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.
This is a new feature called ‘Tweet a Celeb about Queen’ which I am going to run on an ongoing basis. It is exactly what it sounds like. 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 which celebrities I should Tweet please comment below or send me a Tweet @ShanesQueenSite …
Do you want to Learn Queen Songs? 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?” – If you want to Learn Queen Songs which are the ones you really want to play on piano?
I am taking a shortlist via comments / Tweets or Facebook 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.
The Queen back catalogue is huge, so I will be choosing the shortlist based on its difficulty, how many people want to Learn that Queen Song and also the likelihood that other would be interested in it. In the meantime don’t forget to check out the Queen Chords and Tab section of the site which already has chords to many Queen songs.
After a lot of hard work, my Queen site redesign is finished and the site has had its makeover. The Queen site was originally setup in 1999 as a 4 page static website. Over the next 5 years the Queen 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 or WordPress.
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 site prior to 24th Nov but it would not have looked as well as possible.
I hope you enjoy the new Queen Site Redesign and if you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to make a comment or drop me an email.
Based in Stoke on Trent in the UK, this Queen Tribute band have over 20 years experience, the QE2 Queen Tribute band aim to recreate, with breathtaking accuracy, the style and excitement of the famous Queen Concerts.
The Queen Tribute QE2 aim to celebrate the back catalogue of Queen. They are a very accurate band and I have viewed their versions of Bohemian Rhapsody and also Tie your Mother Down and they are really good.
Celebrating Queen is the news band which was added. The Celebrating Queen Tribute Band are a theatre style tribute band playing tribute to pure rock royalty. Yes…Queen. We celebrate the work, music, and magic of the band itself and promote the benefits of singing. Come out and see a show darlings! Let them entertain you, and I’m sure they will !
On Shane’s Queen Site I have being running a poll to find your favourite Queen song. This poll has been running since 2005 and this years results are in. These are the Top 25 Queen Songs 2011 as voted but the visitors to this website.
There are few surprises in that Bohemian Rhapsody is the Number 1 song again this year with Somebody to Love and Don’t Stop me now in 2nd and 3rd place. The poll was conduced from Jan 1st 2011 to Dec 31st 2011 with 200 Queen songs in the list.
The full result of the Top 25 Queen Songs Poll are as follows;
Somebody To Love
Don’t Stop Me Now
The Show Must Go On
We Are The Champions
Another One Bites The Dust
Love Of My Life
A Kind Of Magic
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
March Of The Black Queen, The
We Will Rock You
Who Wants To Live Forever
I Want to Break Free
Fat Bottomed Girls
Tie Your Mother Down
Seven Seas Of Rhye…
Death On Two Legs
Hammer to Fall
A Winter’s Tale
I will be making a slight change to the Top Queen Song voting system this year which will run from Feb – Nov 2012 and a final vote in December 2012.
The new Queen book, “Queen Unseen” by Queen Roadie, Peter Hince, has hit the shops… but over the past few weeks I have had 2 copies of “Queen Unseen” to be won on Shane’s Queen Site.
The winners were selected over the past 24 hours – in the interest of fairness I asked a 3rd party to select a short list of 3 and the final winners were selected from this list.
I am delighted to announce that the Winners of the copies of the book are…..
Donna StandridgeandRyan Cregan
Congratulations and thank you to all who took part. I will be in touch by email with the winners in the coming week.
The Queen Unseen book covers all the areas that were relevant in Queen’s working life, during Peter Hince’s time as Queen’s longest serving roadie and head of their crew. There’s lots of new material and surprises for Queen fans and it is a book to interest anybody who likes stories of rock and roll life in the 1970s & 1980s. Many Thanks to the Author Peter Hince and John Blake Publishing for organising the copies for this competition.
Shane McDonald – Keyboards Audition for Queen Extravaganza
I have uploaded my keyboards Audition for Queen Extravaganza to YouTube. I don’t being in Ireland they would accept my entry into the USA version of the Queen Extravaganza contest but nevertheless I recorded one anyway just to take part in some shape or form, online. My keyboards version of I Want to break Free is below and I might add a few more to this collection and this post in the coming weeks. Hopefully Queen Extravaganza will come to Europe / UK at some point in the future and I can submit a european Audition for Queen Extravaganza. I would love to take part in a more serious nature with Queen Extravaganza. Let me know what you think!
I Want to Break Free – Shane McDonald
Are you looking for a Queen Keyboard Player?
If you are forming a Queen Tribute Band and are looking for a Queen Keyboard player, please drop me a line or click the link in this section.