In My Defence....lol
Ok Phil.....Im the guy you think is overweight. lol...gimme a break....
Fact - Freddie was a waif...thin...5'9-or so.....maybe a buck sixty...160 lbs......-170?
Fact - Overweight, or Athletic....um, I am 6'2 inches tall...215 lbs......
Im 49 years old and by all standards, I am very fit. Especially for my age.....
FACT: I play full court basketball 3 days a week...with college kids. I still play organized baseball, fast pitch hardball, not softball. To this day I possess pitching records in the state of Connecticut here in the states with a 28 win and 5 loss pitching record in semi pro baseball which has stoos since 1979. Recently, I have pitched against the Boston Red Sox Alumni.
I lift weights 3x per week and do an hour of cardio each day.
...at 5:30 am.....you will find me in private yoga class.
I don't drink or smoke.....
Our band is not attempting to do the look alike Freddie thing, it makes no sense. We honour the music. The songs.
The look alike thing is a bit of an insult....like the Elvis impersonators. There was one Freddie....and I am not about to attempt to sully his memory. He is sadly gone, but his music lives. That is what we do.
On the karaoke thing...ok...everybody get this straight....We all know Freddie was a genius....great singer, great writer, great performer...etc. I am here to tell you from a musical point of view...I can sing, ANYTHING he could handle vocally.
I have been tested on this. Piano, music, songs...etc. Probably with greater ease than he could. High register, strong head voice, light airy or strong falsetto.
I take pride in the fact that in a live setting, I can sing closer to Freddie studio performance than he did. Go to www.celebratingqueen.com
and take a listen....then go into the page and listen to me singing Somebody To Love, etc.
While Queen has not performed the whole "The March Of The Black Queen" in a live setting, We do, and will be playing it in a live setting at Breakthru in Detroit on 7/17. It is fabulous. Honest to god....
I am one of 11 children from Bristol, CT. My father was a lead singer in the late 1940's and 50's.....and taught each of us to sing and or play instruments. My brother is also in the band as our voicestra leader....
I record music for the National Football League's Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns.
So remember all, I am not even attempting to look like Freddie, I honour him and his music. I do my best.
I try to say nice things instead of going out of my way like Philip to disparage me because I am not as thin as Freddie.
Philip, cmon friend....those who can "Do"......tell us all, what is your talent, besides pissing on my leg and forwarding your weak opinion?
Below is a picture, sans the long black coat that same night Philip is speaking of.....
Overweight folks, or......a big strong man??? 6'2 215 lbs
Come to Breakthru all. Lets have some fun...and we will see you in the UK in 2011. www.celebratingqueen.com