Updated: Feb 28
On the wings of rock and roll, from '70s London to modern day Los Angeles, comes the finest tribute to the world's most majestic, foot-stomping, hand-clapping rock and roll band... Queen.
There are tribute bands and there are tribute bands, and not all are created equal. The best are driven not only to recreate an era but to embody it, and to capture a spirit, enticing those fans looking to relive a memory and those who missed the first time around to forget the passing of time through an authentic musical experience.
Bohemian Queen comprises Los Angeles's finest players and voices, coming together to bring to life a classic catalog of songs and melodies and to deliver the same level of detailed showmanship that has dazzled arenas and stadiums. Five top-tier music industry professionals with coast-to-coast resumes on a mission to be the world's best and most passionate tribute to Queen.
Many tributes to Queen put a heavier emphasis on the contributions of Freddie Mercury, but any great band is larger than the sum of its parts, which is why this tribute to Queen showcases a truly cohesive unit, displaying the unique, dynamic musicianship and showmanship of all the classic Queen members.
Faithfully performing hit after hit, Bohemian Queen delivers a vibrant, energetic set that offers venues and events a recognizable brand with globally-known classics performed as only this band of road and studio-tested professionals and Queen lovers can.
The influence of Queen crosses cultures, age groups and music fans all searching for human connection, sharing the belief that music unites us.
It all starts with the ringleader...
Vocalist Paulie Z channels the soaring vocal power of Freddie Mercury, commanding the stage. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, he led his own band ZO2 through a tour with rock heavyweights KISS and Poison, a band which was also chronicled in the IFC comedy series “Z Rock.” Upon moving to Los Angeles, Paulie was also recruited to sing another legendary catalog with UK glam rockers Sweet.
The amps get cranked...
Guitarist Steve Zukowsky, a finalist for the guitar position in the official Queen tribute band Queen Extravaganza, locks in the crunch and harmonies of Brian May. Veteran tribute band royalty, Steve mastered the classic rock greats over a career delivering note-for-note guitar parts of Queen (Sheer Heart Attack), Led Zeppelin (Led Zepagain, Zeppelin USA, Acoustic Graffiti), Pink Floyd (Which One's Pink?), Heart (Dog N Butterfly), The Rolling Stones and David Bowie (Windborne).
A steady, driving beat...
After wowing his native Buffalo, drummer Glenn Jost took New York City by storm where he pounded the drums down in the village while working for renowned Grammy-winning engineer Bob Ludwig. Moving to Los Angeles, Glenn carved a niche in an eclectic run of projects, playing at the Playboy Jazz Festival, drumming for the house band on FOX's hit TV Series “Ally McBeal,” performing with the original members of Broadway hit “Dreamgirls,” and bringing his skills to the comedy world with veterans like Robin Williams (Improv All-Stars) and albums with “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”'s Laura Hall.
The grooves get thumping...
Canadian-born bassist Aaron Samson grew up in Los Angeles with the music bug, quickly landing himself on the legendary RCA Records roster and the classic documentary “The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years.” A protege of legendary composer David Foster, Aaron would go on to play with various LA bands as well as rock heroes like George Lynch (Dokken) and Steven Adler (Guns 'N Roses) and John 5 (David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson).
All accented with shades of melody...
Keyboardist Victor Bender began his musical life playing the clubs of Colombia at night while assisting at the studio of prominent label Fuentes Records and crafting demos for artists including pop sensation Juanes on Universal Records. Moving to Los Angeles, Victor formed Bender Post and dove into campaigns for major national brands (Coca-Cola, Samsung, Nordstrom, Dawn) and TV and movie studios (Disney, Paramount, Netflix, Sony, Universal, FOX). He already had Queen's catalog down stone cold, playing the keys in Sheer Heart Attack.
This is the sound you love and remember.
Bohemian Queen delivers the musical virtuosity of Queen, with all the famous elements of the album tracks and iconic imagery recreated with care. Open your eyes and ears and you're there in the golden era of Queen.
Few bands span generations of fans and bring people together like Queen.
Few bands have the worldwide recognition of Queen.
Few bands have songs that everyone sings at concerts and sporting events in stadiums, arenas, clubs and even bars.
No Queen tributes can deliver the songs and showmanship with this level of detail.
This is the highest caliber of performed Queen songs an audience can experience!