June Millington & Lez Zeppelin
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
June Millington, known especially as the guitarist in the band Fanny, will read from her book "Land of a Thousand Bridges ~ Island Girl in a Rock 'n Roll World" and play live with drummer Lee Madeloni.
Musically, June's arc began with ukelele in the Philippines with her sister Jean (they are Filipina-American), continuing with their high school band in Sacramento in the 60's; and into Hollywoood with the band Fanny, recording four albums from 1969-1973 with Richard Perry and Todd Rundgren (one at the Beatles Apple Studio in London). June co-founded and currently teaches at IMA - the Institute for the Musical Arts - outside of Northampton, MA: the 5 colleges area. IMA is a non-profit institute for women and girls in music whose goal is to PLAY IT FORWARD in every way they can to future generations. With four Rock 'n Roll Girl's Camps each summer at "The Magical Queendom", one of them a Recording Camp, IMA is an ongoing success story that has built itself from the ground up since 1987. All profits from "Land of a Thousand Bridges" and this performance go to support IMA's programming.
FOUNDED IN 2004 BY NEW YORK GUITARIST, STEPH PAYNES, THE ALL-GIRL QUARTET, LEZ ZEPPELIN, HAS SINCE GAINED UNANIMOUS CRITICAL ACCLAIM AS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING LIVE ACTS AROUND, BECOMING THE FIRST FEMALE ROCK ACT TO PAY HOMAGE TO LED ZEPPELIN AND TO GARNER RAVE REVIEWS ACROSS THE BOARD.
LEZ ZEPPELIN STAYS TRUE TO THE MUSICALLY AUDACIOUS SPIRIT OF THE ORIGINAL, DELIVERING THE LEGENDARY ROCK BAND'S BLISTERING ARRANGEMENTS AND MONSTROUS SOUND NOTE-FOR-NOTE AT SOLD-OUT FRENZIED SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD. IN JUNE, 2013, JIMMY PAGE ATTENDED THEIR SHOW IN LONDON AND SAID OF THE GROUP, “THEY PLAYED THE LED ZEPPELIN MUSIC WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY SENSUALITY AND AN ENERGY AND PASSION THAT HIGHLIGHTED THEIR SUPERB MUSICIANSHIP.”
THE THING THAT SETS LEZ ZEPPELIN APART IS THE SEAMLESS AND UNIQUE WAY THEY INJECT THEIR GENDER-BENDING PERFORMANCE INTO THE ORIGINAL MATERIAL. THEY HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON MAJOR TELEVISION INCLUDING THE BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH-1, FOX AND RADIO SHOWS WORLDWIDE, SUCH AS SIRIUS XM AND NPR. THE GROUP’S FIRST STUDIO ALBUM, LEZ ZEPPELIN, WAS PRODUCED BY LEGENDARY PRODUCER/ENGINEER, EDDIE KRAMER (LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX). THE GROUP’S SECOND LP, LEZ ZEPPELIN I, IS AN AUTHENTIC RE-MAKE OF LED ZEPPELIN’S FIRST ALBUM, USING THE VERY SAME VINTAGE EQUIPMENT EMPLOYED BY LED IN 1968. LEZ ZEPPELIN ALSO RECORDED A HOLIDAY SONG, MYSTIC SNOWMAN, A WRY MASH-UP OF STAIRWAY AND FROSTY THE SNOWMAN. ALL RECORDS ARE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, JAPAN AND EUROPE.
SINCE LEZ ZEPPELIN’S FORMATION, THE GROUP HAS BROKEN BOTH GLASS AND CLASS CEILINGS. WHETHER IT’S PLAYING ON CATWALK ABOVE TIMES SQUARE FOR 40,000, OR ON THE MAIN STAGE AT BONNAROO, HELLFEST AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT; FLYING TO INDIA FOR A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR AMBULANCES OR TAKING THE STAGE – TWICE! -- AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, IT’S CLEAR THAT THE UNIQUE POWER, PERSONALITY AND MAGICAL FORCE OF LEZ ZEPPELIN IS FAR BEYOND THAT OF A “TRIBUTE” ACT.
SPIN MAGAZINE CALLED THEM “THE MOST POWERFUL ALL-FEMALE BAND IN ROCK HISTORY.” FOR THOSE SCEPTICS WHO STILL DARE TO ASK: CAN FOUR WOMEN PULL OFF THE EXUBERANT, POWERFUL AND MUSICALLY INTRICATE PERFORMANCES FOR WHICH LED ZEPPELIN ARE KNOWN, A LEZ ZEPPELIN SHOW IS NOTHING SHORT OF A REVELATION.
CURRENT MEMBERS: STEPH PAYNES (GUITAR); MARLAIN ANGELIDES (VOCALS); LEESA HARRINGTON SQUYRES (DRUMS); MEGAN THOMAS (BASS/KEYS)
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