I do not seek out Queen tribute bands but I have seen a few over the years and it's usually a fun time...if you keep the expectations realistic. I saw 'Almost Queen' before (albeit over 10 years ago) and they stood out to me because they were a four piece and played allot of early stuff. Other Queen tributes I've seen focus on Freddie out front and will have an extra keyboard player or guitarist. If nothing else, it will be fun seeing all the Queen t-shirts and talking with people.Ray wrote: ↑Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:25 amAre they any good? I only thought about going to one Queen tribute band last year (don't remember their name anymore though), but after looking at some YouTube videos of them, I decided to not go. It seems just too hard to recreate Freddie's voice AND stage presence. I'd rather just watch DVDs of Queen instead.Buckeye Randy wrote: Speaking of such things...I'll be seeing the tribute band 'Almost Queen' next month.
So far I've only seen one tribute band - Brit Floyd. They were surprisingly good, be it the musical performances and the impressive light show...both of course not on the same level as the real Floyd, but often really close. They put a lot of effort in those concerts and it was a great evening. Might go see them again in the future.
The Almost Queen video montage from their website
Funny you mention Brit Floyd. A buddy of mine says they are the best Pink Floyd band around and he wanted me to go to an upcoming show with him. Unfortunately, I'll be seeing another show that same weekend so I'm skipping Brit Floyd.
I suppose different people require different things from a tribute band. Is it spot on visual or spot on music? With Queen it is tough because there is such a difference between their studio and live performances.