Well, they promised they would rock us – and they certainly did!
On Saturday 3rd March 2012, to the opening sounds of Barcelona, the Queen Tribute Band ‘They Will Rock You’ appeared at the Choir Hall and certainly gave a packed house of over 150 Queen fans a night to remember. For over two hours, starting with One Vision the extremely talented group powered their way almost non-stop through a medley of Queen songs to numb our ears and bring us rockin’ to our feet.
Working their way through a whole range of Queen classics such as Fat Bottomed Girls, Killer Queen, You’re My Best Friend, Don’t Stop Me Now, It’s a Kind of Magic, Somebody to Love, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and many more, they seemingly finished, like most Queen Tribute Bands, with Bohemian Rhapsody, during which Jason and Alyn Dawe appeared in their best Sunday vests as Freddie Mercury. We weren’t fooled for a minute after Jason’s moustache fell off and he lost his teeth! Wasn’t wearing Lycra pants either!
Following continuous shouts of More! More! the group re-appeared to follow up with another half hour of mind blowin’ music, including We Are the Champions, Killer Queen, Another One Bites the Dust and an unforgettable Radio Ga Ga, with raucous audience participation. To echos of God Save the Queen, at close to midnight, the nerve jangled audience made their way into the cold night with the sounds of ‘Who wants to live forever’ ringing in their ears until the early hours of Sunday morning! What a night!
Many thanks to 2nd Bass chorister Ron Powell for bringing this group to the Choir Hall and for introducing so many new comers to our hall. Ron personally sold about 100 tickets to make arguably the best attended Tribute Band social night we’ve held so far. The proceeds from these evenings will help fund the events planned for our 50th Anniversary celebrations next year so please give them your full support.
Once again, many thanks to Sue Cooper and other ladies for organising the raffle, to all those volunteers who worked behind the bar throughout the whole evening (Dave, Roger, Wyn, James, Kevin and Ann) and not forgetting those who set up on Saturday morning and cleaned the hall on Sunday.
Photos taken by Lyn and Leon (from upstairs)