Top 10 Queen Tribute Bands in the World (2023)

Let's face it, music isn't the same as it used to be.

It's amazing to think that bands like Queen are so popular even to this day. It's no wonder some of the biggest music acts touring the world right now are tribute acts. The world miss these iconic bands. They miss the energy and excitement that they brought to the stage.

Performing as a tribute band is probably one of the most difficult things to do in the music business. Not only are you put under intense scrutiny to live up to the bands reputation, you have the burden of bringing all the magic that an audience member felt back to the stage. For most it's near impossible - for Queen it is impossible!

Queen and Freddie Mercury brought some of the biggest Live Concerts to the world and are still to this day known as the greatest Live performance act. So for a Queen Covers Band, it's an impossible task to represent them on stage.

Still, some brave souls take on the task of filling these Rock Giant's boots to bring the magic of Queen back to the stage.

The Worlds Best Queen Tribute Bands

We have searched hi and low, all over the globe to find our top 10 Queen covers bands. From their looks, to their voice and their on stage persona, we have put together our list of who we think are the Worlds Greatest Tribute Band to Queen.

1. Majesty - A Tribute To Queen

Majesty - UK Queen Tribute Band

Majesty have quickly become one of the biggest touring Queen Tribute Bands in the world. With their electrifying live performances and their meticulous recreation of Queen's iconic sound.

What make's Majesty the worlds greatest Queen Tribute. Well it's partly because we're extremely biased, but also because Majesty offer the closest experience to reliving Queen from their heyday. There are bands that sound more like Queen, there are bands that look more like Queen, but Majesty offer a little piece of everything. From screaming guitars, to the most powerful vocals. From explosive energy to the subtle modesty of the band. These guys deliver a tribute show which is born from a deep routed love of the music and Majesty of Queen.

Majesty is fronted by Actor and Musician Rob Lea. As a trained actor, Rob approaches the role of Freddie Mercury in a completely different way from most other tributes. His energy and on stage persona is unrivalled. It's clear to see from the reactions of his fans why Rob is known as one of the best impersonators in the world.

Majesty is joined by some of the UK's best musicians, including veteran guitarist Peter Southern, who performs as Brian May. Not only does Peter play Brian's melodic licks to perfection, he has clearly spent a lot of time refining Brian's guitar sound.

Majesty are currently performing around the world in countries such as UK, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Dubai, Estonia, India, USA and many more. Check them out at MAJESTY'S FACEBOOK PAGE.

2. Marc Martel / Queen Extravaganza

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Marc Martel Performing Live

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Marc Martel is without doubt the closest sounding vocal impersonators in the world today. Originally part of Queen's very own tribute show - The Queen Extravaganza which we would also include as number 2 in our list, Marc now tours the world in his own show paying tribute to the music of Queen amongst other iconic songs.

Marc is also a prolific musician and song writer. Having performed in his original's band, he put that aside to tour as a solo performer.

So why number 2. Well, forgetting the biased nature of this article again, if you want to hear the closest sounding Queen Tribute in the world, Marc Martel is a must. but when it comes to the spirit of Queen and the energy of their live performances this isn't the show for that.

Marc delivers an incredible show, but he very much sells himself as an original artist in his own right - and so he should, but if you are after experiencing the magic that Queen brought to the stage, or you want to see Queen in all the costume and glamour, then this doesn't deliver that. Still a must see show if you manage to catch him.

3. Gary Mullens and the Works

When you hear the name Gary Mullens you immediately think of Freddie Mercury. You may remember Gary when he first stepped on to the stage as Freddie back in the year 2000 when he appeared on ITV's "Stars in their Eyes."

From there, Gary went on to become the Grand Final Winner. That's right - Gary pretty much one the best tribute in the world competition!

He now tours extensively across the globe with his hit sell out show - One Night of Queen. His powerful vocals and energy is one of the best interpretations of Freddie Mercury in the world.

Gary comes in at number 3 on our list due to the fact that the rest of the band don't portray Queen. One Night of Queen showcases Freddie Mercury and doesn't explore the relationship between the other three members of the band.

That said, the production is one of the biggest touring Queen productions apart from Queen themselves and pulls out all the stops to put on a fantastic night of Queen's greatest hits!

4. Dios Salve a la Reina - God Save The Queen

Dios Slave a la Reina offer an exceptional stage production. With huge lighting, huge sound and an enormous amount of energy. They have toured extensively around the world in South America, Spain, USA and Europe.

Their hit show - God Save The Queen has seen great success with the band performing at theatres and festivals which range from thousands to hundreds of thousands.

This band come highly recommended at the number 4 slot on our best Queen Tribute Bands in the world for their amazing production and spellbinding stage presence. All the members of the band have a great look and energy and all do a fantastic job of portraying their parts.

5. Mercury - Queen Tribute Band

Mercury have been entertaining audiences for 20 years. In fact they are currently celebrating 20 years since they started performing with their 20th Anniversary Tour.

In 2013 they won the National UK Tribute Awards and it's clear why from their dedicated fan base and sell out shows.

Joseph Lee Jackson dons the yellow jacket in Mercury and in our opinion has one of the most authentic and powerful voices of all of our Queen Tributes. He is accompanied by a group of talented UK musicians who have years of experience performing the music.

In 2009, Mercury were honoured to be asked by Freddie's family to be part of the unveiling of the UK's first permanent memorial to Freddie Mercury at Feltham in South London. They are praised by Freddie's mother Her Bulsara for being the next best thing to Queen.

Mercury earn the 5th spot in our top 10 Queen cover bands for their near perfect interpretation of Queen's Live sound. They put on a fantastic show, and though it doesn't have the same hi level of impact and energy as Queen, there is no doubting the sound this band produce is amazing.

6. Bulsara and His Queenies

Bulsara and His Queenies are relatively new on the tribute scene but they have been creating waves across the UK and Europe with their stripped back presentation of Queen's music. The band don't dress as Queen, but they boast to be the most authentic sounding Queen Tribute around right now and frankly, we believe them!

The band pay homage to the studio recordings rather than live arrangements and often base their tours around particular albums which is one of the reasons they are so popular with die hard Queen Fans.

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For the past 3 years they have headlined the official Freddie Mercury birthday party in Montreux hosted by The Mercury Phoenix Trust.

Fronted by Gareth Taylor, Gareth pays homage to Freddie Mercury in his own special way. Staying clear of the 'pastiche' of imitating Freddie and focusing on delivering an exceptional vocal performance.

With a brand new line-up, Bulsara and His Queenies are embarking on Tour of UK 02 Academy venues, performing the whole of "The Game" along with a selection of greatest hits.

If you want to see a unique presentation of Queen's catalogue, from hits to deeper cuts as well as experience an impeccable recreation of Queen's studio recordings, than Bulsara and His Queenies is definitely worth booking!

7. Regina - Queen Tribute Band

We bring a fantastic Italian Queen Tribute Band to our top 10 Queen Tributes - Regina. For us we took notice of Regina from watching their frontman and Freddie Mercury Diego Regina. From watching Diego, it's almost uncanny at times how much he looks like Freddie. His voice is strong and full of character and he has a natural embodiment of Mer Mercury.

Regina have been around for years, but their recent line up which so Diego take Regina to a new level has seen amazing success across Europe.

Regina often headline international festivals, tour extensively across Italy and abroad at theatres and amphitheatres.

For us, it's a joy to see someone who has such a natural look and character of Freddie Mercury on the stage and that's one of the big reasons Regina make our top 10 Queen Tribute Bands in the World.

If you get chance to see Diego in action with his band Regina, you'll be left rubbing your eyes with how much he looks like Freddie.

8. Supreme Queen

These guys have been touring across the UK for a good number of years under different names, but Supreme Queen is their brand new show which launched in 2019. They have stormed onto the UK theatre scene with a fantastic stage production.

Scott Maley does an exceptional job of portraying Freddie Mercury, with a deep, gritty and powerful vocal similar to Freddie in the mid 80s. Scott is joined by a number of musicians who collectively have years of experience performing in a variety of Queen Tributes around the UK.

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Even though in its early days of touring, we can see big things for Supreme Queen and have no doubt their shows will get bigger and better as time goes on.

If you manage to catch Supreme Queen on tour, you'll be in for a fantastic night of Queen's greatest hits and this is why Supreme Queen make our top 10 Queen Tributes at number 8!

9. Pure Queen

Pure Queen come in at number 9 on our Top 10 Queen Tribute Bands. They are made up of an amazing group of musicians that do an exceptional job of bringing Queen's Live interpretations to the stage.

Pure Queen have been going from strength to strength. Originally starting off as a Freddie and Brian duo, the band started to have some success and eventually landed their feet within UK theatres.

They mostly portray Queen from their 1986 Wembley show and pay tribute to the arrangements of that particular show, but do an exceptional job of it.

They are currently touring independently and as part of the Radio Ga Ga show, which is currently touring around the UK and Europe.

Pure Queen will have you up dancing and clapping with a night of nostalgia.

10. Flash - a Tribute to Queen

Last, but certainly not least is UK Queen Tribute Flash. Flash clearly put a lot of effort into their stage productions, with fantastic costume, lighting and a rocking sound. Their show is full of energy and are no doubt big fans of Queen's iconic catalogue of music.

Although this Freddie doesn't sound too much like Freddie, hi brings a huge amount of energy and fun to the stage. His attitude is infectious and quickly have the audience clapping and cheering.

The band comes together in perfect union with the rest of the musicians who deliver hit after hit throughout the night.

Flash make it into our top 10 Queen Tribute Bands at number 10, but let us assure you that an evening with Flash will leave you wanting more and more from these guys.


What's your favourite Queen Tribute

So there you have it! The worlds best Queen Tribute Bands in our humble opinion.Of course if we have missed any one off who you feel deserves to be on hear, please get in touch by commenting below!!

Or join in the conversation at The @UKQueenTribute FACEBOOK or TWITTER page!And God Save Queen!!!!


Who are the best Queen tribute bands? ›

Top 10 Queen Tribute Bands in the World
  • Dios Salve A La Reina - Queen Tribute Band.
  • Mercury - Queen Tribute Band.
  • Bulsara and His Queenies - Queen Tribute Band.
  • Regina - Queen Tribute Band.
  • Supreme Queen - Queen Tribute Band.
  • Pure Queen - Queen Tribute Band.
  • Flash - Queen Tribute Band.
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Who is the official Queen tribute band? ›

The Queen Extravaganza was Queen's official tribute band, developed by the band's original drummer, Roger Taylor. The original band members were selected from an online audition process.

Who is the best tribute band in the world? ›

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Who is the best Freddie Mercury tribute? ›

Gary Mullen's - One night of Queen, is without doubt one of the best Queen Tributes in the world. The detail of Gary's performance clearly shows his love and adoration for Freddie Mercury and Queen.

What band is most like Queen? ›

Similar To
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  • Sweet.
  • Aerosmith.
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What band is leading the Queen's funeral? ›

The service was led by the Dean of Westminster, with music sung by The Choir of Westminster Abbey and The Choir of His Majesty's Chapel Royal. The choirs were led by Westminster Abbey's Organist and Master of the Choristers, James O'Donnell, and the organ was played by the Abbey's sub-organist, Peter Holder.

Who is the singer who sounds like Queen? ›

Marc Martel is a Canadian Christian rock musician. In 1999, he formed the band Downhere before going solo in 2013. Aside from his own work, Martel is known for his Queen covers and his vocal likeness to frontman Freddie Mercury.

Who are the singers in Queen Extravaganza 2023? ›

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Who is the lead singer for Queen Extravaganza 2023? ›

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Who is the No 1 band in the world ever? ›

#1 - The Beatles

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Who is the No 1 band in the world? ›

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What are the top 5 best bands of all time? ›

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Who was Freddie Mercury's favorite band? ›

“I would say that Led Zeppelin are the greatest, and as a rock band they deserved the kind of success they got,” said Mercury. “Robert Plant is one of the most original vocalists of our time. He was always my favourite singer. And he's said nice things about me.”

Who did Freddie Mercury love the most? ›

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Who is the least popular member of Queen? ›

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Who is the Queen's Favourite musician? ›

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What other bands sound like Queen? ›

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What is the Queen's favorite hymn? ›

As a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Conservatory of Music has released a special recording of “The Lord is My Shepherd”, her favourite hymn.

Which military bands will play at the Queen's funeral? ›

The funeral procession travelled to the sound of 200 musicians of The Massed Pipes and Drums from Scottish and Irish Regiments, the Brigade of Gurkhas and the Royal Air Force.

Who will carry the queens coffin? ›

The pallbearers hail from the Queen's Company, the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. 'It's their role to protect her body, both in life and in death, remaining in the Queen's Company until King Charles decides otherwise,' explained Major Adrian Weale to the PA.

Who is the real Queen of music? ›

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Who has the best voice in Queen? ›

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What singers did Freddie Mercury like? ›

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Is Adam Lambert in Queen Extravaganza? ›

The Rhapsody Tour

The extravaganza will then arrive in the UK and Europe in late spring, as Queen original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor team up once more with long time front man Adam Lambert on lead vocals, to perform shows across twelve countries from late May into July.

Who is the lead singer of Queen tour? ›

The Rhapsody Tour was a worldwide concert tour by Queen + Adam Lambert, the collaboration between British rock band Queen and American singer Adam Lambert. The tour was announced following the success of the biopic film Bohemian Rhapsody.

What songs are played at Queen Extravaganza 2023? ›

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  • Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon. (Queen cover)
  • Keep Yourself Alive. (Queen cover)
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Who sang falsetto in Queen? ›

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Who are the members of the Queen Extravaganza? ›

The Queen Extravaganza is the official Queen tribute band, that consists of guitarist Nick Radcliffe, drummer and musical director Tyler Warren, bassist Francois-Olivier Doyon, and keyboardist Darren Reeves. They have toured all over the world, having played shows in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia.

Who is the American Idol winner that sings with Queen? ›

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Where does Queen rank as a rock band? ›

But analysis of over 24,000 radio stations in 150 countries around the world proved that rock was the second-biggest genre in the medium with 79.7 million plays, compared with 141 million plays for pop. Queen came fourth in the list of most-played artists, after Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and the Weeknd.

Which band has made the most money? ›

U2 have become the annual highest-earning musicians five times, more than any other act. Michael Jackson is the first musician to earn over $100 million in a year (1989), and has become the top-earning male soloist a record seven times.

What singer has the most number 1? ›

Mariah Carey (USA) has topped the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 19 different occasions.

What is the 1 most listened to band of all time? ›


What is the most sold LP of all time? ›

Michael Jackson's Thriller, estimated to have sold 70 million copies worldwide, is the best-selling album ever. Jackson also currently has the highest number of albums on the list with five, Celine Dion has four, while the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Madonna and Whitney Houston each have three.

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Who are the most dominant bands of all time? ›

The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the Eagles sold the most albums, as measured by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

What band has the most top 10 albums? ›

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What celebrities are Queen tributes? ›

Celebrities including Elton John, Daniel Craig and JK Rowling are among those who have shared tributes following the Queen's death. Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger described her as "the much beloved grandmother of the nation".

What is the most famous concert of Queen? ›

Live Aid. The performance at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in 1985 is often regarded as Queen's greatest single live performance.

What was Queen's best live show ever? ›

There is no other way to start a list of Queen's most iconic live performances than with the band's 1985 Live Aid set. In front of 72,000 fans and an estimated total of 1.9 billion fans tuning in—the biggest-ever TV audience at that point—Mercury gave arguably the best performance of his life.

What band sounds like Queen? ›

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What was Freddie's favorite Queen song? ›

Freddie Mercurys favorite song was 'somebody to love'.

What was Freddie Mercury's favorite movie? ›

The classic Billy Wilder comedy Some Like it Hot also makes the list, with the Queen drummer Roger Taylor calling the film, Mercury's “absolute favourite”.

Was Freddie Mercury a friendly person? ›

“He was always efficient, he was very polite,” Mair said of Mercury in the BBC documentary Freddie's Millions. “No one ever complained about him, he never had any attitude problems. He always got there a bit later, but that didn't matter.”

What musicians pay tribute to the Queen? ›

Among the musicians paying tribute to Elizabeth II were Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and many more. Paul McCartney: "God bless Queen Elizabeth II May she rest in peace Long live The King." Mick Jagger: "For my whole life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there.

Is anyone famous at the Queen's funeral? ›

Among the Queen's nearest and dearest present at the televised event were many famous faces from the worlds of diplomacy, art and Hollywood. From Sandra Oh to Bear Grylls, see the celebrities who appeared for the historic occasion.

Are any famous people invited to the queens funeral? ›

Celebrities like Sandra Oh and Bear Grylls attended Queen Elizabeth's funeral on September 19, 2022. The two came with different delegations with respect to their own countries. Killing Eve and Grey's Anatomy's Sandra Oh came to the Queen's funeral along with the Canadian delegation.


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