Led Zepagain (1988 - Present)
As they are celebrating their 30th year in existence in 2018, Sony recording artists Led Zepagain have become highly regarded as the most accurate and authentic replication of Led Zeppelin in the world today. With well over a million downloads on iTunes to their credit, Led Zepagain’s popularity has also seeped into pop culture by having been mentioned on the network TV shows “The Gilmore Girls”, “Chicago Fire” and “Bad Judge” !
In January of 2004, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page himself attended a Led Zepagain show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. He was absolutely astonished at the bands accuracy stating “It’s amazing how much you sound like us. You must have grown up on this because you were inside the music, and you paid attention to detail in your presentation…I can tell you guys really love our music!”
This encounter led to the members of Led Zepagain attending Led Zeppelin's 2007 Reunion Concert at London's O2 Arena by invitation of Mr. Page as well as a surprise visit from Jason Bonham in March of 2009 as he sat in with the band on their encore performance of the song "Rock and Roll". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w6noToYSqQ
Led Zepagain was honored to have been featured on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” in 2014, and were asked to come back for an encore performance in March of 2017 to perform the iconic Led Zeppelin lV album in it’s entirety.
Having played nationally and internationally in such places as Japan, Russia, Ireland, Panama, Alaska, Germany, Chile, Bosnia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Canada, Paraguay, Kosovo, Mexico City and Guam, Led Zepagain regularly performs to packed houses all over the world. We guarantee that from the sound and the look, to the vintage equipment and costuming, Led Zepagain will be the closest thing that you will ever see to a live Led Zeppelin performance! Come on out and see what Jimmy Page was talking about.
Swan Montgomery (Robert Plant)
Vocals / Harp
Born in Drogheda, Ireland, Swan Montgomery is an Irish entrepreneur, musician, vocalist and producer/engineer most notable as the lead singer of internationally successful tribute band “Led Zepagain.. Montgomery is the voice of “Robert Plant and has helped with the continued the success of Led Zepagain which was founded in 1988 in Ventura, California by Tracy Longo. Swan is the longest severing member. The group has toured the world including the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Japan, South America, etc., performing sold out shows worldwide in major international venues, concert halls, performing arts centers, etc. Swan was also invited to perform on stage with The Who vocalist Roger Daltry as well as being a guest vocalist with many other internationally known musicians. As a solo artist, Swan is about to release his second solo CD of original world music called Ogham with co-writer Bo Weinberg
ANTHONY DAVID THYMIAKOS (JIMMY PAGE)
Electric & Acoustic Guitar / Mandolin
Anthony David picked up his first guitar, which was given to him by his grandmother, at the tender age of 12. That sparked the passion of music that was dormant inside of him. Music was his escape from everything around him. He spent all his time teaching himself how to play. At 15, Anthony David discovered the amazing talent of Led Zeppelin's guitarist Jimmy Page! From then to the present, Anthony David has devoted himself to emulate the passion, talent and marvel that is Jimmy Page.
JIM WOOTTEN (JOHN PAUL JONES)
Bass / Keys/ Mandolin / Acoustic Guitar
Led Zepagain multi-instrumentalist Jim Wootten comes from a very musical family that bred many professional musicians, most notably, his father Red Wootten who played bass with Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman to name a few, and his uncle and aunt, world renown recording artists Les Paul and Mary Ford who had 16 top ten hits in the 1950’s.
“I feel extremely blessed to have grown up in a family that was so musically inclined. It instilled in me a love for music and inspired me to pursue my own dream of becoming a professional musician. Jim’s hallmark is his attention to detail and has played in a variety of original and cover bands over the years, mainly concentrating on tribute bands over the last 13 years.“ I particularly enjoy playing in tribute bands because of the challenge of trying to replicate an artist’s music with note for note accuracy.
Jim fills the demanding role of John Paul Jones masterfully; covering bass, keyboards, mandolin, bass pedals, acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars and backing vocals. Jim’s other tribute projects include the popular southern California tributes The Long Run “Experience the Eagles, and Deja Vu “Celebrating the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
SCOTT BROOKS (John Bonham)
Drums / Percussion
To say that Scott Brooks is a Bonham disciple is a huge understatement, he’s not only extremely meticulous when it comes to learning the songs accurately, but he also goes to great lengths to capture Bonzo’s distinct appearance with period accurate costuming, make-up and exact replicas of his vintage drum kits.
So please join us in welcoming Scott to the Led Zepagain family, we feel that he is the perfect choice to usher us into an exciting new era for Led Zepagain. We have a lot of great shows coming up through the end of this year as well as plans to launch our 35th anniversary tour at the beginning of 2023.
Please take a moment to read a message that Scott wrote to you our friends and family upon learning that he would be assuming the Bonham role in Led Zepagain:
Led Zeppelin is arguably the most famous band ever and that was in part because of the most outstanding and original drummer of our time, whose popularity and influence continue to resonate within the world of music and beyond.
Bringing John Bonham’s thunderous drums back to life is every drummer’s dream. Mastering his many approaches, grace notes, laid back funky, swinging feel, colors of orchestral percussion, power, finesse, dynamics and improvisational skills.
Dedicating my life to music has been a progressive experience in pursuit to build my knowledge and skill. I have a deep appreciation for Bonzo as to what he was able to convey; the emotion, the passion. My musical approach behind the kit demonstrates that I have a profound understanding of what made him tick…and I plan to bring the boom! These are the qualities that I intend to share on stage with the mighty, “Led Zepagain”.
September 2018, I made the journey to the home town of Mr. John Henry Bonham for the unveiling of his memorial statue and his life celebration concert. I had the honour of meeting Mrs. Patricia Bonham and family, shared libations and heard stories from John’s family I friends. I felt a connection to our drumming hero and left with a better understanding of who this man was. It was an event that I will remember and cherish forever.
In Redditch, England hometown of John Henry Bonham visiting Bonzo’s memorial by Mark Richards. Truly an inspiration.