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.
Music Club at Football Club
We are a music club with twice monthly live bands of many types and styles appearing at our venue The Northcourt which is located on the corner of Oxford Road and Northcourt Road in Abingdon. Our gigs will normally be held on a Friday night.
We have long felt that our function room was underused so a few of us music fans got together to organise a music night to combine and solve two problems in Abingdon at the same time. A lack of a good, high quality music venue in the local area and to attract bands to come and play there. Our objective is to provide a great environment for the band to play in and for the audience to enjoy them in. All acts that appear at The Northcourt will be genuine musicians playing instruments and not just singers with backing tapes. Part of our ethos is to encourage the performance of live music and the development of musicians and their talents.
Our function room is fully licensed and can hold up to 200 persons there is also a lounge bar to relax and enjoy a few drinks and a chat before or after the gigs. There is ample parking at our facility and in a carpark situated adjacent to our location. The Northcourt was set up and actually physically built by local people and members here in Abingdon. It has always been intended to be at the heart of the local community and we are determined that it shall continue to provide the facilities, activities and events that the area needs or lacks.
We will be delighted to welcome music fans to any and all of our events no matter where you come from near or far and you will be guaranteed a good night's entertainment here at The Northcourt. And...you can always guarantee we will never charge you a booking fee on your tickets if you come to us direct.
Please note that though we do provide limited seating this is on a first come first served basis and ticket purchase does not entitle the holder to seating since The Northcourt is considered an all standing venue.
The Northcourt is also home to Abingdon United FC and Abingdon United Woman's FC.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.