After hearing so much about the show ‘We Will Rock You’ I thought it was high time I took a wander down to Rockerfellas situated in the heart of Benidorm’s clubland on Calle Gerona and had a little look for myself.
On entering the nightspot I was astounded to see how full the place was considering there were few people elsewhere that evening, in fact it’s fair to say it would have been difficult to get anyone else in the place.
The show is loosely based on the West End Musical ‘We Will Rock You’ and is an outstanding tribute to the music and genius of Freddie Mercury. The show is well rehearsed and choreographed and all the way through has a video wall behind the performers showing footage of Queen and in most places is actually synchronised in time with the music being played. There was one instant I thought was particularly clever and impressive where during the performance of Don’t Stop me Now, the singers actually stepped back and on the screen Brian May was playing the guitar break which we were listening to.
The idea of the show came from the owner of Rockerfellas who was looking for a new tribute band and asked around a few local artistes for inspiration. Very soon a brainstorming session was put together involving Mark Harty & David Wenzel from Smart Move, singer Asa Elliott, choreographer Marie Perrin and Darren Sweeny who took up the role of Musical Director. The Queen theme was worked on for a few months until it was ready to perform in public and has proved a big hit for all concerned. The show runs non stop from start to finish and what made a refreshing change to some shows I have seen is that each member actually looked as though they were enjoying themselves and no one was trying to upstage the others, it was a team effort where each did their little bit to ensure the audience were well entertained.
I knew all the songs in the show and so did the crowd as they were joining in, especially with the title track We Will Rock You. Other songs included Crazy Little Thing Called Love, It’s A Kind of Magic The Show Must Go On and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.
This truly is one the best shows I have seen in a long time and long may it draw the crowds into Rockerfellas.
The show is on every night except Tuesday starting at Midnight and comes highly recommended next time you’re looking for a good night out.