Queen Legion – Tribute to Queen

August 3, 2024 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Queen Legion

Due to popular demand from the enormous devoted Legion of Queen fans, we are proud to present the Queen tribute act show aptly named QUEEN LEGION. It’s a live, modern-day, musically stellar tribute to the music of Queen. The 90-minute show endeavors to capture and emulate the energy, spirit, essence, and soul of what Queen and the late, great legendary frontman Freddie Mercury were all about, as interpreted by frontmen Fernando Castro or JR Severn, and the QL band. Depending on the region, date, and availability, either cast member is equally capable of delivering an outstanding performance on stage, as each singer brings their own unique entertainer qualities to the table.

Fernando Castro is the first-ever Freddie Mercury tribute artist to headline on the Las Vegas Strip for Legends in Concert. He has successfully completed three Las Vegas residencies, singing LIVE six nights a week at the Tropicana, and has toured extensively around the world. Fernando has received praise and acclaim for his portrayal of Freddie in numerous publications, including Las Vegas Magazine, the Las Vegas Review Journal, and South Beach Magazine. He is painstakingly meticulous when performing and outfitting himself in his multiple colorful custom-designed Queen-era-style costumes.

JR Severn is an amazing Southern California vocalist in his own right, with numerous years of experience in a handful of Modern Rock projects, as well as fronting various bands and logging session work throughout Los Angeles. Severn’s unique vocal versatility, with off-the-charts vocal range, has been skillfully performing in various Modern Rock projects in and around Los Angeles over the last five years. He welcomed the challenge to sing Queen songs, as one of his all-time favorite bands when he began his musical career, was Queen fronted by Freddie Mercury.

Queen Legion is an authentic tribute rendition of the original four-piece band Queen. They utilize full harmonies along with multiple matching period Queen costumed attire. The performance showcases the bulk of Queen’s library of greatest hits, recreating an early vintage Queen concert format. The presentation is meant to be realistic, authentic, and reminiscent of the lost but not forgotten arena rock show, honoring and paying homage to one of the greatest lead performers, Freddie Mercury, and the band Queen, who are unquestionably one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

Each member of the band is an established top-tier professional musician in their own right, having gained valuable stage experience in various other ongoing musical projects both past and present. Together, they harmonize as a unit like birds and perform with impeccable detail, paying homage and giving the respect due while honoring the music of Queen. The formation of Queen Legion came to fruition with one thought in mind: to supply concertgoers another opportunity to listen to music by arguably one of the greatest Iconic Arena rock bands of all time. The ultimate goal is to hopefully deliver and keep the music of Queen alive and strong for the numerous fans of all ages to enjoy for years to come. In summary, Queen Legion’s main objective is to simply expose and/or gain more fans to the music of Queen.

We hope you enjoy the show, as you will hear Queen’s timeless classics such as: Bohemian Rhapsody, Fat Bottomed Girls, Somebody To Love, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Killer Queen, Another One Bites The Dust, and many more.

Band Members: Lead singers: Fernando Castro or JR Severn- Guitar: Sean Vajra – Bass: Sheldon Bonada – Drums: Dieter Weinzettl. The great thing about this unit is that they have performed together in other musical projects over the years, and their mutual respect & their love for performing Queen music.

Stone Horse

Stone Horse is a Southern California based rock n roll outfit reminiscent of the 1970’s era festival bands. Fronted by songstress Dani Spade a’ la Joplin-Tyler, the live connection is what it’s all about.

It started in the summer of 2009, when La Jolla High Alumni, Dani Spade and Carlos Rodriguez put their musical heads together and wrote songs reminiscent of their early 70’s British and American rock influences. A catchy, driving 10-song album entitled “GRIT” ensued and was nominated “Best Rock Album” in 2014 by The San Diego Music Awards. Their southern rocker ballad “Remember When” received a nomination for “Best Rock Song” in 2015 by The Indie Music Channel.

Not unlike the neighborhoods that make up their city, the band’s second full-length studio release, “Nobody Rides For Free”, became a musical melting pot blending Blues, Rock, and even a bit o’ Country twang. However, doing what they do best at the end of the day, the result was good old rock ‘n’ roll. Their first single “Look What I’ve Done” was released as a music video in April 2016 and the album followed shortly in the fall.

Their next music video “Time To Say Goodbye” shot in the spring of 2017 and written by band member Jim Nau, won “Best Americana Song” by The Indie Music Channel Radio Awards, and was nominated “Best Americana video under $5000” at The 2018 Indie Music Channel Awards.

While their willingness to jam all night was making them a staple at the local bars, fairs and festivals around Southern California, the Spade/Rodriguez duo co-wrote songs with guitarist and producer Jim Nau for a new album entitled “Gotta Get Back” released in November 2018. Receiving a nomination for “Best Rock Album” of the year for 2018 by The San Diego Music Awards, “Gotta Get Back” delivers all those elements of what people define as rock ‘n’ roll…gospel, rock, country and blues.

The year 2020 provided the much needed time to square away a new bass player and write their latest album “Stone Horse IV” which was released in the summer of 2021 on vinyl, and two new music videos – “Losing My Way” which won best Special video at The 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards and “The Fastest Jack” followed. Their song “California Rain” also took home Best Rock Song at the Indie Music Channel Awards.

2024 brought the release of High Places, a 5 song EP whose song Cherry Devout won best rock producer and was played on internet radio station in Munich, Germany.

Under the reins of Dani Spade, Stone Horse continues to broaden their sound while still remaining unique to their own unformulaic brand of rock ‘n’ roll.

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