Steve Bean: Closing the Circle

English guitarist Steve Bean is featured here rendering “Bohemian Rapsody” by Queen on a classical guitar. What I’ve found interesting in this video is that Queen’s composition brought a taste of classical symphonic music in their music, resorting to plenty of overdubbing and studio work. And “Bohemian Rapsody” is probably their highest peak in this direction. In a sense Steve Bean takes back that music to the roots of its inspiration, playing it completely unplugged on a classical guitar.

Here is a short bio taken from Steve’s website
Steve Bean is a professional classical guitarist based near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. Steve has over 25 years playing experience and specializes in performing at weddings and events, and one-to-one tutoring.
His career has seen him play at the very highest level, including a performance to now ex-Prime Minister, Sir John Major. He has also played alongside Gabriela Quintero of the world renowned Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
Steve’s playing style is predominantly Classical with a Flamenco influence, and he continues to learn and develop all aspects of his craft, incorporating Classical with Traditional Spanish and Mexican styles. His repertoire is varied and encompasses compositions by artists as wide-ranging as Vivaldi and John Williams to more popular pieces by The Beatles, Queen and Lady Gaga.
As well as performing as a soloist, Steve plays in various groups and ensembles and is always interested in working on new musical projects. His work with other artistes over the years has allowed him to absorb many genres into his unique performances, including Jazz, Folk, Country and Soul.
Steve is also an experienced teacher, and currently teaches students ranging from 8 to 80 years old. Steve, tailors the classes to meet the needs and abilities of each student. This is evidence with an exemplary exam success record, achieving and maintaining 100% pass rate
By Miche Archetto