THE music of two of pop music's best-loved bands is celebrated this month as top Queen tribute band, Magic, perform a special concert to the music of Queen and ELO at The Playhouse in Weston.
Queen, whose Greatest Hits album sold 25 million copies worldwide, dominated the charts during the 70s, 80s and early 90s with hit singles such as Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions, Radio GaGa, A Kind Of Magic and Innuendo.
Magic pay tribute to the writing and musical abilities of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. They don't try to emulate Queen visually but to celebrate the music of this truly great band.
Electric Light Orchestra were the ground-breaking and innovative UK group, whose unique sound, which featured an orchestral string section, helped Queen achieve numerous transatlantic hits.
Magic pay homage to the musical talents of both Queen and ELO, performing a new concert which includes the band's best tunes from Breakthru' to Mr Blue Sky in Magic harmony.
Formed in 1974, Magic started out as a harmony group performing covers of The Beach Boys, Four Seasons and ELO among others. They soon introduced the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen into their repertoire.
The talented and gifted group of musicians have performed in most UK and European venues and worked in America and for the British military in the Falklands.
Magic will be performing at The Playhouse on September 18 at 7.30pm.
Tickets, priced £13.50-15.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or www.theplayhouse.co.uk
* The Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer readers the chance to win three pairs of tickets to see Magic.
To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: In which year was Magic formed?
Send your answer on a postcard along with your name, address and telephone number, to: Magic competition, Weston & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by 10am on Friday, September 10.
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