McQueen were a rock band from Brighton, England, formed in 2004. They have released one album (Break The Silence) on Demolition Records. McQueen has toured all over Europe and played shows in the US and Asia including headlining the Unite Festival in Vietnam in 2007 in front of a crowd of 15,000.
After making significant inroads in the UK and mainland Europe, with a series of high-profile tours, well received singles and a highly impressive debut album, the bands UK management withdrew and they left the UK under the guidance of Tom Zutaut (who first signed Mötley Crüe & Guns N' Roses). Whilst captive in America the band were in gridlock with UK former associates and despite a couple of one off shows and a few guest appearances with the likes of Camp Freddy, they concentrated on writing new material. On their return to the UK guitarist Cat de Cassanove left the band (being replaced by a temporary stand in for their performance at Norway's Quart Festival) and to date there has been no announcement regarding a permanent replacement.
McQueen have not played any shows in the UK since the Velvet Revolver support tour in 2008 and little news has been forthcoming from the band themselves as to future plans, leading fans to fear that the band had split or gone on indefinite hiatus.
It is believed that the long awaited second album has been written and that plans to record and release it are in ongoing negotiations.
The current line up of McQueen is as follows:
Leah Duors - vocals,
Hayley Cramer - drums,
Constanze Hart - bass guitar,
Hattie Williams - bass guitar 2004-2004,
Sophie Taylor - bass guitar 2004-2006 and 2008-2008,
Gina Collins - bass guitar (Jan - Sept 2007),
Kat Bax - bass guitar (Oct - Nov 2007),
Cat de Casanove - guitar (2004-2009),
Vicky Smith - bass guitar (Nov - Dec 2006, July 2007, Dec 2007 - Jan 2008)
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