Flash Harry – Queen Tribute Band 

Flash Harry – Queen Tribute Band 

Flash Harry are one of the best Queen Tribute bands. I recently saw them at the Academy in Dublin and they rocked the place. They played Queen hit after Queen hit for over 2 hours. My voice was hoarse from all the singing. Plus, as far as I could see the songs were not transposed for ease of singing – the lead singer was simply “doing a Freddie”!

Flash Harry Upcoming Gigs

If you want to see Flash Harry Queen Tribute, their upcoming Gigs are listed below.

Friday 24th March
Newtownabbey
Theatre At The Mill

Saturday 25th March
Omagh
Strule Arts Centre

Friday 31st March
Derry/Londonderry
Millennium Forum

Saturday 1st April
Waterford (my home town)
Theatre Royal

Sunday 2nd April
Cork
Opera House

Friday 28th April
Longford
Backstage Theatre

Saturday 29th April
Enniskillen
Ardhowen Theatre

Saturday 13th May
Cookstown
Burnavon Theatre

The Flash Harry website is at http://www.flash-harry.co.uk/ if you want to learn more.

Photos

Below, I have some photos from the Flash Harry gig at the Academy.
(Some harsh lighting but I was shooting without a flash so not to interfere with the show)

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Tweet a Celeb about Queen

Tweet a Celeb about Queen

Tweet a Celeb about Queen

This is a new feature I am going to run on an ongoing basis. I will tweet a celeb, ask if they are a queen fan and what their favourite track is. I will then outline on this post who I tweeted and what the reply was.

If you have any suggestions for who to tweet please comment below…

 

Current Celebs Contacted

Dec 15
Claire Richards
‏@_ClaireRichards

Replied
Who wants to live forever! Or under pressure? Or even don’t stop me now?

10th Dec 2016
@rickygervais

Replied : Somebody to Love

22 Dec

The Ellen Show

No Response Yet

Dec 20

Matthew Perry
@MatthewPerry

No Reply Yet

December 18

Courtney Cox
@CourteneyCox

No Reply Yet

Dec 17th
No Reply yet

Dec 17th

Matt LeBlanc
@Matt_LeBlanc

No Reply Yet

Dec 16

Lisa
@LisaKudrow

No Reply Yet

Dec 13th

Joe Bonamassa

No Response Yet

Dec 12th

Taylor Swift
@taylorswift13

No Reply yet

11th Dec

Katy Perry

No response yet

9th Dec 2016
No reply yet

8th Dec 2016
No reply yet

Amazing – Bohemian Rhapsody turned into a noir crime thriller

Amazing – Bohemian Rhapsody turned into a noir crime thriller

Over the years many have asked, What is Bohemian Rhapsody really about? What does Bohemian Rhapsody mean? What is the story behind Bohemian Rhapsody? Well now someone has created a crime drama out of the song.

This amazing short from Corridor Digital brings a brand new perspective on the ‘What is Bohemian Rhapsody about’ saga. This short file takes the lyrics and puts them in the hands of a ‘poor boy from a poor family’ who ‘killed a man’. You know the rest of the story!

Even though I know the lyrics really well, seeing them in this format is intriguing.

Take a look and see what you think. Any comments, leave them below !
(Apologies for weird advert at the end of the film, but is seems to be part of the clip)

What songs do you want to learn?

What songs do you want to learn?

I will soon launch a Learn to Play Queen section on Shane’s Queen Site, so I’m asking visitors to the site the question “What songs do you want featured on this section?”

I am taking a shortlist via comments until the new year and after that I will go from there.

If you want to see a certain song featured on the site, so that you can watch and learn to play on Piano or keyboards, please comment your choice below.

Lets make “These are the Days of our Lives’ the Christmas No. 1

Lets make “These are the Days of our Lives’ the Christmas No. 1

Did you know it is 25 years since the song These are the Days of our Lives was released in the USA on 5th September 1991 – Freddie’s last Birthday as he died only a few weeks later. It was then released as a double A side single on 9th December after Freddie’s death and Bohemian Rhapsody became the first song in history to claim the Christmas number one slot twice (with the same version … Live Aid did it with 2 different recordings). So maybe this year it will be Christmas No. 1.

This year marks 25 years of this great song, 25 years since Freddie’s death and if he was still with us, he would be 70

Lets Make Days of our Lives Number 1 for Christmas

There is a campaign to make “These are the Days of our Lives” the Christmas Number 1.

Don’t download until after the 17th December !

Visit the Facebook Page for the Christmas Number 1 Campaign

 

These are the Days of our Lives – Official Video

Poll – What do you think?

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Shane Queen Site gets a brand new look

Shane Queen Site gets a brand new look

After a lot of hard work, my Queen site has had a new makeover. The site was originally setup in 1999 as a 4 page static website. Over the next 5 years the site grew to about 20 pages with a few tabs on the site. In 2004 the site got a new server on queen.shanemcdonald.org and it was extended to over 100 pages. Back in those days all the pages were coded by hand, there was no such thing as content management software.

As time went on the site was managed and updated fairly regularly until about 2011 when I updated the site when I could. Then in June 2013 Google started introducing SEO penalties for sites which were not mobile compliant – which mine was not. Therefore I knew I had to update the site.

I started work in May 2016, getting the site architecture mapped out and trying to create a design with worked for the site. I was hoping to launch the side prior to 24th Nov but it would not have looked as well as possible.

I hope you enjoy the new site and if you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to make a comment or drop me an email.

Thanks for visiting.

Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury

Happy Birthday Freddie Mercury

Farrokh Bulsara was born on Thursday, 5th of September 1946 on African spice island of Zanzibar, to parents Bomi and Jer Bulsara. Today Freddie Mercury would have been 70 years old and would surely have being rocking away, “not bad for 4 aging Queens”.

Today we remember arguably the greatest musical and rock performer who ever lived.

… feel free to add your Birthday Messages to this post.

Happy Birthday Fred !

Freddie Mercury - 68th Birthday - September 5th 1946 : Remembering Freddie Mercury

Click here to donate to The Mercury Phoenix Trust.

 

#FreddieMercury

Queen Forever, New Queen Album released November 10th

Queen Forever, New Queen Album released November 10th

The Long Awaited new Album from Queen titled “Queen Forever” will be released on 10th November 2014.

The new CD Collection brings new Freddie Mercury Tracks to light including one featuring Queen and Michael Jackson.

New Queen Tracks

Three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring late lead singer Freddie Mercury are on “Queen Forever” the new Queen album due for release on November 10th.

The tracks on “Queen Forever” includes a long anticipated, and long rumoured track from Queen & Michael Jackson. The track titled “There Must Be More to Life Than This”, was at one point released on Freddie’s solo album.  Also the previously unfinished Mercury/Queen track “Let Me In Your Heart Again” was originally part of Queen’s “The Works” album recording sessions. Finally a stripped-down ballad version of Mercury’s first solo hit, Love Kills is also included on “Queen Forever”.

Queen Forever is available as a 20 track single CD and as an extended 36 track, two-CD set, and celebrates the extraordinary musical path of one of the world’s greatest rock bands.

Queen Forever – new album coming soon…

Queen Forever Track Listing

Single CD:

Let Me In Your Heart Again

Love Kills – The Ballad

There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)

It’s A Hard Life

You’re My Best Friend

Love Of My Life

Drowse

Long Away

Lily Of The Valley

Don’t Try So Hard

Bijou

These Are The Days Of Our Lives

Las Palabras De Amor

Who Wants To Live Forever

A Winter’s Tale

Play The Game

Save Me

Somebody To Love

Too Much Love Will Kill You

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

 

2-CD SET

CD1

Let Me In Your Heart Again

Love Kills – The Ballad

There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)

Play The Game

Dear Friends

You’re My Best Friend

Love Of My Life

Drowse

You Take My Breath Away

Spread Your Wings

Long Away

Lily Of The Valley

Don’t Try So Hard

Bijou

These Are The Days Of Our Lives

Nevermore

Las Palabras De Amor

Who Wants To Live Forever

CD2

I Was Born To Love You

Somebody To Love

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Friends Will Be Friends

Jealousy

One Year of Love

A Winters Tale

‘39

Mother Love

It’s A Hard Life

Save Me

Made in Heaven

Too Much Love Will Kill You

Sail Away Sweet Sister

The Miracle

Is This The World We Created

In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited

Forever

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