IF A certain lager did tribute bands then you would be raising a glass to to Hats Off to Led Zeppelin.
Three years running the group was voted best Zeppelin tribute band in the UK.
Now, they’ve gone one better and been acclaimed as the UK’s best tribute band of any musical genre by the Entertainment Agents’ Association.
As a further endorsement they are managed by Warren Grant whose father, Peter, was Led Zeppelin’s manager.
“It’s great to be recognised and it’s all good publicity for the band,” says Kevin Jones, aka John-Paul Jones, ahead of the band’s date at Mossley’s George Lawton Hall on Friday, August 25.
“It’s easy for a band to described themselves as the ‘greatest’ tribute act when it might just be someone’s granny who thinks that. But to have the agents’ recognition like this makes it all the more official.”
Hats Off to Led Zeppelin have been entertaining heavy metal fans for eight years. Their Mossley gig is the first date of a busy Autumn schedule.
For Kevin it’s a quick return to the area, as he explained: “I played with Albert Cummings at Friezland Church Hall.
“I got talking to Neil Williams (promoter of George Lawton show) and we discussed the possibility of bringing the band to the area.
“We normally kick off our tours at the Stables in Milton Keynes. But Mossley is the first date this time.
“It’s handy because one of he guys in the band is from Blackpool. So, it’s a hit nearer for him!”
Jack Tanner (guitarist), Pete Eldridge (vocalist) and Toby Drummond (drummer) make up Hats Off to Led Zeppelin. Tickets cost £11 and are available online at: www.ents24.com