Forums > Queen - General Discussion > Roger's son on Royal Variety

forum rss feed
Author

cmsdrums user not visiting Queenzone.com
cmsdrums
Deity: 2945 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 10 Dec 08, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi

Don't know if this has been posted, but I hear that Roger's son Rufus is playing the drums along with Brian and Neil Murray (plus others) backing Kerry Ellis on the Royal Variety Performance next week.

Brian's site simply states that they have a phenomenal 17 year old drummer, and I have heard that it will be Rufus.  Good for him I say!!

robyns user not visiting Queenzone.com

Rocker: 23 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 10 Dec 08, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey-
Where did you hear that it would be Rufus?  That would be great.  Would love to see him play.  For awhile there was a home video floating around on the internet of Rufus playing the drums.  I personally didn't see it, but friends of mine did and said he was pretty good.  Must take after dear old dad!

Let's hope that this rumour is true.


robyns user not visiting Queenzone.com

Rocker: 23 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 11 Dec 08, 00:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its true!  Check out Brian's website as there is a picture there...
http://www.brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/pix/08/CIMG4411_ed_band_690.jpg

Hopefully it will be broadcast here in the States or at least make it to youtube.


Togg user not visiting Queenzone.com
Togg
Deity: 2369 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 11 Dec 08, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would love to see what kit he is using...can you imagine being a drummer and having access to all those old kits.....


"It is better to sit in silence and have people think you're a fool, then to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
cmsdrums user not visiting Queenzone.com
cmsdrums
Deity: 2945 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 11 Dec 08, 07:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd have one of the Ludwig kits - probably the '77/78 era one, or one of the later ones from 89-92 - lovely!!!

I wonder how long it will take for a thread to start with someone calling for John's son (I'm sure I read somewhere that he plays in a band and is very good?) and Roger son to become 'Queen Mk II' !!!!

cmsdrums user not visiting Queenzone.com
cmsdrums
Deity: 2945 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 17 Dec 08, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, now the performance has been aired, I can say that Rufus is very good!  Nothing technically spectacular on that song, but his playing is very fluid, and on a difficult 'show tune' (a few amounts of stopping, starting etc..), his tempo and feel were great.

When you consider that he is only 17, and this is his first (that I know of) high profile gig, it's a damn fine effort - an almost backhanded compliment is that he didn't stand out at all!  By which I mean it could have been any session or established band musician playing on that and no-one would have noticed.

I hope if the music industry is where he wants to make a name for himself I hope that he succeeds.

And...damn, he looks like his Dad used to too!!!

podders user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 121 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 17 Dec 08, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn, missed it on BBC!! Knew I had something to watch tonight.  Hopefully it will be up on youtube tomorrow...otherwise BBC iPlayer I suppose.

Cwazy little thing user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 483 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 17 Dec 08, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its on youtube now.
Very good performance by all concerned. Kerry Ellis has one hell of a set of lungs! [img=/images/smiley/msn/tounge_smile.gif][/img]


Adventure Seeker on an empty street...

www.myspace.com/ampfirerock
doxonrox user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 182 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 17 Dec 08, 22:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've never heard of Kerry Ellis, but after watching the video on You Tube, I can honestly say that my penis would be honored to meet her.


inu-liger user not visiting Queenzone.com
inu-liger
Deity: 13057 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 17 Dec 08, 22:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



cmsdrums wrote:

When you consider that he is only 17, and this is his first (that I know of) high profile gig, it's a damn fine effort - an almost backhanded compliment is that he didn't stand out at all!  By which I mean it could have been any session or established band musician playing on that and no-one would have noticed.

Yeah, that is a damn fine effort indeed! Takes guts to perform your first big gig in front of such a high-profile audience.

Didn't Rufus have a short drum solo during the Melbourne WWRY Afterparty show a few years back though? (if QueenConcerts.com is correct)


And he is a handsome young man. Definitely has his father's good looks.

Let's hope he doesn't stay out of the picture too long after this :-)

Now perhaps if he joined forces with his brother Felix and their father, I think they could make a good album together :-)
Anyone else think the same?


The Fairy King user not visiting Queenzone.com
The Fairy King
Deity: 8670 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 18 Dec 08, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LINK?


Killed by drones.
inu-liger user not visiting Queenzone.com
inu-liger
Deity: 13057 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 18 Dec 08, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Look up Royal Variety Performance 2008 on YouTube. I'm sure you have the energy to do so :-)