Meet the great pretenders

The tribute act has the blessings of Brian May and Roger Taylor.
The tribute act has the blessings of Brian May and Roger Taylor.
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WHILE the wonder of Freddie Mercury will never be repeated, you can get pretty close to the original on November 4 if you head to the 02 ABc

The Queen Extravaganza is the official Queen tribute show, put together by Roger Taylor and Brian May, a spectacular touring concert show designed to take the music and live experience of legendary rock band Queen and bring it to a new generations of fans.

Taylor himself hand picked the band members (vocalists Marc Martel and Jennifer Espinoza; guitarist Brian Gresh; drummer Tyler Warren; bassist Francois-Olivier Doyon; and keyboardist and musical director Brandon Ethridge) from thousands of auditionees during a unique online talent search with video submissions generating more than 10 million views from around the globe.

Taylor says: “The Queen Extravaganza is a brand new show specially designed to enable new fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen in a heart-stopping event.

“It’s very spectacular, and I think people will be amazed at the level of vocal and instrumental performance from these brilliant musicians!

“When Marc Martel sings it sounds as if Freddie has entered the room.”

The 90-minute show, features Queen’s classic hits and some surprises for the true fans.

All tickets priced £19.50 plus booking fee from