Albuquerque is a home away from home for Matt Baldoni.
The performer lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and performs as part of the Australian Bee Gees.
And he revels in any chance to get back to Albuquerque.
“Albuquerque is like a sibling to Las Vegas,” he says. “The cities are very similar and I enjoy my time I’m back there.”
Baldoni returns to New Mexico with the Australian Bee Gees on Saturday, Nov. 16. The group will perform at The Stage at Santa Ana Star.
The Australian Bee Gees began nearly 25 years ago and has since performed in more than 55 countries.
The show has been in residence at the Excalibur Resort & Casino in Las Vegas since February 2011.
The show features a chronology of the greatest hits from the wonderful music of the Brothers Gibb, including “More Than A Woman,” “Night Fever,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “How Do You Mend A Broken Heart,” just to name a few.
Baldoni has been with the show for six years.
If he’s not traveling with the show, he will perform in Las Vegas about six nights a week.
“The key is taking good care of yourself,” he says. “Traveling is the hardest part of this job. Getting on stage to perform is one of the best things.”
The Australian Bee Gees Show have captured the look, the sound and the personality that defines one of the most successful and adored acts in musical history.
More recently, the group has incorporated songs from Andy Gibb, the younger brother of the Bee Gees.
“Most of what has been instigated as far as changes is by our Vegas company that now has a multimillion dollar showroom at the Excalibur,” he says. “That seemed like a great opportunity to re-do the show. We’ve added more lighting and costumes. There are two or three Andy Gibb songs.”
Baldoni says feedback from audiences over the years often included recommendations on putting some of Andy Gibb’s music into the show.
“He wasn’t part of the Bee Gees, but he had his own success,” Baldoni says. “We also added in some songs that the Bee Gees wrote for other artists. It’s keeping it all fresh.”
Because the show has been re-vamped, Baldoni says it’s an exciting time.
“We haven’t been back to Albuquerque in awhile,” he says. “People that have seen our old show will see an entirely different show this time around. We’re looking forward to presenting it.”