Robin Gibb CBE of the Bee Gees Blue Plaque Unveiling
Calibre were honoured to be invited to the Prebendal, the home of Robin Gibb CBE for the second time to perform. We witnessed the unveiling of a Blue Plaque. This was followed by a garden party hosted by his wife Dwina, to commemorate and celebrate the life and work of the legendary singer/songwriter and member of the Bee Gees.
For around 45 minutes we had the pleasure of performing a number of songs penned by Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb in the presence of Robin’s wife Dwina, their son Robin-John and invited celebrities and guests. I grabbed the opportunity to get some photos that I’ll always treasure. Unfortunately during my last visit in 2011, I was too tied up performing to get a photo with Robin, which I will always regret.
The event was attended by Sir Tim Rice, Mike Read, Peter Andre (a real gentleman I must say - even though he was really busy looking after his kids and trying to learn a script just handed to him minutes earlier, he took the time to introduce me to his beautiful girlfriend Emily MacDonagh and his children Princess and Junior and let me have a photo with him - for my wife of course... Even though he wouldn’t have missed it for the world it was very kind of him to attend as he even had to rush to catch a flight to New York straight after), Vicky Michelle MBE, Nicholas Parsons OBE, Errol Reid, The Soldiers, Jess Conrad OBE, John Challis, Elizabeth Richard, Mary-Jess Leaverland and the youngest classical singer signed by Decca to date, Isabel Suckling.
Dwina and Robin John (RJ) invited us all so warmly into their home on this very special occasion.
Scroll down to see some of the photos....
At the top of this page is a link to my current favourite Bee Gees song, which I quickly recorded after I got back home that day. I hope to record some more soon. I just love the lyrics.
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Steve Fernandes & Dwina Murphy-Gibb
Steve Fernandes & Robin-John Gibb
Peter Andre & Steve Fernandes
Steve Fernandes & Bob Harris OBE
Steve Fernandes & Errol Reid
David Jensen, Steve Fernandes & Vicky Michelle MBE
Steve Fernandes at The Prebendal
Emily MacDonagh & Peter Andre
Bob Harris & Steve Fernandes
Dwina Murphy-Gibb & Susan George
Steve Fernandes & Elizabeth Richard
And some photos of the beautiful Prebendal...
John Owen & Trevor D’Souza
Steve Fernandes & Joe Rodriguez
This is my ‘1st cut’ version of my current favourite Bee Gees song - Run to Me
Peter Andre & Emily MacDonagh