Added on 03-Feb-2005
A QUEEN tribute band who were the first to receive the endorsement of the management of the super group to record Queen songs hit Theatr Gwynedd this month.And legendary Queen guitarist Brian May requested a copy of GaGa’s ‘A Tribute to Queen’ released ten years ago, and was very impressed with the product and the band.
GaGa do not pretend to be Queen and anyone expecting to see a band where musicians look and dress like Queen will be very disappointed.
The band do not dress up and for this they make no apologies.
However, their act is packed with hits from start to finish and shows just what an amazing phenomenon Queen were, and how sorely Freddie Mercury is missed.
GaGa’s two hour show has established a formidable reputation for quality among critics and fans alike, and this year the boys aim to make it no exception.
Drummer and backing vocalist Graham Patrick formed GaGa with former bassist Dave Harding, the band, were originally named Wanted, before changing its name to GaGa in 1992 when they decided to concentrate solely on Queen songs.
John Holmes plays lead guitar and sings lead vocals and has been hooked on Queen since the age of twelve, while Tony Pilling replaced Dave Harding. Knowing how passionate Tony was about Queen, John and Graham offered him the bass position.
With an even bigger and better light show and a sound system to match, GaGa also encourage audience participation throughout the show, which promises to be ‘a kind of magic.’
GaGa appear at Theatr Gwynedd on Friday, February 18, tickets from box-office on 01248 351708.
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