Double bill of tribute royalty

Patrick Myers fronts Killer Queen as Freddie Mercury, playing the Opera House on Saturday

Patrick Myers fronts Killer Queen as Freddie Mercury, playing the Opera House on Saturday

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There’s a killer weekend of tribute acts lined up for the Opera House – with shows dedicated to the Bee Gees, Abba and Queen.

Saturday’s Hold Back The Night pays tribute to two of the greatest acts of all time, playing a string of 70s and 80s hits by the Bee Gees and Abba.

It’s the first time these two acts have been brought together for one show.

In the first half, the Gibb brothers’ special vocals are recreated by Jive Talkin’ front men Darren and Gary Simmons as Barry and Robin, and Jarrod Loughlin as Maurice, with backing band.

Expect classics such as Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, More Than A Woman and Tragedy for this “complete and authentic Bee Gees experience’”.

The second half of the show – in a stroke of perfect timing – is a tribute to Eurovision winners Abba.

The new Abba line-up boasts an eight-piece ensemble and live string section, to make the most of the Swedish superstars pop perfect hits – Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Take A Chance On Me and many more.

A spokesman said: “This live two-hour concert features a non-stop barrage of hits from two of the greatest bands of all time, who will have you singing and dancing the night away.”

And on Sunday, Patrick Myers fronts Killer Queen as Freddie Mercury.

His likeness has been hailed, by Time Out, as ‘spooky’ and he sang as Mercury on Fat Boy Slim’s number one hit single The Real Life.

The spokesman added: “Killer Queen’s expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned them the title of Queen tribute royalty.”