1925Band Tribute To The Bee Gees

The Story of the Brothers Gibb

The group is rock’s most successful brother act. Barry Gibb, born Sept. 1, 1946 in Manchester, England, and his fraternal twin brothers Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb, born Dec. 22, 1949 on the Isle of Man, were three of five children of Hugh Gibb, a band leader, and Barbara Gibb, a former singer. The three Gibb brothers made their earliest performances between shows at local movie theatres in Manchester in 1955. Their early lives were interrupted when the family moved to Australia in 1958, settling in Brisbane. The trio, known as the Brothers Gibb -with Barry writing songs by then — continued performing at talent shows and attracted the attention of a local disc jockey, Bill Gates, which led an extended engagement at the Beachcomber Nightclub. They eventually got their own local television show in Brisbane, and it was around this time that they took on the name the Bee Gees (for the Brothers Gibb).

In 1962, they landed their first recording contract, with the Festival label in Australia, debuting with the single “Three Kisses of Love”. The trio was astoundingly popular among the press and on television, and eventually released an LP, but hit records seemed to elude them in Australia. In 1967, they returned to England and, ironically, after departing Australia, had their first chart-topping single there with Spicks and Specks.  The latter  had attracted the interest of Robert Stigwood, an associate of Brian Epstein. The trio was signed by Stigwood to a five year contract and their first wave of stardom started.

The Bee Gees’ records had gorgeous melodies and arrangements, and were steeped in romantic yet complex lyrics, many of them containing a strangely downbeat mood that no one seemed to mind. Their early albums were unusually well put together, reflecting the influence of the Beatles.

Having had a few hits, it was not until Saturday Night Fever that the world began to notice. It is still, the biggest selling soundtrack of all time. All the songs were written prior to the movie and was going on their next soon to be released album (Staying Alive, Night Fever, How Deep is Your Love).

The Bee Gees released their last studio album in 2001, This Is Where I Came In. It was written, performed and produced by the Bee Gees  and the title track tells a story in itself, because this album really is where The Bee Gees came in, in the sense that it again explored the roots of their music – rock, soul and classic balladry – without losing the contemporary edge that wins them fans in every succeeding generation.

The Story of the Brothers Gericke

1925Band is a South African folk group originating from Pretoria. The band consists of three brothers, namely David-Lee Gericke (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica), Jeffrey Gericke (vocals, piano, keyboard, cajón, tambourine) and Reno Gericke (vocals, bass guitar).

Reno, the oldest of the three siblings, was part of a rock band called Point Xero. They had modest success and only produced a five track demo EP before they broke up. Jeffrey, the second oldest, competed in Idols South Africa 2002 and made the top 100. Thereafter he traveled Spain extensively as part of an Il Divo Heroe tribute band before returning to his homeland. David-Lee, the youngest, started his musical career at the age of fifteen as an acoustic guitarist and also learn to play the harmonica whilst writing his own music. In 2009 the three brothers collaborated for the first time together as RJD, an acoustic band that performed only one show before the broke up.

1925Band was officially formed on 27 February 2011 when Jeffrey and David-Lee collaborated again for the second time as an acoustic duo. At the time David-Lee was 19 years old and Jeffrey was 25 years old. Their ages formed the basis of the band’s name. It wasn’t long after before they convinced their older brother, Reno, to join them as a bass player in order to enhance their sound. As a three piece acoustic band, the brothers went from strength to strength with the copious amounts of emotion they pour into each of their songs. They were approached by several record labels who wanted to sign them but insisted they change their name. They decided to keep the name 1925Band when they discovered that the Afrikaans language, their native tongue, was recognized as an official language on 8 May 1925.

1925Band’s music is heavily influenced by Mumford & Sons and the Bee Gees as they perform an acoustic-rock pastiche of Afrikaans/ English songs, and have released two albums: Horizon (2014) and Eintlik Nogal Baie (2017). Horizon was released as a limited edition with only the one single Servette receiving radio play. But the album paved the way forward for them to get recognized as they wrote and recorded the theme song, Eintlik Nogal Baie, with acclaimed music producer Mauritz Lotz, for the feature film of the same name. The latter peaked at number one on SA Charts and a Spanish version was also recorded as part of the international distribution of the film. Their album Eintlik Nogal Baie also boasted three new singles, with the first Gedig Op Jou Arm, peaking at number two on SA Charts with Al Te Min Te Veel Gevra and Fynbos, both currently charting.

The Bee Gees Tribute Show

1925Band have thrilled audiences around the country with their fresh and vibrant acoustic sound. Now they are doing their most   challenging show to date, the music of the Brothers Gibb, better   known as The Bee Gees. From songs like Massachusetts, To Love   Somebody, Night Fever to Islands In The Stream, You Should Be   Dancing and many more. A show guaranteed to get you on your feet   as 1925Band will thrill crowds with their amazing recreation of the   look and sound of the Bee Gees!

This will be a full production, 2½ hour show with 7 musicians on stage: Drummer, Bass,  Keyboards, Piano, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar  lead by the vocals of the Brothers Gericke. A full team with regards to setting up, sound engineering and striking will accompany them.

The set list will include the following songs from the Bee Gees:

  1. You should be dancing [1976] (short intro version)
  2. Alone [1997];
  3. Massachusetts [1967]
  4. To Love Somebody  [1967]
  5. I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You [1968]
  6. Words [1968]
  7. Secret Love [1991]
  8. Island in the Stream [1983]
  9. One [1989]
  10. Night Fever/More Than a Woman [1978]
  11. Lonely Days [1970]
  12. For Whom the Bell Tolls [1993]
  13. To Much Heaven [1978]
  14. This Is Where I Came In [2001]
  15. Nights On Broadway [1975]
  16. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart [1971]
  17. Heartbreaker  [1994]
  18. Spicks and Specks [1966]
  19. Immortality [1998]
  20. How Deep Is Your Love [1977]
  21. Tradegy [1979]
  22. Jive Talking [1975]
  23. Stayin Alive [1977]
  24. You should be dancing [1976] (full version)
  25. You Win Again [1987]

Book Them Now

Bring Saturday Night Fever in abundance to your venue and really get the party started with 1925Band’s fantastic Bee Gees tribute, who will put on a show-stopping performance in the style of the disco legends, performing their greatest hits and all their dance floor classics.

Music’s most successful brother act, the Bee Gees – for Brothers Gibb – have sold more than 220 million records worldwide, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Known for their three-part tight harmonies, incredible high notes, and infectious dance rhythms, the Bee Gees were one of the biggest disco bands of the 1970s.

Boasting impressive vocals, engaging stage presence, and exceptional musicianship, 1925Band’s professional performance will do true justice to the iconic Gibb brothers, and will bring the distinctive sound of Barry, Robin and Maurice to your venue for a truly outstanding occasion.

Ideal for theatres, dinner/supper theatres, Barnyards; festivals, and selected live music venues, and more, have your event hit the high notes with our sensational Bee Gees tributes.

Relive the magic of the Brothers Gibb. Do not miss this remarkable tribute.

Contact Details:

Reno Gericke – Manager

Mobile:  +27 (0)60 609 9292

Office:  +27 (0)60 609 9292

E-mail: reno@1925band.co.za

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