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We're ZoSo and we're dropping in to introduce ourselves and say hi. We've been performing our tribute to Led Zeppelin since 1995, all across the US and the world. Many of you may already be familiar with us, but we thought this forum would be a good place to discuss all things Zeppelin and share our love, passion and dedication to the Greatest Band Of All Time. Our live show consists of four talented musicians, each of us a student of Led Zeppelin and our respective members that we represent on stage. We invite you to come see a show and decide for yourself what you think. Most of our fans keep coming back time and time again. Our current shows are listed at http://www.zosoontour.com/tourdates/. Check out our site, we've got videos and pics as well, so you can get a taste of what we do. Finally, our bio: Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it's much more than just being a tribute. It's about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest-tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso's 2400 live shows around the world, including slots at major festivals such as Bonnaroo and Rib America Fest, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market. Zoso's live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It's in the way they play: Each band member's mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot-on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery recreates the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die-hard Zeppelin fans. Their passion, musical ability, showmanship and precise attention to detail earned them critical acclaim, name recognition, and a loyal national following. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as being "head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes," and the Chicago Sun-Timesdeclared Zoso is "the closest to the original of any tribute." If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70's or are looking to relive the "Hammer of the Gods" phenomenon, you must experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls "the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence." Zoso is: Matt Jernigan-Robert Plant; John McDaniel-Jimmy Page; Adam Sandling-John Paul Jones; Bevan Davies-John Bonham
I was just browsing /r/ledzeppelin and saw a post about Jimmy Page's Personality. In it, the author was essentially curious about the allure of Jimmy Page's personality and the aura he has, despite seeming to be so mild mannered. Initially I laughed, but realized that Page really is perhaps the most interesting character of the band. Often when I read about Zep and dive into the legends surrounding them, Page's antics are what make me so curious. I mean his obsession with Crowley and the occult, Boleskine house, coupled with the fact that he barely talks but seems very likeable, really is what gave Zeppelin it's depth. Additionally, despite being the quietest and most mysterious, he is the one who produced the music and coordinated the talent of the other musicians. He also handled business affairs and started the band. Jimmy Page really has that mysterious persona and his power seems to emanate from him. I am a college student and I see him as a role model because of the strength of his personality. There is something about him I can't put my finger on. I get a similar feeling from characters like Michael Corleone from the Godfather, and other powerful quiet men like J.D. Rockefeller. They all have classic, thoughtful personalities and earned their power through their own determination and cunning. Personas that remind me of earlier times perhaps. Many modern CEOs and businessmen seem to lack this character, they are more "win friends and influence people" and phony, but I can tell Page has real character. I understand you guys may not relate, as I couldn't find anyone expressing this in other places, but I really get the sense that Jimmy Page is a man of substance and will that bends to no one, despite being mild mannered. It is a power and confidence, a nobility that shines through in both his external manners, and also his extreme and proficiency in guitar, business, music production, and also the obvious fact that he is very well educated in certain subjects (occult). Rockstars and many guitarists after Page just seem to be fake, and more concerned about their image, while Page doesn't give a fuck what anyone thinks and has that true depth. The rock bands that followed emulated him, using occult symbols and such, not to mention the musical influence. But they all seem so fake beside Page. Page likely is just naturally disposed to this noble persona. Jim Morrison also seems to have this authentic and mysterious flair. I would like to discuss whether others notice this too, and maybe talk about why he is like this, and what you think makes him different than most people. This is an important topic, as Page really is the force that made guitar and rock music so much more sexual and interesting, despite seeming quite androgynous himself.