The idea that a woman can’t play rock and roll is absolutely absurd! Sitting on her throne in the long line of female song writers, musicians, and vocalists is Queen V.
Queen V produces good old-fashioned rock and roll, mixing toughness and vocal beauty. Queen V started in the mid-’90s in New York. Her influences come from hanging in clubs like CBGB, the Palladium, and the Green Door. She holds the grace and style perfectly with the toughness of the New York rock scene.
Queen V has opened on the stage for some of the biggest and iconic names in the business… Bands like Twisted Sister, Billy Idol, and Jon Bon Jovi. The crowds for these bands are always difficult for most opening bands to win over. Not Queen V. She shows her toughness and determination on the stage better than most. This feeling she pushes out to the crowd makes her an easy sell. She believes in her music and supports it perfectly when playing live.
Her album The Decade of Queen V was released in June of this year. It is a full collection of the range and talent of this “Queen of Rock.” The album is a collection of songs ranging from 2005 to 2013. Each song bears its own identity and grace on the album.
A tough, steady beat starts out the album with “Revolution Baby,” showing that she means business. “America” continues the hard rock push. Queen V shows a softer side on “Cry Your Eyes Out,” “Good Enough,” and “Right or Wrong.” There’s some stellar riffs, smooth rhythms, and intelligent vocals throughout the entire collection.
“Wasted” is all-out tough: It was co-written by Lemmy of Motörhead, who also performs the song with her. “My Machine” features the guitar talents of Tom Morello. Only Queen V can be good enough to get this kind of contribution.
This album is an all-out rock and roll roller coaster collection. Queen V let it all out for this album, and leaves you wanting more. Her talents are shown in full color. I am hoping for a tour. I also can’t wait for the next collection of rock hits.
If you are on either side of the country Queen V is doing a few select dates this fall. I highly encourage you to catch any of these shows if you are anywhere near these cities. Just like her album, she is sure to not disappoint.
9/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Atwater Crossing – Performing acoustic as part of Scott Mitchell’s “A Decade of Rock & Roll” Photo Exhibit; Additional performances by John Densmore of The Doors, Stolen Babies, and more.
9/20 – West Hollywood, CA @ Sunset Marquis – Unplugged Acoustic Set
10/2 – New York, NY @ Bowery Electric – Additional performances by Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses
10/10 – New York, NY @ The Canal Room – Part of CBGB Festival