Fans with a whole lotta love for the music of Led Zeppelin are invited to Tidemark Theatre Mar. 4 to get their Led out with Led Zepagain, a tribute band original Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page calls, “as close as you’ll ever get to the real deal.”
From the high-energy electric classics to the intricate acoustic arrangements, Led Zepagain resurrects Page’s soaring guitar leads, Jones’ brilliant keyboard passages, Bonham’s trademark pounding rhythms and the signature Robert Plant vocals. Fans will experience the group’s homage through immortal classics “Stairway to Heaven”, “Immigrant Song”, “Whole Lotta Love”, “Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Black Dog”, just to name a few.
Taking on the role of Jimmy Page is Jimmy Sakurai, whose obsessive drive to perfectly recreate Page’s live performances delivers the real deal. The self-described “musical stalker” adheres to the philosophy, “Anybody can follow musical patterns, and everybody ends there, but for me, that is a starting point.”
Sakurai’s diligent study of film and photo results in attention to the smallest of details.
Irish-born lead singer David “Swan” Montgomery delivers an uncanny portrayal of Robert Plant. Commenting on how much Swan looked like Plant, Roger Daltry recently pulled him on stage by for a duet rendition of “Help From My Friends”. Swan has lent his voice to numerous recordings, including the widely released Witchblade Soundtrack, which featured such artists as Daltry and G. Tom Mac.
Multi-instrumentalist Jim Wootten, nephew of the legendary guitarist Les Paul, fills the demanding role of John Paul Jones, masterfully covering bass, keyboards, mandolin, acoustic six- and 12-string guitars, and backing vocals. Having grown up in a family that was musically inclined instilled in Wootten a love for music and inspired him to pursue his own dream of becoming a professional musician. Jim’s hallmark is his attention to detail.
Having studied drums and percussion with Carmine Appice, Joe Porcaro, and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jim Kersey brings his amazing feel for the great, John “Bonzo” Bonham to Led Zepagain. This amazing drummer leaves audiences shouting for more after every performance of Zeppelin’s epic drum solo, “Moby Dick!”
Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show, presented by Rock.It Boy Entertainment. Tickets are $39.50 (plus applicable taxes and fees), available from the Tidemark Theatre Box Office. Charge by phone at 250-287-7465 or online at www.tidemarktheatre.com.
For more information about Led Zepagain, visit the band’s website at www.zepagain.com.