A Bohemians rhapsody

Rob Comber as Freddie Mercury in tribute band The Bohemians
Rob Comber as Freddie Mercury in tribute band The Bohemians
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Anyone old enough to remember Live Aid, the Bob Geldof charity music extravaganza that rocked the world in 1985, will know what the standout moment was.

Freddie Mercury, shirtless, foot on a monitor at the front of the stage, belting out hits with Queen and going down an absolute storm.

Sadly, Mercury is no longer with us, though he didn’t half leave a decent legacy – his band released a total of 18 number one albums and had 18 number one singles and 10 number one DVDs. They sold around 250 million albums. All in all, not bad work.

And now the good news for fans – the next best thing, one of the top Queen tribute bands, The Bohemians, are playing in Fleetwood on Sunday, April 20.

These lads, whose show will celebrate Queen’s finest performances from 1974 to the Magic tour of ’86, are meant to be a cut above most tribute acts, and have been praised by both Roger Taylor and Brian May, so they must be doing something right.

They’ve been going since 1996 and have toured the world with an electrifying show led by Rob Comber, pictured right, whose outrageous stage antics and personality make him the perfect Freddie.

The show takes place at Marine Hall on Sunday, April 20 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 from www.marinehall.co.uk or the box office on 01253 887693.

l A ballet especially for children is heading to the Grand Theatre next month.

Three Little Pigs is performed to live music and includes classical compositions and theme tunes from popular children’s cartoons.

It will be performed by Northern Ballet, a renowned company based in Leeds.

There are three shows on Saturday April 5, at 12.15pm, 2pm and 4pm. Tickets £5.50 children, £6.50 adults, from www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk.