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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 04:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Well he does to me anyway ....... listen to the audios on this site:

http://www.myspace.com/bohemianrhapsodytribute

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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I listened to Radio GaGa and it's true, the similarity is stunning. This band should have a proper website :)



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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Meh, I'm sick of people trying to be Queen, I mean if they're so good why can't they just go and be an original band?


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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really wish Tribute bands would stick to 'sounding' like their heroes. This 'lookalike' nonsense is doing him no favours... it's really beneath his dignity, because he's a fantastic singer (FAR improved from when I first saw him on TV).

Having said that, I wouldn't mind replacing their guitarist. Haven't played Queen much in a while!


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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like Freddie..? Oh please. A smidgen, maybe. But the only guy I've heard that is close, would be this video from a Montreux tribute gig - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kmN-MLaHSw

True, some accent differences, but there's a genuinly distinct sound to his voice that's like Freddie at times. Check the other videos, too.

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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

I listened to Radio GaGa and it's true, the similarity is stunning. This band should have a proper website :)


Agreed. I also think this band should perform some of their own songs. How nice it would be to hear "Freddie's voice" in new material. :)


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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HAHA!
I always get a laugh out of the ridiculous Brian May wigs in these tribute bands.

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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

magicalfreddiemercury wrote:

I also think this band should perform some of their own songs. How nice it would be to hear "Freddie's voice" in new material. :)


Hmm... have you heard Valensia's stuff? Their Queen tribute album is very creative, and their original stuff can basically be seen as "new Queen", if you will.



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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favorite Queen tribute band, I've seen them a bunch of times:

http://www.myspace.com/almostqueen




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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

magicalfreddiemercury wrote:

I also think this band should perform some of their own songs. How nice it would be to hear "Freddie's voice" in new material. :)


Hmm... have you heard Valensia's stuff? Their Queen tribute album is very creative, and their original stuff can basically be seen as "new Queen", if you will.


I hadn't heard Valensia until I read this post and went in search of. :)

But, um... the jury is still out for me on that one. I'll have to give it another go...


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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i cant of been the only one who read the title of this thread and thought ''oh god,not mika again!''



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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounds like Freddie?

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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

joxerthecornishpirate wrote:

i cant of been the only one who read the title of this thread and thought ''oh god,not mika again!''


You weren't....


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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought that too.-


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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There´s just one mistake some impersonators of Freddie do when they sing, even if they have a similar voice. They don´t pronounce like Freddie.

For example "Love of my Life" it´s not only a great song but it has a great poem and it´s universal. Now, that song requires matching perfect tone for each word. And if you´re trying to guive that classical mood to it you have to sing it with excellent pronounce. Well, in most cases singers don´t care about this unless they´re coached or have a great producer.

Freddie developeded this technique to perfection and in most cases that´s why Queen covers sucks. And they wonder why!! Sometimes guiving the right expression to the song is enough, but add that great Freddie´s tone and understanding of moods in the song and you have there almost the impossible to imitate.

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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

magicalfreddiemercury wrote:

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

magicalfreddiemercury wrote:

I also think this band should perform some of their own songs. How nice it would be to hear "Freddie's voice" in new material. :)


Hmm... have you heard Valensia's stuff? Their Queen tribute album is very creative, and their original stuff can basically be seen as "new Queen", if you will.


I hadn't heard Valensia until I read this post and went in search of. :)

But, um... the jury is still out for me on that one. I'll have to give it another go...
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Posted: 14 Apr 07, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=Mercury>Deaky's Bitch<h6>Yum wrote:

Meh, I'm sick of people trying to be Queen, I mean if they're so good why can't they just go and be an original band?


I agree. :)


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Posted: 15 Apr 07, 00:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nevermore:) wrote:

<font color=Mercury>Deaky's Bitch<h6>Yum wrote:

Meh, I'm sick of people trying to be Queen, I mean if they're so good why can't they just go and be an original band?


I agree. :)


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Posted: 18 Apr 07, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He doesn't sound bad at all. But I don't really want to hear a tribute band try to sound like Queen. I'm happy if they put there own style in there like GaGa and Jeff Scott Soto. Neither dress up or try to sound exactly like Queen. They just play the music and let the audience decide.


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Posted: 18 Apr 07, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He sounds french...