Zepparella

Zepparella

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The Women rewriting the rules and throwing the words "TRIBUTE BAND" out the window.... ZEPPARELLA brings the Passion, the Beauty, the Agression, the Musicality of Led Zeppelin alive.

Biography

Welcome to Zepparella, four women intent on bringing the passion, the beauty, the aggression, the musicality of Led Zeppelin alive.

Zepparella delivers an explosive, emotional musical journey at every event. They take on the challenge of balancing their devotion to playing the songs as close to the original as possible, while taking advantage of their own musical communication and carrying the audience away on the ride.

The combination of personalities in Zepparella is something extraordinary. From the first time on stage there was such a strong musical connection that to the girls it felt like a homecoming. And in a musical career, that kind of connection may be the most elusive gift of all.

The players:

Anna Kristina, the popular Bay Area stage actress, vocalist, songwriter and solo artist, brings her seductive style and powerful range to front the band with consistently transcendent performances. Her soulful delivery is mesmerizing. For a list of her many projects and accomplishments, visit www.annakristina.com

Gretchen Menn applies her dazzling and emotive guitar playing to the leads. After her stint as Agnes Young in the top-grossing Bay Area band AC/DShe for three years, and then touring as the second guitarist in the national metal band BOTTOM, she now takes on the Page lines with an arresting ability that can’t be missed. Her current solo project, Sticks and Stones, showcases not only her guitar playing but also her remarkable songwriting skills. http://www.sticksandstonesmusic.com

Nila Minnerock’s seminal bass playing, dark, beautiful, aggressive, melodic, fills out the bottom end of the band. Her joined-at-the-hip connection with Clementine began eleven years ago in BOTTOM, and close to 20 trips around the US, Canada and Europe and three records have created the remarkably intuitive rhythm section that Zeppelin deserves. Nila also brings her rich melodic and experimental sense to compositions of electronic music for tango and soundtracks. http://www.myspace.com/achzicherz

Clementine tackles the best rock drumming ever written with her own powerfully passionate style, bringing the Motown influence of the Bonham groove to the forefront. As Phyllis Rudd in AC/DShe and throughout the run of BOTTOM, she developed a heavy-hitting sound suited to attempt Zeppelin. The musical connection established with Gretchen in AC/DShe and the lifelong rhythmic conversation with Nila creates the bond required to do this great music justice. In her solo project Francis Bakin, she fronts the band as main vocalist/songwriter. http://www.clemthegreat.com

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Individuals with widely diverse musical tastes, Led Zeppelin’s music is common ground. The magic of Zeppelin was the dynamic energy between the four musicians, and the songs allow Zepparella to feel that energy too. So it's natural that they begin a project of original music, The House of More. Their debut album is available at shows: http://www.myspace.com/thehouseofmore

Discography

"A PLEASING POUNDING" (2008) WhatAreRecords?
"LIVE AT 19 BROADWAY" (2005) Bonnyboy Records

Set List

Up to Three Hours of music, covering live and studio versions of Zeppelin songs from every record.