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One Night of Queen

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  • Date: March 29, 2018
  • Time: Show Time 8:00pm
  • Location: Portland, ME
  • Venue: Aura

One Night of Queen

Thursday, March 29th

Tickets on sale now :: 18+ Show :: Tickets $15.00 – $35.50 :: Doors at 7pm :: Show at 8pm

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Gary Mullen

Gary Mullen has been a Queen fan, since first hearing “We are the Champions” at the age of 4.  Born in 1973 in Glasgow, Gary has always been a keen singer.  He was in a number of bands as a teenager, before settling down and doing a variety of jobs.  In December 1996, less than a year after getting married, Gary was diagnosed with testicular cancer.  He was told that following surgery and treatment, it was very unlikely that he would be able to have children.  However, in September 1997 Gary became a father for the first time, and now has three children!  Gary’s career paying tribute to Freddie Mercury began in 2000, when his wife and mother secretly applied to the Granada TV show “Stars in Their Eyes”.  Gary won the Live Grand Final polling 864,838 votes, more than double that of the runner up, thus setting an all time record for votes on the show.  After the television experience, Gary gave up his job in computer sales, and began performing as a solo artist.  However, encouraged by audience reaction and rave reviews, in 2002 he formed his band, “The Works”.  Since then “One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works” have gone from strength to strength.  Performing over 150 shows per year in numerous countries, including the UK, USA, Germany, France and New Zealand.  Gary was personally invited by Brian May to attend the Queen and Paul Rogers show in Cardiff and was thrilled to meet Brian backstage after the show. For the first time in his life, Gary was left “speechless”!

 

David Brockett

David Brockett is a guitarist and composer from Glasgow, UK. His work encompasses great breadth and depth from jingles for TV and Radio to music for Film, Television and Video Games.  He was the composer for BAFTA award winning BBC TV show Raven which ran for 10 seasons and a further three spinoff series.  In 1998 he began Planet 8 , an original project and production company which now includes a band,an album, a live show, a website and has resulted in a cult following in the U.K and the Far East.  David has also done a great deal of session work with various artistes and production companies including BBC, ITV, Sky, Sony Computer Entertainment UK, film composer Craig Armstrong, and various radio stations nationwide. His work was also included in a promotional multimedia CD for the University of Glasgow.  He was mentioned in Total Guitar magazine as One of Scotlands’ best rock guitarists.  Much of the music from his solo album Planet 8 has been used on TV Shows and commercials worldwide and is available to purchase through iTunes. David has his own music production company “Planet 8 Productions” in Glasgow.

 

John Halliwell

Jon started playing around with drums aged 14, he took it up seriously after his mother got him a drum kit for Christmas.
At 15 Jon and his neighbour Gary Mullen started their first band, the first rehearsal (in Gary’s bedroom) was cut short by the police because of excess volume during a spirited rendition of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’.

As well as playing live in many places around the world he has also spent time working with a theatre production of a rock-opera.
He has done extensive recording work with various rock bands and is featured on several albums, singles and music videos.
Although recording in a studio is great fun – Jon says that playing live & loud is where he is most at home. Jon lists one of the highlights of his career was standing on the Great Wall of China and realising the reason he was there was because he hits things with bits of wood.
  When he’s not rocking out he likes to spend time with family and friends or watching Kung fu movies.

Malcolm Gentles

Malcolm was born and raised in a musical family and began violin lessons with a local teacher at the age of 5. When he was just 9 years old he was awarded a place at the acclaimed Chethams School of Music in Manchester studying classical violin, piano and percussion.  It was after his time at Chethams, whilst at music college in Liverpool, that Malcolm concentrated more on the piano and also developed an interest in other styles of music – studying jazz, arranging and popular music. He also began gigging as a drummer in clubs and theatres in the evenings, to help support his studies.

Some of Malcolm’s early professional work included playing piano and percussion for Contemporary Dance classes at the Hammond School in Chester, a 6 month residency playing drums with a Greek band, and a year touring the UK as Musical Director and keyboard player with a popular 7 piece soul band, including an appearance on ITV’s then newly revived TV show ‘New Faces’ in 1986.  Malcolm formed his own band ‘Pacific Heights’ in 1990. Within a short time they became very much in demand – performing in their own right and also backing artistes, in theatres and aboard many of the world’s major cruise liners throughout the decade. In 1999 Malcolm began a 2 year contract as Bandleader/arranger at the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom – performing nightly for Ballroom and Strict Tempo dancing.  The success of Pacific Heights continued for many years to come under Malcolm’s management, whilst he also began to freelance as a Musical Director/arranger and keyboard player for other projects including the long-running ‘Trevor Chances Legends’ show, Let Me Entertain You (the music of Robbie Williams) and many varied tribute concerts.  In 2008 Malcolm was successful at audition for the vacancy of keyboard player with One Night Of Queen, and has since been enjoying many years of touring the UK and abroad, whilst still finding time for studio recording and production projects when home.

Malcolm has had the pleasure of working with many varied artistes and has been involved with musical items for the BBC, Yorkshire Television and Channel 4. Malcolm has also had the privilege to perform for the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Duchess of Kent.

 

 

 

Billy Moffat started playing bass at the tender age of 10 and is now firmly established as a quality player who is a popular choice for session work.

Billy along with Davie Brockett played on the Frankie Miller tribute CD on the track As Good As Gone which featured Lulu.

And Also was asked to put down bass on the up and coming fantastic new artist Marina Rolink’s album.

When Billy is at home he likes nothing more than cooking in his kitchen accompanied with a bottle of red wine.

Billy has recorded a solo album. And played on many recordings. And is currently finishing his new material.