For 12 months, Ian studied Freddie Mercury's mannerisms, stage presence, facial expressions & his entire stage persona. Although Ian had the vocal range to sing most of QUEENS classic hits in the original keys, he now had to alter his vocals to add Freddie's unique phrasing & tone.
To this, to be as authentic as possible, Ian added the lovely well spoken English Freddie accent, which was not easy for a Lancashire lad! So with a lot of work to be done, Ian locked himself behind closed doors for 12 months rehearsing hard to put together as authentic a tribute to Freddie as possible. In 2015, the full tribute show was introduced to the public to a fantastic reception!
Now the show as grown & gone from strength to strength...
Ian has travelled nationwide taking his solo Freddie Mercury tribute show to greatly received audiences, from functions to restaurants, hotels, theatres, festivals, bars & holiday parks. This recognition has established Ian as the UK's Premier Tribute to Freddie Mercury.
In 2016, Ian won the role of Freddie, up against several other professional and established UK Freddie Mercury Tribute artists who auditioned, to join the original, internationally & critically acclaimed QEII - The very best of QUEEN - The UK's premier QUEEN tribute band.
In 2017, Ian & QEII headlined several big festivals all over the UK including performing to 11,000 people inside of 3 weeks.
Ian, in September 2017, was also booked to do a solo performance for a prestigious & special gig in London at the world famous Dorchester Hotel for a celebrity children's hospital charity event.
This included supporting Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet with his live band. In the audience was Simon Cowell, Cliff Richard, Dame Joan Collins, Louis Walsh, Gloria Hunniford & Ian was introduced to the stage by the legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ, Mike Read. Ian as Freddie Mercury had truly arrived on the biggest stage.
Ian just loves sharing his love & passion for QUEEN & Freddie Mercury's music with the fans!
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