With a Zeppelin tribute
One of the world’s biggest Led Zeppelin tribute bands is returning to Motherwell next month.
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. They succeed in looking and sounding like Led Zeppelin and recreated that unmistakable Zeppelin sound to a younger audience. However, last year the band, who had spent a number of years away from the spotlight, decided on a major change of direction.
Band members Jack Nimmo, from Cambusnethan in Wishaw, and Alex Pow embarked on an ‘unledded’ two piece electro-acoustic venture.
The introduction of the string section has breathed new life into some of Zeppelin’s most iconic tracks.
Contemporary celloists Callum Ingram and Rufus Huggins have played all over the world and toured with multi-platinum selling artists while the backing vocals of Emma Whyte compliment lead singer Alex well.
Jack said: “We have really got away from the stigma of just being another tribute band.
“We’ve had a huge response to the songs and we’ve had a tremendous amount of interest in us because of it.
“Callum has been all over the world performing with the likes of Eddi Reader and Lulu and the other guys have been busy as well so it’s trying to get everyone together at the same time.
“Emma has also taken on lead vocals for a few songs so that adds another dynamic as well.
“As well as the show in Motherwell we’ve got a lot of things pencilled in for the next few months so it’ll be a busy time for us.”
The band believe that in true Jimmy Page and Robert Plant style nothing is off limits and since the debut of the group’s new sound in Glasgow’s Oran Mor last year they have been earning rave reviews.
However, what has remained the same is the band’s ability to transport their audience back into Zeppelin’s 1970’s heyday.
The Led Zeppelin Story - Unledded will return to Motherwell Concert Hall on Saturday, August 26, at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £15 and are available by calling 01698 403120.
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