As part of a two-pronged initiative to raise awareness for the current Covid-19 mental health crisis and continue support for the David Z Foundation, Paulie Z and his new band BOHEMIAN QUEEN are releasing their anthemic rendition of the iconic Queen hit “The Show Must Go On” on Thursday, September 10.
“The Show Must Go On” video, which was produced by Paulie Z and is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frkK5f_JWx4, is part of a series of lockdown videos the band has made which gives the viewer a glimpse into the BOHEMIAN QUEEN (BQ) project. BQ features an all-star musical lineup including Frontman/Lead Vocalist Paulie Z (Sweet, ZO2, Z Rock, Ultimate Jam Night), Bassist/Vocalist Aaron Samson (Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses, Odin, BulletBoys, George Lynch), Guitarist Steve Zukowsky (Sheer Heart Attack, Led Zepalive, Dog ‘n Butterfly, Acoustic Graffiti), Drummer/Vocalist Glenn Jost (ReLoVe, Bostyx), Keyboardist/Guitarist Victor Bender (Sheer Heart Attack, Bostyx).
The group describes itself as a “theatrical Queen experience” performing a wide range of songs from Queen’s entire catalog and featuring multiple costume changes by Paulie Z to showcase Freddie Mercury’s iconic outfits throughout the years. The band is currently booking 2021 dates with its debut show slated for January 9th at the Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, CA.
“We started BOHEMIAN QUEEN during the early days of the Pandemic as a fun way to collaborate and connect musically and personally at a time when everyone was feeling so isolated,” said Paulie Z. “We truly believed Freddie’s words that ‘The Show Must Go On’ which is why now, as we embark on National Suicide Prevention Week, we feel it’s important to remind others that no matter how tough it gets or how lonely we all feel, we have to keep going.”
Paulie Z knows about pushing forward. His brother David Zablidowsky, better known as David Z, tragically died in a roadside accident in 2017 while on tour with Adrenaline Mob. Before joining Adrenaline Mob, David had been the bass player for the popular Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Along with his brother Paulie, the two had been a part of the power trio ZO2 and starred in their own TV series “Z Rock” on the IFC network.
Paulie and David, also known as “The Z Brothers,” were very active in developing young people through music and to continue the legacy, the David Z Foundation was created to raise money for music education in David’s memory. Its latest initiative is a new partnership with the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way to bring a pilot after-school program to the Central PA region. The program is designed for at risk students and will focus on channeling the students’ emotions into original songwriting and music video production.
“Losing my brother was the most painful experience I have ever been through, but music saved me and it can save others,” said Paulie Z “One of the goals of DZF is to help young people navigate through the ups and downs of life through music and we are excited to bring our programming to Central PA.”
For more information about BOHEMIAN QUEEN visit https://davidvictorpresents.com/bohemian-queen-tribute-band/
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About The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
- Funding scientific research
- Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
- Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
- Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission
Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. AFSP celebrates 30 years of service to the suicide prevention movement. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
About the David Z. Foundation
The David Z Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises money for music education in memory of David Zablidowsky. Our mission is to use music as a vehicle to help young people lead a healthy, balanced and successful life. DZF has multiple initiatives in place to achieve this goal. To help aspiring musicians, we have created the David Z Modern Musician program: an original music curriculum composed of three parts: individual instruction (The Lessons), group performance (The Band) and an industry/business class (The Workshop). For non-musicians we have our songwriting program which helps people deal with sensitive subjects and emotions by writing and recording original songs and then producing music videos for them. All programs run for a full school year and end with a final culminating event to showcase the work that was done. These events feature live performances by the students, mainstream artists and celebrity guests.
About Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties by addressing the root cause of social problems. We strive to serve as a catalyst, leader, and partner to develop long-term social change by engaging communities to address identified areas of impact. We seek to support innovative, preventative programs that positively affect long-term change and are focused on the followingPriorities for Impact (PFI):
- Behavior Health and Addiction
- Early Childhood Education
- Basic Needs
- Diversity and Inclusion
For more information on the work we do, please visit our website www.gsvuw.org.