BRATTLEBORO — Lez Zeppelin, the all female Led Zeppelin tribute band, will rock the Latchis Theatre on Friday, April 21, at 8 p.m.
Founded in 2004 by guitarist Steph Paynes, the band has garnered critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around. “Lez Zeppelin stays true to the spirit of the original,” organizers say, “delivering the legendary rock band's blistering arrangements and monstrous sound note-for-note.” The Guardian called them “the best tribute band in the world.” Chuck Klosterman of SPIN magazine called them “the most powerful all-fame band in rock history.”
In 2013, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmie Page saw the band and said, “they played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship.”
When Joe Perry of Aerosmith heard their studio album, Lez Zeppelin I, a re-make of Led Zeppelin's first album, he said “I have never heard it done better.”
“The thing that sets Lez Zeppelin apart is the seamless and unique way they inject their gender-bending performance into the original material,” say organizers. They have been featured on the BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, MTV and VH-1, on radio shows worldwide, and on thousands of festival and concert stages, including Madison Square Garden and Bonnaroo.
The current Lez Zeppelin lineup includes Steph Paynes (guitar), Marlain Angelides (vocals), Leesa Harrington Squyres (drums), and Joan Chew (bass, keys).