Porn Queen Band
Porn Queen is a Hard Rock band active since 2007, created by two residents of Luxembourg, Lucas Ferraz (vocals and guitar) and Fred Barreto (guitar) of Brazil. After Yves DeVille (Drummer) and Daniel Fastro (bass) of Luxembourg joined the group, the ideal line-up was born. Their music is influenced by 1980′s hard rock (Guns’n’Roses, Aerosmith, ….) with a touch of Blues and Rock n’ Roll.
On July 5th, 2010, the group had the great opportunity to be the opening act for legendary guitarist Slash (former guitarist of Guns’n’Roses) at Rockhal in Luxembourg. After the success of this concert, the group’s reputation increased rapidly gaining much notoriety within the Rock scene.
Porn Queen played later the same year the Netrock festival, the 5th anniversary of the Rockhal and the 2nd anniversary of the Rockbox in Clausen. Meanwhile, the band released an EP (4songs). In Spring 2011, the group was contacted by the management of Duff McKagan’s Loaded (former bassist of legendary band Guns’n’Roses) to open up for his concert at the “Splendid” in Lille on June 16th, 2011. After two weeks Porn Queen was again contacted by Slash’s management, this time to open his concert at “le Zénith” in Paris, performing for over 6500 rock fans.
In September 2011, Porn Queen won the NetRock festival which was broadcasted worldwide over the Internet. They not only got selected by the professional jury but also earned more than 13,000 votes in their favor by the audience following their 15 minutes performance online.
For the first quarter of 2012, the group was invited to play a European tour with American rock guitarist Richie Kotzen (ex-member of “Poison” and “Mr. Big”) playing 16 gigs in 12 countries, covering Luxembourg, France, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and many others.
For summer 2012 Porn Queen was on the bill of some major rock festivals in Europe such as Sonisphere France sharing the stage with Faith No More, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Evanescence, Wolfmother, Soulfly and The Darkness, and Rock A Field. playing with Motörhead, Billy Talent, Snowpatrol, Mastodon, Dropkick Murphys, The Kooks …
In June the band had the honour to open for the third time a Slash show, this time at Rockhal (Luxembourg). As a result of this great show, Slash invited Porn Queen to open up 2 shows of his South American tour, on the 2nd of November 2012 in Rio de Janeiro and on the 9th, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Both dates were sold out and the band could show what they do best to the brazilian audience.
Porn Queen is a hard rock band full of energy and enthusiasm. Less than a year and a half after the birth of Porn Queen, the band has managed to create a large fan base all around the world. They played at le Zénith in Paris in front of a sold out venue, released two 4 song EP’s, won the Jury prize of the 2011 Netrock Festival, toured Europe with Richie Kotzen playing 16 concerts in 12 countries in less than a month and also toured South America with Slash for sold out gigs in Brazil.
The band will now focus on the recording of their first full length album, which Ulli Pallemanns will sign the production. The album will be out on the first semester of 2014.