All female tribute band to perform at Hawks and Reed

Staff Writer
Published: 9/19/2019 1:10:08 PM
Modified: 9/19/2019 1:09:56 PM

The band’s name is not a mistype — Lez Zeppelin, the first female act to pay homage to the legendary rock group Led Zeppelin, will take the stage Friday night at Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St. in Greenfield.

As an all-lady quartet founded in 2004 by New York guitarist Steph Paynes, Lez Zeppelin stays true to the spirit of the original Led Zeppelin with complex arrangements and a note-for-note sound, according to a press statement about the show. The group has played around the world and, in June of 2013, Jimmy Page attended the group’s show in London.

Unlike many cover bands, Lez Zeppelin injects a gender-bending performance into the original material.

In the past, the group has been featured on BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH-1, FOX and on many radio stations. The group’s first studio album was produced by producer and engineer Eddie Kramer, who in the past has worked with Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones. The group’s second album, “Lez Zeppelin I,” is a remake of Led Zeppelin’s first album. The group went so far as to use the exact vintage equipment employed by the original band in 1968. 

Both records have been distributed throughout the United States, Japan and Europe.

She Said, another all-female rock band from Shelburne Falls, will also perform during the show playing original songs. Band members include Tanya Bryant on guitar, Margaret Fitzpatrick on the keyboard, Nina Rossi playing bass, Torie O'Dell on rhythm guitar and Gail Hegeman playing the drums.

Admission is $23 in advance and $32 at the door on the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/2mnh0Fl. The show starts at 8 p.m., doors open a half-hour before.




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