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Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Will Rock Socorro

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Will Rock Socorro

'Get The Led Out' Recreates Sounds Of 70's Legends

SOCORRO, N.M. – Rock 'n Roll, Socorro! "Get The Led Out" is perhaps the premier Zeppelin tribute band, recreating the sounds and sights of the iconic 1970s rockers. The tribute band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Macey Center in Socorro, as part of the NMT Performing Arts Series.

"Get The Led Out," or GTLO, is a group of six professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of "the mighty Zep" to life on the big concert stage. This is not an impersonator act, but rather a group of musicians who were fans first, now striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history.

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The Philadelphia-based tribute band, Get The Led Out, will perform at Macey Center on Thursday, Sept. 15. 

 

Ronna Kalish, director of the Performing Arts Series, said she's been looking for a rock 'n roll act that would appeal to all ages of music listeners – and a Led Zeppelin tribute band is the perfect fit.

"The music of Led Zeppelin is truly timeless," she said. "Today's college students – and even younger music lovers – have discovered the ground-breaking music of the 1960s and 1970s. And Led Zeppelin stands apart from all the others even in 2016."

"Get The Led Out" believes that Zeppelin's mythic status is based on the overwhelming impact of their iconic studio recordings, and the public's insatiable desire to re-live, and re-experience those musical masterpieces over and over. The band is devoted to painstakingly recreating the songs in all their depth and glory.

Led Zeppelin formed in 1968 and quickly attained mythical status. Jimmy Page was known as lead guitarist before the band formed, but he became a "guitar god" once the band formed. He was joined by singer Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham.

The band released its first two albums in 1969, both of which drew on American blues and British folk influences. Their fourth album, released in 1971, included the song "Stairway to Heaven," which is among the most influential songs in the history of rock and roll.

The band was known for their epic concerts, gaudy lifestyles, and showmanship. They were the biggest act of the 1970s, releasing a total of 10 albums and touring constantly. The band broke up in 1980, after the death of drummer John Bonham.

"Get The Led Out" is comprised of Philadelphia-based musicians: Paul Sinclair on vocals, guitarists Paul Hammond and Jimmy Marchiano, bassist Phil D'Agostino, drummer Adam Ferraioli, keyboardist and guitarlist Andrew LIpke and guest vocalist Diana DeSantis. The band formed in 2003 and went through some changes in the early years before settling on this lineup.

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Get The Led Out recreates the timeless sounds and sights of Led Zeppelin, among the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. 

 

In the fall of 2003 Paul Sinclair was contacted by a couple of local Philadelphia area musicians who were putting together a Led Zeppelin tribute band and in need of a singer. He enlisted the help of Paul Hammond to add the musical chops and stability required to pull it off. With time and some lineup changes, Sinclair's vision soon became reality and GTLO was born.

Jimmy Marchiano soon joined the band. He started playing guitar at an early age, and by his early teens was already playing the local club circuit. Bassist Phil D'Agostino is well known in the Philadelphia area and beyond as an in demand touring bassist, session musician, and music educator. In addition to his sideman work, Phil has released two records of original compositions over the past seven years. As a session musician, D'Agostino has done major label work for Grammy winning producers. With GTLO, Phil is dedicated to the unending pursuit of emulating the amazing John Paul Jones' bass parts.

Drummer Adam Ferraioli said his interest in drumming all started when he heard his first Led Zeppelin record. "That's how I wanted to play the drums! John Bohnam's thunderous, bombastic beat just drove the band!" That driving force behind Led Zeppelin is what Ferraioli still tries to duplicate to this day. Over the years Adam has played in many Philadelphia based bands including a cover band that did a set of Zeppelin every night.

Keyboardist Andrew Lipke is a multi-instrumentalist and composer active in many different styles of music. Ferraioli said his addition to the band was crucial.

"Once Jimmy and Paul Hammond played together for the first time, they knew there was something special there! We all knew," Adam said. "The addition of Andrew Lipke on keyboards just put the icing on the cake. We really needed Andrew in the band. He added the finishing touch the band needed to reproduce the music of Led Zeppelin even closer than before! "

Diana Desantis lends years of experience as a singer in many bands performing on the Philadelphia club circuit. She joins the band for the classic acoustic track, "Battle of Evermore," from Led Zeppelin's fourth album.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens 65 and over, and $10 for youths 17 and under, and are available online at www.nmtpas.org, or at the Cashier's Office (second floor of Fidel Center), Socorro County Chamber of Commerce, Sofia's Kitchen Drive-up, or at the door. Students with a valid ID can pick up their free tickets at the NMT Bookstore.

Sponsors for this event are First State Bank, Sofia's Kitchen, EMRTC and Survice Engineering Co.

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