By Jano Tantongco
It’s going to be a trip back into the ’70s with “Friday Night Fever,” featuring The N.Y. Bee Gees, at The Paramount on May 26, just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever.
The Huntington-based tribute includes frontman Peter Mazzeo, who plays the role of Ben Gibb, as well as Mike Flyntz, Tom Flyntz, Peter Lazos, Tammi Wolfe, Manny Focarazzo, Bill Heller, Danny Miranda and George Cintron.
There will be also be a special performance mid-set featuring Rainere Martin singing as Donna Summer. Also appearing will be Dancing Dream, an ABBA tribute band.
“This show will truly be a real disco night between ABBA, Donna Summer and Bee Gees music being played all night,” Peter Mazzeo, frontman playing the role of Barry Gibb, said. “Our favorite spot is obviously to play at The Paramount because it’s home town. It’s good to play in front of everybody that we know.”
The N.Y. Bee Gees, on the heels of its third anniversary, has already toured the country as the eminent tribute band of its namesake.
Its current members and alumni have played for the likes of Alan Parsons Project, Happy Together Tour, Meatloaf, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Riot, Herman’s Hermits, Enrique Iglesias and The Rippingtons.
Looking back, Mazzeo, a resident of Huntington for more than 20 years, described himself being enamored by the band’s harmony, which was made more special since theirs was among brothers.
“I just loved listening to the songs. I was caught by the harmony,” Mazzeo said.
Mazzeo added that the band regularly enjoys contributing to charities and causes for cancer research and veteran support.
“We like to give back and thanks for how great the community has supported us over these years,” Mazzeo said.
Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20-$35.