Queen Nation: A Tribute to the Music of Queen at the OC FairThe Hangar, At the north end of the OC Fairgrounds (100 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626)
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The last date listed for Tribute Band Queen Nation was Wednesday July 27, 2011 / 8:30pm.
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The OC Fair presents Space Oddity, David Brighton's tribute to rock legend David Bowie. Recognized around the world as the top Bowie tribute artist working today, Brighton has been seen on VH1, and even performed alongside Bowie himself on multiple occasions. Backed by a talented live band, he'll commemorate the 40th anniversary of Bowie's album Aladdin Sane by performing all the songs from the landmark album thought by many to be Bowie's best and among the greatest rock albums of all time. Your ticket includes admission to the Fair. Learn More
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Written on Jul 28 2011
My son (10 years old) likes Queen and since he will never see them live, this was a good outing. I had never seen a tribute band so did not expect much, but these guys did everything they could to "Be Queen" and pulled it off nicely. Excellent vocals and instrumentals. My wife, son and I thoroughly enjoyed this event and will be more likely to watch other tribute bands.
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Queen Nation lead singer Joe Retta is a talented singer and performer who has an uncanny ability to totally assume the role of rock's greatest icons. His role accomplishments include Ronnie James Dio, Paul Rogers, Robert Plant and of course Freddie Mercury. Joe can easily recreate the vocals of the late Queen frontman complete with his dead-on physical appearance and on-stage mannerisms.
In 2004, guitarist Mike McManus got a call from singer Joe Retta to complete the line-up for Queen Nation. Looking at it as a labor of love, Mike buckled down and began learning all the guitar parts and transcribing all the harmonies. Not an easy task! Mike stated "I didn't think I could gain any more respect for Brian May and Queen than I already had... My respect for them DOUBLED when I sat down to learn these songs!" His hard work led to an endorsement with Burns Guitars, maker of the Brian May model. Add to that Mike's dead-on Brian May mannerisms and accurate stage attire, and you'd swear you were at the L.A. Forum in 1980!