Mark Barrie first began performing as Barry Gibb in the spring of 1997, initially in a solo capacity working up and down the country, gaining himself valuable experience and a reputation for quality and authenticity.
Towards the end of the year, a chance meeting with lookalikes for Robin and Maurice Gibb resulted in Mark being asked to join 'Stayin Alive', the Bee Gees tribute group as the Barry Gibb character.
The following years up until Mark's departure at the beginning of 2003 saw an appearance by the group on BBC1's 'Battle of The Fantasy Bands', two performances on 'Night Fever' for Channel 5, on BBC's 'Watchdog' and an ITV documentary about the famous Batley Variety Club, where footage was filmed to mirror the Bee Gees appearances there some 30 years earlier.
At the opening ceremony of the 'Saturday Night Fever' stage production, the boys performed at the Palladium as part of the proceedings.
Mark became a contestant on ITV's 'Stars In Their Eyes' programme in the year 2000, reaching the grand finals, the only Barry Gibb from 5 different entrants over the years to do so, even receiving a letter of congratulations on the achievement from the Bee Gees themselves.
In 2003 Mark made the decision to return to performing purely solo as Barry Gibb's Bee Gees Tribute Show and in duo form with Gary Hart in the role of Robin Gibb as 'The Brotherz Gibb'. Both shows have proven to be very popular, highly successful and constantly in demand.
The past few years has seen the development of an exciting 3 piece soundalike and lookalike tribute to the Bee Gees called 'The Fake Bee Gees' bringing in Scott Hart as Maurice Gibb, completing that famed line-up known for silky smooth harmonies and classic songs.
Both Gary and Scott hail from Manchester, the Bee Gees childhood home, and are well established and respected musicians in their own right, performing both at home and abroad in various bands.
The three of them have pooled their respective talents together to create a show so visually and vocally accurate that audiences are left wondering if this is indeed the 'fake' Bee Gees