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Posted: 29 Oct 05, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hello, i just found out that jeff scott soto made in year 2003 a concert where he sang 42 queen songs in a queen fan club party. well i heard all the songs and he is singing amazingly even songs like innuendo, flick of the wrist, princes of the universe. (and i really mean amazingly 100 times better than paul and i like how paul is singing but jeff is just unbelievable) i just thought that why isn't he performing or ever performed with queen ?

edited: oh and i don't think that paul should be switched, but just when next year paul is leaving jeff would be best choice.

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Posted: 29 Oct 05, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jss is quite good. But somehow he is sooo boring.
There is no "spark" in his performance.

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Posted: 29 Oct 05, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rompez wrote:

Jss is quite good. But somehow he is sooo boring.
There is no "spark" in his performance.


don't cnow that, but i'll buy the dvd and i'll find it out soon, but i heard how he was singing innuendo, just incredible...

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Posted: 29 Oct 05, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well it was just my opinion. And I think that this dvd is worth watching. Setlist is quite impressive.

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Posted: 29 Oct 05, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeff Scott Soto is a very talented guy! We hope to see more of him.

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Posted: 30 Oct 05, 00:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jeff is fantastic....hope he continues doing the Queen tribute shows...

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Posted: 30 Oct 05, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've also heard of Jeff...........but the guy that gets them jumping is Gregory Finsley w/ QUEEN FOR A DAY! called "the closest thing to Freddie Mercury since leather pants! Plays the piano ...the whole bit!
you can check them out at
www.myspace.com/queentribute

continued success for QUEEN + Paul Rodgers!


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Posted: 30 Oct 05, 01:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi GOING BACK & all here @ QZ,

Indeed did JSS a show for the International Queen Fan Club in 2003.
This show was officially recorded and released on DVD.
The title: “The JSS Queen Concert – Live at the Queen Convention 2003”.

42 Stunning Queen anthems performed by Jeff Scott Soto and his band at the Official International Queen Fan Convention - Prestatyn, North Wales, Saturday 10th May 2003.

There’s a quote by Jim Jenkins on the front of the sleeve that says:
‘Like seeing Queen alive again! Jeff is the ultimate front man to sing these songs.’

It’s not the best (Queen related) DVD in my collection, but it sure is very nice to have it and watch it.

Just to inform you ... FUN IT !

Cheers!



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Posted: 30 Oct 05, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anybody who says Jeff is not a good frontman hasn't seen Jeff live. I have, he's excellent. I know what I'm talking about - apart from his DVD's, I attended his Haloween show the other year and went to his after show party and it was a fabulous night out.

Jeff has performed "Dragon Attack" with Roger and Brian so they are certainly aware of his talents. He also did a funked up version of this song on his "Love Parade" CD.

I would assume Paul was chosen over Jeff because not only can Paul sing Queen well (although he doesn't have as big a range as JSS), Paul is a big enough name to help Brian and Roger fill the venues they performed on the tour. Jeff is very talented, but is not particularly known outside the rock fraternity, and would have stirred a lot less interest.

I've been a JSS fan for several years and there are few more versatile singers, and few busier musicians. I really thought his big break would be with Queen, but so far, Soul SirkUS seem to be pushing him more into the limelight he deserves.

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Posted: 30 Oct 05, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, and Jeff played all the piano parts on the Queen tribute he did. They were pre-recorded for use in his set. He plays bass too!

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Posted: 30 Oct 05, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would love to get the JSS QUEEN DVD where can I pick it up? Also info on his current band>

Thanks in advance for the reply

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Posted: 30 Oct 05, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

4freddie wrote:

I would love to get the JSS QUEEN DVD where can I pick it up? Also info on his current band>

Thanks in advance for the reply


i didn't find it in any store so i'll buy it in www.ebay.com : )

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Posted: 30 Oct 05, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Due to popular demand, Jeff's Queen tribute is sold out from his store on his website, so you're best off scouring the net outlets to see if anybody has any copies left over.

Jeff is currently an active solo artist, as well as the lead singer for Euro rockers Talisman, a member of disco cover band The Boogie Knights and the lead vocalist for the rock supergroup Soul SirkUS. Soul SirkUS feature Marco Mendoza on bass (Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Twisted Sister), Virgil Donati on drums (awesome Australian session drummer known as The Thunder From Down Under) and guitar hero Neal Schon (Santana, Journey, Bad English). Their stunning debut album "World Play" was released via their own website, before being picked up by the Frontiers record label, re-recorded and remixed with extra tracks.

Jeff's latest solo CD is called "Lost In The Translation", also available via Frontiers records.

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Posted: 31 Oct 05, 04:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it really surprised me that people think Jeff can't entertain or sing Queen songs. I would love seeing him touring with Brian and Roger. He would give the songs the rocky-feel again they need.

I love Paul Rodgers, but compared to Jeff he is far from a rock singer. Paul is more a blues/soul singer. Jeff is capable of catching the Queen feel much better.

Eventhough Jeff isn't as famous as Paul, he would have the audience going within seconds and people would be in awe when he performs, for sure!!!

I'm probably a bit biased. But hey, the guy deserves it and has the talent to blow people away!


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

<b><font color = "crimson">ThomasQuinn wrote:

Paul ISN'T leaving next year, he's leaving SOME DAY. Jeff Scott Soto can sing REASONABLY well, but he'd make a lousy frontman.

Judging from the 46664 version of "Too Much Love Will Kill You", I wouldn't mind Katie Melua on vocals myself :-D

Ah, bollocks, in his Yngwie Malmsteen-days he already was a great frontman. But maybe indeed, he does need a strong person next to him (like Malmsteen)

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Posted: 31 Oct 05, 05:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Remember that he was only 18 years old when he first sang on a Malmsteen album.

And no, he is doing very well without famous people beside him. With his own band he is the one entertaining people. And his fellow bandmembers aren't world famous.

Also with SoulSirkUS he is Jeff Scott Soto, the lead singer of that band and not just some hired vocalist for Neal Schön.


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