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  1. Please note. I am speaking as the former singer with Led Zep Too. (now disbanded) Hats Off To Led Zeppelin appeared on the scene not that long ago, and immediately secured a string of good gigs. They even took over one or two of our venues but no hard feelings, we all do it. Now I personally think we were pretty damned good, and I know we were better than a couple of well established Zep tributes, but my decision to leave Led Zep Too was in no small part due to the astonishing ease with which Hats Off secured venues that we had been told were sewn up by those longer established bands.
  2. Well the reason there are so many tribute bands around is because whilst a lot of people SAY they like original music, very few of them are willing to part with money to go and SEE original bands. Yet hoards of people will turn up to see a band pretend to be another band. I've been in original bands. The audience is usually made up of the other bands that are on the same bill. You never get paid and unless you get signed you almost certainly never will. Tributes on the other hand get paid reasonably well even if they are not that good. But of course you are entitled to your opinon.
  3. The videos I have seen of Whole Lotta Led I would not go and see them if you paid me. The band are OK but the singer is AWFUL. Sorry. Speaking as an ex singer from another Zeppelin tribute I can honestly say, as far as UK Zep tributes go The good ones are Lets Zep, Hats Off To Led Zeppelin, Led By Zeppelin, and Boot Led Zeppelin Apart from them Ii haven't come across any others I would recommend. The vocals is what lets almost every Zep tribute down. Not sure if my old band will be carrying on but I suspect not.
  4. Got a website for them? I will add it to my definitive Led Zeppelin tributes list.
  5. The links Anisa put up are not bad in my opinion. Mind you I can only really judge the vocals with any authority. My only criticism (and it is mild) is that I dislike the American accent. I know that sounds crazy because Percy sang with an American accent, but .... its an English guy singing in an American accent, which really is totally different to an American guy singing in an American accent. Sorry i know that probably sounds mental. Besides if that's all I found to complain about its cool, right?
  6. Rush AND Led Zeppelin in one show. Cool Great vocals on that video by the way.
  7. This one had Snoopy on the front didn't it?
  8. Good question. When wearing my Nurses Do It Better tee shirt I have had several confused comments from non fans. One woman at a gig kept on and on at me. "I'm a nurse..." she said, "...and it shouldn't say Nurses Do It Better, it should say Nurses MAKE it better, because that's what we do.." I couldn't get her to understand it was a replica of an iconic shirt.
  9. Wow, I checked out a load of these photos and then I had to go back to the top and double check that I didn't actually start the thread myself. A couple of years ago now I got a friend who is an artist to draw the design of John Bonham's famous silver on black shirt from photographs. Then I got a silk screen done and had a minimum run of 20 printed off. I hoped I might sell some of them and keep a few for the drummer in our tribute band. Incredibly I had sold them all within a week of getting them printed so I got some more and put them on ebay. Since then they have been selling slow
  10. I wrote some slightly harsh words but have deleted them before posting. So, most politely and calmly...... Why does all music have to be original? Even the Beatles did covers. Elvis barely wrote anything at all. I won't even start on the "borrowing" of a certain English heavy blues band. Symphony orchestras bash out Mozart, and Beethoven etc and nobody complains. It takes a hell of a lot of hard work and dedication to play three hours of Zeppelin. Why not dress up and make a show out of it? People like it. Blow up doll ???? Bit harsh. Rant over, there are a few bands mentioned
  11. OK well I have created a website just for the shirts because after an advert in Tight But Loose last issue I suddenly sold loads. So I decided to add a whole load of new styles and run the ad again next issue. O.T.Tees is the website. It is still being constructed but you can get the Bonham shirts in mens red or black and ladies various colours. I am also creating the 'In For A Quick Garden' listing now and have just linked back to here for reference. Next on the list is 'Bobby And The Helmets' and possibly 'Nurses Do It Better' Then I have some other ideas which may depart from the Z
  12. I just stumbled on this thread again, and I thought I should mention. I am seriously considering getting a small number of shirts made like this. Only in Large X-Large and XX-Large of course. I already did the font and am confident of it being a really good reproduction. The question is do you think anybody would be willing to buy one. I think I can keep the cost down to £10 plus P&P if I do a run of 20 I did this with the Bonham TSRTS tee shirt and sold out in a week. I'm still selling them on ebay although I only sell about five or six a month on average.
  13. Hi Steve, I'd really appreciate a source. Not in a challenging aggressive way but I would very much like to get my facts straight before changing anything, and it is important for me to link to the source in the answers page. Thanks.
  14. Yep I agree I have to chase this up now and check my facts. I sympathise with QI researchers now, when they get a fact right one season and the next season it is wrong due to new knowledge. I do think the quiz would be worthless if there wasn't some detailed info in the answers. I learned a lot making it.
  15. Damn! Really? When we researched it all back in 2007 trying to put together a 40th anniversary tour we concluded categorically that the Mayfair Ballroom was still a Yardbirds gig. In fact even the poster for Surrey Uni says the Yardbirds, but I understood that was because it had gone to press earlier and that the official billing was Led Zeppelin. I may have to rewrite the question, or the answers, or something! LOL
  16. Just as I read the thread title I was listening to Whole Lotta Love by some band called Led Zeppelin, you may have heard of them. LOL But what I've been listening to lately is Philadelphia heavy blues rock band with funky bass, Paintbox. I want to try and get them over to the UK. PAINTBOX facebook Also Limeshark, immense sounding rock with a good dose of prog, from Lincolnshire, England but making a lot of waves stateside.
  17. Which songs? Umm just to be on the safe side, you are not asking about which actual make and model of harp Robert used are you? You just want to know chromatic or diatonic etc and what key yes? Its a diatonic blues harp. e.g. Hohner or Lee Oskar which can be bought for about £22 - £25 each in most good music shops and on ebay. You can also get sets of 7 harps in different keys for a little over £30 ! You want to know what key to get though as diatonics are in specific keys. The great thing about that is that you cannot play a really badly wrong note!! ha ha The Harmonica key is do
  18. Oh, I just shared the ebay link on my facebook for Smudger. You lucky devil, have you met Robert many times? I have a signed Led Zep IV. I was given it as a consolation for Mr. Plant NOT showing up at a gig, in Kiddie, where I was told he was probably going to be there! LOL I knew it was too good to hope for though.
  19. I've been selling a tee shirt on ebay based on the one worn by John Bonham on so many occasions. Quit a few have been snapped up by tribute bands around the world, and the rest by keen fans I assume mainly drummers. I did however see one of them with loads of rhinestones added to it. John Bonham shirt with added rhinestones The seller bought it from me and added the rhinestones themselves. $120 pretty expensive but then again it must have cost quite a bit and all the time sewing them on to make it.
  20. Well done Taylore Ah ha, ZDR you must be the Romanian flag that kept popping up from time to time yesterday. It is addictive isn't it? Especially when there are a few people on. I added a shout box so you can add little comments in real time. George C nice one, I take my hat off to you sir. I could never presume to write a book on the subject. I met Dave Lewis last year when he came to one of our gigs. He said we were "Authentic right down to the mistakes!"
  21. Nah, he never damaged his precious Jimmy Page custom Les Paul, but he chucked a few chairs around swept glasses off tables and kicked in quite a few walls and doors at various times. You know that famous story of Peter Grant giving a hotel owner enough money to smash up one of his own rooms? Well our old Jimmy cost us almost as much as we were earning some nights.
  22. I think Bin Laden is more into Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, by the way.
  23. Oh no! Really? I guess because I haven't got any photos of the band on there. It is a tribute to Led Zeppelin. We recently had to get rid of our guitarist because he forgot he is not a wealthy rock star. Booze and other stuff were taking over and the playing was going downhill. But it was the smashing stuff up at gigs that got too much for us. We have just got our new guitarist up to speed and, incredibly, he is technically better (Maybe not as passionate) than the old one. But we haven't played a gig with him yet so there are no pictures or audio without the old guy.
  24. 1. is a stinker, ST, because almost every official source has the wrong info. That's why I had to include it. 2. is probably the one I am most worried about because there is no proof either way that my answer is even correct, but its got to be the best guess. still 7/10 is a damn fine score. Better than I would have got if I hadn't done all the research first. Its very easy to click the wrong answer, sorry Wolfman. I hereby officially award you the 6 that you deserve.
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