Queen tribute will bring Bohemian Rhapsody to Welwyn Garden City
PUBLISHED: 21:37 17 October 2011
ALMOST 20 years after the untimely death of lead singer Freddie Mercury, the music of Queen is coming to Welwyn Garden City.
Leading tribute act The Bohemians will be rocking Campus West on Friday night as part of their 2011 tour.
A sell-out the last time they visited the Hawthorne Theatre, The Bohemians perfectly re-enact the glory days of Queen, including the ‘craziness’ of the 70s, the ‘magic’ of the 80s and the Innuendo of the 90s.
From the first few bars of We Will Rock You right through to We Are The Champions, this is a tribute show guaranteed to get you up on your feet.
This weekend’s WGC concert forms part of The Bohemians’ biggest national tour to date – the group also later visit the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar next month – with dates planned right up until the 20th anniversary of Freddie’s death in November.
The landmark anniversary of the singing legend’s death has undoubtedly added extra poignancy to the tour, which also marks the 40th anniversary of Queen’s formation.
With a history of their own spanning 15 years, The Bohemians are one of the longest established Queen tributes in the world.
They pride themselves on delivering a show worthy of the band and have won plaudits from none other than Queen guitarist Brian May, among many others.
The Bohemians are made up of Rob Comber as Freddie Mercury, Kevin Goodwin as John Deacon, Christopher Gregory as Brian May and Wayne Bourne as Roger Taylor.
Frontman Rob believes the performance Queen, and in particular Freddie Mercury gave, are almost as important as the music.
He said: “On the occasions I was lucky enough to see Queen, they really put on a great show which is what we try to do.
“They always wanted their fans to be well entertained as well as enjoying some outstanding music.”
He added: “Our costumes and styles of performance change all the time to make sure we keep the act fresh.”
Rob says his favourite song, perhaps unsurprisingly, is Bohemian Rhapsody.
But bassist Kevin isn’t able to name a single song above any other.
He said: “Asking me to choose a favourite Queen song is a bit like asking a parent to name his favourite child. It’s impossible really.”
Over the last 15 years The Bohemians have built up a strong following touring venues and festivals around the world including India and Russia.
During their two-hour set the band play all the huge hits which took Queen to global domination, in addition to putting their own spin on some lesser known numbers.
Tickets for the Campus West show cost £18.
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