MCQUEEN STREET TO AID FELLOW MUSICIAN WITH CONCERT:
February 28, 2005
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 28 – McQueen Street announces the band will be performing Friday, March 4th in Prattville, AL at The Blue Iguana with all ticket sales to benefit Lance Lisenby. Lisenby recently lost his left arm in a serious automobile accident in downtown Montgomery, Alabama where his vehicle was struck by an oncoming train.
Derek Welsh, lead singer of McQueen Street says, “Lance is a good friend and a great musician and we want to do whatever we can to help him with his huge medical bills. There are a bunch of excellent bands and musicians on this bill and we would all love to raise enough money to help him with the purchase of a prosthetic arm, which can easily cost forty to sixty thousand dollars. Since Lance does not have any medical insurance, he can use all of the help possible.”
Additional bands performing and donating their time are: The Welfare (featuring Damon Johnson of Brother Cane), Suns of March, and Laylines. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.
About McQueen Street
During the height of the late 80s and early 90s club scene, McQueen Street earned a reputation as one of the tightest, hardest-rocking bands in music, routinely playing more than 250 dates per year and putting on shows that lasted longer than three hours. After slugging it out on the Southeastern club circuit for 2 years the band signed a major recording contract with SBK/EMI records in 1990 and released their self-titled debut, “McQueen Street” in 1991.
The song “My Religion” was first released to rock radio and spent 6 weeks as the reigning champion of MTV’s Headbangers Ball. “In Heaven” the band’s most successful song on mainstream radio reached #32 on Billboard Magazine’s album rock chart on January 4, 1992. In addition the band appeared on the cover of such popular magazines as Metal Edge, Hit Parader and Billboard. After an excruciating year of touring in support of their debut album and performing with such artists as Alice In Chains and Soundgarden the band decided to take a year off to work on new material. During late 1993 McQueen Street parted ways with its record label and due to increased frustration with the state of music at the time, ultimately decided to call it quits.
The Blue Iguana is located at 1714 East Main Street in Prattville, AL. Tickets are $10 with proceeds being donated to Lance Lisenby’s “Lend A Hand” Fund.
To find out more visit the official McQueen Street Web site at www.mcqueenstreet.com.