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Led Zeppelin Tribute
Whole Lotta Led are the longest running, full-time professional tribute to Led Zeppelin.
During 2012 Whole Lotta Led made significant changes to their line up and 2013 has seen them go from strength to strength with the band’s customary two and half hour shows receiving universal acclaim from Zeppelin fans the length and breadth of the UK.
Whole Lotta Led have always avoided using wigs and costumes, instead they focus on the music and the new five-piece line-up recreates the sounds of Led Zeppelin’s original studio albums to an astonishing level of accuracy.
For Whole Lotta Led it as all about celebrating the incredible music which Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham created during their illustrious career.
All five members of Whole Lotta Led lived through the euphoric times of Led Zeppelin’s 1970’s heyday and all witnessed Led Zeppelin live, except for Martin who despite obtaining tickets to see them at Earl’s Court in 1975 couldn’t go as his mother wouldn’t let him – well he was only thirteen at the time!.
Since their formation in 1996 the band have continually led the field of Zep tributes and with over 1,300 shows to their name they have performed ‘Stairway To Heaven’ more than any other band in the world – INCLUDING Led Zeppelin.
Whole Lotta Led pioneered the concept of performing a complete album live when in 2001 they toured the UK celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin’s classic fourth album. During their eighteen year career Whole Lotta Led have also performed Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin II and Houses Of The Holy in their entirety. Since then numerous bands have followed this format.
Whole Lotta Led were also the first tribute act to recreate some of Led Zeppelin’s legendary live shows when in 2001 they performed the ‘Bath Festival’ set, in 2003 they staged the ‘Earl’s Court’ tour, in 2005 they recreated Zep’s last shows in England with the ‘Knebworth’ set, performed the live CD ‘How The West Was Won’ in 2006 and finally in 2008 they completed the ‘2007 O2 Reunion Show’ tour.
Each member has ‘paid their dues’ in numerous bands of many different styles throughout the years and have played and recorded with many well known names in the music business but now they have joined together to perform some of the greatest music ever written with a passion and enthusiasm that is second to none.
The band have also been active in raising funds for The ABC Trust, a charity founded by Jimmy Page’s wife to help under privileged children in Brazil, the involvement with the charity eventually led to a meeting with Led Zeppelin’s legendary guitarist Jimmy Page who has given the band his blessing and wished them all the best.
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The Brook is now offering a hot, selection of tasty pies with all the trimmings thanks to a mouth-watering partnership with expert, award winning pie makers Pieminister, regarded by many to be the ‘Oscars’ of the food world.
Pieminister is also a family-run business based in Bristol where all the pies are made in-house. As the only national British pie company to only use 100% free range British meat Pieminister holds Compassion in World Farming’s Good Egg, Good Chicken and Good Pig Awards for their commitment to animal welfare.
Moodog: A British beef steak, dry cured bacon & BrewDog 5am Red Ale pie
Heidi: Somerset goats’ cheese, sweet potato, spinach & red onion
Free Ranger: Free range British chicken & ham hock pie with leek & thyme
Fungi Chicken: A free range British chicken, field & chestnut mushroom pie
Special: Check the Specials Board for delicious guest appearances
All pies are served piping hot with a choice of buttery mash, minted mushy peas and rich red wine gravy. Sides can be topped with crisp shallots and West Country cheddar.
The Brook is an 18+ venue, although youngsters of 14 and upwards can come to shows if accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
No more than two 14+ plus per adult.
Sometimes we do shows where our age policy is different. It will be stated on the listing of the show. i.e. Sometimes we do 14+, 16+ or 11-17 – Un-accompanied shows.
Please note that on the advice of Southampton Police – we only accept Passports or Photo Driving Licences as acceptable proof of age to buy alcohol. We do NOT accept any other form of age identification. We do NOT accept any national proof of age scheme cards. If you are lucky enough to look young – you will need I.D. If you are not sure – phone us before purchasing your tickets.
Under 16′s MUST be off the premises by 12 Midnight.
If you are bringing under 18′s with you, we accept any form of I.D. for them.
Under 18′s will not be admitted to Comedy Nights (unless age is stated on the show), as we feel the content provided by some of the comedians is not suitable for minors.
There is plenty of street parking on Portswood Road and in the Industrial Estate behind us. We have a good relationship with our neighbours, and the people who run the industrial units behind us do not mind our customers using their car parks in the evenings. Despite this – the road is used by large lorries 24hours. Don’t park on the corners, don’t block gates. Or we may have an irate lorry driver interrupting the show – reading out your number plate!
Do not leave your car overnight in anyone’s car park. They may clamp it or remove it. If you are planning to leave your car overnight, leave it in normal street parking (watch out for permit parking) or ask the doorstaff if you are not sure!! Clarke Lane’s car park is available in the evenings, they clamp cars between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm, so you can park there during a show – but don’t leave your car!
We have a good relationship with local police, and their advice is as with any city centre, do not leave anything valuable on show in your car when you park it. On the rare occasions when there has been a break in, it is when someone has left their mobile phone on the dashboard – and the kids just can’t resist.
Opening Times & Show Times…
Opening times and showtimes at the venue vary, depending on the day, the artist, and whether there is a support on the night. The times shown on our website are given as a guide and may be subject to change. To avoid disappointment, please check the times on the day of the show in case there are any changes.
Where stated, the show time will be the start of the support act if there is one booked, or the main act if no support is booked. If there is a DJ Support, it will be the start of the DJ Set.
Occasionally we will run to 1:00am – this will be clearly advertised on the gig listing.
Bars will close promptly half an hour before closing!
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.