My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter M – Marc Martel

  https://youtu.be/9mPbwLerfEY Marc Martel has had quite a music career so far. From 1999 to 2013 he led the Christian rock band Downhere. From 2012 to 2016 he toured with the official Queen tribute band The Queen Extravaganza. He is currently in the midst of another Queen related tour called The Ultimate Queen Celebration. Marc … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter M – Marc Martel

My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter K – Knight Area

Knight Area is hands down my favorite progressive rock band of the twenty-first century. To date the band has released six studio albums and two live albums. Knight Area began as a studio project of keyboardist Gerben Klazinga. The first album, The Sun Also Rises (2004), was recorded with the assistance of several guest musicians. … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter K – Knight Area

The Music of Valensia, A Queen Fan’s Dream

Valensia is an ultra talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  Unfortunately he has spent most of his music career in relative obscurity.  Musically he combines the influence of 1970's Queen, Kate Bush, The Beatles and 1980's pop music; i.e. Duran Duran, The Police, and Culture Club. Vocally he sounds like an amalgam of Freddie Mercury and … Continue reading The Music of Valensia, A Queen Fan’s Dream

Song Spotlight: All God’s People, By Queen

I love the adventurous guitar driven music that Queen made in the 1970's. They explored so many diverse music genres including opera, vaudeville, progressive rock, classical, jazz, pop, heavy metal, blues and gospel, among others. I also love the commercial, keyboard assisted music the band made in the 1980's. The music may have been more … Continue reading Song Spotlight: All God’s People, By Queen