Qween – It’s A Kinda Queen are Europe’s most authentic tribute British rock legends Queen and today they have announced their biggest Northern Irish show to date which is set to take place at Limelight, Belfast on Saturday 11th April. Tickets are on sale now from all usual Ticketmaster outlets.
When the fans of a band put together a tribute production you should expect microscopic
detail but when they’re also seasoned performers you can expect fireworks.
Qween’s two hour show features a veritable anthology of Queen’s greatest hits from Radio
Ga Ga to Somebody to Love, performed fully live.
The band formed late last year with the members having played together in numerous other
guises over the years. Since their debut Qween have wowed audiences with a theatrical
rock show that brings the audience right back in time to the front row of a classic Queen
Qween have sold out performances in venues across the country including Dolan’s
Warehouse, Limerick, The Chalk Venue in Dublin and Project & Shortts in Waterford.
Demand for their shows in Dundalk’s Spirit Store means that the band take over the venue
for a weekend with all shows being sold out over four months in advance.
Qween have gone to extreme lengths to capture the magic of Queen acquiring everything
from a tailored lemon leather Freddie jacket (á la Queen’s legendary Slane Castle show in
1986) to guitar equipment from Brian May’s former technician Pete Cornish. “Queen’s
music is technically difficult but we’re massive fans so we were able to put in the dedication
to getting every detail just right” said guitarist Thomas Brunkard.
Their nativity matches their hero’s own post-Freddie ascendancy as Queen perform at
Marlay Park last year and are the subject of a new biopic to be released in November.
“Queen’s music is always in the zeitgeist whether its movies, games or ads. We’ve found
that even the casual fan loves the show as the band’s music is so multifaceted” said
“We’ve put everything into making this show as close to seeing Queen as you can get” said
lead vocalist, Brian Keville, “we even cover Bohemian Rhapsody’s infamous opera section
fully live, not even Queen risked that,” he added.
Keville is no stranger to playing Freddie Mercury having portrayed the singer in Live Aid
drama “When Harvey Met Bob” alongside Domhnall Gleeson’s mouthy Bob
Geldof. “Freddie had a way about everything he did that is hard to capture. You need to
totally forget who you are and create this larger than life persona with total commitment to
your audience” said Keville, “a real bushy moustache also helps!”.
“We’ve been bringing the show around the country this summer and it’s great to finally
show it off in front of a home crowd. We will rock you!” said Keville.
For tickets and additional information please visit Qween.ie