With a Zep­pelin trib­ute

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Mu­sic

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.

Al­ter­na­tively, log onto www. cul­turenl.co.uk

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