Hello - I am Steve Miller, Queen fan and
guitarist of tribute band QUEENESQUE and I
have got an idea which I need YOUR help with...
For the Queen's platinum jubilee weekend, on
Sunday 5th June 2022, I will be attempting to
re-create Brian May's iconic playing of "God Save
The Queen" for the Her Majesty's golden jubilee
on the roof of Buckingham Palace 20 years ago.
Now, I don't think I will get access to the palace
roof, so instead I thought it would be fun to try
and play on as many roofs (or balconies) as I can
around north west England (where I live) within
12 hours..and hopefully raise a few quid for
charity along the way.
This project and this webpage are a WORK IN PROGRESS, so please KEEP CHECKING BACK...
SO WHAT'S THE PLAN?
Well, I am still in the "concept stages" of planning at the moment - but the idea is to do a whirwind tour of interesting
(and safe!) rooftops in the NW, playing the national anthem on electric guitar. I am going to see how many different
roofs in different places I can play within 12 hours - we might even set a record!
I am inviting suggestions of locations to play at, and hopefully I will be able to create a route and a schedule over the
coming weeks. Once I know where I will be, and roughly when I will be there I will publish the schedule.
WHAT ARE THE CHARITIES?
I hope folks might sponsor me to do this crazy sceheme in support of two great causes;
COMIC RELIEF - Because they know how to do wonderful things with people's hard earned money and change lives -
and Comic Relief has given me a lot of laughs over the years. You can DONATE HERE (via JUST GIVING)
THE MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST - Freddie's charity, ..because....well...I want to thank Queen for the pure joy they have
given me. You can DONATE HERE (via JUST GIVING)
SO WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
Well apart from donating of course, there are loads of things I need help with...I have not done anything like this before
so I am figuring things out as I go along.
1 - I NEED ROOFS TO PLAY ON - I am looking for safe and suitable rooftops (or balconies) to be able to perform on, in
NW England - especially for jubilee events. Ideally I would like a PA system (does not have to be huge) in place with 1
audio input for me to plug into.
2 - I NEED HELP SPREADING THE WORD - Please help me with social media and other ways of spreading the idea
around. Any media assistance is gratefully received.
3 - PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT ME! - When I know my schedule I will let you all know here.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
via Facebook (just search QUEENESQUE on Facebook)