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Posted: 10 Jul 06, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just wondering if anyone has a good tribute band to suggest? I've seen Q+PR. I wish I could see the Queen with Freddie but since I can't I'd like to have an "almost" Queen experience. - - -> Just for fun.

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Posted: 11 Jul 06, 04:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen : It's a Kinda Magic should be called "KINDA TRAGIC". Their guitarist plays like he's drunk.


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Posted: 11 Jul 06, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard good things about "Almost Queen," but after watching the promo videos on their site, I'm...eh...unimpressed.


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Posted: 11 Jul 06, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I've seen a couple and I guess they were ok but I might have been expecting too much of them.

It's been a few years but I think I've seen:

Flash Harry, Killer Queen and Classic Queen aka The Great Pretenders.




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Posted: 11 Jul 06, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

www.dsr.com.ar

saw them 6 or 7 times

they're pretty good!


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Posted: 11 Jul 06, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw a queen tribute band in Hyde Park last July. The guitarist and drummer were OK, but the singer was a bit crap, and the whole 'feel' of the show was wrong.


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Posted: 11 Jul 06, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the best one i have been to was MERCURY, it's the best queen tribute in the uk.

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i saw one and that was killer queen and i loved it!

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 08:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen Ga Ga and they rocked, they don't do the look like stuff which is great, but they play really well. I was pleasantly surprised it turned out to be a good night out.


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I should form my own now that I've got my Burns. Okay, I don't know any good singers apart from my brother, but at least I'll get the guitar right.


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Posted: 12 Jul 06, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen Queen For A Day a couple of times.

They have a damn good singer. He has a good voice, nothing too striking and it does sound like a poor man's Freddie in a way. Where he is gold is his incredible duplication of the way Freddie sings and forms his words, etc... You can often spot him singing a verse exactly like Freddie did in a particular live show released on dvd. You can see that the guy has really studied Mercury.

The rest of the band is fair I would say, except for the guitarist who is good, but plays and sounds nothing like Brian.

On one hand, it's cool to hear a band doing cover after cover of Queen's catalogue, particularly because a cover band tends to play tracks that Queen didn't perform live often, or in some cases ever. It's cool to get a night of Queen jamming.

On the other hand, I don't go anymore because seeing as many concerts as I have by Queen, I constantly am dissapointed by the massive difference between imitation and the real thing. In other words, how do you successfully imitate the greatest live rock band of all time?

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 05:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have seen Miracle, Almost Queen, & MayQueen...
In my opinion MayQueen is the best i have ever heard! Awesome voice.

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ilvcats wrote:

I was just wondering if anyone has a good tribute band to suggest? I've seen Q+PR. I wish I could see the Queen with Freddie but since I can't I'd like to have an "almost" Queen experience.


well, depends of what you'd expect from that tribute band. to look like queen? to act like queen? to sing like queen? and queen did change a lot over the years. you'd like kinda midseventies Queen? a lateseventies/earlyeighties Queen? or even some mideigthies Queen? what did you expect them to play? some exact copy of some of Queen's original setlists? and would you want them to even sing it thequeenway note by note?

there are indeed some at least interesting tribute/cover bands, but as some people already posted, there are some crucial differences between them.

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Posted: 15 Jul 06, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue><b>LeroyBrown11</b > wrote:

Online I did for Queen For A Day. They're pretty good, the guy sounds like Freddie, it's creepy


Yes it is creepy, but very nice.