“I went to see this new band at college,” he said, “totally awful, absolute s*it, they won’t get far” the words he would later come to regret when his music mad son bought home their 11th album in 1984 and blasted it loud on the living room hi-fi. By then, however, Andy’s Dad had done a full 360 as if by magic after hearing a single, five short years after his first encounter at Union Hall, Imperial College. Same said single which stayed at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks and sold more than a million copies. Bohemian Rhapsody.
In the year, Freddie Mercury would have turned 72, 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises collaborate to release a biographical film about that band, formerly Smile but known the world over as the spectacular Queen. Focusing on lead singer Freddie’s life leading up to their epic 21-minute performance at Live Aid in 1985.
And to mark the release of the new Queen film “Bohemian Rhapsody” out in the UK on the 24th of October, VQ is offering one lucky winner the chance of a lifetime.
But before we look into the fantastic prize that’s on offer, we’ll take a look at one of the VQ Digital Radios you can buy for a chance to win.
The Retro Mini features (much like it’s fabulous big brother the Retro MKII which I previously reviewed):
- DAB, DAB+ and FM Radio
- 60 Radio Presets
- MyEQ Equalizer with 6 Presets
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Dual Alarm Clock
It’s much more compact, but still uber stylish. Powered by 4 x AA batteries or mains power supply.
VQ has always been my first choice (even back in 2011 when they were View Quest). No BS. They’re a brand who instinctively understand what music lovers want in both technology and style.
Available in 12 beautiful solid colours of leatherette, and several custom designer styles, there’s one to suit every decor.
They are the easiest radios to pair with any Bluetooth device. Plug it in, switch it on and its Bluetooth signal broadcasts immediately. Named on your receiving Bluetooth connection as “Retro Mini” much like the Christie does so you know what you’re looking for – no weird numeral and number codes here. Click pair, and you’re ready to get those tunes blasting.
The radio sets the time and date itself, then hit the middle button to full scan. Takes minutes and you’re ready to rock and roll. Less time messing, more time listening!
But the Retro Mini isn’t the only radio in this promotion there’s several, so, get out there and buy one to enter this fantastic competition.
The Prize Package consists of:
- A private VIP tour of Queen hotspots around London, including Movie Film Sets, Recording Studios, Iconic Gig Locations and Freddie Mercury’s Home.
- Enjoy an exclusive dining experience at Freddie Mercury’s favourite nightspot in the now named “Mercury Room” followed by a gloriously 70’s theme night out.
- Prize includes three nights luxury hotel accommodation.
Buy any VQ Digital Radio between now and the 12th November 2018, visit www.myvq.co.uk/Win fill out the details including the serial number of your newly purchased radio and you will be in the draw to win. Emma Bridgewater, Lulu Guinness and Laura Ashley pattern products are excluded from the promotion.