Led Zeppelin 2 - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
January 26, 2011
The House of Blues presents Led Zeppelin 2 - A Tribute to Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin 2 brings you the excitement of Led Zeppelin “In Concert” by re-enacting the live improvisation and onstage interaction that earned Led Zeppelin their legendary performing status. Rather than a “greatest hits” show, you are invited to experience Zeppelin as Zeppelin would have played in front of an audience.
LED ZEPPELIN 2 - PERSONAL BIOS
CHRIS KLEIN (John Paul Jones)
Chris grew up on a wide variety of music including Motown, dance, progressive rock, new wave and of course Zeppelin. He brings this diversity to the stage by rounding out the variety of musical flavors and arrangements that John Paul Jones contributed to Led Zeppelin's sound. Klein, a multi-instrumentalist himself, takes on mandolin, keyboards, bass pedals, and naturally, bass guitar in Led Zeppelin 2. His previous work included playing bass alongside guitarist Paul Kamp in the influential band Busker Soundcheck, where over the course of countless tours and studio recordings, the two developed an onstage and musical chemistry of effortless interaction. It's that experience the makes their live Zeppelin renditions take on their realism of energy and spontaneity.
IAN LEE (John Bonham)
Drummer Ian Lee did not start out on pots and pans. His dad was a working musician and bought him a set of drums at 8 years old. In the undisclosed, intervening years, Lee played in numerous bands. Moving to the US from Canada in '89, he hooked up with a Michigan band called Bad Oskar which signed a deal with BMG Music Group and opened for Ted Nugent at Cobo Arena. Upon moving to Chicago, Ian played with a variety of power pop bands including Woolworthy and Not Rebecca. He also played with a string of bands with members of Cheap Trick, Veruca Salt, Ministry, and Urge Overkill. Lee then went to New Jersey and made a record with John Agnello (The Hold Steady, Sonic Youth) before returning to Chicago to record with a few additional bands and perform live.
BRUCE LAMONT (Robert Plant)
Bruce Lamont is no stranger to the Chicago rock scene. He has been the frontman for the critically acclaimed avant-metal group Yakuza for the past decade, touring all over the world. In addition to Led Zeppelin 2, Yakuza and his solo works, he also performs with a variety other projects including Circle of Animals, and Bloodiest. Bruce has been a fan of Led Zeppelin ever since he first heard their sounds from his mother's car radio at the age of 4. "Of course at the time I had no idea who the band was, but a few years later I got a copy of _Led Zeppelin IV_ and on the first listen, realized that I knew almost every song!" Zeppelin was the catalyst for Bruce's interest in rock music and beyond. " Zeppelin to me embodies so much more than just your average rock band. each recording is truly unique on its own yet always familiar as Zep. Their incorporation of worldly music sounds makes them one of the most distinct bands ever.”
PAUL KAMP (Jimmy Page)
Inspired by Roy Clark, Chet Atkins, and a vacancy for “guitar player” in his grade school's “fiesta” musical, Paul Kamp had his first go on a cheap, borrowed instrument, and by age 12 was playing lead guitar in garage bands on Chicago's southwest side. Kamp, bassist Chris Klein and drummer Dan Sopher formed the alt-power trio Busker Soundcheck, a group known for their inventive rock songs and an on-stage interactive spirit, and as a staple of the 1990's Chicago music scene. Guitar work in “the Busker” included bowed-guitar and a wide dynamic range of electric and acoustic styles - in retrospect, a heavy dose of Zeppelin influence. Busker Soundcheck was a touring machine, and their studio recordings were hailed on several prominent critics' “Best Of” lists. Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune, called Kamp “one of the most accomplished guitar players in the entire Midwest” and he earned a nomination as “best guitarist” in the Illinois Entertainer. Kamp also wrote, sang and played bass with the crafty Ruth Buzzy.