Don’t stop him now, Ian strides out under stage name Ian Adams and rekindles those 1980s’ years when Queen front man Freddie Mercury commanded international stardom. Ian has previous show business experience performing his own music & playing guitar & noticed when he included some Queen numbers they would always go down a storm. It was the catalyst to practice & perfect his impressions of Freddie, spending hours studying recordings of the legendary star to ensure he could replicate his mannerisms and moves to perfection and recreate the high energy performances which were essentially Mercury.
Ian, who says “Musically I’m blessed with quite a high range” then began to perform his Freddie tribute solo act. Freddie’s charisma was another characteristic to cultivate, is talent was soon spotted and he was invited to join top tribute band Queen & The Freddie Experience. He has performed Nationwide at a whole host of venues, both solo & with the band, have graced many a festival stage!
Preparation for the shows is not just about vocal dexterity, good acting and perfect replica costumes – he explains the concerts are taxing on energy levels too: “I try to keep the energy level very high when performing. It’s very physical. I’m full on.” To prepare for this he ensures he works out regularly to ensure he is in tip top condition. Although it’s a serious business getting Freddie right ultimately the emphasis is on fun: “The more fun we have the more fun the audience have with it. I always do a posh accent on stage – I try to make it as authentic as possible.”
Ian as Freddie Mercury replicates Freddie Mercury's live shows with the looks, mannerisms, vocals, charisma, high energy & showmanship that Freddie was so famous for. It's simply a great show not to missed
Saw Ian at the Grange Hotel and I was dubious at first having seen the real Freddie Mercury at Knebworth in 1986, but I have to admit that this guy puts his heart & soul into his act he interacts very well with the audience and vocally he is really good thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the audience loved him, would definitely go see him again well recommended - Helen Postle, Hotel guest at The Grand Hotel, Scarborough
Hi Ian, wanted to send you a thank you, firstly for the great performance and secondly for the professionalism in helping us carry on, it was really appreciated. The crowd were really impressed and they are still taking about you on social media!- Rachael Hiller Morris, Organiser for Hewishstock Festival, Somerset
Ian you smashed it. Pretty much every song you had the crowd looking like england had scored a world cup goal! Loved every minute of it mate and it was a pleasure to have you involved- Lee Knell, Organiser of Havering Festival, Essex
Ian sorry for delay but like to thank you for such a great evening at toll house Friday night. Look forward to working with you in near future. Keep up the good work- Trevor Dunn Greenway, Ye Olde Toll House, Willenhall
Just want to say a massive thanks to the Freddie Mercury Tribute performed by Ian Adams at my daughter & son in law's reception party. Everyone loved his show and was up dancing as soon as he came on and had a brilliant time. Ian made a great party a fantastic party with his performance and i would recommend him to anyone looking to book this act. My daughter was in tears he was that good. Many thanks - Chris Clowes, Wedding Event in Ellesmere Port
I would recommend Ian Adams as a Freddie Mercury Tribute. We hired him for a private function and was very professional and an excellent tribute. It made our night very special thank you - Jaqueline Jeffrey, Suffolk
Hi Ian, I wanted to thank you for making last night such a fantastic evening, we've received many great messages from our guests and they had such a good time. Thanks again - Caroline Coker, Kent
Hi Ian. Thank you once again for a fab night - The Oriental Asian Restaurant, Essex
Went to the Freddie Mercury Tribute, was absolutely amazing we had a fabulous time - Tony & Rose, Essex
You were AWESOME! Me and my dad were right at the front rocking and dancing to the whole of your set! You put on an amazing show - Gemma East, Colchester
Just want to say a very big thank you for last night as I didn't get to see you off had to oversee the night club! Everyone is still talking about you today and what a good night they had! Some very good feedback indeed!, hope you got home safely! And once again thank you very much, for your amazing performance - Jade Thomas - Parkway Bar, Hereford
I just wanted to say big thank you to you and your fellow musicians for a most fantastic evening on Saturday. The comments from the audience as they left were very complimentary, everyone had an amazing evening. Please do pass on our thanks to the rest of the team - Sue Bracewell, Galtres Centre Theatre