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.

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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’.

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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’.

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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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