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Killer Queen and David Bowie at the Moncrieff

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The Killer Queen and David Bowie show will be coming to the Moncrieff on Friday, 19 August.

Tribute performers The Killer Queen Experience and David Bowie are coming together for one night only at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Friday 19 August.

The show will see the performers showcase the greatest hits of Queen and David Bowie, with special guests “Paradiso Strings” string quartet.

Eleven cast members will perform as part of the show, performing the greatest hits firstly from Jeff Duff as David Bowie.

The second half of the show will see Killer Queen hit the stage with a bang and smash out Queen hits for an hour before being joined by Jeff for the encore with all 11 cast members on stage.

Killer Queen’s Wayne Vitale said they were looking forward to performing at the Moncrieff again.

“We are really excited to be back in Bundaberg as we always get a great crowd response, when we performed at the Moncrieff Theatre in April 2019 it was a sell out,” Wayne said.

“We hope that you can come out and enjoy a night of great songs and entertainment.”

Wayne said Jeff’s costumes were set to impress, with his extensive background in performing making for an entertaining show.

“His costumes are amazing, and you never know what to expect from Jeff on stage,” he said.

“He has been performing since the 1970s and was the most invited artist on The Midday Show in the 70s and 80s.”

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Jeff Duff who will perform as David Bowie.

One show emerges from two great performers

The upcoming performance came about when Killer Queen front man John Blunt and Jeff decided Queen and David Bowie should share the stage.

“John Blunt always wanted to perform with Jeff Duff and decided to just call him one day with the idea that Queen and David Bowie would be a great show,” he said.

“Then Paradiso Strings were contacted as we just loved their renditions of Queen songs and they all said yes, they would love to do it.

“It came together quite quickly; rehearsals were scheduled, and we did our first show in May this year.”

Paradiso Strings are a Brisbane based String Quartet who play Queen songs in Cathedrals and will join both Jeff and Killer Queen to add another dimension of sound and vision through the show.

“This type of show has never been attempted and we may not get the chance to do it again with everyone's busy schedules,” Wayne said.

“We have stripped back a song from each set to feature just the strings and vocalists.

“Freddie Mercury and David Bowie never had the chance to perform live together, and John Blunt and Jeff Duff are the closest to their counterparts, they have both been recognised around the world for their looks and voices.”

You can find out more about the upcoming show here.

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