Acclaimed Queen tribute band to play Sheffield’s O2 Academy
Unique Queen tribute experience coming to Sheffield’s O2 Academy in June.
Having recently been involved with Queen’s record-breaking box office hit ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Yorkshire-based 7 piece, described as “a Queen tribute act with a difference”, have announce their June 2019 UK tour, including a gig at Sheffield’s O2 Academy on 14 June.
As one of three acts invited to be involved with the official promotion of Bohemian Rhapsody, Bulsara and His Queenies are a remarkable 7-piece band that perform the music of Queen to an exceptional and spine-tingling standard. Made up of young music graduates and a former physics teacher, they have their own identity: not quite what is expected of your typical ‘Queen Tribute Band’. There are no wigs, no yellow jacket and no attempt to look like Queen.
The quality of the musicianship is world class. Lead vocalist Gareth Taylor’s vocal resemblance to Freddie Mercury is extraordinary. Backed by superb vocal harmonies and a meticulously accurate back line, lead guitarist Robert Hudson’s ability to recreate the classic ‘Brian May sound’ has to be heard to be believed. The band take pride in performing the ‘studio versions’ of Queen’s back catalogue and not the easier live versions; there is no attempt to recreate Queen’s famous 1986 Magic Tour.
Queen recorded over 190 songs and Bulsara and His Queenies storm through an eclectic repertoire which appeals to their ever-growing worldwide fan-base without conforming to the middle-of-the-road and obvious ‘Greatest Hits’ collection. Of course, you will hear several hits such as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (they do the operatic section live) and ‘Somebody To Love’, but also some ‘Deep Cuts’ from Queen’s diverse back catalogue. Bulsara and His Queenies are experiencing a meteoric rise to the top, taking bookings from across the globe and playing shows for high profile clients such as Twentieth Century Fox, The Mercury Phoenix Trust, The Make A Wish Foundation, as well as performing at several exclusive parties.
JUNE 2019 UK DATES
THU 06 JUNE NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY 2
FRI 07 JUNE MANCHESTER CLUB ACADEMY
SAT 08 JUNE LONDON O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
THU 13 JUNE BIRMINGHAM O2 INSTITUTE 2
FRI 14 JUNE SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY 2