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Queen It's a Kinda Magic

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by Emma Crameri (subscribe)
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Queen tribute show
Queen tribute show


Following overwhelming demand, the world's premier Queen tribute, Queen It's A Kinda Magic, will return to Australia, taking fans back to the glory days of Freddie Mercury and his iconic band Queen.

Capturing the imagination of Queen fans both locally and internationally, Director Johnny Van Grinsven attributes the show's continued success to the attention-to-detail; everything from the costumes, instruments and even the lighting cues have been designed to replicate those seen in real Queen concerts.

Queen tribute show
Queen tribute show


Making Queen It's A Kinda Magic extraordinarily authentic is the close consultation of Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury's best friend, biographer, assistant and constant companion for the final twelve years of his life. Freestone has schooled the cast and producers on the characters and nuances of the original band in order to perfect the performance.

"We're extremely lucky to have Peter involved. He knows Freddie and the boys so well; his knowledge about who they are and how they moved and played and even their sense of humour has really helped take this show to the next level," says Van Grinsven.

Queen tribute show
Queen tribute show


The show recreates Queen's 1986 World Tour concert and features all of the band's greatest hits performed live including 'We Will Rock You', 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'We Are the Champions' and 'Fat-Bottomed Girls', along with a few obscure Queen tracks that die-hard fans will truly appreciate.

The UK's Giles Taylor takes on the lead role of Freddie Mercury with support from Australians Richie Baker as Brian May on guitar and Kyle Thompson as Roger Taylor on drums, as well as South Africa's Steven Dennett as John Deacon on bass.

Queen tribute show
Queen tribute show


In 2014 respected English performer and multi-instrumentalist Giles Taylor took on the coveted and complex role of Freddie Mercury. Despite this incredible roll call of colleagues, Taylor counts his role in Queen It's a Kinda Magic as one of the toughest musical roles he has encountered to date.

"Freddie was known for his powerful voice and vocal range, and had a very distinct character in general, so emulating him is quite a challenge, but those details need to be just right for a show of this magnitude. True Queen fans will appreciate the attention to detail," says Taylor.

"I've not seen another act in the world do it better." - Peter Freestone

The Queen tribute will be held on Friday the 29th July 2016 at Jupiters Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast.

Visit www.itsakindamagic.com for ticketing and further information.

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Why? The spirit of Queen lives on
When: 29 July 2016
Phone: 61 755 194977
Where: Jupiters Hotel and Casino
Cost: Tickets from $69
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