When the call came from the promoter that the tour by New York all-girl Led Zeppelin tribute act Lez Zeppelin, bosses at the Clitheroe Grand acted fast to find a worthy replacement.
In came ‘Hats off to Led Zeppelin’ voted the UK’s premier tribute band to Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham.
Managed by Warren Grant, son of Led Zep’s legendary former manager – will play at The Grand on Saturday January 31 (7 pm doors, 7-45 stage).
“We are really excited about coming to The Grand as we have been trying to organise a show there for the past two-and-halfyears,” says Kevin Oliver-Jones who plays the role of bassist John Paul Jones.
“The Grand has a great reputation. It’s a shame that the Lez Zeppelin tour was cancelled, but we’re happy to be able to fill the void for all those Zeppelin fans hoping to share in the music of the band. We had to rearrange our anniversary show back home to make it happen, so we will be especially charged for this one!”
The Agents Association of Great Britain have crowned them the Official UK No.1 Tribute to the gods of rock and the band performed at the first UK Tribute Awards in 2013.
“Sometimes there is a stigma with tribute bands, but the thing with us is that we were all involved with theatre and music and we started the band as a bit of a laugh,” adds Kevin.
“We approached it very much for the love of the music as we were all Led Zeppelin fans and it happened to take off from there.”
The name Hats Off to Led Zeppelin references the song “Hats Off to Roy Harper” – the last song on their 1970 album “Led Zeppelin III”.
“I was a little surprised no one had used it before!” added Kevin. “It’s perfect for us as what we try to do is tip our hat to them. They are the original and best.”
Hats Off to Led Zeppelin play at The Grand on Saturday January 31, doors 7pm, stage time 7-45. Tickets £12.50adv. Ticket hotline: 01200 421599 or online at: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk