DSP Shows Presents
Get The Led Out- The American Led Zeppelin
107 West State St.
Ithaca, NY, 14850
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Get The Led Out- The American Led Zeppelin
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the big concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six accomplished musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin's studio recordings with all the bells and whistles. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, Get The Led Out re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed live.
Dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," Get The Led Out present a two hour + set each night that spans the mythic career of the legendary British supergroup. With a strong focus on the early years, they also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom, if ever heard in concert.
The group is achieving strong box office scores in the Mid-Atlantic. Not uncommon are return-visits and sell-outs at a number of the region's most prominent venues and PACs including House of Blues (Atlantic City), Pennsylvania's Sovereign Center and Keswick Theatre, and Oswego New York's "Harborfest" (two years in a row) as well as countless other theaters and national concert venues.
Get The Led Out's approach to their performance of this hallowed catalog is not unlike a classical performance. "Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era," says lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. "I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless."
A Get The Led Out concert sort of mimics the "light and shade" that is the embodiment of "The Mighty Zep." Whether it's the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, or the delicate nature of their intimate, sit-down acoustic set (complete with special guest female vocalist for "The Battle of Evermore"), it's their attention to detail and nuance that makes a Get The Led Out performance a truly awe-inspiring event!
GET THE LED OUT was formed in 2003 when a couple of Philadelphia-area musicians contacted Paul
Sinclair about singing in a Led Zeppelin project they were trying to get off the ground. Sinclair, who had
spent the majority of his musical career performing in his own original band "Sinclair," had reservations
about joining a 'tribute' act. "I had no interest in going the impersonator route," says Sinclair. "I've always
found it a bit hokey. I was much more intrigued by the thought of playing this music that I loved so much,
and playing it accurately. With ALL the instrumentation."
Enter guitarist Paul Hammond who shared a musical partnership with Sinclair that dated back to their teen
years. Together they wrote songs, released albums and earned their rock and roll wings on the East Coast
club scene. It was only natural that Sinclair would recruit Hammond for the latest rock journey. "I knew
Paul [Hammond] would add the stability and musical chops needed to pull this off," Sinclair explains.
"Besides guitar, he plays many other stringed-instruments and even played keyboards in an early incarnation
of the band."
Sinclair's vision of performing on stage as themselves and doing the studio versions of the Zep catalog
was not a popular concept with other early members in the band. "In the beginning, some of the guys
wanted to do the look-a-like thing. Akin to a version of the movie 'The Song Remains The Same.' Those
guys have since moved on to other things," says Sinclair.
With the Pauls in place and the addition of Adam Ferraioli on drums, Jimmy Marchiano on guitar, multiinstrumentalist
Andrew Lipke (keys, guitar, vocals, percussion etc.), and Billy Childs on bass, GTLO's mission
finally came into focus: to recreate on stage the complete sound of Led Zeppelin's recordings with the
studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed live. Oh, and without the wigs. "It turns out
that our approach is the very thing that separates us from all the other Zeppelin acts out there. I'd like to
say that it was a real savvy business decision, but truth be told it's just the only way I could see doing it."
GTLO took the show on the road in 2004 with debut performances in major theatres, PACs, festivals and
concert venues throughout the East. "I remember our first time at Penn's Peak (a 1700 seat national concert
venue in Jim Thorpe, PA)," recalls Sinclair. "I was concerned about attendance because we had not
yet made a name for ourselves. But then 1000 people showed up. We knew we were onto something.
Now we sell the place out. I guess it goes to show the power of this music...and hopefully a little something
about the band that's playing it."
Now dubbed by the media as "The American Led Zeppelin," GTLO presents a two hour + set each night
that spans the mythic career of the legendary British supergroup. And with it, they are achieving strong
box office scores throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Not uncommon are return-visits and sell-outs at a number
of the region's most prominent venues and PACs including The Nokia Theatre (NYC Times Square),
House of Blues (Boston and Atlantic City), Pennsylvania's Sovereign Center and Keswick Theatre, and
Oswego New York's "Harborfest" as well as countless others.
The critics are raving. The Patriot News, Central Pennsylvania's leading news source that reaches nearly
a half-million weekly readers, heralds, "Get The Led Out didn't just pass Zeppelin 101 with flying colors -
- they're working on their Ph.D. They didn't just do their Zep homework -- they're teaching the class."
Paul Sinclair - Lead Vocals, Harmonica
Paul Hammond - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Theremin
Jimmy Marchiano - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Billy Childs- Bass Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Lipke - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Adam Ferraioli - Drums, Percussion
"Great band [who] knows the music inside-out and present
it amazingly well. Total pros and a pleasure to work with!"
Roy Snyder - Keswick Theatre
"An homage, beautifully performed with genuine respect
for the oh-so familiar material...!"
Steve Krempasky - Whitaker Center
"I thought the real 'Led Zep' was on stage!"
Stu Green - Magic City Music Hall
"More than just an exceptional recreation of Led Zeppelin,
one of the best tribute bands on the planet!"
Bruce Ranes - Sellersville Theatre
"Their solid performances regularly mean amazing, packed house shows!"
Peter Manning - House of Blues Atlantic City
"They didn't just pass Zeppelin 101 with flying colors --
they're working on their Ph.D. They didn't just do their homework... they're teaching the class!"
-The Patriot News
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