Concert Review: Fred Zeppelin at Lichfield Guildhall

Concert Review: Fred Zeppelin at Lichfield Guildhall

Fred Zeppelin made a triumphant return to a full house at the Guildhall to play their 950th gig since the band first started 23 years ago. They played a wide variety of songs from their heroes’ back catalogue, plucking out numbers spanning their eponymous first album all the way through to 1976’s Presence.


This gave the band the opportunity to exhibit their supreme musicianship and flexibility as a unit, taking in everything from the smoky blues of ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ to the raucous swaggering rock of ‘Immigrant Song’.


The audience was even treated to a violin bowed guitar solo on ‘Dazed And Confused’ and, of course, to a mighty rendition of their most famous song whose guitar intro is banned from many guitar shops ‘Stairway To Heaven’.


Two hours later they were done and it was clear why, according to a Kerrang readers poll, Fred Zeppelin are one of the top ten best live bands – not just tribute bands – to see.


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