The Best of the Bee Gees brings original Bee Gees drummer, Colin “Smiley” Petersen back to the Thebarton Theatre Adelaide on Saturday 28 August 2021, to recount first-hand stories behind a massive catalogue of mega-hits.

Colin was the earliest non-Gibb band member and shares screen time in the latest bio-pic, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart. He was essential to the Bee Gees sound, driving the evolution of the Super Group on stage and in the studio over five albums and #1 singles – Massachusetts, To Love Somebody, New York Mining Disaster, I Started A Joke and so many more.

The Best of the Bee Gees Show features Evan Webster (Barry Gibb), Russell Davey (Robin Gibb) and Greg Wain (Maurice Gibb), and has brought global audiences hustling to their feet for more than two decades.
Colin says:
“It’s wonderful that these incredible songs live on through this great show and I am thrilled to add another dimension by sharing my memories.”

Special Note: Greg Wain is now based in Adelaide and has played Maurice Gibb in The Best of The Bee Gees for the last three years. In the UK, he has performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms, played Robin Gibb in the Bootleg Bee Gees, was a guitarist for Jools Holland’s band and shared the stage in Berlin with Jose Carreras, amongst others.

It would be a Tragedy to miss this ultimate tribute celebrating an iconic set list of soaring three-part harmonies and timeless classics –
Saturday Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love, Stayin’ Alive, Grease, Jive Talkin’, Spicks & Specks, Words, To Love Somebody, Massachusetts, I Started a Joke, I’ve Got to Get a Message to You, Too Much Heaven, You Should Be Dancing and others.

The Best of the Bee Gees with Colin “Smiley” Petersen at 8pm on Saturday 28 August is ON SALE NOW at $79 Adult/$69 Concession including transaction fees. Two accompanied children under 18 are free (no babes in arms or toddlers).

Reviews for The Best of the Bee Gees 2020 at Thebarton Theatre

I was lucky enough to be at the Bee Gees tribute band concert and it was a fantastic night. I am a big fan of The Bee Gees music and saw them live a couple of times in the UK. I felt the execution of the songs was exceptionally authentic and the voices uncannily similar.
– Rachel Owens


Loved it. Social distancing worked well. Crowd couldn’t dance but all got up on their feet. Thanks so much.

Leith Forrest FIVEAA

I met The Best of the Bee Gees on Rock the Boat back in 2015 and was instantly taken back by the likeness and talent of singers and musicians. We then had the opportunity to book them for a show in Adelaide and had rave reviews from our client so we had to go back for more and see the show!

The audience waited in anticipation for the ‘big opening’ – and the build-up was intense. The audience was ready for a ‘night out’ and being the first show back since COVID, with restrictions in place, we were unsure how the show was going to unfold.

The opening, two musicians on stage – dead silence – we all still waited with much excitement – then on came the three Bee Gees, dressed to the part, and applause of the audience. Then, the music started, and all forgot that COVID was even a ‘thing’! The crowd started clapping and those good old Bee Gees hits started to bring the room alive.

The Best of the Bee Gees are polished and their talent is obvious! Being the first show back from COVID and with restrictions in place, they did a great job getting the crowd involved and singing along. The Video clips shown through-out the show were great, as it took you back in time and felt like the ‘real thing’.

The presence and stage performance of the 3 artists is exceptional and they certainly play the part and provide an incredible likeness, not only visually, but both music and vocals. The entire band was clean, tight and didn’t miss a beat! The quality of their voices was astonishing! Closing my eyes, I realised that I was taken back to a wonderful era and a moment in time listening to all the hits we grew up with. I was so captivated by the music and performance the longer the show went on.
Having the original drummer Colin Petersen on stage sharing stories before the songs was incredible and I was so honoured to be in his presence. The highlight being his performance on the drums a compliment to what was an epic show!

These boys do an incredible job portraying The Bee Gees and are gifted musicians. The show was an outstanding performance considering the high notes in several of the songs. A very enjoyable performance and would recommend a night with the ‘Best of the Bee Gees’ to all age groups.

John Middleton

ALLOCATED SEATING: patrons must remain at their seat for the duration of the event unless using the venue facilities e.g. bar, toilets. Seating will be in checkerboard format where the seat in front, behind and beside has been left empty to maintain social distancing.
SOCIAL GROUPS: Patrons are requested to arrive and depart in their social groups where possible.
CLOAKROOM UNAVAILABLE. Bags larger than A3 and backpacks will not be admitted into the venue
NO PASSOUTS under any circumstances
CHECK_IN Thebarton Theatre has an issued COVID-19 QR code for its location. Each person visiting the venue must check-in using the QR Code or paper attendance record regardless of relation. Each patron is asked to display the ‘Last Check In’ screen upon entry, or sign the paper-based register.


Saturday 28 August 2021

All Ages

This event is all ages. All patrons must hold a ticket regardless of age. It is recommended that patrons 15 years of age and under are accompanied by a paying Adult.

Wheelchair/Accessible Seating/Companion Card

For all enquiries please contact the Box Office on
Ph. (08) 8443 5255.