Queen Nation will be rocking through the Lower Mainland for a brief visit, courtesy of Rock.It Boy Entertainment, with stops at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver on February 21st and the Clarke Theatre in Mission on the 22nd.
You can get tickets here while they are still available.
It has been a great few months to be a Queen fan. Between the successful release of the award winning Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic of Freddie Mercury’s life, and Queen and Adam Lambert kicking off their North American tour with Adam Lambert in Vancouver later in the year, you would think it could not get any better…But you were wrong. With July being such a long way off, what better way to practice your vocals than a night out with one of the most highly rated Queen tributes, Queen Nation.
The band, which formed in 2004, have played to audiences across North America, and overseas, and consistently get rave reviews from fans for the accurate portrayal of the band. Perhaps one thing that sets them apart from other tributes, is that they don’t just play the songs, they perform the songs. As Queen. 😊
It helps that the band are accomplished musicians with a long history in the industry, as well as huge Queen fans themselves.
Vocalist and keyboards player Greg Finsley, playing Freddie Mercury, credits Queen with being his first ever rock show back in 1977 as a 12-year-old, at the time I am sure he did not think he would be joining the top performing Queen tribute band in which he has now performed for 12 years.
Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, blends awesome fretboard skills, with an uncanny resemblance to Queen’s guitarist both in looks and mannerisms. His efforts have led to him getting an endorsement from Brian May guitars, further cementing his already solid credentials.
Parker Combs has been playing bass since the age of 12, and performs as the legend John Deacon, the quiet genius responsible for Queen’s most successful single Another One Bites the Dust.
Rounding out the act as Roger Taylor is Peter Burke on drums. The LA native, who says that Queen’s “The Game” was the first album he ever bought, has a strong pedigree as both a session and live drummer, having played with acts as diverse as Wilson Phillips and The BulletBoys
With the mission of carrying on the musical torch and at the same time paying homage to the golden age of vintage Queen concerts the band cover all the classics in an energetic fun filled 90-minute production. They will no doubt have the audience singing along to such classics as We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are The Champions and Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and I am also hoping for some hands in the air some Radio Gaga.
For more info on the band visit www.queennation.com .
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