Whether you’re a diehard fan, or simply enjoy their melodies playing in the background, everyone can appreciate the grand scope of the Bee Gees music career. They produced hit after hit in a career spanning over four decades, and over 200 million sold albums. In 2013, Moreton Bay Regional Council unveiled a 70-metre monument connecting Redcliffe Parade and Sutton Street, and renamed the alley ‘Bee Gees Way’ Redcliffe. In 2015, Barry Gibb himself returned for the Grand Opening of Bee Gees Way stage 2, and there is a reason this unique tribute is attracting more visitors than ever before.
After emigrating from Manchester, England to Redcliffe, Queensland in the late 1950’s it only took the brothers Gibb, Barry, Maurice, and Robin, two years to land a regular gig at the Redcliffe Speedway. They would perform during intervals on the back of a truck to crowds of people who would throw money on the track. Barry was the eldest…just 14 years old. The Bee Gees signed their first music contract on the family’s kitchen table in Redcliffe and Barry has often said was ‘paradise in 1958 and it still is.’
When you stroll down Bee Gees Way, you don’t have to be the group’s greatest fan to feel the pure nostalgia. The open-air museum will take visitors through an historical account, and meteoric rise of one of the world’s biggest pop groups. The monument features more than 60 captioned photos and 13 album covers spanning the band’s career. Visitors can explore the musical phenomenon from their humble beginnings to their career highlights. Take in a huge 70-metre mural featuring artwork of Barry, Robin, Maurice, and Andy Gibb
One of the definite highlights is the life-sized statues of the musical legends. The first statue stands at 1.7 metres tall and shows the band as young boys in Redcliffe. Barry Gibb himself scripted the plaque with the boy’s nicknames, Bodding, Basser, and Woggie. One of the most recent additions to Bee Gees Way, the new bronze statue from the Bee Gees ‘One Night Only’ era, stands at 2-metres tall. It commemorates the band when they were at the peak of their musical success.
Every night from 7pm until 9.30pm visitors can witness light shows set to the Bee Gees greatest hits. This is a must-see event for anyone planning an evening trip to Redcliffe.
Light shows run every night at 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8,30pm, 9pm and 9.30pm
Hear personal stories and reflections from Barry Gibb. The monument also features a 5.3 square metre video screen showing exclusive interviews with Barry Gibb and never before seen home movie footage, along with Bee Gees songs.
The Bee Gees Way photo wall comprises section eras of the Bee Gees' career:
With Bee Gees Way positioned in the heart of Redcliffe, visitors are just metres away from dozens of gourmet restaurants, cafes, bistros, and bars. No matter what time of day you choose to call on this attraction you can find a breakfast, lunch, or dinner to satisfy those cravings.