On 17th September, live music venue The Brook in Southampton is set to be host to a Whole Lotta Led!
The longest running Led Zeppelin tribute band, Whole Lotta Led have been paying tribute to the classic rock tycoons since 1996, and in celebration of their 20th anniversary they’ll be performing live in a local venue in Southampton.
Comprised of Nick Ferris on guitar and theramin, Geoff Hunt on bass and mandolin, Lee Pryor on vocals and harmonica, Charlie Hart on drums and Martin Weetman on keyboards, the five professional musicians don’t believe in gimmicks or fancy antics, only about creating great quality music. Theres no wigs or costumes at their shows, just three hours of Zeppelin.
“Within the first minute of the first set I knew it was going to be a brilliant night – the sort where you don’t look at your watch, at all!”
Whole Lotta Led were the first tribute band to perform a complete album live, when in 2001 they toured the UK celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album. Since their formation, the band have performed over 1,300 live shows including performing ‘Stairway To Heaven’ more than any other band in the world – that’s including.. Er… LED ZEPPELIN!
The band’s live shows have received much acclaim from Zeppelin fans throughout the UK, which comes as no surprise given the astonishing accuracy with which the band recreate Led Zeppelin’s original studio albums.
On the 17th September, tha band are coming to local venue The Brooks with doors opening at 7:45pm and Whole Lotta Led on stage at 8:15. The night is age restricted to 18+ unless accompanied by an adult, in which case 14+ are welcome to attend. Tickets cost £13 if purchased in advance here or £15 if bought on the door.
“WOW – WHAT A BAND!! EVERY SINGLE NOTE WAS SPOT ON. THE BAND BOUGHT THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE OF LED ZEPPELIN AS A LIVE BAND TO THE AUDIENCE WITHOUT TRYING TO IMITATE THEM. THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS.”
The band have also been active in raising funds for The ABC Trust, a charity founded by Jimmy Page’s wife to help underprivileged children in Brazil. Their involvement with the charity eventually led to them meeting Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist Jimmy Page who has given the band his blessing and wished them all the best.