Jamie Humphries with Guyton Replica, Brian with the "Old Lady" and Neil Fairclough with the BMG Bass
Brian cutting the tape for the grand opening of House Music's House Of Guitars specialist music store in 2004.
Brian with Barry Moorhouse at House Music's London HQ in 2004 with custom, SIMS LED-loaded Special.
First promotional photo-shoot for the 2006 launch of the upgraded BMG Special MK. II.
Relaxing at home with the full 2006 BMG range, including the very first version of the Mini May travel guitar.
On the eve of the 2006 US tour, 26 Specials await Brian's signature - please sign here... & here... & here...
The Red and the Black... Brian and Jamie Moses with his BM Special on the 2006 "Return Of The Champions" tour.
Brian at House of Guitars, home to the Bass Centre, The Acoustic Centre and Brian May Guitars, 2007..
The BMG Super faces up to The Red Special on the 2008 Queen tour with Paul Rodgers in Budapest.
Brian Taking the BMG Super prototype for a spin on the 2008 tour at Datch Forum di Assago, Milan, Italy.
The Cosmos truly rocks... Brian with the one-off, custom "Face" Special in Milan, September 28th, 2008.
Brian in 2013 with the laser-etched metal bodied Special for the "Born Free" Charity project with Kerry Ellis.
In South Korea on the 2014 Queen/Adam Lambert tour, smiles all around from the amazing World Music team.
The Born Free Special accompanies Brian May and Kerry Ellis' promo video for their 2016 "One Voice" Tour.
The BMG Mini May Mk 2 makes its stage debut on the 2016 "One Voice" Tour at the Obihall in Firenze, Italy.
Brian May and Kerry Ellis backstage on the "One Voice" European tour signing Mini Mays for the merch stand.
Brian May, solo with the Rhapsody at Ancona, Italy on the "One Voice" Tour, February 21st 2016.
"One Voice" with Kerry Ellis and The BMG Rhapsody at Ancona's Teatro Le Muse, February 21st 2016.
"One Voice" tour at Gong in Ostrava, Czech Republic March 3rd 2016 - Brian and the Born Free Special.
BMG's Barry Moorhouse & bassist Neil Fairclough at production rehearsals for the Queen 2016 Summer Tour.
The BMG Rhapsody makes its live debut with Queen on the opening leg of their 2016 Summer Festival tour.
Adam Lambert, Roger Taylor, Neil Fairclough, Brian May and the Rhapsody at the Parque da Bela Vista, Lisbon.
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - The BMG Rhapsody hits the big screen at Rock In Rio, Lisbon - 20th May 2016.
Brian with guitarist Daniel Gómez + friends at the aftershow for the Barcelona leg of the 2016 Queen tour.
Singing in the rain... Adam Lambert keeps the boss - and the BMG Rhapsody - dry in Cologne 26th May 2016.
Gwilym Lee, portraying Brian in the forthcoming Bryan Singer helmed Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", gets some notes from the good Doctor.
At home in Windlesham, Surrey in the midst of preparations for the 2017 Q + AL Lambert European Tour, Brian relaxes during a busy autographing schedule.
An abundance of BMG Specials receiving the signature treatment for our exclusive Queen + Adam Lambert 2017 North American Tour Promotion.
Dr. Brian May models the OFFICIAL BMG SHIRT at Oslo's Telenor Arena under Frank's ever watchful gaze!
Brian with German guitarist + WWRY artist Frank Rohles backstage at the Hamburg Atlas Arena, June 2018
Three generations of self confessed Queen fanatics, meet the Doctor at Wembley's SSE Arena, July 2018.
Instruments for the BMG Euro Tour promotion, all lined up at May Mansions and awaiting the maestro's signature.
A BMG signing session, overseen and approved by an uncharacteristically shy and retiring Pete Malandrone.
Doctor May presents a first look at the prototype for the BMG ART SERIES "Frank" Special, July 2018
The maestro gives the BMG Art Series "Frank" Special its first live outing for the Q+AL "Crown Jewels" shows at the MGM Park Theater on the fabulous Las Vegas strip.
THE DARKNESS guitarist and frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS with white BMG Special during sessions for MEAT LOAF's 2010 long-player "Hang Cool Teddy Bear".
The late musician, producer, songwriter, journalist and tutor MICHAEL CASSWELL (1963 - 2016) with his Black 'n' Gold Special, handpicked for his work on WWRY, London.
JIM KIRKPATRICK with FM at the melodic rockers' "Indiscreet 25 Live" anniversary show at the Shepherds Bush Empire March, 2012 with his Green BMG Special.
Having played with Gabrielle & M People and performed in the West End with "We Will Rock You", "Rock of Ages" "Motown The Musical" and "Jersey Boys", NICK RADCLIFFE is now lead guitarist with QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA.
BRIT school graduate, multi instrumentalist, studio wizard and member of the PRO TOOLS EXPERT team, DAN COOPER is the proud owner of both a Burns Special and his "Strat-killer", a sweet new natural finish BMG Special.
A lifelong Queen and Brian May fan, Joel Pantry plays a seriously mean guitar with hard rocking Manchester power trio, THE SMOKING ACES alongside guitarist Danny Waddington and drummer Rikyj Kulik.
Carl Crane is the guitarist with East Kent based, modern country act SMOKIN MAVERICKS. Inspired by Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, The Shires and Rascal Flatts, the band mixes a selection of choice covers alongside original material written by lead singer, Ashley Crane.
Paul Black is the resident blues specialist with Scottish "riff-machine", BRORA WOLF. Formed in 2016, the band consider themselves relatively genre fluid, combining a diverse number of influences filtered through a classic rock lens. A lifelong Brian May fan, Paul plays Brian May Guitars exclusively for all his live and studio work.
George Harrison with a Red Special from the Guild days at the WATER RATS Ball at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, November 29 1992, his last ever UK show. The black-tie showbiz charity event, in honour of veteran Brit guitarist Bert Weedon, featured George alongside an all-star line-up including Brian May, Joe Brown, Bruce Welch, The Bachelors and Lonnie Donegan.
Martin P. Davies is one half of SHELBY'S ELBOWS, an acoustic duo from deepest, darkest Dorset, delivering tracks from Nirvana to Neil Young, Seal to Skynyrd, Dire Straits to Turin Brakes + anything in between.
Ben Parkinson is chief riff master with awesome Leeds doom-bluesmen SKULL - an energetic and inventive mash-up of brutal stoner riffs and powerful post-rock dynamics... Check out their feral debut long player "Thoughts of The Others" out now on all platforms.
A full time professional guitarist and bassist, JON CAULTON is an in-demand session player for a dizzying variety of original and function bands, as well as for a roll-call of British Queen tributes including... Rhapsody, Queenuendo, Queen Alive, Pure Queen, Supreme Queen, Queen UK, QE-2 and Queen 2.
MJ Moon is guitarist with soulful, star gazing London-based Electropop outfit TEMPORAL COMET, using his BMG Special in a distinctly fresh and atmospheric style and digging the "very special" versatility of the unique instrument's series-wound tri-sonic style pickups.
FRANK ROHLES - top German session guitarist and a We Will Rock You regular in Germany and Canada - with a brace of gorgeous custom BMG Specials - White 'n' Black and Black 'n' Gold.
Pasku Frutos performing with the hugely popular Spanish Queen tribute UNRISEN QUEEN at Almansa Park, San Javier in 2014 and rocking a custom black "Metal May" with striking White Pearl Plates.
Clearly a very happy man, DANIEL GOMEZ - guitarist with We Will Rock You, Spain and musical director for the great A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Queen 40th Anniversary tribute tour - unboxes his new Baby Blue BMG Special.
Daniel Gómez at Barcelona's FREDDIE FOR A DAY event at the Hard Rock Café. This global celebration of the life of the iconic star aims to raise awareness and funds to support the work of the MERCURY PHOENIX TRUST in helping to fight the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS.
That man, Danny Gómez, again - this time with his ace Queen tribute act A NIGHT AT THE OPERA at the aftershow party for Queen + Adam Lambert's triumphant gig at Palau Sant Jordi Stadium on the Barcelona leg of their huge 2016 Summer Festival Tour.
Irish singer, songwriter and voice actor GARRETT WALL calls his BMG Ukelele the "best writing tool ever!". The instrument is also part of his stage arsenal for TRACK DOGS, a uniquely joyful and uplifting acoustic quartet that blend rootsy folk with pop, rock & bluegrass.
Greek maestro CHRIS MIKE, JamTrack and Candyrat Records artist plus a member of "metal PhD squad" PARTHIAN SHOT, performs a spectacular solo arrangement of "Bohemian Rhapsody" on his pre-BMG Burns BM Signature Guitar >> WATCH IT HERE!!
Pascal Viville, formerly guitarist with Belgian Queen tribute band PILGRIMS returns to the live scene with POP SAVE THE QUEEN, a covers act specialising in the best of Brit Pop.. from Arctic Monkeys, Blur & Franz Ferdinand to David Bowie, Muse, Oasis, The Fratellis & Stereophonics.
Virtuoso Polish axeman, Rafal Tudruj is a passionate and long-term Brian May Guitars fan, with a BMG Super, twin Specials, a Rhapsody and a pair of Mini Mays in his arsenal. He currently performs with the groups POZYTYNI.PL and tribute act QUEEN BAND.
From the capital city of Tallinn, on Estonia's Baltic coast, comes GRIGORI RÕŽUK, the charismatic frontman and lead guitarist with BOURBON SUGAR, a young, high energy power trio who are fast gaining a devoted fanbase and international notoriety for their sweet, psychedelic flavoured maximum rock 'n' roll sound.
Guitarist and singer, MARTIN RIEGER, from Ilmenau in central Germany, wields his sunburst Brian May Guitars Special to devastatingly accurate effect with HAZY CROWES - a powerhouse four-piece tribute to the music of Neil Young and the uncompromising sound of his incendiary backing band, Crazy Horse.
LES PABLO ISLA TOVAR is the excellent guitarist with wildly eclectic Spanish classic rock covers act MR.WILFRED, whose talent for presenting entire shows devoted to everyone from Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and AC/DC to Guns N' Roses, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden is legendary on the Madrid live music scene.
Champions Of Rock • Swedish Arena Tours
Phil Hilborne & Peter Johansson in 2015.
Jamie Humphries, Kerry Ellis & Neil Murray in 2009.
Double Trouble - Jamie & Phil in 2010.
United States of America
EDDIE "FINGERS" OJEDA of New York's TWISTED SISTER in Greece 2012 with the ultra-cool Metal May - "I really dig playing that guitar. it sounds awesome on my stage rig".
FRANK HANNON playing the (Baby) blues with the multi-million selling TESLA on their sell-out 2014 US tour in support of their latest studio album "Simplicity".
Fresh from WWRY, Las Vegas, Meat Loaf axeman PAUL CROOK loved his Special so much he brought it with him for Meat's 2007 "Seize The Night" world tour.
BRIAN GRESH in action with the Roger Taylor produced QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA at the O2 Academy Oxford during the consummate tribute act's 2013 UK Tour.
Acclaimed blues rock guitarist JON BUTCHER grabs a hold of Frank Hannon's Baby Blue Special... we get the distinct impression he ain't gonna' give it back!
Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist TIMMY SEAN loves his BMG Special - "the versatility I get from one guitar is unmatched by anything else out there". Check out his awesome new synth-pop act SIR VIDEO.
Another pro musician employing the BMG Special's unique tonal palette to full effect is JEFF JEWETT guitarist for hard gigging Hollywood covers band, COLD WITHOUT PANTS and the majestic power pop act LOVE BRIGADE.
LYNN CAREY SAYLOR - singer-songwriter, guitarist, charity fundraiser and founder of GUITARGIRLS.COM whose 2002 single "If We Believe" features a guest appearance by Brian May - kicks back with her baby blue Special.
Singer songwriter NATALIE ALEY relaxes at sea with her BMG Uke, a present from Brian May - a long-standing fan of her work with LA act NEW CYCLE BAND, led by acclaimed Brazilian musicianDaniel Carneiro.
Lindy Day - aka Briana May - is the current guitarist with the World's ONLY all-girl Queen tribute band, the incredible KILLER QUEENS - alongside bandmates Frederica Mercury, Rosetta Taylor & Dawn Deacon!
Queen meets the Misfits with ROBBY BLOODSHED, a super-prolific, young horror punk rocker from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey who takes the BMG Special somewhere new, raw and exciting.
Rocking a white BMG Special is GREG WELLHAM, guitarist with SUPER CITY out of Baltimore MD, fast gaining a nationwide rep for their edgy, guitar heavy, dance rock grooves and trademark slick choreography.
A rare, behind the scenes shot of blues rock supremo JOE BONAMASSA in the studio recording Sam Brown's "STOP" for his Billboard chart topping 2009 long player "The Ballad of John Henry" with a white BMG Special!
JAMES HETFIELD during recording sessions for METALLICA's St. Anger LP with a pre-BMG Burns Brian May Signature Model in November 2002.
A multitasking KIRK HAMMETT, bones up on the 2002 US midterm elections, whilst keeping a firm grip on his Brian May Signature Model.
SoCal Hardcore Punk/DeathRock pioneer RIKK AGNEW - Social Distortion, Christian Death, 45 Grave - checks out a Black 'N' Gold BMG Special in Los Angeles, 2017.
Veteran rocker RANDY BACHMAN backstage in Winnipeg on the 2014 Queen/Adam Lambert tour with Brian May and signed Black 'n' Gold Special.
Here's BACHMAN & TURNER guitarist, BRENT KNUDSEN looking suitably pleased with his Brian May inscribed BMG Special in classic Antique Cherry.
Guitar maestro, TONY SPRINGER leading his fearsome, blues rocking power trio, WILD T & THE SPIRIT in 2014 with his custom White Pearl-on-White BMG Special.
GREG HAWCOcomposer for TV and film and huge Brian May fan, with his BMG Special during recording sessions for the hit CBC TV show, "Republic Of Doyle".
Simon Castle from Canadian retailer CASTLEROCKSwith a wall of BMG and Burns Specials, backstage on the 2013 We Will Rock You arena tour.
Waleed Aly, journalist, TV presenter, lawyer and guitarist with Melbourne-based ROBOT CHILD proving that the Special has plenty to add to modern alternative rock.
A regular on the Melbourne live scene, SIMON CROFTwas hand picked by Brian May and Roger Taylor for the Australian production of "We Will Rock You".
Amazingly, SIMON CROFThas over 1,500 performances of WWRY under his belt, having played in Australia, Japan, Denmark + on the hit show's 2009-2010 UK tour.
Recruited for the 2016 Sydney production of We Will Rock You JAMES BARBER also played in the original Australian version of the hit show in 2003 and has performed globally with WWRY, from Ireland to Japan.
Proud owner of 4 BMG's, the Special is also James Barber's go-to guitar for his work with Brisbane rock covers act ZOOPHONIC BLONDE - which showcases the vocal talents of the sensational Chrissy Burke.
A veteran of the Perth music scene, CHRIS MURPHY is an acclaimed solo artist, Australian Idol fave and member of renowned WA acts, Murphy's Lore and the Murphy Brothers, with siblings Keiran and Courtney.
Fresh faced guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Calvin "CJ" Bennett is one half of award winning Western Australian sunshine pop sensations FARRADAY'S CAGE along with singer Farraday Tween.
BMG Specials all round as SIMON CROFTguests with tribute act KWEEN - Kurosawa Rock Festival, June 2006.
Kenji Wakibushi and his BMG Special on stage with Kween at the 24th Peaceful Love Rock in Okinawa, 2006.
Yohei Eto channels his inner Freddie at the official Japanese launch of the MK.II Special with SIMON CROFT.
Long Live The Queen... The Tributes!
All over the world, a huge number of tribute acts celebrating the majesty of Queen continue to thrive, proving beyond doubt the band's immense influence and everlasting appeal. Here we salute an auspicious international line-up of professional Brian and Brianna May-be's who rely on their BMG (and Burns) instruments to authentically recreate the classic tones of one of rock music's most distinctive guitarists.
Since the hit show's launch in 2002, we have supplied guitars and backline to productions of We Will Rock You right across the globe... from London to Zurich, Las Vegas to Toronto and Cologne to Sydney.. and, naturally, BMG have provided Specials, Supers and more for the amazing guitarists and performers, both in the pit and on stage, who have made the show such an enormous worldwide success.
Sivan Raphaely as Scaramouche & MiG Ayesa as Galileo • Singapore
Original Promo Poster • London
Jeannine Michèle Wacker • Cologne
Laurie Wisefield • London
María Blanco • Bilbao
Ben Elton, Robert De Niro, Brian & Roger Taylor • London
Sivan Raphaely • Hong Kong
Daniel Gómez • Freddie For A Day 2015 • Madrid
Kate Hoolihan • Sydney
Simon Croft, James Barber & Brian • Dublin O2 Arena
Marjolein Teepen • Holland
James Barber • 10th Anniversary UK Arena Tour 2013
Jessica Kessler • Vienna
Specials & Ovations • London
Brian May & guitarist Tristan Avakian • Toronto
Tom Dolan, Head Of Stage • London
Ruby Lewis • Baltimore
Phil Hilborne • London
Jeannine Michèle Wacker • Hamburg
Laurie Wisefield In The Spotlight • London
Rachel Wooding • London
Laurie Wisefield In The Pit • London
Talia Kodesh & MiG Ayesa • Auckland
Frank Rohles & Paul Crook • Las Vegas
Kate Hoollihan • Melbourne
Brian & Paul Crook • Las Vegas
Jessica Kessler • Zurich
Tristan Avakian Backstage • Toronto
Lauren Samuels • London
RAF Band • West End Heroes Show 2013 • London
Sabrina Aloueche • London
Tristan Avakian • Mexico City
Jessica Kessler • Berlin
Tristan Avakian • Milan
Jeannine Michèle Wacker • Essen
Smoke On The Water • London
Rachel Wooding • London
Phil Hilborne • Munich
Sarah French-Ellis • Manchester
Jamie Humphries • Munich
Ruby Lewis & Brian Justin Crum • Detroit
Tristan Avakian • Los Angeles
Ruby Lewis • Seattle
Lucas Vianna • São Paulo 2016
Erin Clare & Gareth Keegan • Sydney 2016
Fábio Stamato• São Paulo 2016
Lívia Dabarian • São Paulo 2016
Fábio Stamato & Lucas Vianna • WWRY on Brazilian TV
Lívia Dabarian • São Paulo 2016
"We Are The Champions" • The WWRY São Paulo cast and band live on Atlas Horas TV Show,, Brazil
"Bohemian Rhapsody" • "I Want To Break Free" • WWRY São Paulo live on Brazilian TV show, Atlas Horas
"Under Pressure" • The WWRY São Paulo cast and band live on Brazilian TV show, Atlas Horas
Lucas Vianna • Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Amanda Coutts • Royal Caribbean's Anthem Of The Sea
Jamie Humphries • Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Patrick Higgins - from Queensland's CRANKY PANTS - MD for the Townsville Choral Society's 2018 production.
Hungarian pop singer Mónika Veres (aka Nika) rocks a signed BMG Special in the 2017 Budapest show
TV presenter & Robot Child guitarist Waleed Aly guest stars in WWRY at Melbourne's Regent Theatre 2016.
WWRY writer, Ben Elton at a star studded opening night at The Regent Theatre in Melbourne, 2016.