Live Review: Queen & Adam Lambert – London Hammersmith Apollo 11/7/12

Two weeks ago I was offered the chance of a lifetime – one of my Twitter pals (@timesmasher) offered me a pair of spare tickets for one of just three shows that Queen were playing in London. As luck would have it, I happened to be in London on just that night, so I seized the opportunity. A lifelong Queen fan and a (relatively) new Adam Lambert fan, I knew that this would be a night to remember.

Before their recent string of shows in Moscow & Poland, I remember reading an interview with Adam, where the interviewer asked him how he felt about filling the shoes of Freddie Mercury. I liked his answer a lot:

“I do have big shoes to fill, fronting with Queen. But – I’m bringing my own shoes. Ones Freddie would have thought were cute.”

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February & March – Weddings & Birthdays

I was over the moon when my friend Emma asked me to perform at her wedding last month. It was a lovely service followed by a gorgeous reception at Charlton House in Greenwich, the best-preserved Jacobean mansion in London.

A huge thanks to all who were there and came up to say that they enjoyed the music (especially to those who stuck around for country &  western ‘Pokerface’). Thanks of course too to Emma & Tom for inviting me to play, and for your recent email:

“I just wanted to drop you a little note to say thank you again for playing at the wedding – everyone said how great you were.”