One Night of Queen Starring Gary Mullen & The Works
This Show Will Rock You! Thursday, February 28
Is this the real thing? Gary Mullen and The Works pay tribute to Queen in a two-hour energy-filled concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 28th at the historic Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ.
If you loved the film Bohemian Rhapsody, you won’t want to miss this live re-creation of Freddie Mercury and Queen in concert – a spectacular performance that replicates the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Experience Queen’s classic hits, all performed live – “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Under Pressure,” “We Are the Champions,” “Flash,” “Somebody to Love,” “We Will Rock You” and many more. Astounding lead singer Gary Mullen and his electrifying band, The Works, have performed One Night of Queen to audiences around the world, including sold-out engagements across the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, France and New Zealand.
This magnificent tribute is performed by a five piece group headed by Stars in Their Eyes winner and Freddie Mercury look and sound-alike Gary Mullen on vocals, along with Davie Brockett on Guitar, Jon Halliwell on drums, Billy Moffat on bass and Malcolm Gentle on keyboards. After winning Stars In Their Eyes 2000 by receiving a record breaking number of votes for the show, Mullen began touring with his band The Works, putting on a tribute act known as One Night Of Queen. The show takes references from many 1980s Queen tours, using a modified custom built lighting rig, made to emulate the lighting rigs used during several Queen tours between 1980 and 1986.
With a definite Freddie strut wearing tight pants, some ancient Adidas sneakers, and at times shirtless, Mullen commands the stage. He captures Mercury’s spirit in ways beyond just physical resemblance although he does have the general look down pat: mustachioed, lithe, athletic frame and slicked back hair. The fact that Mullen has an incredible voice range only adds to the total Queen experience. David Brockett plays the famed Queen guitarist Brian May. Brockett’s talent as a guitarist is at least equal to Mullen’s vocal skill - he does an outstanding imitation of May’s guitar sound punctuated by many good solos and classic riffs. Brockett was deemed by Total Guitar Magazine as One of Scotland’s best guitarists (July 2001).
Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets ($31 and $41) are on sale now at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., in Phoenix, or online at www.celebritytheatre.com. To charge by phone, call 602-267-1600 ext. 1. All tickets are subject to sales tax, facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.