PJ has been an obsessed Queen fan ever since he had a paper round back in the early 80’s when he invested all of his wage into all things Queen and consequently he has arguably one of the largest Queen vinyl collections in the country. He admits that he is blessed with having to do little rehearsal when portraying Freddie as his every move and nuance just comes naturally care of the history that he has with Queen’s music and their live performances.
Historically PJ has played the part of Freddie all over the UK and Europe both in Tribute Bands and also as a Solo artist with the highlight of course headlining The Official Queen Fan Club Convention playing in front of the most ardent of fans which he recalls was a ‘nervy but exhilarating experience’. Catch PJ after a show and swap tales of Queen Shows and Memorabilia though do get comfy as these conversations can be long.
Since Bobby was given a Queen CD by a friend in his school days his passion for their music has been set in stone. A guitar tutor by trade he spends endless hours polishing the definitive Brian May performance along with the holy grail that is the all important and synonymous Red Special sound.
Authenticity is everything to Bobby ever since he purchased his first guitar Red Special as a teenager. From a sixpence to his curly guitar lead and hair, Bobby brings you arguably one of the finest portrayals of the ‘The Guvnor’ that you will see.
Pete has been a Queen fan since he first heard Greatest Hits in 1982. There followed many years of intense fandom which meant that bedroom walls were covered in Queen posters and every Queen UK 7” single, 12” single and album was purchased. Having missed out on seeing Queen on The Works tour in 1984 he cut short a European holiday in 1986 to see them at Wembley. In 1992 he was again at Wembley for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
Pete has been playing bass in bands since he was 18. John Deacon’s bass sound and playing has been a huge influence on him and he is relishing the opportunity of playing his favourite songs with a great band. He is an experienced sound engineer who owns and runs a recording and rehearsal studio and has worked with hundreds of artists including Laura Marling, Jamie T, Enter Shikari, Right Said Fred, Curiosity Killed The Cat, Noisettes as well as Grammy nominated engineer Sam Bell (Taylor Swift) and BRIT nominated producer Paul Wilson (Spice Girls).
Despite being the youngest member of the band Ed’s musical experience is extensive. Performing at some of the UK’s and Europe’s most prestigious venues including The Roundhouse (in which he is a resident artist) together with festivals such as Bestival, as well as performing shows with various artists from The Voice.
As a huge Queen and Roger Taylor fan, Ed has spent countless hours working hard to achieve the authentic Taylor drum sound which has stretched all the way to using the same kit model as Roger himself. He has a wealth of gig experience under his belt performing as Roger Taylor and in the pit band for a version of the Queen musical ‘We Will Rock You’.
Steve brings to the band a lifetime of musicianship, beginning at age 6, when he started to teach himself to play the family Piano. He then went on to play Cello, Trombone, Euphonium and English Horn before discovering the world of Rock Music.
At 16, starting out as a Bassist, Steve played his first of over 2000 gigs and has been involved in countless bands and projects spanning nearly 40 years, switching to Keyboards 20 years ago. Playing Queens “Fifth Member” Spike Edney is a natural progression for Steve, providing his most challenging role yet.