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By Nigel Slater 11/06 Updated: 11/06 16:30
PERSHORE will be rocking out loud when the sounds of one of the country's most famous bands comes to town at the end of the month.
Tribute band Hats Off To Led Zeppelin will produce an almighty array of rock n roll at Pershore Number 8 Community Arts Centre on Friday, June 29 and will relive the era of the popular rockers who made fame in the 1960's and 70's.
Presented by Bandwagon Productions, the band starring foursome Peter Eldridge, Jack Tanner, Simon Wicker and Kevin Jones will be blasting the night away to some of Led Zeppelin's most famous hits at the popular High Street venue starting at 7.30pm.
Hats Off To Led Zeppelin are regarded as one of the finest tribute acts currently around and as well as being the only UK tribute act officially endorsed by Marshall amplifiers, they are co-managed by Warren Grant, the son of legendary Led Zeppelin manager, Peter Grant.
The upcoming gig is something of a homecoming for band member Kevin Jones with his dad Eric Jones having just produced Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society's summer show Singin' In The Rain.
"We're really looking forward to playing in Pershore and are hoping for a sell-out crowd," he told the Observer.
"We hopefully do Led Zeppelin justice and we enjoy playing the songs. Our gigs show audiences how excited we are by the music and we give a hell of a live performance on stage.
"When we did our first ever gig together it was the most electrifying experience and since then we've gone from strength and strength.
"Warren Grant, whose dad actually managed Led Zeppelin, came and saw us in Bournemouth and we thought he was only just going to say hi to us but he liked us and offered to get involved - which is the biggest accolade any band can get never mind a Led Zeppelin music band.
"There's a huge Led Zeppelin following in the West Midlands with Robert Plant and John Bonham from the area and we always get a good reaction there so it will be really good to show Pershore what we are all about."
Tickets cost £15 and are available by calling the Number 8 Box Office on 01386 555488. For more information visit the band's website at www.hatsofftoledzeppelin.co.uk.
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