Now, here’s a little fact you may not know about me: I named my son after Freddie Mercury.
Yep, Ruth and I are both die-hard Queen fans, and I guess you could say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree because when the music plays little Alex taps his feet along too!
In other words, loving Freddie Mercury is pretty much part of his genetic makeup.
I have amazing childhood memories of my father playing Aretha Franklin to me. I want to create similar memories with my lil one too.
Queen blaring out and mum and dad dancing around the house – what could be better? Oh wait, dad singing!
Haha. I’m sure the day will come when he cringes at the thought, but for now, jobs a good’un.
It should come as no surprise that I believe Freddie Mercury was one of the most amazing artists in the world of music, ever. Not only did he have an amazing voice, he was incredibly talented as a songwriter too. He created such complex songs that have made a lasting impression worldwide.
I mean, who hasn’t heard “Bohemian Rhapsody” at some point in their lifetime?
Even if you come across someone who has no clue about Queen or its lead singer, odds are they at least recognize that song. And that just blows my mind. Think about it, Freddie created something that has made a big impact in the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
As if that alone wasn’t enough, Mercury was also an incredible performer. He came alive on stage, singing his heart out, making the audiences go wild, captivating people with his energy every single time. He was flamboyant and outrageous, and he put on unforgettable shows. I wish I could’ve seen him live; from all accounts Freddie was something spectacular to behold. I mean, just take a look at this
Another thing that made Freddie Mercury great was that he wasn’t afraid to be himself. Though many people believe he was ‘in the closet’, the truth is that he never hid his sexuality. That had more to do with him being a private person in general than it was about hiding something.
Overall, the man was a legend. I could go on and on about the reasons I love Freddie Mercury, but I’m afraid this blog post would end up being way too long haha.
So anyway, let’s wrap it up like this… sadly the man himself is no longer with us, and there’s no way I can ever do him or his songs justice BUT…
…if you’re looking for a tribute act to sing at a function, get in touch. I’d be honoured to perform for you!