Official List: The Top 12 Queen Tribute Acts to Hire in 2024

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Music & Entertainment Executive
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Queen tribute acts masterfully recreate the spectacular stage presence and unique sound of one of rock's most iconic bands. Featuring anthems like 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'We Will Rock You', and 'Somebody to Love', these performers embody the dynamic charisma and intricate musicality of Queen. Dressed in Freddie Mercury’s signature style—leather pants and flamboyant costumes—they deliver performances that resonate deeply with fans. According to Billboard, Queen's albums have reached a phenomenal milestone of over 300 million copies sold worldwide. This astounding achievement sets a high standard for tribute acts, who must channel both the individual and collective brilliance of Queen to captivate and thrill diverse audiences.

Why Should I Hire a Queen Tribute Act for My Event?

Hiring a Queen tribute act brings the electrifying energy and iconic music of Queen to your event, capturing the essence of their legendary performances. With the original band no longer touring, a tribute act offers the chance to experience Queen's timeless hits live, transporting audiences back to the era of Freddie Mercury's dynamic stage presence and the band's unforgettable sound. It's a perfect fusion of nostalgia and live entertainment, ensuring an unforgettable experience for fans of all ages.

The Top Queen Tribute Acts to Hire in 2024:

  1. Majesty
  2. Pure Magic
  3. The Bohemians
  4. Mercury
  5. Real Magic
  6. Queen Alive
  7. Monarchy
  8. Flash
  9. Supersonic Queen
  10. Royal Rhapsody
  11. Magic Queen
  12. Dave Jerome (Freddie In Concert)

1. Majesty - 9.9/10

Majesty is a top-tier Queen tribute act, celebrated for authentically capturing the essence of the legendary rock band. Frontman Rob Lea brilliantly emulates Freddie Mercury's dynamic stage presence, backed by three expert musicians who replicate Queen's signature sound with drums, lead and bass guitars, and harmonised vocals. Since their debut, Majesty has garnered international acclaim, performing at prestigious events like Mercedes Benz’s 125th anniversary in Germany and the Kayl Town Festival in Luxembourg. With their own sound and lighting engineers, they deliver a high-quality, professional show. Their popularity has led to being featured artists for Warner Leisure Hotels and continuous national tours. Majesty excels in corporate and wedding entertainment, making them a superb choice for any event.

Act Feedback:

”Majesty don’t just simply look and sound like Queen, they capture the raw energy and magic in their performances. Simply amazing!” - Luxemburg Festival

2. Pure Magic - 9.8/10

Pure Magic, led by the charismatic Mark, is a highly-acclaimed Queen tribute act that embodies the spirit and performance style of the legendary Freddie Mercury. With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Mark has dazzled audiences worldwide, from television appearances to live shows in front of 18,000 fans at Leicester City. His authenticity shines through in his detailed Mercury-esque stage outfits and his impressive vocal and physical portrayal. Mark offers a versatile show setup, performing solo or with a full tribute band to deliver hits like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'We Are the Champions'. Engaging and energetic, Pure Magic guarantees an unforgettable experience, ensuring audiences are captivated and singing along through every song. Mark's performances are perfect for any event, from private parties to corporate gatherings, leaving both Queen fans and general music lovers enthralled.

Act Feedback:

I would like to thank you for a great performance at our recent business convention gala dinner. Your act was well received by all. It was awesome!” - Steve, General Sales Manager

3. The Bohemians - 9.75/10

The Bohemians, established in 1996, have earned a sterling reputation as a premier Queen tribute act, renowned for their electrifying performances that channel the spirit of Queen from the 70s and 80s. Touring globally, they have graced stages at stadiums, festivals, and theatres, captivating audiences with their dynamic stage presence. Their concerts feature a meticulously crafted set list including iconic hits like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'We Will Rock You'. Known for their elaborate staging complete with lighting, pyrotechnics, and backdrops, The Bohemians deliver a high-energy show that consistently draws standing ovations, making them a quintessential act for any Queen enthusiast.

4. Mercury - 9.7/10

Mercury, celebrating its 20th anniversary, is a premier Queen tribute act renowned for its authentic recreation of the iconic band’s concerts. Featuring Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and Glen Scrimshaw emulating Brian May, the group has captivated audiences worldwide from the UK to Dubai. Their dynamic performances include meticulous harmonies, spectacular lighting, and authentic costumes, fully immersing audiences in the Queen experience. Mercury's ability to deliver an electric show full of Queen's classics has made them a favourite at theatres, corporate events, and festivals. Their reputation even brought them the honour of playing at significant events like the unveiling of Freddie Mercury's memorial, attended by Queen members and Mercury’s family.

Act Feedback:

”Freddie was an original. He and Queen were the best. But now, in this new century, Joseph, Glenn & Mercury are the next best thing.” - Jer, Freddie Mercury’s Mother

5. Real Magic - 9.6/10

Real Magic stands out as one of the premier Queen tribute bands in the UK, captivating audiences with their electrifying performances that embody the spirit and hits of Freddie Mercury. This seven-piece ensemble dazzles fans with its dynamic energy, and meticulous attention to sound, appearance, and choreography, delivering an unparalleled Queen experience. Since their inception in 2016, Real Magic has quickly risen in the ranks, showcasing their talents across the UK in some of the nation’s most renowned venues. Their ability to replicate the iconic stage presence, vocal prowess, and emotional depth of Queen's performances ensures that every show is not just a concert, but a revival of the legendary band's live spectacle.

6. Queen Alive - 9.6/10

Queen Alive is a talented queen tribute act that stands out as a premier homage to the legendary rock band Queen. Comprising veteran musicians Andy Clee, Gary Mitchell, and Nick Overfield, alongside dynamic vocalist John Humphries, this group brings decades of combined experience from the UK's live music scene. Their performances capture Queen's majestic soundscapes and theatrical flair, transporting audiences back to the days of Freddie Mercury's spellbinding concerts. Notably, Gary Mitchell's guitar skills are often compared to Brian May's, adding authenticity to their shows. Their remarkable ability to resonate with both longtime Queen fans and new listeners showcases their dedication and passion, making Queen Alive a must-see act for music lovers everywhere.

7. Monarchy - 9.5/10

Monarchy, a tribute act to the legendary band Queen, brilliantly captures the essence and excitement of the iconic rock legends. Since forming in 2016, Monarchy has rapidly climbed the ranks to be heralded as one of the premier Queen tribute bands. Composed of seasoned musicians, the group features Paul Joyner, channelling Freddie Mercury's distinctive style and vocal prowess; Bobby Newman, echoing Brian May's guitar magic; Pete, embodying John Deacon’s rhythmic bass lines; and Ed Myers, replicating Roger Taylor’s dynamic drumming. Steve Hayes completes the line-up as the flamboyant keyboardist akin to Spike Edney. Regular performers at the prestigious Hard Rock Cafe in London, Monarchy has dazzled audiences nationwide with their electrifying performances, meticulous attention to the band’s iconic stage presence, and striking costume replicas.

Act Feedback:

”Absolutely brilliant evening…stunning performance by all the band members. The front man is so Freddie like its almost hypnotic…excellent evening.” - Hayling Island Theatre Manager

8. Flash - 9.3/10

Flash: A Tribute to Queen is a standout act dedicated to recreating the unforgettable magic of Queen. Formed in 2015, the group is made up of musicians Claudio, Nathan, Daniel, and John, who embody the spirit and talent of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. They perform with a compelling authenticity, capturing the essence of Queen’s live shows, from their iconic costumes to their legendary instruments. Flash has wowed audiences worldwide, from sold-out concerts to major festivals, thrilling both die-hard fans and new listeners with hits like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'We Will Rock You'. Their commitment to preserving Queen’s legacy ensures that the band’s music continues to inspire.

Act Feedback:

”The very best hits of Freddie Mercury and QUEEN, performed with replica equipment and authentic costumes, as close as it gets…” - BBC

9. Supersonic Queen - 9.25/10

Supersonic Queen is the UK’s most dynamic Queen tribute act, renowned for its authentic concerts that whisk fans back to the heyday of the legendary rock band. Based in the Midlands, this talented five-piece ensemble captures the essence of Queen with uncanny vocal and physical likenesses, especially noted in their lead singer, who embodies Freddie Mercury remarkably. Their performances are complete with genuine costumes, intricate choreographies, and iconic hits like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'We Will Rock You'. Celebrating over a decade of touring, including international shows in Dubai, Hungary, France, and Germany, Supersonic Queen has supported industry giants and performed at major events, offering full PA and lighting set ups to recreate an unforgettable Queen concert experience.

Act Feedback:

”I’ve loved the music of Queen as long as I’ve been alive so was always reluctant to go to a tribute show. How glad am I that I was persuaded to this one. The sound was fantastic, the energy amazing and the whole show just rocked. Still buzzing today. Loved it and can’t wait to catch them again soon.” - John, Audience Member

10. Royal Rhapsody - 9.2/10

Royal Rhapsody stands out as a spectacular Queen tribute act, delivering an electrifying homage to the legendary rock band. Featuring a live band with a powerful stage presence, they capture the essence of Queen's dynamic performances, ensuring every concert feels like a step back into the thrilling era of Freddie Mercury. Their setlist spans the full spectrum of Queen's hits, from anthems like 'We Are The Champions' to the epic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. What distinguishes Royal Rhapsody is its dedication to authenticity, meticulously replicating the sound, energy, and visual flair of the original band. Each performance is not merely a cover but a celebration, perfect for fans and newcomers alike, making it an unforgettable experience for any audience.

Act Feedback:

”Royal Rhapsody were brilliant. They played 2 fantastic sets, got us going with our first dance “Under Pressure” and played the evening out. I loved the way the band engaged the crowd and played in the audience at the end of the evening. Sound quality was top notch and the band were musically professional. Loved every minute of their performance.”

11. Magic Queen - 9.1/10

Magic Queen stands as a formidable tribute to the legendary rock band Queen, masterfully capturing the essence of their high-energy performances and iconic sound. Their dynamic stage presence and meticulous attention to musical detail make every show an unforgettable experience. With stunning visual effects, authentic costumes, and a setlist packed with Queen's greatest hits, Magic Queen offers fans a nostalgic journey through the best of the 70s and 80s. The band's dedication to authenticity shines in their elaborate performances, where they masterfully blend vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess. By preserving Queen's legacy and introducing their music to new generations, Magic Queen secures their status as a tribute band par excellence.

Act Feedback:

”Magic Queen were OUTSTANDING… they were amazing… EVERYONE loved them… they were the BEST band I have hired in a while… Honestly they were truly brilliant.” - Hannah, Spanish Bar Ltd

12. Dave Jerome (Freddie In Concert) - 9/10

Dave Jerome's Freddie Mercury tribute act is a masterclass in showmanship and vocal prowess. Stepping into the legendary frontman's shoes, Dave Jerome delivers an electrifying performance that mirrors the energy and spectacle of Queen's original concerts. His show, 'Freddie in Concert', features stunning costume changes and a setlist packed with Queen’s iconic hits, ensuring a nostalgic and thrilling experience for all attendees. Dave's ability to channel Freddie's charisma and stage presence makes each performance feel like a genuine Queen show. Ideal for any event, from corporate gatherings to weddings, booking Dave Jerome guarantees a night of unparalleled entertainment and a heartfelt homage to the incomparable Freddie Mercury.

Hire a Queen Tribute Act Today!

If you are interested in hiring one of our talented Queen tribute acts perfect for all kinds of events, don’t hesitate to contact Champions Music & Entertainment today!

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Queen Tribute Act?

At Champions Music & Entertainment, the cost to hire a Queen tribute act varies. Our entertainment offerings range broadly in price, with standard acts priced between £2,000 to £4,000, and more prominent acts starting at £6,000. The fees also depend on factors such as the location of the event, the length of the set, and the extent of audio-visual production required. For a precise quote tailored to your specific entertainment needs and budget, we recommend contacting one of our dedicated booking agents who can provide detailed information and help you make the perfect choice for your event.

How Far In Advance Should I Hire a Queen Tribute Act?

To secure a Queen tribute act for your event, it's advisable to plan ahead and book well in advance. These acts are highly sought after and often have busy schedules, especially during peak event seasons. It's recommended to make arrangements several months to a year beforehand to ensure availability on your desired date. However, if you find yourself in need of a Queen tribute act at the last minute, don't fret. Get in touch with our team, and we'll help you find the ideal act to rock your event!

Get in touch with one of our dedicated booking agents by calling 0203 7934042 or by completing our online contact form. Alternatively, if you are looking for a broader selection of tribute acts, browse our roster today.

This exclusive blog post was written by Joe Burton who has accumulated official data and client feedback from 414 events held between 2021 and 2024.

Joe Burton Official Author Picture
Music & Entertainment Executive

Since joining the Champions Music & Entertainment team in 2021, Joseph Burton has established himself as our all-around music expert, thanks to his eclectic taste. Joe regularly supplies his expertise on musical acts and entertainment for clients, having studied Theatre Arts at Nottingham Trent University. Among his other expert topics, Joe regularly books festival headliners and famous acts for clients across the globe, the most notable being Tom Walker and Madness. He also works closely with entertainers like Richard Jones and often recommends magicians for corporate and public event entertainment alike. 

For several years, Joe travelled the world as a Production Manager on cruise ships. The experience sharpened his organisational skills and spurred Joe’s passion for entertainment. Today, such skills benefit his clients, as Joe expertly coordinates talent of all genres and forms for their events. He is our resident technical expert and is quick to offer his guidance to event planners wanting to make their occasion stand out. 

When Joe is not connecting globally renowned acts for large-scale and intimate events, he plays the guitar. Regularly jamming with his fellow musicians, he lives, eats and breathes music; Joe is committed to his craft. Discover a selection of Joe’s articles below, which showcase his expertise. 

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