Reviews

You’ll Think It’s Live Aid 1985!

TAQTS are one of my favourite ever tribute bands. Meeting the band when I was about 7 and my dad doing the PA and lighting for them left a lasting impression.

The band is 100% professional in everything they do and offer the closest you will ever get to a 1980’s QUEEN concert.

Gareth and the boys are very confident in what they do. The band is one of the only tribute bands I’ve ever seen with the same lineup at every gig.The band plays 100% live and uses NO BACKING TRACKS AT ALL. The band is made up of down to earth, nice blokes who have a talent for performing QUEEN songs. TAQTS is a tribute show that has very fine attention to detail and while the do exactly as QUEEN did on stage, they do it respectfully. Gareth does an awesome job as Freddie. Authenticity is a common thing for this band as the guitar player Scotty, even plays with a 5 cent coin. Go to a gig and close your eyes. You’ll think it’s LIVE AID 1985. 10/10.

Jakam Rockit Kourasanis

 

Exacting Impersonation of a Demanding Talent

“Just got home from Frankston Arts Centre after enjoying your wonderful performance. Gareth your voice is truly amazing and your performance amazingly energetic, mimicing Freddie just so well.

I’ve seen your performance before at the Frankston RSL but tonight I was right up front. Loved every part of the show, you do Freddie a great honour with your exacting impersonation of a demanding talent.”

Michael Christian

 

The Show Must Go On!

“A tribute show is a sort of carbon copy of the original act. When that band is no longer available to see live a tribute band is the next best thing. Their job is to “channel” the vibe, charisma and to give the same type of communication that the original act oozed. The Australian Queen Tribute Show does just that and I am sure the members of Queen would be grateful of such respect and veneration. It’s a great show with a spot on Freddie Mercury impersonation.

Gather the lads and/or the gals together and head to their next show near you for a great night out.”

Carl Neumann – Music Journalist

 

 

The Best of The Best

“I’ve seen many Queen tribute shows over the past 20 years & have to say that TAQTS is the Best of the Best. They always put on a great show & wonderful set list to cater for the mainstream plus die hard fans. They have the look, they have the sound, they have it all. If you get a chance to see them, do it, you won’t be disappointed!!”

Nick Crofts

 

 

Best Ever!

“I first saw TAQTS in July 2010 and was totally blown away by the experience. Since then I have seen them another 14 times and each time they are awesome. They are so true to Queen it is amazing. There are no changes to any of the songs, it is all PURE Queen. All the members of the band make the effort to “be” the band member they are paying tribute to. Gareth as Freddie (with all the signature stage moves) will blow you mind. Scotty as Brian is a brilliant guitarist and someone Brian should be proud of!! Brad as Roger is gold. The blonde hair, the cheekiness and the voice – it all comes together. Darryn as John is an awesome Bass player, although he seems to have a better sense of rhythm than Mr Deacon! David as Spike is the perfect keyboard player for these guys.

Whether you are a huge Queen fan or just someone who likes their music, go and see these guys play, they are a true TRIBUTE to Queen, not just a band that plays Queen music!!

Trust me, go once, and you will be going again & again!”

Donna Naismith

 

 

What A Night!

“What a night… I have always wanted to see what a show looks like from standing at the back… But yet again, as the first rumbles of One Vision began, I was off to the front as quick as i could… What a night… What a show!! To see how much this show has grown into such a professional performance has been amazing… Great bunch of guys and an amazing show!! What more could you ask for?? THANK YOU!!”

Jon Stephens – www.tributes-now.com

 

 

Hell Yeah!

“The Australian Queen Tribute Show, is the best Queen Tribute you will EVER experience. They stay true to everything Queen, performance, music, sound,look,stage presence, movement. Gareth Hill is Freddie from the minute he hits the stage, right to the end of the show. Close your eyes, you will think you are experiencing the real thing. They are all gorgeous guys, who will come off the stage and mix with the audience, for a chat or photos. They have very loyal fans, who follow their shows all over Australia. If you haven’t had the Australian Queen Tribute Show experience, do yourself a huge favour and check them out. You will get hooked, we did.”

Linda Forster

 

 

This Band Rocks… BIG TIME!!

“Years ago there was a band called Queen with a flamboyant star, Freddie Mercury who brought the world amazing music and performances that rocked everyones socks off!! Even though Freddie has gone to a rocking place, we have been given a 2nd chance of re-living this wonderful music. The Australian Queen Tribute show’s Freddie Mercury (Gareth Hill) dazzles the audience and keeps you wanting more!! The band as a whole gives us the best shows ever and has a large following. If you haven’t seen them, get your butt down to next show and I assure you, you will be there the time after time to get your fix!! I Want To Break Free has to be seen to be believed!! The first time I saw it, it blew me away! Many, many shows later it still gives me goose bumps!! AND… I am a Fat Bottomed Girl!! Haha! This band rocks… BIG TIME!!

I wish them all the best now and in the future”

Dawn Hofland

 

 

Greatest Show on Earth!!!

“I saw the guys in Wagga Wagga 2 years ago but i had been talking to them about 6 months before begging them to come to Wagga. I’m so glad they did because i was just completely blown away from the performance they did!!! I have seen them two other times since then. Once in Albury and the other at the Crown Casino where they just totally blew everyone away.

If you wanna see a Queen tribute show, this is the one! You wont be disappointed whatsoever!!!!!!!!”

Kim Annetts

 

 

 

 

Brilliant!

“TAQTS is easily the best tribute band around, each member has an unique style and Is exceptionally talented, you will be totally entertained from the minute the show starts, TATQS is not just a show it’s an experience that you’ll never forget ! Wow!!”

Ev

 

 

Rockin!

“When I first saw the guys i though ok not bad needs to rock it up, so i went to their next 3 gigs in a row & they didnt disapoint i have since seen 17 shows & they just keep rockin the beats, so if you never had the pleasure of seeing the real QUEEN then you need to get out & see the Guys rock as they are the BEST at it, I will keep going thats for sure they keep the QUEEN SOUND out there for us to listen to & remember it as it was. THANKS FOR MEMORIES KEPT ALIVE”

Evelyn Buckle

 

 

Royalty At Its Best!

“Wow, what a fantastic night out my husband and I had when we went to The Palms in Melbourne. A rare night out, just the two of us without the children!! We bopped til we dropped. Their sound was great, the drummer is something to be seen and heard!! UNBELIEVABLE SOLO!! Again, WOW!

Thank You TAQTS xxoo”

Sheryn

 

 

 

Blown Away

“I first saw the Australian Queen Tribute show about 2 years ago, and I was thoroughly blown out! I have also recently seen Gareth do a solo performance in Queensland and once again was left thoroughly speechless. To say that I recommend seeing these guys would be an understatement.”

ALEX CHUDNOVSKY – CLASSICAL GUITARIST

 

 

Fantastic Show

“I have seen the The Australian Queen Tribute Show on 2 occasions and totally enjoyed every minute of it… If you like Queen you will love these guys!!”

Sue Stiles

 

 

 

So Epic!

“Your show was so epic! I can still hear all the screaming and words to the songs. I will be coming back if u ever come back to Townsville.”

Jed Collin