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Stripes Bar, Brentford FC Friday 14 May 2004
Now to say I am a bit of a Queen fan is an understatement :) So I
was looking forward to seeing Queen Rocks who play just the rock
songs, don't dress or look like Queen (in fact the vocalist/guitarist
looked uncannily like a young Chris de Burgh!). Vocally it ain't
Freddie Mercury but then who is? For my money only either Jeff Scott
Soto or Gary Cherone are fit to grace the stage with the remaining
members of Queen.
A special gig as well as both Brian May and Freddie Mercury lived less than five miles away in Feltham and as one member
of the audience said this is 'Queen country'. Just a damn shame more
people don't get of their arses down to gigs though (As an aside it
seems many gigs of late have had poor audiences in and around London).
Do they rock? Not 'arf! Plus they aren't afraid to adpat the
original tunes like 'We Will Rock You', that gets slightly speeded
Too many highlights but I enjoyed 'Tie Your Mother Down', 'Keep
Yourself Alive' and 'Bohemian Rhapsdoy' that segued into 'Killer
Queen' when the operatic mid section should have kicked in - nice
move. Musically the band are spot on with the drummer a sure fire
Roger Taylor stand-in and with two guitarists they provide a wall of
Just to illustrate how much Queen mean to people a Brazilian guy
travelled all the way from Tolouse, in France (where he currently
lives) via ferry, just to see this band. He'd never heard Queen songs
performed live and after seeing one of the postings for this gig on
another yahoo! group decided he had to come over. Did he enjoy
himself? He was griining from ear to ear throughout!
Absolutely fantastic band - can't fault the tunes and the band
love the music you can tell by their playing and delivery. I've seen
two other Queen bands - both tribute acts with the dressing
up/Freddie cloning and they pale besides these guys. Plus they are so
young! Just shows that the music of Queen is timeless...
Review: Jason Ritchie