The fellas in the band really rose to the occasion and played at a consistently high level each night. Matt Hurt on guitar nailed all of the Brian May solos and often combined 2 guitar parts in his playing so that the 4 piece band sounded even bigger than the 5 piece band last year! Pete Gavin laid down the signature Queen bass lines with flair and ease, also he wowed audiences with his entertaining and adventurous solos. Lastly Oli Cadman was the master of the sounds - from pumping rock synth to storm soundscapes he made the band sound smokin'. On top of this, his great keyboard playing kept the singers in line and on form. Not to mention the stunning dance moves from all 3 guys - from choreographed bass + guitar flourishes to Oli's hip dip and clap it was a feast for the senses.
Now it's back to the usual mix of teaching, workshops and gigs in and around the UK. Next month I'll be heading back to the Tuscia in Jazz Festival in Bagnoregio, Italy to play a gig with Aeroplanes at Brescia, soak up the sun, food and jazz. Until then, please get in touch if you are looking for a drummer or want to say 'Hi'. Remember, keep fit and have fun!