The story so far:
In 2023 Fred Zeppelin have reached 30 years together.
Well, to be precise, Steve Black (that's me on drums)
formed the band 30 years ago with three mates.
Our original singer Rob Bloomer left after 2 years so
Steven Gale replaced him, and approx 11 years ago
our bassist Kevin Brown, & guitarist Keith Jenkins also
left the band. We really thought that would be the end but we
got very lucky and found the dynamic duo of Mark Cresswell
on bass and Elliot Gavin on guitar. We're a bit like Trigger from
'Only Fools & Horses' talking about his broom (that's if you are
old enough to remember!). Anyway, we think 30 years is an
achievement that we're all proud of.
30 Years Gone....
During their time together the band are honoured that
Led Zeppelin’s front-man, Robert Plant, has attended
three of their gigs and John Bonham’s son, Jason,
even jammed with them on stage. It must surely also be
the best recommendation any band could receive and
assure Led Zeppelin fans apprehensive about
seeing The Fredz.
It's worth taking a camera with you, as you don’t know who could be
standing next to you. In the audience have been MAGNUM’s
front-man Bob Catley, WHITESNAKE’s guitarist Mel Galley.
Roy Wood legendary main man of THE MOVE & WIZZARD,
and SLADES Jimmy Lea.
The band were also invited by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page
to attend a charity event of which Jimmy is a patron.
They were thrilled to meet and chat with the legendary guitarist.
Also at the party were Roger Daltrey, Julian Lloyd Webber,
Leo Sayerand Formula One’s David Coultard. What a night !!
According to one of Kerrangs reader's polls, FRED ZEPPELIN
were among the top ten best live bands to see. Quite an
achievement, as at the time they were the only tribute
band listed in any category.
Fred Zeppelin are real fans and formed ‘The Fredz’ out
of their admiration and love of Led Zeppelin’s music.
As their name suggests the band don't take
themselves too seriously, they know the praise
belongs to Robert, Jimmy, John Paul Jones,
and Bonzo. And, the Fredz will still continue
with their tradition of honouring the music of
Led Zeppelin and not dressing up to imitate
them. Please keep in mind they are not a
cabaret style look-a-like act.
Do you remember petuli oil, cheesecloth, tie-dye T-shirts, desert boots, loons and tank tops. Do you still wear them?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, the chances are you must be the proud owner of at least one Led Zeppelin album.
Let ‘THE FREDS’ take you back in time to those heady days of flower power, Kevin Keegan perms, flared jeans so wide it took two paces before they moved, and shirt collars long enough to tuck into your under-pants.
Dust down the afghan, light up the joss sticks and let ‘FRED ZEPPELIN’ re-create the atmosphere of that great era by playing all the classic tunes of the greatest rock band ever ‘LED ZEPPELIN’.
Wrinkle Rock Lives!