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Queen It's A Kinda Magic Australian Tour 2017

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by Finy (subscribe)
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Wowing the Audience with Queen
What can I say about this iconic band? Words just cannot describe how much I enjoy Queen's songs and watching them perform and the next best thing is going to one of "their" live shows.

Even though there is no Freddie Mercury, I was so looking forward to attending this event! I have all the CDs, a few videos and he is one of the few artists that I love to turn the music up very loud and just sit and chill to as his unique voice wafts through the room.

Freddie Mercury was just ao talented and a wonderful performer. He came across as very flamboyant, however, in private life, he was actually shy. He seemed to thrive and relish the adoration he received from the crowds he was performing for.

Queen
Image: Denis Bourez from France - Madame Tussauds, LondonUploaded by SunOfErat, CC BY 2.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30316871


Freddie Mercury was my idol for many years (and still is!) and he had a talent who was both diverse and fascinating - he wrote his own brilliant music and I love the way he entertained. I loved his movements and just loved to watch him. He even has several full size statues built of him, one in England and one in Lake Geneva, Switzerland!

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Freddie statue in Liverpool - Image: By Rept0n1x CC BY-SA 3.0, www.commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php


Most of his songs are very "catchy" and he was just a true champion.

The - Show Queen It's A Kinda Magic Australian Tour 2017
However, this article is not really about Freddie per se, and no one can replace Freddie, however Giles Taylor managed to perform Freddie Mercury's songs very well.

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Opening of the show


Giles Taylor has a brilliant voice and the whole audience was really "rocking" to the songs - he interacted very well with the audience and even came down a few times while singing and walked through the theatre.

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Of course, Giles Taylor would know he has huge "boots to fill" when impersonating an icon such as Freddie Mercury, and to this end, he has done a sterling job. His movements, even the way he holds his head, is very much like Freddie did.

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Typical Freddie Mercury pose


The costumes worn throughout the show are the same as Freddie wore, making the performances seem quite "real". Here is a video made several years ago that will give you some idea of the It's A Kinda Magic performance.


This tribute show is endorsed by Freddie Mercury's personal assistant, and biographer, Peter Freestone, and so the small nuances that were known to Peter, have come through in the show by Giles Taylor.

Songs Performed
There were 24 songs performed during this 2 hour performance (with a 20-minute interval) and these songs included:

It's a Kind of Magic

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Radio Ga Ga

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Same outfit as Freddie wore


Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian,Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody


Killer Queen

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Somebody to Love

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We Are the Champions

We,are,the,champions


Bicycle Race

Bicycle,song


Another One Bites the Dust

another,one,bites,the,dust
Another one bites the dust


Play the Game

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Don't Stop Me Now

Don't,stop,me,now


Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Live,at,the,Astor


I Want to Break Free

Giles,Taylor


Tie Your Mother Down
I Want It All
It's a Hard Life

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You're My Best Friend
Under Pressure (originally sung with David Bowie)

Under,pressure


We Will Rock You

Giles,Taylor,as,Freddie


Made in Heaven
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Seven Seas of Rhye

On drums was Kyle Thompson with a guitarist, Richie Baker, and the band excelled in the effort and music churned out by them, including several solo pieces.

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A stunning moment in the concert!


There was a long encore during which they sang We Are the Champions, which is possibly one of Queen's best-known songs, and which was performed brilliantly.

Encore,show
Parting outfit!


Merchandise
There was Queen merchandise available including t-shirts, programmes, and of course that renown moustache which added some humour for the audience!

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Queen merchandise - moustaches!


Conclusion
Although it was NOT Freddie, this type of show will help keep Freddie's name alive. I saw it at the Astor in Mt Lawley and it will be touring throughout Australia over the coming weeks.

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Perth show


Gone but not forgotten by millions

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Ticket for Queen


Freddie Mercury died on the evening of 24th November 1991, aged just 45, at his home in Kensington, UK, just over 24 hours after issuing a statement about his illness.

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Image: By Spudgun67, CC BY-SA 4.0, www.commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51094988


8th May - Mandurah:
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
www.manpac.com.au

11th May - Perth:
Astor Theatre
www.astortheatreperth.com

12th May - Albany:
Entertainment Centre
premier.ticketek.com.au

21st July - Newcastle:
Wests New Lambton
www.westsnewcastle.com.au

22nd July - Port Macquarie:
Glasshouse
www.glasshouse.org.au

23rd July - Tamworth:
Regional Entertainment Conference Centre
www.trecc.com.au

28th July - Wollongong:
Anita's Theatre
www.anitastheatrethirroul.com

29th July - Sydney:
State Theatre
www.statetheatre.com.au

30th July - Canberra:
National Convention Centre
www.nccc.com.au

3rd and 4th August - Melbourne:
The Athenaeum
premier.ticketek.com.au

8th August - Shepparton:
Eastbank Centre
www.riverlinksvenues.com.au

12th August - Hobart:
Derwent Entertainment Centre
www.derwent.com.au

14th August - Launceston
Princess Theatre
www.theatrenorth.com.au

18th August - Adelaide:
The Barton Theatre
www.ticketmaster.com.au

21st August - Brisbane:
QPAC
www.qpac.com.au

25th August - Toowoomba:
Empire Theatre
www.empiretheatre.com.au
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