'Roger Taylor' performed by

Erwin van Welie


When Erwin was 8 years old, he started taking drum lessons from John Derks. After a few years, he was playing 5 nights a week with several drum corpses and orchestras. He learned to play intuitively from the heart, and to be the heart of an orchestra.

At high school he joined the school band. That was his first experience playing in a band. After high school he went to the Conservatory in Tilburg, and studied 2 years of Classical Percussion. In 2010 he was asked to fulfill the drummer spot at the blues/rock band The Marquees, who wrote their own songs and played covers. That wasn’t enough, so he joined some punk and hardcore bands, to eventually found a punk rock karaoke band, called Sing Along Riot.

In 2014, Ward Palmen asked him to join the Guns N’ Roses tribute GUNZ N’ ROZES (now called Smoking Guns). A year later, he also joined the KISS tribute band KISS LICKSS, wearing full make up and spandex clothing, to bring a tribute to Eric Carr.

” I want the audience to experience Queen like they never have before “


But there was always one band Erwin dreamed of covering: Queen. Roger Taylor has a very unique playing style, straight from the heart. It’s a privilege to bring an honor to this great rock drummer.

The most famous show of Queen is without a doubt the one at Wembley Stadium, London – England 1986. That show was part of the Magic Tour.

Erwin plays the same type of drum kit Roger used during the Magic Tour. He tries to perfectly approach the feel and style of Roger.

Erwin van Welie achter zijn drumstel
Erwin van Welie

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