Thanks to their video for You’re the One That I Want going viral, I have discovered the awesomeness that is Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to Bee Gees and Beyond. Looking into this band, I have discovered some more information to pass along to you all. First, here is what they have as their bio on their website, at www.letsmaketragedyhappen.com .
Barry Glibb — lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead rhythm guitar
Mo’Royce Peterson — lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead lead guitar
Disco Mountain Man — lead vocals, lead back-up vocals, lead keyboards, lead cowbell
Andy Gibbous Waning — lead bass, lead vocals, lead back-up vocals
The Lord Gibbeth — lead drumss
Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond. Tragedy has changed the face of music forever. This band of flamboyant men dressed in spandex, leather and sequins, takes your favorite Bee Gees, disco and soft-rock classics and reinvents them in a Heavy Metal fashion. The result is aural ecstasy. You may enter the Tragedy experience unaware of your latent appreciation for gooey soft rock or flamboyant metal, but you shall emerge forever humbled by the greatness of Tragedy, covered in glitter and with a smile that will last for days.
Tragedy has sold out venues like Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn Bowl and Terminal 5 in their hometown of NYC, as well as those in far-away lands such as London, Glasgow, Disneyland, Austin, Boston, DC, Tampa. Festivals include Guilfest (UK, with Motorhead), Summer Breeze (Germany), Bloodstock (UK, headlining) and Hammerfest (UK, headlining). The band has appeared on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, Bruce Dickenson’s Rock Show and has received international airplay. Tragedy has released three critically acclaimed albums: We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong, Humbled By Our Greatness, and their latest, Death to False Disco-Metal.
How entertaining are their album titles? Love it.
This viral video is not their first foray into videos, though. Have a look at a couple more here, which are just as good as You’re the One That I Want.
Who in their right mind would have ever thought to mash up Slayer’s Raining Blood with The Weather Girl’s It’s Raining Men? Yes, it’s terribly good:
And, of course, the classic Bee Gees Staying Alive, which, is amazing as well:
And finally Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing:
Obviously, there is a lot of humor in this concept. In fact, I have been chuckling since discovering this band earlier this morning. The more I think about it though, I think throwing these guys away as just a joke band would be a tragedy (pun most definitely intended). Clearly, they are good. Their musicianship and the vocals by numerous band members should not be discarded. These guys are going to be a force to be reckoned with. Enjoy!