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Power outage ends inaugural show at the Rockwell Theatre early but performance shines through
Forty-eight minutes into Saturday night’s inaugural show, featuring the Queen tribute band Celebrating Queen at the newly renovated Rockwell Theater, the lights went out. ... Fans were not deprived, though, because the signature moment of the night occurred during the power outage. Lead singer Joe Archambault, without missing a beat quickly changed gears.
The highlight was the audience sing-along of Queen’s most noteworthy composition, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which featured the introduction, operatic passage, the hard rock section, and the ballad-like coda.
“Joe was fantastic,” said Tom Burns, who drove from Westbrook for the evening show. “The people around me were all smiling and happy and excited and singing themselves.”
“I knew the power of Joe’s voice and his acoustic abilities so when the power went out, I was hoping he would sing without the mic, and he did beautifully,” he said. “‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was off the charts.”
"Midnight worked the crowd, roaming the aisles and engaging the audience. Love filled the theater for one of the most memorable moments in the show — “Somebody to Love.” But instead of taking the lead for the whole thing, Midnight came down to the audience’s level and invited everyone to sing the opening, pointing the microphone to the crowd. He sang with Bristol pride, not forgetting his roots. His stutter step dancing during the “Got no feel, I got no rhythm/I just keep losing my beat” line brought priceless, humorous storytelling to the song. And with sweat trickling down his face by the end, his stage presence never lost energy."
In March 2010 Jon Chattman wrote about our upcoming visit to the Connecticut theatre with a wonderful article titled ‘Killer Queen tribute show comes to Warner Theatre’. It really describes what Celebrating Queen are all about. Click here to read more about the article.
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JJ Midnight on FOX 61
JJ Midnight discusses Celebrating Queen and the Everybody Sings Project on the Hartford CT, FOX 61 / Fox CT morning show with host Rachel Lutzker.
JJ Discusses how Freddie Mercury was the best vocal teacher and how music was in his life from an early age. Find out how JJ actually grew up listening to the band Kansas but someone told him that he sounded very like Freddie Mercury.
Watch the video to find out more about the Everybody Sings Project.
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