ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Best Queen Cover Band In History!! Gary Mullen/The Works

Updated on March 23, 2009

Gary Mullen & The Works- Perform "One Night Of Queen"

“Freddie lives, the show must go on” is one of the taglines for Gary Mullen and the Works who are the premier, Queen cover band. My husband, a self proclaimed Queen super fan, and I plunked down the $50 per ticket (once you add all the wonderful ticket fees) to watch them perform a close to sold out show at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Friday, March 20, 2009.

The average age of the crowd attendees was about 45, which is likely the reason the show started at 8PM with no cover band. We forty somethings need our beauty sleep after a Queen cover band show!

The people watching was top notch. There were, of course, the “normal people” who were no fun.. but there were a number of 80’s throwbacks with winged hair, mullets, and bomber leather jackets.

There were the two teenagers sitting in the seats behind us, screaming, giggling and showing off their homemade Gary Mullen tee shirts. I think they spent about 40 hours playing Guitar Hero in order to memorize every lyric of every Queen song. There was even the 40 something mom, wearing a short flouncy min-skirt.. reaction? Why.. just why?

Gary Mullen, courtesy of the One Night of Queen, website
Gary Mullen, courtesy of the One Night of Queen, website

What About The Queen Music??

Oh yeah.. the music. Gary Mullen and the Works put on an incredible show. Anyone who has listened to Queen, knows that Freddie Mercury is a hard act to follow or copy. Listening and watching Gary was as good or maybe even better than watching the real thing.

Gary Mullen had an incredible voice, that sounded very much like Freddie and he was an incredible showman, mimicking many of Freddie’s signature moves. He ran and jumped around the stage, he took off his shirt, he made love to the microphone, he had the arm and shoulder moves, he slapped his ass and most importantly.. had a Freddie Mercuryesque moustache!

Gary also did a great job pumping up the audience encouraging sing-a-longs, dancing and clapping. He high fived audience members during breaks between singing and made funny jokes.

Watch Gary Mullen Sing "Somebody to Love"

Who Is Gary Mullen?

Per the band’s website, Gary was a lifelong Queen fan and a singer who often enjoyed covering Queen songs especially when singing karaoke.

He went on to compete in and win the “Stars in their Eyes” contest, a British television talent show where contestants impersonate stars. Then, he formed Gary Mullen and The Works who got their start in New Zealand, Germany, Holland and The UK.

The Real Freddie Mercury
The Real Freddie Mercury
Gary Mullen As Freddie...
Gary Mullen As Freddie...

A Great Mix of Queen Songs

The band played all of Queen’s biggest hits including “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Fat Bottom Girls”, “Bohemium Rhapsody”, “Killer Queen” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love’. They also performed a sprinkling of lesser known, but still great songs. After one encore, Gary Mullen and his band wrapped up the concert with ‘We Are The Champions”.

Did they pass my husband, the super fan’s, test? Yes! He had seen the real Queen perform many years ago and was amazed at how great Gary’s show was.

This is a must see for anyone who enjoyed Queen "back in the day" and loves a high energy, danceable rock concert.

Gary Mullen and The Works just started their second United States tour and may be stopping in a city near you! For more information, visit their official website at

Copyright 2009, M. Reynolds, All Right’s Reserved


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      outstandoing show and true to life article. well written and perfectly described. I also was at this particular show.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)