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Supergroup Pays Musical Tribute To Brian May With Song Driven By You

Supergroup Pays Musical Tribute To Brian May With Song Driven By You

London, 8th June – Guitarist Danny Gomez and drummer Chris Allan have pulled together a supergroup of musicians from the Queen extended family to create an incredible musical tribute and message of support to Brian May.

Introduced by the comedian and author Ben Elton, who wrote We Will Rock You, the book and musical based on Queen, he said “… some of us decided to put this message together to send you all our love and to thank you, for all the joy we´ve had in our lives that´s been driven by YOU…

Watch and share this new video here: https://youtu.be/cJZGCItwpWQ

The song Driven By You was on Brian’s first full solo album Back to the Light launched in 1992 and was also the single off the album and went on to adopted by Ford for an advertising campaign.

The supergroup that features in the video represents the whole history of Queen and Brian May’s musical journey going way back to Brian’s first band Smile in 1968 which proceeded Queen. Other eras of his career are represented with members of the Queen touring band, musicians from his own Brian May band, We Will Rock You, the Queen Extravaganza and A Night at the Opera.

Commenting on the video Brian May said “I’m absolutely floored by this wonderful ‘get well soon’ work of art. I had no idea whatsoever it was happening. My dear friends kept the secret very well. I have a strange feeling again – that I am witnessing my own jolly wake! I feel truly privileged and deeply moved. How can I possibly thank everyone who contributed to this fantastic recording? Well I can only say here that I am profoundly grateful, and I will never forget this.”

The Band ‘The online champions’ are:

  • DRUMS: Chris Allan (A Night At The Opera, Cozy Powell´s Octopuss) Drums
  • GUITAR: Danny Gomez (Brian May, We Will Rock You (WWRY), A Night At The Opera) Guitar
  • BASS: Ally McLachlan (session ace) Bass
  • KEYS/ BACKING VOCALS: Darren Reeves (WWRY, Queen Extravaganza)

Also playing from Brian May’s own band:

  • Spike Edney (Queen, Brian May band) keys
  • Jamie Moses (Queen + Paul Rogers, Brian May band) Guitar
  • Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Brian May band) Bass

And from Queen!

  • Neil Fairclough (Queen + Adam Lambert) Backing vocals
  • Tyler Warren (Queen percussionist+ Adam Lambert, Queen Extravaganza) Backing Vocals

From We Will Rock You (WWRY):

  • Ben Elton (WWRY)
  • Kerry Ellis (WWRY, Brian May) Vocals
  • Mig Ayesa (WWRY) Vocals
  • Alirio Netto (WWRY, Queen Extravaganza) Vocals
  • Livia Dabarian (WWRY) Vocals
  • Frank Rohles (WWRY) Guitars
  • Tristan Avakian (WWRY) Guitars
  • Luis Álvarez (WWRY) Spain producer

Plus:

  • From the original Smile band vocalist/ bassist Tim Staffell

Additional musicians and vocals:

  • Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore´s Rainbow, Lords of Black) Vocals
  • Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) Guitars
  • Jorge Salán (Soto, Joe Lynn Turner, solo) Guitars
  • Arielle (solo) Guitars
  • Martha García (solo)
  • Izzy Lysell (Kings Daughters) Guitar
  • Yohan Kisser (Guitar)
  • Marcio Sanches (Guitar)
  • Pete Malandrone (Queen- Brian May Guitar tech)
  • Andrew Guyton (Guyton Guitars)
  • Nigel Knight (Knight Audio Technologies – Treble Boosters)
  • Simon Bradley (Author)

Audio mixed and video edited by Chris Allan

Thanks too:
Paul Bond (Queen Extravaganza tour Manager, aka Mr. Wolf)

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