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Posted: 28 May 05, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i recently saw the queen tribute band magic and they were shit sorry to say i like to see more though are there any other good trbute bands to queen. and tell me what the best queen tribute band.


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Posted: 28 May 05, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ga Ga - saw them last year at the Ipswich Corn Exchange and they rocked !

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Posted: 28 May 05, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im going to see GAGA next month cant wait everyone says there the best Queen tribute band around. I've seen magic there where ok and ive seen Gary Mullan he was crap.

One thing that gets me about Queen band there all try and recreate the Wembley 86 gig none of them can come up with something original, yes 86 was a great gig but some new please

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Posted: 28 May 05, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only tribute band I've seen is Mercury, I was rather impressed! Only problem was the shortness of "Brian" but that cant be helped.


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Posted: 30 May 05, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been to see Mercury too! They were really good, it was just not a very receptive audience when I saw them.

Another band I went to see was Killer Queen, they were very good too (and american o.O;)


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Posted: 30 May 05, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got one. Have a look.

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Posted: 30 May 05, 21:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There a bunch of irish guys called 'Flash Harry'
saw them a couple of times and they are astounding.
Also 'Killer Queen' are very good.
Gary Mullen started of good, but he's losing his voice a bit and is struggling. maybe he not resting enough.


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Posted: 31 May 05, 00:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I've seen Killer Queen. They were quite good.



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Posted: 31 May 05, 05:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miracle!!! For now I just heard them on the web, haven't seen them live yet SIGH but they're cool!

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Posted: 31 May 05, 05:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i must say i thought Ga-Ga were rubbish :-S

'Magic' are cool tho! as they dont take themselves too seriously yet they are very good at playing :-)

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Posted: 31 May 05, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm going to see Magic in the summer.. I hope they're good.. :S

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Posted: 31 May 05, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

taylorgaga (Begg) wrote:

i saw one on the 3rd May 2005 in Newcastle, i think they were called Queen + PR, they rocked, almost like the original band, could of fooled me, The music was great, the "Brian and Roger" sounded and looked exactly like the real Bri and Rog, very clever, must of been plastic surgery or somet! but the Paul Rodgers fella tries to hard, wasnt like Paul Rodgers at all, still good though! :P :P:P:P:P



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Posted: 31 May 05, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw Gary Mullen a few years ago now, and he was amazing, the band were crap but he had the best voice I have ever heard ( at a live show ) and I have seen a few 'great singers'. I have never experienced a singer with so much power and range it was incredable.
What he is like now though I dont Know.

I have never been able to knock Magic, there musicianship is second to none although they are past it now and the singer has a very weak voice.

As for Flash Harry....


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Posted: 03 Jun 05, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

how can you say the band where crap. David Brockett the guitarist is first class. any who say's diff needs there ears tested. this tribute band rocks big style. i have the live cd it was recorded in july 2003 nearly 2 years ago. i last saw them last year at the newcastle arena. and they keep getting better and better. yes i agree Garys voice may need a rest. but he and the works are top notch.

I'll put up a couple of there tunes soon. so you can see for yourself, if you haven't heard them.

P.s why are they not playing newcastle this year or whitley bay

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Posted: 03 Jun 05, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i also have seen magic a couple of times not a patch on Gary mullen's band. there ok but don't seem to play the tunes at the right speed for me. saying that there are getting on a bit now like. they have been going for nearly 30 years i think.

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Posted: 03 Jun 05, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like tribute bands - if the musicians are good enough then they should be able to perform new music, not rely on being copy cats and a pale imitation of what has gone before - I'd rarher fail trying my own stuff than be a 'success' pretending to be someone else.

But pubs & clubs know tribute bands pull bigger crowds than most new acts so pay more for them - the tribute band members earn more money so they are happy ... just wasting their talent - but it is their choice.

I've only seen one Queen tribute band and that was at the fans club's 25th birthday do in Reading - they sounded ok and I couldn't slag any of them off but I didn't really enjoy them, just put up with them.

Queen & Paul Rodgers are not as good as Queen but they are better than any other attempt.

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Posted: 03 Jun 05, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

have seen a few thus far but by no means all of them

from what i have seen

it would be queen for a day and miracle


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Posted: 03 Jun 05, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

have just put up three tunes from Gary mullen and the works in the download section.

One night of queen Gary mullen


Tie your mother down

A kind of magic

Hammer to fall

what do you think

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Posted: 04 Jun 05, 05:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@ kyassor:

If you don't like bands that play other people's music, never ever go to any orchestra anywhere in the world!!! They ONLY play music by other composers.

If people having fun playing by the music they love as a hobby and entertain people that share the same love, why not? If they are making thousands of dollars out of it and turning it into a regular job, it's another matter.


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Posted: 04 Jun 05, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Johnnie wrote:

@ kyassor:

If you don't like bands that play other people's music, never ever go to any orchestra anywhere in the world!!! They ONLY play music by other composers.


I'm afraid you are wrong - if you knew anything about music you would know there are new orchestral movements being written all the time by numerous composers. The reason most public recitals only play 'covers' is because that is what the paying public want to listen to, they don't always give new music a chance.

You shouldn't restrict yourself to a life of covers - try thinking for yourself and stop follwoing the crowd