Hello - I am Steve Miller, Queen fan and guitarist of
tribute band QUEENESQUE and I have got an idea which I
need YOUR help with...
For the Queen's platinum jubilee weekend, on Sunday 5th
June 2022, I will be attempting to re-create Brian May's
iconic playing of "God Save The Queen" for the Her
Majesty's golden jubilee on the roof of Buckingham Palace
20 years ago.
Now, I don't think I will get access to the palace roof, so
instead I thought it would be fun to try and play on as many
roofs (or balconies) as I can around north west England
(where I live) within 12 hours..and hopefully raise a few quid
for charity along the way.
UPDATES - 4th June
I have tweaked the concept a little bit. The idea of trying to play on as many rooftops as possible is proving very complicated and
stressful....and I have a late gig the night before, so...now...I am hoping to play on 7 rooftops, 1 in 7 different towns....which is 1
rooftop for every decade of Her Majesty's reign.
I still would like to find 2 more venues to play....one in the Blackburn area, and one somewhere between Southport and Preston. If
you have a safe and accessible rooftop I can play in those areas please get in touch.
The plan so far...(times are approximate). TBC = To Be Confirmed.
10.00am - Preston Marina
11.00am - Heskin Steam Fair, Eccleston
1.00pm - Rossendale Radio 104.7 FM (Hardman's Mill, Rawtenstall) LIVE ON AIR!
3.00pm - Skipton Town Centre
4.00pm - Settle Victoria Hall
7.00pm - Southport - Sandpipers (overlooking the marine lake)
7.00pm - 10.00pm - TBC - Somewhere between Southport and Preston (and my bed!)
WHAT CHARITIES ARE BEING SUPPORTED?
I hope folks might sponsor me to do this crazy sceheme in support of two great causes;
COMIC RELIEF - Because they know how to do wonderful things with people's hard earned money and change lives
- and Comic Relief has given me a lot of laughs over the years.
You can DONATE TO COMIC RELIEF HERE (via JUST GIVING)
THE MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST - Freddie's charity, ..because....well...I want to thank Queen for the pure joy
they have given me.
You can DONATE TO THE PHOENIX TRUST HERE (via JUST GIVING)
SO WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?
Well apart from donating of course, there are loads of things I need help with...I have not done anything like this before
so I am figuring things out as I go along.
1 - I NEED ROOFS TO PLAY ON - I am looking for safe and suitable rooftops (or balconies) to be able to perform on, in
NW England - especially for jubilee events. Ideally I would like a PA system (does not have to be huge) in place with 1
audio input for me to plug into.
2 - I NEED HELP SPREADING THE WORD - Please help me with social media and other ways of spreading the idea
around. Any media assistance is gratefully received.
3 - PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT ME! - When I know my schedule I will let you all know here.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
via Facebook (just search QUEENESQUE on Facebook)
PLEASE DONATE TO MY COMIC RELIEF or MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST FUNDRAISERS HERE...
Click the logo of the charity you wish to support below (via JUST GIVING)