Will Preston

Whole Lotta Led @ The Wedgewood Rooms

by on Feb.19, 2009, under Gigs, Review

Whole Lotta Led

Pictured: The definition of overcompensating

Tribute acts provide a great service to the live music industry. With major rock outfits departing, dying or deciding to let Phil Collins sing, it’s nice to know that you can always find a tribute act that isn’t too different from the real deal. Whole Lotta Led are the UK’s busiest Led Zeppelin tribute act and their full tour schedule never wears them out.

Playing to a sold out Wedgewood Rooms of a few hundred fans, this fine four piece almost convinced you that possibly the worlds greatest rock band was playing for you at a bargain price. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelins début album, we were treated to the 1968 treat in its entirety. The lead singer, looking incredibly similar to Robert Plant, successfully imitated the improvised blues style of his hero. The drummer’s time to shine came with the medley that started on song Moby Dick. This led into an impressive, if slightly long, drum solo that led into another song and then back again to finish off the melody.

With the well known song Whole Lotta Love came the extended trippy performance. Theremin in hand, the guitarist created a range of noises that gave a spacey feel to the song. The evening was fantastic. This band would be perfect for Led Zeppelin fans, as well as anyone who feel that it’s been a long time since they’ve rocked and rolled.

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