Queen tribute band promise to perform a kind of magic...

Mark Fletcher as Freddie Mercury
Mark Fletcher as Freddie Mercury
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Tribute band Queen-Esque will bring their ‘Crowning Glory Tour’ to Chorley next month, performing shows of the greatest hits of one of rock music’s biggest bands, Queen.

The Lancashire-based group is fronted by uncanny Freddie Mercury look-and-sound-alike Mark Fletcher.

Mark, who has toured Europe with a solo Mercury tribute show, is backed by a talented four-piece live band, who are allhuge fans of Queen and dedicate themselves to authentically reproducing the excitement of the real band’s legendary concerts – albeit in slightly smaller venues.

Lead guitarist Steve Miller said: “As a lifelong Queen fan it is hard to describe the euphoric feeling of getting to play these magnificent songs with a group of like-minded musicians and to have them sung and performed by someone as naturally talented as our own ‘Freddie’ is an experience in itself.

“The genuine passion for Queen that we all share definitely comes out in our own live shows.

“And when our audiences get swept along with us and become a part of the show, it is truly magical.

“Before joining Queen-Esque, the last band I played with were folk legends The Houghton Weavers, and I loved every minute of the five-month stint I did with them a couple of years ago, but this is just a little bit different – and a dream come true for me.”

The group will perform at Chorley Football Club on Sunday, December 20, with tickets costing £7 in advance from www.queenesque.com, or £8.50 on the door.