Ten Years Gone | Denver | Estd. 2013
John McGah – Vocals
Cody Sickler – Lead Guitar
Joe Lederman – Drums
Bret Perrin – Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals
Bill Galey – Keyboards/Rhythm Guitar
J. Simms – (Bass)
“Led Zeppelin tribute bands are not uncommon, but Ten Years Gone is one of the really fun ones. The lights, the quality, the energy, the look; the act’s live performances do not disappoint. Lead singer John McGah and the rest of the band possess a certain rock star presence that is essential to performing Led Zeppelin’s music. ” – Westword Magazine
Ten Years Gone – A Led Zeppelin Tribute brings all the sound, energy, and visuals to authentically re-create the amazingly memorable Led Zeppelin experience. By combining the best live performance and studio album sound, Ten Years Gone gives music fans the ultimate tribute show to one of the greatest rock bands there ever was. Faithful re-creations of stage setups, equipment, style, and sound brings the fan back to when the Hammer of the Gods was held by Led Zeppelin.
Ten Years Gone is lead by John McGah and his soaring vocals. He delivers on Robert Plant’s iconic style and vintage high notes to a degree not many singers can reach. His high-energy and front-man prowess brings audiences to their feet at every show. Newcomer Cody Sickler’s astute knowledge of Zeppelin’s musical catalog and Jimmy Page’s lead-guitar style brings Ten Years Gone to a new height of authenticity. His use of Jimmy Page’s famous Marshall amps and Les Paul guitars brings all of the classic tones to the stage. Bret Perrin on rhythm and acoustic strings rounds out the wall of guitars that can be heard on Zeppelin’s studio recordings. Bret’s guitar element on electric and acoustic guitars and intermittent backing vocals amplifies the band’s sound audience members hear at shows. On bass is J. Simms who takes his role as John Paul Jones very seriously. He hits all of the legendary bass lines that function as the glue which holds all the sound together and is what makes audience members tap their feet. Multi-instrumentalist Bill Galey’s orchestral touch on the keyboards and acoustic guitars is paramount in the recreation of Led Zeppelin’s music. He leads the band through epic show stoppers such as “Kashmir” and the beautiful “Rain Song.” On drums, Joe Lederman has mastered John Bonham’s thunderous style. As a lifelong fan of Bonzo, Joe has meticulously studied Zeppelin’s bombastic percussive side since he was a young boy; and he takes special pride in performing an authentically-inspired “Moby Dick” drum solo.
The band reproduces all of the hits, deep cuts, and folk and blues inspired songs in a way that captures all of the light and shade aesthetics, which Jimmy Page touts as one of the key aspects in Led Zeppelin’s music. Ten Years Gone’s incredible sonic and visual presence has developed on Colorado’s theater and festival stages for five years.
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