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Going Radio Ga Ga With Queen Rocks

This will be a weekend of rock, a weekend of beats, and a weekend where the show must go on, there is no doubt about that.

Get ready to rock, with the Queen Rocks tribute show checking into the Airlie Beach Hotel for one weekend of two massive rock shows!

With intricate beats and accurate costuming, plus a dash of suspended disbelief, be transported to the heyday of Queen, hear the unforgettable tracks of Freddie Mercury, and rock out the only way you can.

“We started as just a group of mates wanting to play our favourite Queen songs,” Jason Hess, the group’s ‘Freddie’, explained.

“We loved the music and wanted to pay our respects, and from there, it just grew into the tribute show it is now.”

Bringing on accurate costuming and the unforgettable energy, Queen Rocks embodies everything that Queen represents.

“We use the same equipment, and wear the same costumes,” Jason said.

“We enjoy honouring their legacy and pay our respects the best way we can. We have dedicated much of ourselves to this show, in order to produce the best show imaginable.”

The music will be alive, with two hours of non-stop classics, the audience should be prepared to be out of their chairs, moving to the beats and swaying with the energy.

Now, what is Jason’s favourite track to belt out on this show?

“I love playing ‘Somebody to Love’. The beats and rhythm are so joyous and excited, but the lyrics, when you really listen to it, are so sad and sombre,” Jason explained.

“We love letting the music go and getting the crowd in on the chorus. It’s great for audience participation.”

And what is Queen Rock’s go-to track to get the crowd going?

“’Bohemian Rhapsody’, hands down, gets the crowd going like no other. We’ll play a few strings, hint to the song a little, and instantly everyone knows what’s about to happen. It’s great to get the audience up and singing, belting out the lyrics and dancing to the music.”

“’Bohemian Rhapsody’ is great to capture the excitement of the room, so put your dancing shoes on, and get involved!”

WHAT: Queen Rocks: The Definitive Tribute
WHERE: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel
WHEN: Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, from 2pm to 5.30pm
Free! But it’s recommended to book a table!

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