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« Reply #2655 on: Sep 13th, 2012, 1:46pm »

I agree with Ned,Lesley. They were excellent but I didn't know too much of the material due to losing touch with them for about 20 years. Deeexpus were pretty good too.

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« Reply #2656 on: Sep 13th, 2012, 6:22pm »

Just got back from Letz Zep. And though I hate to say it, it was very disappointing. Nothing like I imagined. cry

Firstly, the good points. The drummer was a machine. He was extremely fast and had a great sense of power and passion for his playing. As for the guitarist, he was almost note-perfect, and a pleasure to watch. Again, he had passion for his instrument, and a lot of talent. The songs were performed reasonably well with a few odd moments of sheer brilliance. cool

And that's it for the good points, I’m afraid. embarassed

The bad points? Everything else. angry A poor setlist which left out lots of great hits (see below), boring light effects, little showmanship, the bass player/keyboard player was miserable, the singer was only decent at best, the stage design was dull, certain songs went off at painful tangents, and it just never get off the ground due to frequent stops and starts and a large lack of energy, audience participation and speed.

It started out well but went quickly downhill. sad It was like watching the band rehearsing instead of putting on a good show. The keyboardist just stared down at his keyboard as if he was about to fall asleep on it. There was no energy or personality in him. The singer mostly stood in one place while singing and rarely spoke to the audience, and when he did speak, he had little to say. He said “Good evening, Dartford” about five times because he couldn’t think of anything else. The only thing to truly look at was the drummer, who was awesome to watch. But because the band lacked showmanship, it was just like looking into a recording studio. Boring stage design and mediocre lights (basically four coloured beams shining down and changing extremely slowly) made the show lack atmosphere. It never took off because of all these problems. And I hated the way they ruined some of the songs by going off at long, horribly boring tangents. The worst case was with Dazed And Confused, as shown below; it was stretched out to over 30 minutes of meaningless guitar solos (just like the version of LZ’s live album), which really ruined it. Such a shame. I expected so much more. I came out feeling like not much had happened.


SETLIST

1. Rock And Roll
2. Heartbreaker
3. I Can’t Quit You Baby
4. Misty Mountain Hop
5. Since I’ve Been Loving You
6. No Quarter
7. A tiresomely long version of Dazed and Confused (here’s what it was like)

a. First “half” of the song.
b. Long improvised section.
c. Solo guitar playing.
d. More solo guitar playing.
e. Even more solo guitar playing.
f. Stop showing off.
g. Just get on with the song.
h. I said, get on with it.
i. GET ON WITH IT!
j. Finally, we’re back to the-
k. Maybe not.
l. When will this end?!
m. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..
n. …Are we back to the song yet?
o. No? Okay…
p. …JUST! GET! ON! WITH! IT!
q. Wait a minute… I think we’re back… yes! smiley
r. Second “half” of the song (starting from after the middle part), except extended by a few minutes. And there we have it – Dazed and Confused completely ruined. It didn’t need to be half an hour long, but they made it like that. cry

INTERVAL

8. Black Mountain Side
9. Kashmir
10. Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
11. Thank You
12. Stairway To Heaven
13. Moby Dick (best part of the show). cool
14. Whole Lotta Love (stretched out to about 15 minutes undecided)
15. ENCORE: Immigrant Song

A poor setlist IMHO. Sure, it contains several Zep hits but there is a hell of a lot missing from that setlist. I’d give the show a 4, maybe 5 at most. It could have been so much better. The talent was there but it wasn't really a show. My expectations were very high due to reading about the tribute and hearing such great things about them. Oh well. undecided
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« Reply #2657 on: Sep 13th, 2012, 10:36pm »

Sounds like they should have called themselves Letzzzzzz


The best Zep tribute band I've seen is Led Zepagain http://www.zepagain.com/

Jimmy Page even went to one of their gigs, took photos with the band, and gave them high compliments on their performance.

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« Reply #2658 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 03:27am »

on Sep 13th, 2012, 10:36pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Sounds like they should have called themselves Letzzzzzz


The best Zep tribute band I've seen is Led Zepagain http://www.zepagain.com/

Jimmy Page even went to one of their gigs, took photos with the band, and gave them high compliments on their performance.

HEARTBREAKER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INWCsnM3EAs&feature=fvsr


I'm sure that there are better tributes out there. Letz Zep have been called the definitive LZ tribute. But they can't be. The band had lots of talent but failed to bring the audience into their world; it really looked as they were rehearsing. It was very lazily set up.

The setlist is the most disappointing thing about it though; it was shocking how much they didn't play. They didn't play any of the following LZ hits:

Good Times Bad Times
Communication Breakdown
How Many More Times
The Lemon Song
Living Loving (She's Just A Woman)
Ramble On
Celebration Day
Black Dog
The Battle Of Evermore
When The Leavee Breaks
The Song Remains The Same
Houses Of The Holy
Ten Years Gone
Achilles Last Stand
Nobody's Fault By Mine
In The Evening
All My Love

I mean, I'm not saying the have to play everything I mentioned, but to leave out so many of them is very lazy. They weren't on for long enough. The Genesis, Pink Floyd and Queen tributes were all on for ages, but Letz Zep seemed content to stop early. It was a disappointment. Well played music but not much to remember. sad
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« Reply #2659 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 04:38am »

on Sep 14th, 2012, 03:27am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Letz Zep have been called the definitive LZ tribute.

I've seen half a dozen Led Zeppelin tribute bands, though not Letz Zep, and I think they all bill themselves as "the definitive Led Zeppelin tribute band". Similarly for Pink Floyd tribute bands and a smattering of Genesis tribute bands. wink

on Sep 14th, 2012, 03:27am, NoSonofVine wrote:
They didn't play any of the following LZ hits:

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Led Zeppelin didn't have any hits, at least in the UK, as they never released a single there. wink

Anyway, sorry you didn't enjoy the show NSOV. sad
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« Reply #2660 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 08:17am »

on Sep 14th, 2012, 04:38am, Down And Out wrote:
I've seen half a dozen Led Zeppelin tribute bands, though not Letz Zep, and I think they all bill themselves as "the definitive Led Zeppelin tribute band". Similarly for Pink Floyd tribute bands and a smattering of Genesis tribute bands. wink


Ah. So that explains it. They just consider themselves the best... rolleyes

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Led Zeppelin didn't have any hits, at least in the UK, as they never released a single there. wink


By "hits" I meant songs popular with the LZ fanbase as you may have guessed. The fact they didn't even play "Communication Breakdown" and "Black Dog" is very strange. Those two songs are very popular songs both inside and outside the fanbase.

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Anyway, sorry you didn't enjoy the show NSOV. sad


I did enjoy some of it. The "Moby Dick" drum solo was perfect. It was a marvel to watch and didn't go on too long; it was just right, the best part of the show. And certain songs really rocked. There was just so much missing from the show that the other tributes I've recently seen had in theirs. Brit Floyd left me shaking with amazement.

Also, on an unrelated note, I've just figured out how to quote people's outside text faster by using the "quote" button. I've always typed the quote brackets by hand. cheesy Took me long enough to notice! grin
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« Reply #2661 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 08:40am »

on Sep 13th, 2012, 6:22pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
7. A tiresomely long version of Dazed and Confused (here’s what it was like)

a. First “half” of the song.
b. Long improvised section.
c. Solo guitar playing.
d. More solo guitar playing.
e. Even more solo guitar playing.
f. Stop showing off.
g. Just get on with the song.
h. I said, get on with it.
i. GET ON WITH IT!
j. Finally, we’re back to the-
k. Maybe not.
l. When will this end?!
m. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..
n. …Are we back to the song yet?
o. No? Okay…
p. …JUST! GET! ON! WITH! IT!
q. Wait a minute… I think we’re back… yes! smiley
r. Second “half” of the song (starting from after the middle part), except extended by a few minutes. And there we have it – Dazed and Confused completely ruined. It didn’t need to be half an hour long, but they made it like that. cry



Cool description. Made my day actually.

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« Reply #2662 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 10:37am »

on Sep 12th, 2012, 07:02am, SteveHammond wrote:
Thinking about Marillion, tomorrow at Wolves Civic. Not seen them since the Fish days and am not sure whether I'd still enjoy them undecided



Well, I bought my ticket at 5.30 yesterday and am so glad that I did. Met up with Sue and Lesley plus 3 or 4 other friends, near the front and we had a superb evening. I quite enjoyed the 30 minutes that I heard of the support band, DeeExpus but nothing really grabbed my attention.

I was absolutely bowled over by Marillion. Not at all what I'd expected. The songs were strong, emotional, often quite sparse musically and all the better for it. Steve Hogarth, as well as having a great voice, was charming, honest, loveable and clearly has a great rapport with his fans. I loved the vulnerability that he showed at times (particularly when singing Gaza), as well as the cheeky grins and gestures.

The band clearly appreciate their fans, which is more than reciprocated by the audience. It's too late for me to start buying all their CD's but I've just sent off for the free sampler, Crash Course and will be buying the new CD soon; the 4 songs that they played from it were all superb.

As I'd only listened to Gaza and Power, via the website, an hour before the show, plus had a vague recollection of Sugar Mice, I'd have expected a few "quieter moments", where my attention may have wandered. That wasn't remotely the case and the two and a quarter hours set flew by.
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« Reply #2663 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 10:44am »

It's been quite a few years since I saw Letz Zep but they were a great trib the time I saw them with Chris Cawte of G2 on lead guitar, donning long, black wig and getting well into character! The lead singer was Billy someone. Wondering if there's been a few personnel changes reading your post, NSOV!

My next gig - Michael McIntyre, tonight at the NIA. smiley
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« Reply #2664 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 10:48am »

on Sep 14th, 2012, 10:37am, SteveHammond wrote:
Well, I bought my ticket at 5.30 yesterday and am so glad that I did. Met up with Sue and Lesley plus 3 or 4 other friends, near the front and we had a superb evening. I quite enjoyed the 30 minutes that I heard of the support band, DeeExpus but nothing really grabbed my attention.

I was absolutely bowled over by Marillion. Not at all what I'd expected. The songs were strong, emotional, often quite sparse musically and all the better for it. Steve Hogarth, as well as having a great voice, was charming, honest, loveable and clearly has a great rapport with his fans. I loved the vulnerability that he showed at times (particularly when singing Gaza), as well as the cheeky grins and gestures.

The band clearly appreciate their fans, which is more than reciprocated by the audience. It's too late for me to start buying all their CD's but I've just sent off for the free sampler, Crash Course and will be buying the new CD soon; the 4 songs that they played from it were all superb.

As I'd only listened to Gaza and Power, via the website, an hour before the show, plus had a vague recollection of Sugar Mice, I'd have expected a few "quieter moments", where my attention may have wandered. That wasn't remotely the case and the two and a quarter hours set flew by.


Yes, a great gig but I didn't know as much of the music as when I saw them last year so I didn't quite enjoy it as much. I thought the audience were very sedate and had I have known more lyrics I'd have been belting them out just like Busby was! Great voice, Mark! wink grin
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« Reply #2665 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 10:49am »

on Sep 14th, 2012, 10:37am, SteveHammond wrote:
Well, I bought my ticket at 5.30 yesterday and am so glad that I did. Met up with Sue and Lesley plus 3 or 4 other friends, near the front and we had a superb evening. I quite enjoyed the 30 minutes that I heard of the support band, DeeExpus but nothing really grabbed my attention.

I was absolutely bowled over by Marillion. Not at all what I'd expected. The songs were strong, emotional, often quite sparse musically and all the better for it. Steve Hogarth, as well as having a great voice, was charming, honest, loveable and clearly has a great rapport with his fans. I loved the vulnerability that he showed at times (particularly when singing Gaza), as well as the cheeky grins and gestures.

The band clearly appreciate their fans, which is more than reciprocated by the audience. It's too late for me to start buying all their CD's but I've just sent off for the free sampler, Crash Course and will be buying the new CD soon; the 4 songs that they played from it were all superb.

As I'd only listened to Gaza and Power, via the website, an hour before the show, plus had a vague recollection of Sugar Mice, I'd have expected a few "quieter moments", where my attention may have wandered. That wasn't remotely the case and the two and a quarter hours set flew by.


Really glad you enjoyed the gig Steve. They have moved on quite a bit since the old mid 80s days and do have not only a fabulous back catalogue but also one of the finest front men in the business. H has the stage presence of other great front men - Mr Gabriel for example - and has a wonderful rapport with the audience.
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« Reply #2666 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 11:44am »

Just to put in my twopenny worthgrin grin grin.. loved the gig in Edinburghgrin grin grin.. definately one of my top fav bands.grin grin grin..though wasn't so keen when Fish played with them rolleyes, but anyway.. loved *Gaza" great intro etc.grin..loved when they played "Neverland" a truely awesome track IMHO grin grin grin.... Steve did have a great rapport with the audience.. and from what I could see he was having a whale of a time too (looked slightly sozzled to me half the time undecided lmao) but a wonderful night...shame about you not feeling well Dave undecided and in fact I have a chest infection too undecided .. but I doped up on meds before I went out as I was determined not to miss this gig as its my only one this month undecided lol...but after i left the venue the cold air caught me and I coughed all the way home .undecided. luckily i had my inhaler.. and used the nebuliser when I got home (after I had dropped my mum off at her house).. but I felt awful undecided...probably shouldn't have gone undecided.. but it was worth it grin lol...I had a great time grin .. and thanks for letting me join you and Janice for dinner which was ACE grin grin grin .. shame we missed Marillion eating there earlier though! undecided
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« Reply #2667 on: Sep 14th, 2012, 2:04pm »

Peter Gabriel - Sept. 21 - Wells Fargo Arena, Philly, PA.
LG5 - Sept.22 - Laura, and Jon's, Shamong, N.J.
Bruce (90% certain) - Nov.3 - KFC Yum Center, Louisville,KY.
My Morning Jacket - Dec.27 - The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
My Morning Jacket - Dec.28 - The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
My Morning Jacket - Dec.29 - The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
My Morning Jacket - Dec.31 - Agannis Arena, Boston,MA.
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on Sep 14th, 2012, 2:04pm, ericm wrote:
My Morning Jacket - Dec.27 - The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
My Morning Jacket - Dec.28 - The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
My Morning Jacket - Dec.29 - The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
My Morning Jacket - Dec.31 - Agannis Arena, Boston,MA.


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