Pop­u­lar Led Zep­pelin trib­ute band are back

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Ross Thom­son

Fans of leg­endary rock­ers Led Zep­pelin will ex­pe­ri­ence a whole dif­fer­ent side to the band’s songs in Mother­well later this month.

Trib­ute act The Led Zep­pelin Story first came on the scene in 2004, play­ing to ap­pre­cia­tive au­di­ences through­out the UK and Europe, whether it was the full on thun­der of the elec­tric set, or the more laid back and in­ti­mate acous­tic sets. Now band mem­bers Jack Nimmo and Alex Pow are em­bark­ing on an ‘un­led­ded’ two piece elec­tro-acous­tic ven­ture. And in true Jimmy Page and Robert Plant style, noth­ing is off lim­its! Jack, from Cam­bus­nethan, said: “We’ve re­ally changed things up and this will be very much an “un­plugged” style gig.

“We’ve brought cello play­ers and adding the string sec­tion has re­ally brought a new side to the songs.

“Our first gig of the new tour was in Oran Mor in Glas­gow and it went down an ab­so­lute storm. We were re­ally pleased with it.

“We just felt it was time for a change and to do some­thing dif­fer­ent.

“We had been play­ing the same songs in the same way so this has re­ally in­vig­o­rated us.”

The in­tro­duc­tion of the string sec­tion with cel­loists Cal­lum In­gram, Ru­fus Hug­gins and the back­ing vo­cals of Emma Whyte has breathed new life into some of Zep­pelin’s most iconic tracks.

And Jack be­lieves fans of the band will revel in the new sound.

He added: “The guys are re­ally con­tem­po­rary cel­loists.

“Cal­lum has played all over the world and has a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence.

“A lot of Led Zep songs can be bro­ken down and played in this way.

“Back in the early years for ex­am­ple Robert Plant played in a folk band so they do lend them­selves to be­ing stripped down in this way.” Jack says he is en­joy­ing every minute of his rock ‘n’ roll life­style and added: “We were all in dif­fer­ent bands when we met for the first time.

“It just so hap­pened that we were all play­ing in Dublin at the same time and fate, it seems, brought us to­gether.

“It all hap­pened so quickly — although I think the Guin­ness sped up pro­ceed­ings a lit­tle

The Led Zep­pelin Story - Un­led­ded is be­ing staged at Mother­well The­atre on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 22, at 7.30pm. Tick­ets cost £15. You can book by calling 01698 403120 or by vis­it­ing cul­turenl.

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Changing it up to an elec­tro-acous­tic ven­ture

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