Rebel Queens is out to have a good time and will take you along for the wild ride.
Established in 2011, Rebel Queens is a hard-working all-female rock 'n' roll band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band was formed by Tiffany Christine Beamer (Lead Vocals) after drawing inspiration from the 70's all-girl band, The Runaways. Rebel Queens is a constantly evolving project that seamlessly blends vintage rock tracks in the vein of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Heart, AC/DC, Joan Jett, and Janis Joplin with original music influenced by those artists. The current lineup features Tiffany Christine Beamer (Lead Vox), Danielle Pearson (Drums/Vox), Kelly Hooey (Lead Guitar), Katie Wyrd (Guitar/Vox), and Pika (Bass).
A Rebel Queens live show is a fully immersive experience. Their professional musicianship and devil-may-care stage presence pours in to each song on their set list with soaring-yet-gritty vocals, brilliantly crafted guitar solos, tight harmonies, and long smooth instrumentals from a talented rhythm section. Whether performing in a small-town dive or a large festival, whether interpreting a classic tune or performing an original, Rebel Queens is all in.
After a good amount of arm twisting by fans, Rebel Queens decided to record the songs that they "accidentally" wrote and had been performing live. They launched their first single, 2016's "Waiting Up for You," earning the band airplay on several Minnesota radio stations. The single was followed by the EP, It's Reigning Rock 'N' Roll, where all four tracks were given radio airplay. The latest Rebel Queens EP, Wild Ride, was released in August of 2019. The tracks on Wild Ride weave driving, powerful instrumentation and razor-sharp vocals with lyrics that speak to the significance of music and finding your place in the universe. Each song is drenched in the poetic thoughts of a late-night-bar-dwelling musician that thrives on cynically discussing philosophical matters. It's a Wild Ride to the other side, but music soothes the soul.
The EP’s single, "Hey Yeah" is a bad ass classic-rock influenced anthem that poses existential questions while looking to nature to “Save my soul.” The song is an expression of self-acceptance despite the unknown. The “Hey Yeah” music video was filmed on the street and childhood home of Tiffany (lead vox). The video features a variety of characters and their chosen wild rides. Which, to the viewer's delight, is mostly attractive classic cars & motorcycles. The "Hey Yeah" music video is featured in City Pages best local music videos of 2019.