Michael Clift (Barry Gibb) - Guitar and Vocals
Born in Queanbeyan, Australia, Michael began learning the guitar at the age of eight and from that point on, had found his calling. He formed his first band at school at age thirteen and was also a member of the school orchestra.
After leaving school, Michael completed an associate diploma in music and began touring around Australia with his band Red Tape. After winning the battle of the bands two years running, the band re-located to Melbourne and secured a recording deal. They released several singles and toured internationally.
Red Tape is listed in the "Who's Who of Australian Rock." In 1996, after the demise of Red Tape, Michael formed Stayin Alive and ten years on has toured all over the world as part of the most successful Bee Gees Show ever.
David Scott (Robin Gibb) - Vocals
David Scott is from Auckland, New Zealand. At age ten he took up the guitar to just "have a play." In high school at age fourteen, he formed his first band and played on the local Auckland club scene.
He Auditioned for the Wellington Polytech Executant Music Course and was chosen for the class of 25 out of over 700 applicants. David completed the two year full time course and received a Diploma of Music this led to numerous T.V appearances backing national artists. David returned home to join Auckland's number one band, "Golden Harvest" as lead guitarist and song writer and quickly forged a reputation as one of New Zealand’s top musicians.
Dave moved to Australia in 1989 and after stints in Sydney and The Gold Coast, he moved to Melbourne and joined an Eagles Show,
"Hotel California." This band became the nucleus of Stayin Alive and Dave has evolved from a guitarist into front man, but watch out, David secretly plays guitar!
Wayne Hosking (Maurice Gibb) - Keyboard, Guitar and Vocals
Wayne was born in Melbourne, Australia and raised in a musical family. His father was a guitarist and bandleader, his mother played the drums and Wayne studied Piano from a young age. His passion for music and entertainment was growing and during this high school years, homework was rapidly being replaced by nightly performances as a solo pianist and singer in Melbourne bars and restaurants.
He then set up a theatre company called "No Mates" and took on the roles of Musical Director, as well as on stage performance. The company toured internationally and became the foundation of 'Drama in Education' in Australia. He composed his first opera "Crusade" at age twenty one, a story about the doomed children’s crusade of the 12th century.
The production premiered at the Melbourne concert hall and was staged at the Edinburgh Festival to standing ovations over 3 nights. In 1996, after many years off the stage producing shows, Wayne decided at age twenty four that the "itch" was too great and took up an invitation to take on the role of 'Maurice' in a new Bee Gees stage show, "Stayin Alive."
Wayne now resides in Perth, Australia with his wife and two children.
Tony Richards - Bass Guitar
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Tony discovered his early passion for music on an instrument originally purchased for his brother. Growing up, the traditional Micronesian and Melanesian rhythms and harmony, a favoured household music choice of his parents, left an indelible mark.
Tony developed his professional music career following an induction into his high school band, as well as one-on-one tuition with Chuck Morgan, New Zealand’s foremost jazz guitarist. After moving to Melbourne, Australia, Tony became involved with a number of Melbourne's key players which soon led to many live performances and studio sessions.
One of these led to a personal invitation by Ben Elton to play bass guitar in the new musical. "We Will Rock You." Tony has performed with many international artists including, Vanessa Amorossi, Ronan Keating and Shania Twain and his current project, "Deepface" was an ARIA nominee in 2004. "Deepface" had a worldwide dance hit, "Been Good," which achieved number five on the ARIA club charts.
Rick Powell - Drummer
Born in Dargaville, New Zealand, Rick Powell took up the drums at the age of 8 after seeing a local drummer playing in a band. By the age of 12, he was playing professionally on weekends in a local country band. In addition, he gained experience playing jazz, big band, R&B and pop in several school bands. For four years running, Rick auditioned for and was accepted into the Yamaha National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
For the next several years, Rick toured New Zealand and the U.S. with the Queen City Big Band, performed with the Ken Pearson Power Band and the pit orchestra of “Pirates of Penzance” national tour with Peter Noone. He was also a semi-regular with “The Tonight Show” band for Television New Zealand.
In 1989, Rick moved to Australia and toured and recorded with a series of bands playing nightclub venues on Australia’s Gold Coast, New South Wales, Queensland and A.C.T. In 1990, he was invited to join a band that would spend the next 3.5 years playing on a cruise ship that traveled the South Pacific and Asia. In 1993, wanting to further expand his knowledge and skill on the drum set, Rick applied to and was accepted into Drummer’s Collective Institute in New York where he finished at the top of his class. For the next several years, Rick worked on cruise ships based out of the U.S. backing acts such as Ben Vereen, Peter Noone, Charo, Scott Record and Bowzer (Sha Na Na).
In 2000, he moved to New Jersey and began freelancing and performed in Chicago on Broadway and also in the Legends in Concert show in Atlantic City. Rick moved to Las Vegas in 2002 after being asked to perform in Charo’s resident show at the Sahara Hotel. Rick took over the musical director position for Charo in 2004 and for the next several years toured extensively with her both nationally and internationally.
In the fall of 2011, after filling in for several weeks, Rick joined the Australian BeeGees Show. Rick resides on Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife and two children.