Christopher Gregory, who plays Brian May in The Bohemians, has always been a huge fan of Queen’s music.

“I was a fan from a young lad, feeling that Queen were sophisticated and different to the other bands around. I was lucky enough to see Queen with Freddie, it was a real bonus,’’ he said.

The guitarist began playing at the age of 13, and the songs of Queen were always on his play list and says he loved the music but it wasn’t until he turned professional and looked more closely at Queen’s songs that he appreciated the technical side.

“It became my personal goal to recreate Brian May’s personality in music. Everytime I play their songs I authenticate what he did. Brian May’s playing is unique so everyone knows if I get it right. The pressure pushes you further.’’

The guitarist admits that his favourite Queen song has always been Bohemian Rhapsody, right from his early days sitting in his bedroom struggling to get the chords right.

“But there are others I love, purely from the interaction with the audience such as We Are The Champions, Radio GaGa and We Will Rock You.’’

The band are heading west this New Year bringing their theatre show, The Best of Queen, performed by The Bohemians, to Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on January 18.

The current line-up, including Rob Comber as Freddie, has been together for more than 10 years and is made up of musicians who all played in original bands before forming The Bohemians.

Christopher had his own Queen tribute band when he first met The Bohemians. He was the last one on board the current line-up.

“We decided to do something special and pool resources, so in 2009 I did a full show as a guest guitarist and we took it to another level.’’

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