A killer act

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

BRIS­BANE trib­ute band Killer Queen, fea­tur­ing John Blunt (pic­tured) as Fred­die Mer­cury, re­turn to the Gold Coast this month. Killer Queen, which has been per­form­ing for al­most 10 years, has toured ex­ten­sively in Aus­tralia and over­seas. The group has per­formed on Chan­nel 7’s Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent and Blunt ap­peared as Mer­cury on a French tele­vi­sion show with an au­di­ence of more than seven mil­lion view­ers. Blunt has even had re­mov­able ve­neer teeth made to per­fect his role as the celebrity looka­like. The fully cos­tumed Killer Queen show goes for more than two hours, and, of course, in­cludes Queen hits such as Bo­hemian Rhap­sody, Crazy Lit­tle Thing Called Love and We Are the Cham­pi­ons. Blunt says it takes him about half an hour to get his hair and make-up right and see­ing him­self done up still ‘‘freaks me out’’. ‘‘I look at my­self and think ‘what the hell is go­ing on?’,’’ he says.

Killer Queen play RSL Southport on May 18 at 8pm. Tick­ets are $10 mem­bers; $15 guests.

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