Since 2017, I have attended six Brian May Red Special themed enthusiast meet-ups: four in the U.K. at Theale Village Hall (TVH) near Reading and two in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. These are primarily social events for friends from different countries with a mutual interest to get together. However, people usually bring interesting guitars, amplifiers, effects and other equipment to show and demonstrate to stimulate discussion. A number of regular attendees are either professional or experienced amateur musicians and, where possible, people will jam together.
Although they are all very busy in their professional roles, members of Brian May’s support team try to support the enthusiast community by attending the U.K. meet-ups. In the past three years, we were fortunate enough that Andy Guyton, Nigel Knight and Pete Malandrone were able to attend and bring instruments, equipment and share their knowledge and expertise.
The links below will take you to reviews of these enthusiast meets with a selection of the best photographs taken on the day and embedded videos of gear demonstrations, talks and jam sessions. I will add concert reviews with media where copyright permits in due course.
Red Special Meet-up TVH 2022
Queen + Adam Lambert, O2 Arena (June 9th, 2022)
2022 US Meet-up in Phoenix, AZ (March 26th, 2022)
Red Special Meet-up TVH 2021
2020 US Meet-up in Phoenix, AZ (March 7th, 2020)
Red Special Meet-up TVH 2019
Red Special Meet-up TVH 2018
Queen Extravaganza SEC Clyde Auditorium 2018
Red Special Meet-up TVH 2017