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Tyler's UK Crowd Compilation
November 20th 2013

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A Quick Word From Tyler!
November 19th 2013

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"These last three weeks have been something else; something that, for the longest time, I thought would just be a pipe dream. I never thought that I would be getting back from a tour of the UNITED KINGDOM! At least not this early in my life anyways."

Click here to read Tyler's full blog on his QUEX UK Tour experience.

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"A stunning show" - Bristol Review
November 18th 2013

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'A stunning show' - The Queen Extravaganza at O2 Academy Bristol | Review - Whats On Bristol

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Queen Extravaganza: Taylor made... Shepherds Bush Empire Review
November 8th 2013

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The Queen Extravaganza graced The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night with an electrifying gig, celebrating and honouring the long standing legacy and music of Freddie and his legendary troop. The two masterminds behind the show, Queen’s iconic drummer, Roger Taylor, and guitarist, Brian May, produced this show as a tribute for the generations of fans to reminisce and relive true rock.

More than 20 of Queen’s greatest smash hits, together with a couple of their hidden wonders, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, We Will Rock You and Radio Ga Ga, raised the roof, where the energy and passion catapulted throughout the venue. This touring musical experience was enhanced by the rare video footage from Queen’s extensive archives, which were cleverly meshed into the performance.

Last night, Mercury’s wish of “when I am dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance” came true. The legacy of rock history was deepened and imprinted on the hearts and soul of the audience.

(Photo: Stephanie Turcotte)

QUEX, Glasgow: "Quite Simply Brilliant." - GigApe.com Review and Gallery
November 8th 2013

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Quite Simply Brilliant......Billed as “The official Queen tribute show, put together by Roger Taylor and Brian May, is a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the glorious music and live experience of legendary rock band Queen and bring it to generations of fans” the cynic in me suggest another money spinner for the huge machine that is Queen so setting out to the show tonight I must admit of expecting nothing more than a good Queen copy at best…turns out I was to be completely wrong!!!

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Following the resounding success of its North American tour and an outstanding reaction to the announcement of the first ever UK tour, The Queen Extravaganza has added five new shows across the UK to include dates in Reading, Worthing, Bath, Manchester and Bristol tonight was Glasgow’s chance to experience The Queen Extravaganza and around a thousand fans or so had turned out to see effectively a tribute/covers band…impressive indeed… From the onset it was clear this was no ordinary gig …a massive curtain with the Queen crest was illuminated as part of The Prophet song was played through the PA building up the tension to be dropped as the band came on stage who opened with We Will Rock You followed in quick succession with Killer Queen, singers Marc Martel and Jennifer Espinoza share main vocal duties alternating lead vocals. Martel has an amazing range and hats off to Roger Taylor for finding this guy as if you weren’t looking at the stage you would swear it was Freddie Mercury even suffering from laryngitis!!! Jennifer Espinoza is stunning and is an amazing singer. Drummer Tyler Warren takes up vocal duties for an brilliant rendition of I’m In Love With My Car…he is one seriously talented dude!! Guitar duties fall to the amazing Brian Gesh… who could fill Brian’ May’s shoe’s any time and never drops a note all night, also he’s playing what looks like one of May’s signature guitars.. Bass guitar is played by the solid Francois Olivier Doyon and keyboards played by the musical director Brandon Elthridge.

The stunning 23 song set spans all the best Queen years and almost all of their hits but does have a few surprises with Lazing On a Sunday Afternoon, I’m In Love With My Car and an amazing drum solo with a instrumental medley. The whole thing is interluded with informative narratives that put some background behind the songs. The stuuning lightshow is supplemented by a five screen backdrop that really comes into its own during Bohemian Rhapsody in which the real Queen take up the famous acapella vocal duties clever stuff. 

One of the biggest stars of the night had to be the audience who took up lead vocal duties on various occasions especially on Somebody To Love and We Will Rock you.....magic

The band disappear off stage after Somebody To Love only to return after a rapturous encore with a thunderous version of Tie Your Mother Down followed by We Will Rock You and of course finishing with We Are The Champions…  

It would be easy to be cynical and say they are just copying Queen even better when you have Roger Taylor and Brian May as tutors but this show goes beyond a simple tribute, apparently it took Roger Taylor three years to put this talented group of musicians together and he has done a damn fine job as this show is quite simply stunning. With just six dates remaining I would highly recommend anybody to get along to one of them and enjoy this amazing show. I’m tempted to travel to London to see it all again!!!….

(Image: Stuart Westwood)

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