Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics have marked the occasion of the 70th birthday of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury by releasing a stunning cover of the 1975 song ‘Love Of My Life’.
Paying homage to the much loved icon, the song is an amazing acoustic track recorded live, with the incredible vocals of Aaron and the sublime guitar playing from Tom McCarthy taking us on an emotional journey as we pay our own respects, and is a delicate, yet powerful version of the classic song.
Posting on their Facebook page, Aaron said; ”Today marks 70 years of the late, great Freddie Mercury. To celebrate his life we set time aside to deliver a live rendition of possibly one of Freddie’s most beautiful composures, “Love Of My Life”. This year is also the 30th anniversary of the Queen Live At Wembley gig in 1986 (of which this song is featured) and will be remembered as one of the greatest, if not, the greatest Wembley show of all time. I’m a huge Freddie fan, Queen’s music was the key thing that made me want to be a part of a band and having never had a chance to pay homage to the man that inspired not only my self, but generations, now felt like the right time. I hope this lives up to expectation. Here’s to Freddie Mercury, long live his legend.”
It certainly has lived up to expectations and a cover that Freddie would no doubt have approved of.
The band recently released their first single ‘All The Things You’ve Said And Done’, which is a monstrous debut from the band, so check it out either on Spotify or download the single from iTunes and Amazon.
The band also have a merch store where a limited edition poster and a new T-Shirt design are also available. http://www.thecultclassics.bigcartel.com/
Along with the new music, Aaron Buchanan And The Cult Classics are also out on the road in October supporting InMe as special guests and are appearing at Hard Rock Hell in Wales on Saturday 12th November, and co-headlining at Brain Freeze, also in Wales on Saturday 26th November. Dates and tickets are available HERE
The band also had a recent visit to Gibson HQ where they tested out some new guitars, which is documented in the video with a teaser of the new single:
With plenty of exciting things happening for the band over the coming months, make sure you head over to their Facebook page and give them a like to keep up to date with the latest news.
Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics are:
Aaron Buchanan (vocals)
Laurie Buchanan (guitar)
Tom McCarthy (guitar)
Kev Hickman (drums)
Chris Guyatt (bass)