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Theatre Severn Live Stream With Flash A Tribute To Queen

Read all about Flash: A Tribute To Queen and their weekend live stream at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. 

One of the best things about lockdown and the very difficult time we are still going through is watching my favourite creatives, and people I've worked for/written about, embrace new things and push their comfort zones. Watching and then looking at the reactions afterward, not only from the crowd but from the band themselves is heartwarming to see. I think now more than ever we all need a bit of escapism, and to connect with each other and music if and when we can, and the human side of a band is something we all love to respond to. 

Flash: A Tribute To Queen (one of my last clients before lockdown hit) teamed up with Wild Edric Media and Theatre Severn Shrewsbury to put on a live stream broadcast to support the theatre, a venue like many other arts spaces that are wondering what their future will shape up to be.

Flash played for an hour with a pro streaming, staging, and lighting set-up, running through a set-list that covered all the hits from 'I Want To Break Free', and 'Fat Bottomed Girls' to one of my personal favourites, the emotional 'These Are The Days Of Our Lives'. Launch song 'Fat Bottomed Girl's' was a bit shakey vocally, and it took them a little while to get used to the pin dropping quietness that came at the end of each song, but watching a band try, and then grow into a new situation is all part of the experience, at a time when Saturdays needed to be good again.

The staging looked very cool, the camera work was on point, and while it wasn't always vintage Flash vocally (I'm just a bit picky knowing what they can do), it didn't take too long before they were looking, performing, and sounding the part. When they got comfortable with the camera, the high notes were all there, the guitar solo's soared, and an amusing attempt to keep up with the live chat zooming across a screen to the side of the stage (try the slow chat mode, next time guys!) added some fun.

I really enjoyed watching it and seeing them adapt to a crowd on their couches, and feel a little bit proud.

It's been labelled a success by all involved, who all gave up their time to support the venue, and it was great to see people donating as they were watching. I didn't expect a Flash socially distanced lockdown cover, and definitely I didn't expect this, but both have been very much appreciated. Thank you for all the smiles guys, and I know we are all looking forward to whatever comes next.

#LetTheMusicPlay

#SupportTheArts

#WeMakeEvents 

*All the people involved in making this stream are linked in the post if you would like to go and visit their pages. You can also watch the broadcast back at any time, it's embedded above or available on the Theatre Severn Youtube. 

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