Killer Queen formed back in June 1993. Their first public shows were at London University, following in the footsteps of the real Queen who had played their first shows there 21 years earlier. By 1995 Killer Queen's UK popularity had grown to such an extent they secured a residency in London's Strand Theatre attracting nationwide BBC coverage - the first tribute to have a show in the West End.
The band's reputation continued to grow both in the UK and abroad. In 1999 they returned from a tour of and Europe and Russia for an awards ceremony in Leicester Square, hosted by Suggs from Madness. He announced they had won the award for "Worldwide Best Tribute Band."
Queen's music is loved the world over. Their songs have inspired generations. Recreating the songs on a world stage takes a great deal of skill and Killer Queen's musicianship is outstanding. During their various careers, the musicians have worked and recorded with a vast array of artists including Roger Taylor, Brian May and Monseratte Caballe.
The band also scored a number one hit when they were asked to recreate Queen's harmonies for "The Real Life" with Fatboy Slim in 2001.
Killer Queen toured into their second decade, the audiences grew. In 2005 they played Ahoy Stadium, where the reformed Queen would be performing only a few months later.
The next year Killer Queen joined forces with Bjorn Again and The Bootleg Beatles for a Waverly Stadium show in Edinburgh. It was this performance that led to the band being selected to represent Queen in a re-staged tribute LiveAid concert held by Sir Bob Geldof. They performed with him at his arena charity concert to raise funds for the homeless.
With special guest Grand Allusion: A Tribute to Styx
The music of Styx is diverse, melodic, intricate, and timeless. Join them and journey back through time with us as they perform some of the greatest hits of the 1970’s and 1980’s such as “Renegade”, “Lady”, “Babe”, “Mr Roboto”, “Lorelei”, “The Best of Times”, “Blue Collar Man” and one of the greatest rock anthems of all time “Come Sail Away”.
They also perform the patriotic songs “Suite Madame Blue” (with “Prelude 12”, of course when time permits) and “Miss America” and a variety of “deep cuts” including “Castle Walls”, “Man In The Wilderness”, “Boat On The River”, “Lords of the Ring”, “Great White Hope” and the list goes on and on and on. They strive to recreate the music of Styx with exceptional instrumental performances and vibrant harmonies where we endeavor to remain true to the original recorded music while translating it into an exciting concert experience. Grand Allusion, A Tribute To Styx, has entertained audiences of over 6,000 people at shows in large arenas, and smaller audiences at intimate theatres, and nightclubs and concert venues as one of the best Styx tribute shows available.