Gibb eyes col­lab­o­ra­tion with Tim­ber­lake

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the lo­cals. Among the new skills she ac­quired were based upon sim­ple tips, such as how in Viet­nam, she learnt to mari­nade seafood with dry in­gre­di­ents be­fore the wet ones.

She ex­plained: “I had no idea they did that but it makes such great sense be­cause the dry in­gre­di­ents stick to and flavour the seafood, while the wet in­gre­di­ents flavour the gravy.

“I adopt [th­ese tips] into my recipes in­stead of du­pli­cat­ing what I learned. For me as a cook, when I see some­thing, I get in­spired and make it my own.”

When asked what she con­sid­ered com­fort food, Ili said: “Rice, fried fish, a lit­tle bit of sam­bal and sweet soya sauce. That is my [most] favourite dish in the whole world!” SOLE sur­viv­ing Bee Gee Barry Gibb ( right) is keen to make mu­sic with US pop star Justin Tim­ber­lake ( far right) as he pur­sues a solo ca­reer af­ter the death of his broth­ers.

Gibb, who joined Cold­play on stage at Eng­land’s Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val this year, has re­cently re­leased a solo al­bum and said he wanted to work with cre­ative peo­ple.

“I’d love to work with Justin Tim­ber­lake. That’s al­ways been a thing in my head be­cause I think we would click,” he told the Aus­tralian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion re­cently.

“You grav­i­tate to­wards peo­ple that are cre­ative and that you hope that some­thing good comes from it.”

De­spite the Bee Gees be­ing one of the world’s best-sell­ing groups, Gibb re­vealed he and his broth­ers, Robin and Mau­rice, all wanted to be solo per­form­ers.

“Ul­ti­mately, we all wanted to be solo stars. That’s what groups are. Ev­ery mem­ber of the group wants in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion,” he said.

“I don’t balk at that, I’m sim­ply em­brac­ing the op­por­tu­nity to write songs I love and not do­ing ev­ery­thing by what ev­ery­one in the group thinks, you know? So it’s a new kind of free­dom.

“I miss them very much but it’s a mu­si­cal new free­dom for me.”

Although Bri­tish, Gibb and his broth­ers grew up in Aus­tralia, where the band was formed and they per­formed as the Bee Gees for the first time.

Mau­rice died in 2003 af­ter suf­fer­ing a car­diac ar­rest while Robin died in 2012 af­ter a lengthy bat­tle against can­cer. A fourth brother, Andy, died from co­caine ad­dic­tion in 1988.

Gibb, one of the most suc­cess­ful song­writ­ers ever, ad­mit­ted it had been hard to get back record­ing again.

“For a long time, I didn’t want to. For at least six months af­ter Rob passed, that was all of my broth­ers, Andy at 30, Mau­rice at 53 and Rob at 63.

“It was an ex­haust­ing time, not just for me, but for mum and Les­ley, my older sis­ter, who still lives in Aus­tralia. So, yeah, I didn’t want to for a long time. And then my wife told me to get off my back­side.” – AFP

will pre­miere on AFC (Astro chan­nel 703) on Nov 20 at 10pm.

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