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I'm not sure at 55 I can keep being Freddie: Queen tribute Flash Harry on how lockdown reflections have prompted urge to start slowing down


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Harry Hamilton, Flash Harry Queen Tribute is hanging up his jacket after performing as Freddie Mercury. Picture Colm O'Reilly

Harry Hamilton, Flash Harry Queen Tribute is hanging up his jacket after performing as Freddie Mercury. Picture Colm O'Reilly

Harry Hamilton, Flash Harry Queen Tribute is hanging up his jacket after performing as Freddie Mercury. Picture Colm O'Reilly

The frontman of Flash Harry, Northern Ireland's Queen tribute band, has revealed he is hoping to take a step back from performing within the next 18 months after re-evaluating his priorities in the Covid-19 lockdown.

Harry Hamilton, who has enjoyed huge success paying homage to rock star Freddie Mercury for 30 years, said quality time spent at home with his family had made him consider his future and the possibility of moving on from the act.

The 55-year-old Lurgan man, who suffered a heart attack last year, said he had cherished the free time with his wife Heather and their three grown-up daughters and, while he's planning to scale back the gigging, he won't rule out a come-back further down the line.