A Kind of Magic in Bracknell when Queen tribute come to townBy Caroline Cook
January 25, 2013
Magic a Kind of Queen
Saturday, January 26
South Hill Park, Bracknell
Fans of Queen will be stomping their feet, clapping their hands and chanting ‘we will rock you!’ when one of Britain’s top tribute acts arrives in Bracknell.
Magic a Kind of Queen, who have been performing as a Queen tribute for nearly 40 years, promise to bring the thunderous sounds of the world-famous rock band to the stage.
The tribute act got together in 1974 when Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor were at the peak of their fame.
They performed as a harmony group singing The Beach Boys, the Four Seasons and ELO, before incorporating Bohemian Rhapsody into their stage show just as it reached number one in the British charts.
When Freddie Mercury died from bronchopneumonia in 1991, Magic a Kind of Queen became a fully-fledged tribute band, performing all the Queen hits including Killer Queen, We Will Rock You, and Somebody to Love.
Over the last three decades they have headlined a concert in Gorky Park in Moscow, by request of the Russian government, and played in Hong Kong, America, the Middle East and Europe. They have also performed their Magic a Kind of Queen show twice at the London Palladium.
n Tickets are £17, concessions £16 or members £15. Magic a Kind of Queen are also playing Camberley Theatre on Friday, February 1. Tickets are £10. For more information visit www.camberleytheatre.biz.