Listen up, Led Zeppelin fans! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic band, and while rumors of a reunion tour have been repeatedly shot down, we may have the next best thing.
Fan-favorite tribute band Get the Led Out is coming to The Stage on Bay on June 8.
“I’m now in a position with GTLO to keep this art form and the music of ‘The Mighty Zep’ alive for future generations and I couldn’t be happier,” said frontman and founding GTLO member Paul Sinclair in a January 2015 DigitalJournal.com article.
The band formed in the mid-2000s with the intention of performing Zeppelin’s studio music as true to its originally recorded sound as possible. They don’t use wigs and cheesy costumes; these are experienced musicians with impressive career chops who love Led Zeppelin and re-creating the band’s beloved sound.
Sinclair and his longtime guitar-wizard partner Paul Hammond were already writing and performing together when GTLO formed. Sinclair brings harmonica along with his powerful vocals, while Hammond adds the mandolin and theremin to the sound. Jimmy Marchiano plays guitar and vocals, Eddie Kurek brings vocals as well as the keyboard, guitar and percussion, and Adam Ferraioli plays the drums and other percussion instruments. Phil D’Agostino performs on the bass and adds his vocals, while special guest vocalist Diana DeSantis adds her sound on “The Battle of Evermore.”
Among them, the GTLO members can count audio engineer, producer, studio musician, songwriter, touring musician and educator to their list of credits. They’ve worked together, individually and collectively, with major labels on national commercials and even with indie music artists. But when they come together under the GTLO umbrella, Zeppelin fans rave.
The reviews claim it’s the original Zeppelin sound at its finest, from the electric to the acoustic, and much of what Zeppelin fans only heard recorded in studio, never performed live. That sound has built its own following. The VIP Loft tickets for Savannah's show are already sold out; general admission tickets are $29.
To his fans, Sinclair will always show his gratitude.
“Thank you for your undying support that has enabled me and my bandmates, and the whole GTLO team, to live the rock and roll dream in ways we never imagined,” he said to DigitalJournal.com. “Thank you for giving us the opportunity, again and again, to share with you the wonder, the power, and the joy of music.”
Doors open at 7 p.m., the music starts at 8, and Sinclair and his GTLO cronies promise to help you “Ramble On.”