live’n’loud: Audio Vixen gets Gibbs support ..............
Gibb has asked for Sydney-based trio Audio Vixen (pictured) to be the support act on his Australian tour. The Bee Gees legend was reportedly drawn to the group after hearing their cover version of Morning of My Life. Audio Vixen – comprising the Pirrelli siblings Ria, Christine, and Ross – recorded the song as finalists on The X Factor, making no secret of their love for the Bee Gees. ‘‘When we set out to try and get Barry to listen to our music, we just presumed we’d get a note back saying thanks but no thanks,’’ Ria says. ‘‘A few weeks later we got a phone call from the promoters to say Barry had requested that Audio Vixen be his support act for his tour in February. ‘‘We’ve been told that he listened to the CD and watched our clip on YouTube and it all happened from there.’’
Barry Gibb plays Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 16.
Audio Vixen: Christine and Ria, Ross Pirrelli