......
Finally GSI can announce it officially although there were plans already for a while:
Appearing on the tour from March 13:
Guitarist Vince Melouney - the third ORIGINAL band member of the Bee Gees.
IBG: 'Thank you again dear Vince for your visit, and for the great time together.
See you soon on tour'
(photo taken February 2016 in Paola, Italy, during first Massachusetts Tour break)
Italian Bee Gees: 'Here we are!!
Happy, proud and exited to announce that 'Bee Gees' first guitar Vince Melouney will joyn us on Tour! From March 13th, "Massachusetts" will have on
stage The IBG Band together with Vince, Blue Weaver and Dennis Bryon!! Soon other details..
Felici, orgogliosi ed emozionati di annunciare che la 'prima chitarra', il 'Bee Gees' Vince Melouney si unirà a noi in Tour! Dal prossimo 13 Marzo,
"Massachusetts" vedrà sul palco gli IBG e la loro band insieme a Vince, Blue Weaver e Dennis Bryon!!
Born August 18 in Sydney Australia. In 1963 Vince was listening to the new music coming out of Great Britain.
Through Nat Kipner Vince was invited to play on various sessions for the BEE GEES. The songs he played on were released on different Albums, such as the original
"Spicks and Specks" or the compilation "inception / Nostalgia". In October 1966 Vince headed off to London to further his musical career.
The Bee Gees made the journey to London a couple of months later signing a record contract with Robert Stigwood at Nems Enterprises (The Beatles management).
Through THE EASYBEATS (Who were also in London at the time and friends of Vince') heard the Gibb Brothers were in town and he made contact.
He was asked to join them and their drummer Colin Petersen in their recording sessions. Once the Album "Bee Gees First" had been completed, Vince became the official 5th member.
The Bee Gees proved with their second album that they had really become a tight unit. The overall sound was much heavier and Vince' lead guitar was more prominent on several songs.
Vince stayed with the BEE GEES till the beginning of 1969 and was part of the worldwide success of the group.
March 3rd. 2016
The Egiziano Brothers had a plan and a wish already for quite some time. To personally meet the first Bee Gees leadguitarist Vince Melouney.
I recently talked with them about it and how great it would be to have him visit their home in Italy.
In the first tourbreak of the 2016 Massachusetts tour it all happened and another dream came true for The Egiziano Brothers when Vince visited them at home in Italy.
Italian Bee Gees: 'Today another great emotion... Vince Melouney, guitarist and band member of the Bee Gees, came to visit us in our town... in our home... thank You very much Vince, we feel honored!'
The Italian Bee Gees have been working hard to prepare for their new show and tour for 2016 and also did performances this month like a special private concert at a top one location in Rome:
Villa Miani, as well as a big party with live performance to celebrate New Years Eve at their own restaurant in the south of Italy together with over 450 guests!
2016 is waiting........ buon anno ..... a presto !
left: Villa Miani, Rome right: IBG visit to Miani Villa for a private performance.
Egiziano Brothers at home in their restaurant with their band, celebrating Capodanno: Al Belvedere.
Dennis Bryon interview for German magazine. "Event. Das Veranstaltungs- und Freizeitmagazin"
Titanic Concert Tour Premiere
Of course the Egiziano Brothers were present at the opening night of the
Titanic Concert Tour. A very special concert with music composed by Robin Gibb and son Robin John Gibb.
This was on October 23rd. in Taranto, Italy.
On the photo: The Italian Bee Gees with Robin-John Gibb and Dwina Gibb.
In the summer months the IGB, in between all kinds of other obligations and preparing for the upcoming new Massachusetts tour, did live performances in Italy.
Because of so much success during the first show on Sardinia the group did another concert on the Italian island, again at Forte Village on August 28th.
Mal is an Italian artist who recorded a great Italian version of "I've gotta get a message to you", entitled "Pensiero d'amore" in 1969. A great success for a great artist.
Lots of more plans for the coming period and probably more shows in Europe and other parts of the world. To begin with
Sept. 5. concert at Cassano allo Jonio (CS) Italy (see tour schedule Pdf.).
As soon as we have more concert dates and details which can be published, we will let you know.
One of the highlight will surely be: their January 15. 2016 concert in Moscow!
Right afterwards is the start of their new Massachusetts tour on January 20. 2016.
Spain, November 8, 2014
The 3 Egiziano Brothers were guests at
Sarau 08911, Badalona.
Back in Spain again! and.... it looks like a wonderful party!
Hopefully more Spanish concerts next year!! Photo report (6 images) www.facebook.com
Thanks: Javier Fernandez
November 8, 2014
Italy, October 4th. 2014.
This night The Italian Bee Gees together with Blue Weaver gave a live concert in the South Italian city of Cerisano.
Enjoy the photo report by Davide Noviello.
Italian Bee Gees concerts in The Netherlands
September 19 and 20 The Italian Bee Gees including Blue Weaver gave concerts in The Netherlands.
The first night in Geldrop and the second night in Vlierden, near Deurne.
It was a weekend of seeing lots of friends and fans again and nice to have our Italian friends once again in our country as well.
It were 2 nights of singing, dancing and making fun.
Thanks again for the music. !!
August 10. Longobardi, (CS), piazzale Beato San Nicola, Longobardi Marina
The first of 3 free concerts of The Italian Bee Gees, their band and singers featuring Blue Weaver as well!!
The whole area was beautifully decorated with bright coloured lights and in the warm summer night everyone enjoyed the sounds of the Bee Gees music.
There were several banners to thank the group for doing this show in Longobardi. A good friend of the Egiziano Brothers had been doing his utmost to make this show happen and it was a night never to forget!!
There even was a special mention by the group to me and some friends for our support and coming from abroad to watch this and visit them and we received a really beautiful bunch of flowers.
It was heartwarming. For me it was the first time I saw a performance of my Italian friends amongst the Italians in their homeland and although I had an accident just before the concert started:
I had the time of my life enjoying my fave Bee Gees music.
Beautiful fireworks completed the evening!
It means: Festival of the "Crespella" a typical fried pancake used in the neighbourhoods south of Paola,
( The Fosse area is the place where Walter, David and Pasquale were born and lived the first years of their lives).
This concert was a very special and emotional one for The Brothers, for me and all their family and friends.
The gig was at a small festival and surrounded by some kind of market place with many nice stalls where you could get lots of things to eat and drink all night.
The place like mentioned was there where the boys spent the first years of their lives with their mom and dad
(their dad died earlier this year but he was there in spirit that evening more than ever!) and their grand parents. The audience: all their close friends and family which gave this night a very, very special feeling.
I was sitting next to their proud mother and we both shed some tears and held hands. The audience sang and danced all night to the sounds of all these wonderful Bee Gees songs.
Very special also was the Italian friend of The Brothers, Pietro Serpa, who came on stage with his accordion and sang with the band the song: Il Mondo, a song which has very special meaning to the family, so beautiful!!! (Davide Egiziano: ' With Pietro I started singing in Paola first, then all around Calabria, in private parties and squares. He was the really first one who gave me this opportunity many years ago.
Me and Pietro (just the 2 of us), played at Fosse for 6 or 7 consecutive years in the past he's a great friend of us and was also a great friend of our father.')
Later that night the group was presented with an award: This award plaque was given to the boys by the guys of the organization in Fosse, as "Grazie" for being there with the whole show.
I'm sure this was the most special IBG performance I've ever visited.
We'd left early for the venue to see the sound check of the band at the beach as well as the wonderful sunset!!
A perfect spot for a great show.
First we had dinner with the whole band and then it was waiting for a political meeting on the square to finish their discussing.
Finally...... the band could start to play and told the audience: after all this talking it's time for some music and everyone agreed and became enthusiastic right away.
Another warm night to enjoy my favourite music amongst a whole square of enthusiast Italian people.
During the concert me and my husband as well as friends of ours were again mentioned by the Egiziano Brothers for being present, which was so kind.
August 1. 2014 Concert Swingin' Hulsen, Belgium
A very succesful performance of The Italian Bee Gees during this swinging night.
Also this summer The Italian Bee Gees will give concerts in several countries.
July 12. the group will play in Ostuni (Puglia)
For all concert dates which are confirmed up to now, please click their tour schedule Next Concerts Pdf
Latest details about The Italian Bee Gees and their upcoming new tour.
It's almost time for another Massachusetts Tour through Europe in honour of the Bee Gees music.
The coming week The Italian Bee Gees and their team (this year with 2 new band members) will be busy with rehearsals and January 23rd. the first show starts. (see tour schedule pdf file)
There are VIP cards for each show which you can still obtain next to the concert card you might already have bought.
For details about the VIP cards please mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There's a new CD (see below) too and there are probably more merchandise items for sale at the venues!
So don't miss the 2014 Massachusetts tour and.... arrangements for the 2015 tour are being made already at the moment too.
See you soon.
There's a brand new CD ready by The Italian Bee Gees and Blue Weaver.
"Nights In Germany - Live"!!!
It are all live recordings from their 2013 German Tour: 25 tracks, 78 minutes of music in honour of The Gibb Brothers.
Available of course during the upcoming European Massachusetts Tour.