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Posted: 24 Jul 07, 01:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would like to let all Queensland Queen fans know if they want to see one of the most authentic tribute acts around, go and see "Killer Queen". If you have seen Queen -It's A Kind Of Magic show with Craig Pesco, you will be shocked at how much better Killer Queen are. Johnny Blunt is the most authentic Freddie I have seen since the real Freddie. Close your eyes and you would swear you are back 20 years at a real Queen concert. The band are a bunch of awesome musicians, who have got the Queen catalog down pat! Believe me, I'm a Queen addict, and went to one of their shows a sceptic. What a pleasant surprise. I am not a paid marketer or promoter of the band, simply an avid fan who wants to share his experience and help other Queen fans enjoy a killer show. Their website is www.killerqueen.com.au, have a look at the promo video on the site to see what I mean.
Cheers...Mark Pickering

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Posted: 24 Jul 07, 04:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, thanks Mark for supporting Killer Queen. I too, have seen the band and know that its the best one Australia has ever produced.
I agree, they don't have to reply on backing tapes or artifical pianos etc to be great.

I am from north Queensland, and the amount of support for Killer Queen is amazing.
Also, they don't have to have the endorsement of Peter Freestone to get business.
I am very surprise that Peter Freestone supports such a poor Queen trbute band in the first place.


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Posted: 12 Sep 07, 14:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I live in San Diego, CA, USA, and It's a Kind of Magic is scheduled to play here. I love Queen, but I don't want to pay to see a disappointing show. However, Killer Queen seems to only play in Australia. Is "Magic" worth seeing?

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Posted: 12 Sep 07, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 12 Sep 07, 22:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi..
As I have said, A Kind Of Magic show is ok, but some of the things they do are not quite right. I have from some very reliable sources that they use backing tapes for some stuff. Given how unlucky you are that Killer Queen don't play over there, maybe they would be okay. The advantage that the Magic guys have is someone with lots of money backing them,whereas Killer Queen are hard working guys building a name for themselves. (Sounds like some other very well known band). And yes you're right, I think Johnny Blunt should be Freddie in the movie.
Cheers....Mark Pickering

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Posted: 13 Sep 07, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw Killer Queen last year in Wales where I live and yes I was too a sceptic but these guys impressed me so much. The set list and outfits when I went to see them was based on Queen's 1982 Hot Space tour. Do they impersonate other years from Queen's touring days? I didn't even know they were Australian.

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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 05:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw them on a local festival here in Holland two years ago. The sound there was bad, but Killer Queen was vey good, I had alot of fun



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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 06:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry guys, but that is another Killer Queen. These guys are from Brisbane, Australia and have only done shows in Oz so far. But if they get the right support, they'll be overseas knocking you all dead.
Cheers...Mark

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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 22:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OOHHH yes, I saw John Blunt in last weeks Womens Day and I have seen Killer Queen Australia live many times. Having seen all the other Queen Tribute bands here and abroad, let me just say that I believe John Blunt "is" POSSESSED by Freddie's spirit onstage. he is uncanny in looks and in voice.
I have never seen the real deal but these guys make you believe you have.

The sooner they line up some serious tours overseas the better. They will seriously KIK ASS, and any decent promoter worth his salt would make out like a bandit.

To quote "Borat" "Killer Queen Australia best tribute band in the world, all other tribute bands are silly little girls" or should i say "Great Pretenders", HAHA!



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Posted: 07 Aug 11, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have known John for over a year now ( from Facebook) and when I got a chance to see him and the band this year I was blown away. Have seen AKOM and sorry, they seem so tightly choreographed and the show really has become tired. Johnny and the boys are fresh all the time and Johnny is free to move and groove in his own way at his own time. A far better performance and they have been knocking crowds dead overseas. Way to go Killer Queen

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Posted: 04 Jan 12, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They have a new promo out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH_BlfkHCIc


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Posted: 04 Jan 12, 23:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen Magic, it was alright, however I'm much less impressed if its true about the backing tapes. The grand piano he was using appeared to be fake too... I think it was better than Killer Queen looks, visually it was very similar to a Queen show, they did a very good job of making it seem "big". The guitarist was also fantastic. The singer's voice was pretty close to Freddie's, apart from his Spanish accent.

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Posted: 07 Jan 12, 03:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's that got to do with 'Killer Queen'

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Posted: 07 Jan 12, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The guy from KQ looks great. Shame he isn't a very good singer. That promo didn't really show him off as a decent singer.

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Posted: 07 Jan 12, 05:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he's a fine singer but he cuts his words way too short. It actually gets a bit annoying to listen to, in that promo at least. Some sustained notes would do him a world of good.


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Posted: 11 Jan 12, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I found them on youtube last year. I really think Johnny does a great job on creating the illusion of Freddie.

For many like myself who have never had the pleasure of seeing Queen back in the day it would be really nice to see this group.

I do agree that Johnny does cut off his notes too early.

This is something that I don't understand.

If I were in a really good tribute band such as KQ I would try to write some new songs, and perform them as Queen.

Hell, you never know where that would go, it might be very interesting. I did pose the question to Johnny through YT so who knows.

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Posted: 13 Jan 12, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The guitarist's tone is just awful, it's so thin and lifeless, actually difficult to listen to. Though may just be the fault of that particular recording.
They play God Save The Queen live... That doesn't work for me really. When I see a tribute band I prefer to see a straight up re-inactment of the bands actual shows, rather than their own 'improvement' on it or whatever. Of course that's only my preference, they have every right to do their own take on things. I guess I just like extra authenticity for some reason.

I can see what Zebonka 12 meant by cutting the notes short, 'I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all' sounds rushed and effortless, when it's supposed to be fairly powerfully sung.

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Posted: 15 Jan 12, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that must be the recording because Anthony's guitar tone is one of the closest to Brian May's in the world.
Check out some other clips of his playing on YouTube.

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Posted: 16 Jan 12, 03:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bencrossman wrote:
I think that must be the recording because Anthony's guitar tone is one of the closest to Brian May's in the world.



Erm..........now that IS funny!

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Posted: 17 Jan 12, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To me they just come across very slow and not dynamic at all. Not a very good singer and everything seems to happen in slo-motion.

Sorry, not impressed at all.