The Zep Boys revisited WA for the primary time in two years, tonight leaving the pubs & golf equipment behind that they so regularly have performed and this time graced the stage on the great Astor Theatre. With over eight hundred Led Zeppelin followers congregating within the listed art-deco venue, it was an evening to behold as Vince Contarino and his troops delivered a frantic night time of nostalgia & recollections, carried out to the best of high quality.
The expectant crowd didn’t want to attend lengthy because the Zep Boys took to the stage, kicking issues off with ‘Rock n Roll’ – is there any higher strategy to heat a crowd up? With a twenty-two tune set is wasn’t going to take lengthy to get issues shifting because the band transitioned into ‘Celebration Track’. “Nice to see the oldies within the balcony. That’s simply the place I might be,” laughed Contarino. “Hope you’ve all had your blood strain tablets up there? I crush mine up and snort them as a result of it’s a lot extra rock n roll!”
Tonight the venue was switched to live performance mode, that means those that wished to be seated had the choice to buy balcony seating, while the ground space was a Zep Mosh Pit for these eager to get nearer to the motion and dance – the balcony space was offered out! The age group, as all the time for the music of Led Zeppelin was different, with teenagers, dad and mom and grandparents filling the Astor. Bathed in a sea of yellow and crimson lights Vince continued his vocal onslaught, highly effective and exact – ‘Good Time Unhealthy Occasions’, ‘What Is and What Ought to’ and ‘Over the Hills’ had been dispatched with ease to the joyful crowd, with Vince encouraging crowd participation the place mandatory.
‘Ramble On’ and ‘No one’s Fault’ had been close to faultless, and with a rhythm part of high-quality in drummer Julian Perotta and Stuart Day on bass, the engine room of the band purred alongside completely. Add within the guitar expertise of Tzan Niko and Contarino’s Plant-like energy vocals then you definately get the closest factor to catching Zeppelin reside.
‘Moby Dick’ allowed us to benefit from the gifted Perotta, illuminated in a blinding flash of spot-lit colors – breath taking. From one excessive to the opposite, we had been handled to Day, Contarino & Niko entrance and centre for the stripped again ‘Bron-Y-Aur Stomp’ earlier than one for the best riffs ever created stuffed the air – the great ‘Kashmir’ with multi-coloured search lights filling the theatre. Spectacular!
‘Stairway to Heaven’ acquired an enormous cheer as Niko donned the double necked guitar. ‘Dazed and Confused’ left us simply that adopted by ‘Immigrant Track’, ‘Heartbreaker’ and the anthemic ‘Black Canine’. The gang had been ecstatic as Vince led the band from the stage. Certainly there will be no extra? We’ve had twenty of the best Zeppelin tunes. However no, the Zep Boys returned to complete us all off with ‘Rover’ earlier than unleashing the ace within the pack, ‘Complete Lotta Love’.
The Zep Boys have been a staple entity across the Australian pub and membership scene for over thirty seven years, and judging by tonight’s efficiency they don’t have any plans of slowing up simply but! An excellent night time of music.
As soon as once more, a point out to the sound & mild crew at Astor Theatre for a superb job!
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Pictures by Linda Dunjey Images