Italian Bee Gees with Dennis Bryon, Blue Weaver and Vince Melouney
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'.
The Legend Of The Bee Gees travelled to Spain in April in the break of their huge Massachusetts Tour, to give shows there again.
They performed at the Casino Paralada and Club Sarau, Badalona (Barcelona)
on April 21 and 22.
It was good to be back in Spain again..... OLÈ!
The whole team together before the first show.
At the Sarau club.
Massachusetts Tour 2017. (4)
In this last Massachusetts report of 2017 the team travels to some more German cities and then first takes a break to go home to family and friends for some time.
Early May the tour goes on to a number of cities in Austria, starting in Vienna and the final concert for Massachusetts 2017: Linz.
Siegburg, April 1.
Today like after each show the group went to a restaurant to have a bit and a drink but tonight also for a celebration again. It was Letizia's birthday and the party went on until.....sometime the next morning!
Papenburg, April 2.
A concert place with some good memories as here it all began between the cooperation of the Italian Bee Gees and their friend Blue Weaver.
In 2012 they first stood on stage together here in the same theater in Papenburg.
Five years later the show has grown and the team as well with for instance now two more specials guests as next to Blue,
the former drummer of the Bee Gees band Dennis is part of the team as well as the original Bee Gee from the sixties: Vince Melouney joined. What a happy family!! .
After the Papenburg concert there's the break until May.
Concerts in Austria
After a a well deserved break, the tour continues in Austria visiting the cities: Vienna,, Graz, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck and Linz.
Graz, May 5. Fanreview
Sensationelle musikalische Darbietung - ganz nah am Original und mit dem gebotenen Respekt. Dazu Vince, Dennis & Blue gemeinsam mit der großartigen
Band live on stage und die Möglichkeit zur persönlichen Begegnung nach der Show - ein besonderes Erlebnis!
Linz, May 9. Fanreview
Es war nicht mein erster Besuch und auch nicht mein letzter in dieser Veranstaltung, denn sie ist einfach toll.
Die Egiziano-Brüder interpretieren stimmlich die Songs der Bee Gees hervorragend und nahe am Original,
bringen ansonsten aber ihre eigene Persönlichkeit mit auf die Bühne, was die Show sehr viel besonderer macht als die exakten Imitationsversuche anderer Coverbands.
Auch die Anwesenheit von gleich 3 Originalmusikern der Bee Gees stellt ein Highlight dar.
Die Story ist simpel gestrickt, vermittelt aber so einige Informationen und Anekdoten aus dem Leben der Bee Gees.
In Linz hatte das Publikum leider etwas zu viel Sitzfleich, sonst gabs wie immer nichts zu meckern. Fazit: ein Besuch lohnt sich immer!
left: IBG in Austria, copyright Blue Weaver 2017 right: Innsbruck copyright Fritzi Bolly
After a tourbreak it's time to continue again the Massachusetts shows with a concert on March first in Goppingen.
It's going to be a busy month, lots of travelling and about 20 concerts but every night again there's so much energy on stage, so much love and passion.
It's just a party each time for the audience who are coming to visit Massachusetts.
Augsburg, March 3.
left: On stage in Leipzig, Dennis describes how the Bee Gees ....found....their falsetto voices in the recording studio. right: Danilo and Laura having fun on stage in Augsburg. copyright: Andrea Bolvary
Leipzig, March 6.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss have both played in the Gewandhaus only once. The Italian Bee Gees are already playing a sold out concert in this house for the second time this year with MASSACHUSETTS!
Blue working with IBG for 5 years and celebrating his birthday on stage in Hameln. Davide and Blue.
Hameln, March 11. Birthday time! Again Blue is celebrating his birthday during the Massachusetts tour this year. A pity we couldn't be there this time.
Blue on facebook: I must thank everyone for my 70th birthday messages. I must also thank my band mates, dancers, actors, crew and audience for a memorable birthday concert. Osnabruck, March 15.
Marion/GSI: 'It was a good thing that we suddenly decided to go and visit our Massachusetts friends again for some days.
(unfortunately due to private circumstances this would become our last visit to the tour for this year).
We had some great days with the whole team in Osnabruck and Bremen. We also finally got a chance to meet with Mr. Jones and had some nice chats with him'.
Bremen, March 16. Fan review Bremen In the first 5 minutes we thought we were in the wrong performance. But then an absolute firework started. Pure entertainment!
A great mixture of the history of the Bee Gees with the first hits and after the break the fading into the actual concert.
The standing ovations in the parquet created a great atmosphere. The three singers were so close to the original, we had both goose bumps.
You really must have seen it. A nice evening!! And 2.5 hours pure playing time are really worth all honors.
left: Osnabruck, and Dennis what have you been up to lately?...... Dennis: 'I wrote a book' copyright: A&D Wange right: Bremen, Why was the show called Massachusetts? Egiziano Brothers 'it was the fave song of our mother and father and they danced to that song'. copyright: A&D Wange
Hamburg, Another beautiful venue. copyright: A&D Wange
copyright:. Peter's Musikladen. Berlin, The Egiziano Brothers singing the songs of The Gibb Brothers
Rostock, March 19.
Youtube clip from Rostock youtube.com
Berlin, March 26.
Aachen, March 31. Fanreview Aachen I already visited the Italian Bee Gees for the 4th time and it is in my opinion getting better and better .....
I felt very enthusiastic and back to my teenage age years. Also the three brothers are totally sympathetic.
Aachen: Emotional tribute to Robin Gibb by Davide Egiziano. copyright: A&D Wange
After the premiere night in Saarbrucken the show received very good reviews: (The Italian Bee Gees bring back so much good memories from the past when I used to enjoy listening to The Bee Gees.
I liked the way the story of The Bee Gees was wrapped in a musical show and also was interested in all the biographic details about their life and career etc.
Special of course was the fact that early Bee Gee Vince as well as old BG bandmembers Blue and Dennis were part of this wonderful performance. It's really worth while visiting).
Massachusetts's next stop was across the border in Luxembourg where they did a show in Echternach and from there it went back to Germany to continue the tour there.
Massachusetts mostly plays for full houses and in the Leipzig venue tickets were sold out so quickly and so long before the shows even had started that the organization decided
for a second concert later on in the tour.
On the 8th. of February (my birthday) the Massachusetts team performed in Wiesbaden,
so a perfect chance for us to drive to the tour and our friends in Germany on the 7th. We all met at the hotel. Had a chat, a drink and later on dinner together.
During soundcheck my Italian friends on stage suddenly started to sing some Italian and English Happy Birthday songs and gave me a lovely bunch of flowers. Copyright: Michael Kohlhaas.
The next day was very special for me spending my birthday with the whole team at the beautiful Wiesbaden venue.
In a full Kurhaus I first received lovely flowers in the afternoon and my Italian friends sang for me in Italian and English several songs and wished me Happy Birthday.
Then at night during the wonderful show 'Words' wasn't only dedicated to Mr. Barry Gibb but also to me.
I loved the several new elements in the show and went back down memory lane when hearing the nice rocking version of Idea with Vince Melouney!!
I had a very special birthday which ended of course again with a meal together with the team, after the show.
Wiesbaden, Scene from the show: the young people visit the house of the old man. Copyright: Michael Kohlhaas.
Wiesbaden, The brothers Pasquale, Walter and Davide Egiziano during the show. Copyright: Michael Kohlhaas.
Wiesbaden, Laura Ugolini with The Italian Bee Gees singing the emotional tribute for Maurice: Immortality. Copyright: Michael Kohlhaas.
After the Meet And Greet, which follows at the end of each show to give people a chance to meet with the Italian Brothers and their guests) I was pictured with a nice group of German fans, great fun. Copyright: Wange.
The Massachusetts Setlist 2017 Intro, Islands In The Stream, Massachusetts, Spicks & Specks, I've Gotta Get A Message To You, To Love Somebody, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,
Lonely Days, Chain Reaction, Jive Talkin', Nights On Broadway, Night Fever, You Should Be Dancin', You Win Again, Words, Immortality, Juliet, Saved By The Bell, I Started A Joke,
Acoustic Medley, New York Mining Disaster 1941, Alone, Idea, Living Together, Too Much Heaven, If Paradise Is Half As Nice, Songbird, Don't Throw It All Away (Our Love),
How Deep Is Your Love, More Than A Woman, Stayin' Alive, Tragedy, IOIO.
Fan review Koblenz
Hello everyone, I was in Koblenz visiting Massachusetts. I had not so great expectations, because it is my favorite group from my youth, which I still hear today (almost daily).
These original voices are so special. So I just decided to see what it was like and what the show had to offer.
It was, incidentally, a gift of my children and sons-in-law. Then the first song from the Italian group and..... what should I say?
From the first song to the final sounds it was just pure class. The guys are worth their money. The history of the Bee Gees was performed very well.
The guest appearances of the original band members was a very special element. Simply class what all musicians have done. In some way the original
Bee Gees couldn't have done better live. I can only recommend this show. for 62.40 Euro: three hours of top entertainment, my respect. A very nice evening thanks again to all involved.
The Egiziano Brothers with their 3 guests, in Nürnberg . Copyright: Wange.
Close harmony medley: Pasquale, Walter and Davide in Bühl. Copyright: Jessica Vater and Marc Denzer.
After a busy rehearsal week and the first leg of the tour with many full houses to play for it's now high time for a short break. The tour will continue again in a few weeks: March 1st.
January 18 everyone gathered in Berlin for the rehearsals of this years tour at Black Box Music.
After a week of rehearsing the whole team got on the bus direction the first venue of this tour: Saarbrucken, January 27.
(see for all the concert dates and venue places the concert list of 2017 on this website).
This year is already the 5th Massachusetts Tour (and the 6th European Tour for the Italian Bee Gees in a row).
The team looks almost the same as last year only a few changes and new faces:
Mr. Jones is now played by Peter Clös, Tony Manero by Niklas Kuhnt and singer/actress Kyra has now joined the group.
She came instead of Marlou.
The team ready to start the tour
Welcome to Peter, Niklas and Kyra!!
Peter grew up in Sauerland and received his training as an actor at the Max Reinhardt seminar in Vienna. He spent the first years of his profession
permanently at the Rheinisches Landestheater Neuss and the Städtische Bühnen Münster. Since 1993,
Peter has been working freelance. He has worked in Bonn regularly, at the Bad Vilbel castle festivals, went on tour, or organized events himself.
Peter is also active in film and television. He also appeared in the film "The Name of the Rose", as well as in the TV series: "Ein Fall für zwei", "Polizeiruf 110" and "Tatort Münster"
Niklas successfully graduated from the Stage School Hamburg and finished in the direction of steppes, jazz, ballet and bass / baritone. His artistic career includes, among other things,
appearances and roles at "Upside Down", "Sommernachtstraum", "Störtebeker", "The Four of the Pier" and "The Great Christmas Show".
Kyra first graduated as a state-recognized gymnastics teacher in Kiel with a focus on dance before she began her education to become
a stage and theater actor in Hamburg. There she discovered among other things also her passion for singing as a high mezzosoprano.
Her dance styles include jazz, modern, hip-hop, folklore and steppes. During the school days, she was involved in various projects.
Amongst others, in Grease as "Rizzo" of the "Pink Ladies", in Hairspray as a swing and dance captain and as
Däumelina in the children's theater. Afterwards she was under contract for some time at
"Aida Cruises". Next to all this she teaches children and young people in the field of dance.
First Night: Saarbrucken, January 27 Copyright: Jessica Vater and Mark Denzer
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: email@example.com
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.