Friday, May 24, 2013
Check this out! Sean Slaughter, singer for Portland rock band Clubber Lang www.reverbnation.com/clubberlangportlandmaine entered a national contest called Queen Extravaganza. You better believe I voted for him when I saw this clip a couple of weeks ago:
For the full story about Queen Extravanganza, go here: www.queenextravaganza.com
Here's the low-down on it:
"Imagine performing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' in front of members of Queen or belting out 'We Are The Champions' in front of a packed-out venue… it could just happen.
This is the real life, not just fantasy.
The names Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are synonymous with rock ‘n' roll. And now you too could add your name to that list…
As part of this year’s celebration of Queen’s 40th anniversary, Queen drummer/songwriter/singer Roger Taylor is launching an American talent search that will offer “s**t hot vocalists and musicians” the opportunity to star in the Queen Extravaganza Live Tour. Auditions begin September 19th here at www.queenextravaganza.com and the tour, booked by powerhouse agency CAA, launches in 2012.
“The Queen Extravaganza will not be a traditional tribute show,” says Taylor. “It’s a brand-new show specially designed to enable fans to celebrate the music of Queen in a heart-stopping event.”
The Queen Extravaganza will bring the glorious music and live experience of Queen to a new generation of fans in cities across North America in 2012."
The finals are happening this Monday, December 6th at the Foo Fighters Studio in Los Angeles!
Good luck, Sean. I'll update this as soon as word gets out on how he did. Have fun in California, Sean! Break a leg and good luck! Look out Roger Taylor, here comes Sean Slaughter. He will, he will ROCK YOU!
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.