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Marc Martel, Jessica Lamb, Jet Stream Lights

Marc Martel

In a Rolling Stone story dated April 30, 2012, writer Dan Hyman wrote about The Queen Extravaganza, a much-buzzed-about touring project launched by legendary Queen drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May. Produced by Taylor, The Queen Extravaganza was designed to celebrate the group’s legendary body of work with performances by a band of musicians found through an online audition. This is an excerpt from that article:

On a recent afternoon in Toronto, Queen’s Roger Taylor was checking out rehearsals for Queen Extravaganza–a 25 date tribute tour with a lineup hand-selected by him and his bandmate, Brian May–when singer Marc Martel belted out a few notes from “Bohemian Rhapsody,” stopping the 62-year-old drummer in his tracks. “It was as if Freddie (Mercury) was in the room,” Taylor said today during a conference call with journalists. “It was uncanny.”

A Nashville resident, Martel landed the gig after submitting a video of himself singing the 1976 Queen classic, “Somebody To Love.” The clip was posted online and immediately went viral, amassing more than a million YouTube views within a few short days (as of summer 2014, the video was nearing the 9 million views mark). That led to a live audition for…

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4th Annual Downright Brewfest

4th Annual Downright Brewfest

The Road to CukoRakko Concert Series continues with the 4th Annual Downright Brewfest on Saturday, August 29 will feature music from Downright, Dank, Jet Stream Lights, Scalici Alley Project, Future Elevators and more TBA… Activities will include Rock Climbing Wall, Blacksmith and Metal Casting Workshop and more!

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