Canadian tribute band Simply Queen are set to perform at this month’s Taste of Cayman Food and Drink Festival, bringing the sounds of one of the most iconic rock bands ever to the annual gastronomic event.
Fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator, Rick Rock, Simply Queen also boasts guitarist Bob Wegner, who was personally hand-picked by Queen’s Bryan May and Roger Taylor to play the guitar in several productions of the award-winning “We Will Rock You” musical in Toronto.
Accompanying the tribute act will be a line-up of local bands including The Neverines, Beneil Miller, and the Fyah Squad Band.
Simply Queen will be performing the iconic songs that made Queen one of the greatest rock bands of all time. The tribute faithfully recreates the huge scope of Queen’s legendary live shows, both musically and visually, with great attention to detail, from the on-point guitar riffs to the band’s iconic costumes.
"We are all very excited for this year's entertainment line-up. Opening with a selection of great local acts, our headliner this year, Simply Queen, is an awesome choice for music that appeals to all ages and genres,” said Julie Allan, chair of the Taste of Cayman Committee and member of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association Executive Committee. “Everyone knows a song to sing along to by Queen. With the popularity of the recent, award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody movie, I believe Queen fans are being renewed worldwide."
Now in its 31st year, the Taste is hosted annually by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association and Tower Marketing. The event brings Cayman’s favourite restaurants and bars together for one evening, with each vendor showcasing their best food and drink to around 5,000 festival goers.
As well as welcoming back crowd favourites such as the Heavy Cake competition, the Save the Date VIP Area and the Demo Stage, the festival has evolved once again for 2019, with new exciting line-ups in the Experience Room and the first annual Cayman Style Beef competition.
The live entertainment is in addition to the enhanced All Things Cayman Area, which will provide an additional platform for showcasing local talent, including everything from music to craft.
The festival takes place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Festival Green, Camana Bay from 5 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. For further information and tickets visit www.tasteofcayman.org