Michael Kluch

Queenie in the Czech Radio - the talk show "Tobogan"

On Saturday 25.11. from 11:00 we accepted the invitation of Czech Radio (Český rozhlas) to the live talk show by Aleš Cibulka „Tobogan“. In the show entitled „About the tribute bands – the best ones!“ you will be able to meet our singer Michael Kluch.

The program can be visited live in the studio, but the tickets are sold out. We hope you do not forget to tune us on a Saturday noon ;-)

http://www.rozhlas.cz/dvojka/tobogan/

Art against AIDS

Libor Vaculík’s accla­imed dance musical Freddie – The King of Queen is a portrayal of the life and artistic career of Queen‘s singer Freddie Mercury, who became one of the most famous victims of AIDS.

The J. K. Tyl Theater will dedicate the repeat performance on October 2 to the prevention and fight against this disease and will support the activities of the Positive Life charitable foundation. The performance on the New Stage will be followed by a few additions from QUEENIE band and the visitors will have an opportunity to see a photo exhibition in the foyer. There will also be an autograph ceremony with the main performers: Michael Kluch, Richard Ševčík, Iva Marešová and soprano Monika Sommerová, who will sing the famous opera duet Barcelona together with the band. The New Theater building will be illuminated in red all night long.

„Freddie Mercury would have been seventy years old this year, and twenty-five years have passed since his death, so we have decided to make this performance special in way and help the good thing at the same time. We want to express our support for the Positive Life foundation, which has focused on preventing and fighting AIDS for a long time,“ says the theater‘s art secretary Michal Lieberzeit.

From September 27 to October 2, an exhibition of black-and-white photographs capturing the everyday life of people infected with HIV will be placed in the New Stage foyer. The exhibition is traveling and besides Pilsen it could be seen in Prague, Munich and Zurich. In addition to photos, there will be information boards dedicated to the aforementioned patients in the foyer, through which they provide an opportunity to look into their private lives afflicted with the malicious disease. „I think the J.K.Tyl Theater contributes enormously to the prevention and fight against AIDS by having a performance about Freddie Mercury on the repertoire,“ said Miroslav Hlavatý, chairman of the foundation’s board of trustees. The patronage of the event was taken over by the Minister of Health of the Czech Republic MUDr. Svatopluk Němeček.

Michael Kluch on Noční proud (Night Stream) in the Czech Radio

Yesterday's in­terview with our frontman can be heard here.

Michael Kluch for the biggest Czech musical server Musical.cz

Our singer Michael Kluch talked about himself and more with Musical.cz.

„First of all, I would like to say that we do not even call our project a tribute band. What we do is a musical theater. We have authentic instruments, we play the songs in their original tones, we wear period costumes and on the stage every member has his role. It is not an imitation, we just play Queen. I dare to say that thanks to such a philosophy we are successful and I can thus also state exactly the opposite – thanks to my band I am free, not only because the band is my primary source of income, but also because I do what I really enjoy and I can choose what I'm going to enjoy next. As I have already hinted, money has never been the main priority to us. If you are going into something with pure energy, the rest just accumulates on top of it. We are absolutely independent, no one has made us, we ourselves are our masters and that's what I enjoy so much.“ 

You can read the entire interview here: http://www.musical.cz/…vna-v-kapse/

Personal secretary of Freddie Mercury attended the performance in the Pilsen Theater

Yesterday's per­formance of the musical at the J.K.Tyl Theater in Pilsen, which features the life of Freddie Mercury and in which our lead singer Michael Kluch plays the main role, was visited by Freddie's personal secretary, Mr. Peter Freestone. Just like in April, all the May performances are already sold out. „Freddie: The King of Queen“ will return in September in the new season and a new theater. http://plzensky.denik.cz/…adle-20.html

Interview with Michael for ČT24

On March 15, 2014 our singer Michael Kluch was interviewed live in ČT24's Studio 6.

You can watch a 10-minute interview here on our YouTube channel or in the Czech Television archive here.

A musical about Freddie Mercury is in the making – and our singer is there!

The idea inspired by Freddie Mercury's life and music was born in the J.K.Tyl Theater in Pilsen. YES! A dance musical that features the life and career of this rock legend is about to appear in the Czech Republic. A top class and well-known trio Libor Vaculík – Petr Malásek – Václav Kopta is involved in its creation. The lead role will be played by our singer Michael Kluch, whose dance counterpart will be the soloist of Pilsner ballet Richard Ševčík.

Fourteen years after the premiere of his most successful opus – Edith, the Sparrow from the Suburbs – which is still on the Pilsen Theater's reper­toire, Libor Vaculík has worked applying the same principles and cooperating with a a well-known authoring team on the story of this legend from the 1980s, the leading character of one of the most famous rock formations, Queen. Retrospectively composed musical-dance drama at the beginning brings Freddie Mercury's at the very end of his days on the stage so that the whole story of the ending life, with all its ups and downs, unfolds before his already inward-oriented vision.

The musical basis for the librettist, choreographer and director Libor Vaculík was a collage of the works of Queen, Arvo Pärt and Petr Malásek. The author of the song lyrics is Václav Kopta, the scene was created by Martin Černý, the costume design is taken care of by Roman Šolc.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/…eKingOfQueen

http://youtu.be/IdP9PfUtpsM

World premiere on March 15, 2014 at the Chamber Theater. http://www.djkt-plzen.cz/…/2014/balet/#…

After RENT, RENT and Touha (Desire)

In the summer of 2013, Michael appeared playing the role of the HIV-positive musician Roger Davis in the famous Broadway musical RENT, which had a Czech premiere on August 8th at the Na Prádle Theater in Prague. The musical had a great success with the Czech audience, so RENT, created in collaboration between Steve Josephson and Mirjam Landa, returns with the almost unchanged team to the Prague Kalich Theater on the 15th of March.

In addition to RENT, Michael was offered the lead role of Benedict Berousek in the Touha (Desire) musical arranged by Mirjam and Daniel Landa, which will also return to the stage of the above-mentioned theater. The new premiere can be enjoyed already on February 6, 2014! Desire is a miracle, buddy ;-)

http://www.divadlokalich.cz/