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The Killer Queens with opener The Zach Waters Band
Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm| $15
Doors open 7PM | Show starts at 8PM
$15 Online | $20 Box Office and Phone
Front Row Table $140
4 Seats Per Table ($35 per seat)
The world’s only all-female tribute to Queen, The Killer Queens evoke all the glam, sparkle, power, and soaring melodies of Freddie, Brian, John, Roger, and Spike (Queen’s unofficial 5th member) performing onstage in the ’70s and ’80s, while at the height of their musical and commercial dominance. The Killer Queens became a rocking, 5-part harmony singing reality with Nina Noir (Frederica Mercury), Lindy Day (Brianna May), Diana Rey (Joan Deacon), Nichole Boaz (Spike Edna), and Karla Downey (Regina Taylor).
It’s not an easy task bringing the work of true musical pioneers and one of the most charismatic rock singers in history to life, but The Killer Queens have committed every fiber of their technique and talent to conjuring a thrilling tribute to the Queen legacy. Noir understands both the flamboyance and subtle emotion that made Mercury such a commanding presence. Guitarist Day is like a fiery and impassioned encyclopedia of May’s tones, licks, riffs, and solos. Rey’s slinky low end tells you everything you should know about Deacon’s innovative yet always rhythmic bass lines, while Downey’s big foot, huge tom sound, and shotgun snare bring Taylor’s mammoth grooves right home. Filling it all out is keyboard ace Boaz with textures that recall the masterful audio productions of the albums themselves.
The Killer Queens cover all of Queen’s hit-making stylistic journeys from prog to heavy rock to funk to operettas and beyond. And this all-female team of fantastic musicians also manages to cast the spell of Queen with a style, spirit, and beauty all their own. Be amazed.
The Zach Waters Band
The Zach Waters Band is a rock/blues trio based out of Sacramento, CA. The band consists of drummer Lou Wallace, bassist/keyboards Roger (the mudshark) Shimoff, and lead guitarist/vocalist Zach Waters. Zach Waters is just 18 years old, but do not let the age fool you. Playing since the age of 10 years old, he is a well versed player in various genres. Gut wrenching divebombs, screaming bends, and whistling runs are only a few of the tricks this Fretboard Acrobat incorporates into his playing. As well as being a guitarist, Zach Waters is also a multi-instrumentalist, with experience playing keyboards, bass, drums, Ukulele, harmonica, and slide. A handful of inspirations include players such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Eric Clapton, Robin Trower, Billy Gibbons, Peter Frampton as well as many others, all come together as one force, to help create the undeniable sound of Zach Waters. The Zach Waters Band is very energetic and can move any crowd, for their energy is highly infectious. Playing both covers and original music, The Zach Waters Band appeals to a large group of audiences, and is becoming a crowd favorite.