Power Outage at Rockwell Theater but Our Show Still played on

Power Outage at Rockwell Theater but Our Show Still played on

The inaugural performance at the Rockwell Theatre in Bristol Connecticut was Celebrating Queen on 9th September 2023.  The show had it all, great sound, great lighting, a great audience, and a cracking setlist. 48 minutes into our set, just as our amazing guitarist Steve Burchell was banging out the solo for Tie Your Mother Down, a lightning strike came down and wiped out the power to the Rockwell Theatre. The Power Outage at Rockwell Theater also affected 14,000 homes in the local area.

At that time the emergency lights at the venue came on and the audience and the band were unsure as to what had happened. The news soon came through that the whole area was out. Undeterred, Celebrating Queen decided to keep going with an impromptu performance of Doing All Right from Queen’s first album. Thankfully we had a beautiful grand piano so we could do something to entertain the audience while we awaited a decision from the venue on what would happen from that point.

Following the first song, the band decided to perform Love of My Life from the album A Night at The Opera, which was also featured in the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. The audience lapped it up and loved what the band was doing to keep spirits up. Following that, the epic, Bohemian Rhapsody was performed in Full The audience joined in a rapturous song, singing every note from the verse to the opera section and into the hard headbanging rock section of the song. The audience loved it. Thankfully before the show Celebrating Queen had given access to all the lyrics to the show so the audience had no excuses not to join in.

Unfortunately, due to the emergency power quickly diminishing the decision was made to evacuate the audience from the theatre just in case all power failed. It was a disappointing end to the first show at the Rockwell and Celebrating Queen’s first show in Bristol in many years. However, Celebrating Queen WILL be back in Bristol very soon for a well-overdue do-over of this show.

Video of the audience performing Bohemian Rhapsody have been doing the rounds but you can find a very nice version below.

Thank you to the audience of Bristol Connecticut and the Rockwell Theatre.

You can find some press coverage of the Power Outage at Rockwell Theater incident below.

Power Outage at RockWell Theatre but performance shined through

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE Celebrating Queen: Live in Bristol – September 9th, 2023

PRESS RELEASE Celebrating Queen: Live in Bristol – September 9th, 2023

Contact Information

Jeaux Archambeault
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bookings@celebratingqueen.com
P: 213 306 9300

 

Release Date

5th September 2023

For Immediate Release

Celebrating Queen: Live in Bristol – September 9th, 2023

Bristol, Connecticut, September 9th 2023 – Bristol native Jeaux Archambeault also known as “J.J. Midnight” is excited to return to his hometown of Bristol to bring the music of Queen to the Rockwell Theater Saturday, September 9th.

Archambeault’s Queen Tribute band, “Celebrating Queen”, will perform Saturday, September 9th at 8 p.m. in the theater of the BAIMS School at 70 Memorial Boulevard. The concert is part of the “Downtown Live” series of performances scheduled for this year.

Celebrating Queen Live at the Rockwell Theatre is right off the back of Celebrating Queen performing a showcase gig at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas in August.

The Queen show at the Rockwell Theatre on September 9th starts at 8 pm and will be a show full of Queen hits, back to back; A wall of vocals, and the very best musicians you could ask for. You can expect all the Queen hits from Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love and Don’t Stop Me Now to One Vision, Hammer to Fall, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions, and many more. This will be a wonderful show for Queen fans and classic rock music lovers alike.

The Celebrating Queen setlist contains all the Queen hits you expect and love – It’s a Queen Tribute show not to be missed and it’s right with you in Bristol Connecticut.

Celebrating Queen has performed across the world since 2007 and is the Foremost Tribute to the Music of Queen. This is a homecoming Bristol natives Jeaux and Carl Archambeault as Celebrating Queen bring their show to their hometown. 

Recently, Jeaux has found a greater purpose for performing after he was knocked off his bicycle in Sarasota by an SUV, which led to him having a brain injury, the symptoms of which include deep depression, anxiety, and memory issues.

Jeaux has recently stated that “Singing releases an incredible amount of endorphins. It makes you feel good, it lifts depression, it helps with your memory. If I didn’t have singing, I don’t know what I would do”.

Jeaux and brother Carl also run the 501c3 Everybody Sings Project charity. With the project they have been able to go to different schools across the nation to promote the health benefits of singing. Jeaux put it as follows, “We may not be curing cancer, but we are doing some great things to help people improve their lives.” More information on the Everybody Sings Project can be found at https://www.everybodysingsproject.org/

About Celebrating Queen

The Celebrating Queen band is comprised of Jeaux Archambeault aka JJ Midnight on lead vocals, his brother Carl Archambeault aka CJ Midnight on Voicestravarius, Darrell Craig Harris on Bass, Steve Burchell on Guitar, James Sloan on Percussion, and Shane McDonald on keyboards & as Musical Director for our shows.

Additional Information & Resources

Imagery : Full Imagery & Logos for Celebrating Queen can be downloaded from WeTransfer at https://we.tl/t-T5Q4DkxDJ6

Promotional Video for Bristol CT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia0BxgqPit4  

Sample Video of Celebrating Queen Live : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML0scCipnh0

Official Celebrating Queen Website : https://celebratingqueen.com/

Further information & media available on request

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Celebrating Queen coming to Bristol Connecticut

Celebrating Queen coming to Bristol Connecticut

Celebrating Queen – Live in Bristol CT

Celebrating Queen bring their amazing Queen tribute show to the Rockwell Theatre, Bristol Connecticut on September 9th, 2023. Celebrating Queen Live at the Rockwell Theatre (Memorial Boulevard Theatre), Wolcott is right off the back of Celebrating Queen performing a showcase gig at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas in August.

The Queen show at the Rockwell Theatre on September 9th starts at 8 pm and will be 2 hours of Queen hits, back to back; A wall of vocals and the very best musicians you could ask for. You can expect all the Queen hits from Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love and Don’t Stop Me Now to Stone Cold Crazy, Hammer to Fall, One Vision, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions, and many more. Our set list has Queen hits from 1974 to 1991 – It’s a Queen Tribute show not to be missed and it’s right with you in Bristol Connecticut.

Celebrating Queen has performed across the world since 2007 and is the Foremost Tribute to the Music of Queen and we are very excited to return to Connecticut as JJ and CJ Midnight are from Connecticut. This show will be a homecoming for Bristol natives Jeaux and Carl Archambeault as Celebrating Queen bring their show back to Bristol for a second time in September.

The Celebrating Queen band is comprised of JJ Midnight on lead vocals, CJ Midnight on Voicestravarius, Darrell Craig Harris on Bass, Steve Burchell on Guitar, James Sloan on Percussion, and Shane McDonald on keyboards and as Musical Director for our shows.

Celebrating Queen Tribute in Bristol Connecticut

Following their Celebrating Queen show in Las Vegas, the band will perform in Bristol Connecticut on 9th September and the smaller Freddie Tribute show will be performed in Florida in October.

If you are coming to the Bristol CT show please leave a comment below and don’t forget to share this post with others who may be interested in coming along on 9th September at the Rockwell Theatre, Bristol, CT.

Celebrating Queen are now taking bookings for Christmas and new year events 2023

Email bookings@celebratingqueen.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Queen to Perform in Las Vegas

Celebrating Queen to Perform in Las Vegas

Celebrating Queen Live in Las Vegas
Silverton Casino, August 19th, 2023

Celebrating Queen is very excited to announce that they will be performing in Las Vegas on August 19th, live at the Silverton Casino. This will be a showcase performance, a Celebrating Queen Tribute show not to be missed. The show starts at 8 pm and will be 2 hours of Queen hits, back-to-back, a wall of sound, and a wall of vocals.

Celebrating Queen has performed across the world since 2007 and is the Foremost Tribute to the Music of Queen. The band recently performed at a 4th of July celebration in Jackson, Missouri, and have upcoming dates in Bristol, Connecticut.

The band is comprised of the finest international musicians and performers. The Celebrating Queen Band is, JJ Midnight on lead vocals, CJ Midnight on Voicestravarius, Darrell Craig Harris on Bass, Steve Burchell on Guitar, James Sloan on Percussion, and Shane McDonald on keyboards and as Musical Director for our shows.

You can get your tickets for Celebrating Queen in Las Vegas from the Silverton Casino website. Tickets start at $25 and we look forward to seeing you at this fantastic Las Vegas venue. More information can be discovered on the Silverton Casino website and you can purchase tickets online by clicking here or via the Buy Tickets button below.

Following this Celebrating Queen show in Las Vegas, the band will perform in Bristol Connecticut on 9th September.

If you are planning to attend our Queen tribute show in Las Vegas on August 19th, please leave a comment below and we look forward to entertaining you Live in Las Vegas on August 19th,

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About the Silverton Casino Las Vegas

The Silverton Casino Las Vegas will be the venue for Celebrating Queen’s performance on August 19th, 2023. It is a 300-room hotel and casino.  Some of the acts which have performed here include Hootie and the Blowfish, Soul Asylum, and Journey …. now you can add Celebrating Queen to this list. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many Queen Tribute Bands are there?

How many Queen Tribute Bands are there?

How many Queen Tribute Bands are there in the World?

There are numerous Queen Tribute Bands around the world. Queen’s music has had a lasting impact and continues to be celebrated by fans and musicians alike. Queen Tribute bands dedicated to the music Queen have formed in various countries and nations, each offering their own interpretation of Queen’s iconic songs and performances. 

Queen Tribute Bands are simply designed to enable new Queen fans, together with fans of old, to celebrate the music of Queen and Freddie Mercury. Almost all Queen Tribute Shows will be 90 to 120 minutes long unless it is part of a festival where you may just get 45 to 90 minutes of a set depending on the festival.

You can be guaranteed that all Queen Tribute Shows will perform the hits, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions”, “We Will Rock You” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Under Pressure,”  “Love of My Life”,” “Somebody to Love,” and “Killer Queen”. Many will also do some deep cuts; for instance, Celebrating Queen performs “Stone Cold Crazy” and we have songs like “Lazing on a Sunda Afternoon” and “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy” on hand for some shows.

To be in a Queen Tribute Band you need to be an incredibly gifted musician – as normally these performers play with no sheet music and will often play from inside, a gut instinct, at one with the music, creating the polished Queen sound you are looking for.

Many Queen Tribute Bands get set up but don’t last the course so you may find websites online with bands who are no longer gigging – the bands that stay the course are the ones to see because they have honed their skills and their performances over time. Celebrating Queen is one of those – If you are looking for a band with the best musicians then you need to search no more.

Celebrating Queen Tribute Band

Celebrating Queen, based in Las Vegas, has been playing across the Nation since around 2007 and we have performed in the USA and also Europe to thousands of people. We have already played hundreds dates across the world and made appearances on TV and radio.

The best Resource for Queen Tribute Bands if you wish to see a Directory of Queen Tribute Bands, is Shane’s Queen Site which is run by our keyboardist and musical director, Shane McDonald.

Book Us Today on +1 213 306 9300 or email bookings@celebratingqueen.com