A little while ago, I posted an interview with Marc Martel (Click here to read if you didn’t see it.) He’s the lead singer of Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band, who I got to see perform on Monday night.
They all put on a very good show-including, during the second half, an entire run-through of A Night At The Opera. I liked how they sang songs from the first three albums-such as March Of The Black Queen, Liar, Tenement Funster, Lilly of The Valley, Flick Of The Wrist..And A Night At The Opera in full! (The album-not the song..) I think I liked Sweet Lady best-but also The Prophets Song..
First record I ever bought with my own money was Milli Vanilli “Girl You Know It’s True” in 1989, on cassette, when I was 12. The irony is not lost on me.
Prior to the show, I collected the pass. After, along with about ten other people, I was ushered to an area nearby the Merch counter and Bar. Just about ten , fifteen minutes to wait..
And they just trooped in..
We were allowed to ask questions, Q&A style. (I still had ringing in my ears-and had to repeat my question of ‘Has this at all been intimidating?’, because I was speaking too quietly..Tyler Warren answered-but I can’t quite recall the answer, being so late and not hearing.)
But I got my ticket and Queen book (By Mark Blake-click here for his interview) signed. I even chatted to Marc Martel briefly-just to say thank you for giving his interview..We also chatted about his first record, and why he found it ironic, having bought it..Yes, I’m very small-so he did have to bend his knees to talk to me..
Come to a show, and come say hi afterwards and let me know if it was a big enough extravaganza for you!
If you get a chance to see Queen Extravaganza, do go and see them. Roger Taylor put them together very well..