Since forming in 2004, LEZ ZEPPELIN - the New York City-based,all-girl, all-Zeppelin quartet -- has gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around, becoming the first female rock act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin and to garner rave reviews across the board. LEZ ZEPPELIN stays true to the musically audacious spirit of the original, delivering the legendary rock band's blistering arrangements and monstrous sound note-for-note at sold-out shows across the country. The thing that sets them apart, however, is the seamless and unique way LEZ ZEPPELIN inject their gender-bending performance into the original material.
Recently profiled in SPIN, managing editor and author Chuck Klosterman proclaimed that Lez Zeppelin could be "the most powerful all-female band in rock history." Bob Stanley of The Times of London raved, "they are the best band I've seen all year, no question," and CNN.com recently ran a front page feature that called the group so "electrifying" they are "driving club audiences to a frenzy."
Channeling Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham are: Sarah McLellan on vocals; Steph Paynes on electric and acoustic guitar and theremin; Lisa Brigantino on bass, keyboards and mandolin; and Helen Destroy on drums.
For those skeptics who still dare to ask: Can four women pull off the exuberant, powerful and musically intricate performances for which Led Zeppelin was known, a LEZ ZEPPELIN show is nothing short of a revelation.
The band has just released their debut album Produced by the legendary Eddie Kramer known for his work with Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Hendrix, KISS, Lauren Hill etc. The record is being released on Emanation Records/Redeye Distribution worldnwide.
Live On Stage:
This is the band that caused NME to declare that Led Zeppelin was headlining Bonnaroo this year - hyping they had a midnight exclusive. Well the Manchester faithful will still be able to get the Led out though, as these ladies wail. Check them out for yourself....
Maybe Robert Plant will stop by for a sit-in.
For more on Lez Zeppelin head on over to their official website.
Saturday, April 26, 2008