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Song Remains: Led Zeppelin Tribute Show

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Capturing the eclectic sound of Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin have certainly created a legacy that still influences music today.

87 songs, 9 albums and recording the one song perhaps most covered by other musicians ever.

One of the originators of heavy metal, their tours were infamous for being drug-addled and debaucherous. Many people contend that Led Zeppelin was to the 70's what the Beatles were to the 60's.

They certainly were influential, and dedicated to their art. Controlling all aspects of the marketing and release of their works, they also refused to release singles (even Stairway to Heaven from their untitled fourth album). Their first album was recorded in nine days, just a month after the band had formed / reformed after The Yardbirds split up.

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Each of their nine studio albums placed in the top 10 of the Billboard album chart and six reached the number-one spot. They achieved eight consecutive UK number-one albums, and have sold a total of over 200 million albums worldwide.

Their influences range from blues, folk, rock, world music and pyschedelia. Add Robert Plant's vocals and Jimmy Page's guitar playing to this mix, and you start to capture what defined these pioneers.

Described as "the heaviest band of all time", "the biggest band of the Seventies", and "unquestionably one of the most enduring bands in rock history" by Rolling Stone, it sometimes feels as if there aren't enough superlatives or awards to fully describe or recognise their contribution to music.

Song Remains
was formed in 1997 in Brisbane as a tribute to Led Zeppelin, achieving the power and magic of the legendary 1970's supergroup.

The band has a high energy two hour plus show covering Zeppelin's finest moments including: Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Dazed and Confused, Black Dog, Nobody's Fault But Mine and many more classics, as well as some surprise gems.

The lineup consists of four Led Zeppelin freaks - Cam Brown (vocals), Mick Bristow (guitar), Milan Savimaki (bass) and Bevan Bancroft (drums).

Led Zeppelin is one of the most notoriously hard bands to reproduce and this group of seasoned professionals has done it full justice. Hard core Zeppelin fans are always stunned by the accuracy and vibrance of Song Remains live show. The music speaks for itself; this is the best Led Zeppelin show in Australia!

queensport hotel, hemmant, brisbane

The show will hosted by the Queensport Hotel in Hemnant. If you missed the recent Ride the Lightning Metallica tribute show, then you have no excuse not to come along this free event at the premier venue for live music in Brisbane.

The Queensport is committed to supporting live music (keep up to date with their upcoming events here) . The hotel has a great outdoor area, no noise restrictions, plenty of parking, and some great beers on tap. The bistro is well known for some great counter meals.

If you want to take the train, it's a quick ten minute walk from Hemmant station on the Cleveland line (plan your journey here).

To go on the mailing list for future events, join Brissy Tribute Bands, the most active live music social group in Brisbane, or like their Facebook page . The Queensport hosts at least two free tribute bands a month.
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Why? Free live music
When: 6pm
Phone: (07) 3908 5500
Where: Queensport Hotel, 49 Gosport St Hemmant
Cost: Free
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