It’s good to be the king, or in the rock world, Queen. And Bristol — no, not England, Bristol, Connecticut — will witness a piece of rock royalty on Saturday night as an acclaimed guitarist who has played with Queen — yes, the real Queen — joins a popular international tribute group for a charity concert celebrating the music of the legendary rock band.
The Central Connecticut Chamber, task force for the Memorial Boulevard Theater and the Everybody Sings Project are hosting the concert to raise money for the theater.
Jamie Moses, who has played and toured with the surviving members of Queen dating back to 1992, and tribute band Celebrating Queen are stopping at Bristol on their mini U.S. and Europe tour. Moses is performing at the Memorial Boulevard Community Arts Center with Tommy Williams of The Hooters and Bristol natives JJ Midnight (Joe Archambeault), CJ Midnight (Archambeault) and Shawn Fitzgerald.
“This was something that was talked about a few years ago with Jamie Moses, Spike Edny of Queen with Neil Murray from Whitesnake….then came a phone call that upper management did not really like the idea…..but this is Bristol, first show MBS, so many citizens went to school there, this is a chance to remember the greatness of that theater, and experience the rich future shows like ours exemplifies,” Joe Achambeault said.
Moses has also played with Led Zeppelin, The Who, U2 and other rock icons.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at the Memorial Boulevard Theater at 70 Memorial Boulevard in Bristol. It’s recommended to buy tickets in advance.