Purple Zeppelin dream gig pays tribute to two greats

Purple Zeppelin
Purple Zeppelin

Purple Zeppelin, The Capitol, Horsham, Saturday, August 2

Voted Best Tribute Act of 2012, Purple Zeppelin take to the stage at The Capitol Theatre, Horsham, on Saturday, August 2.

This unique show is dedicated to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin – arguably the two greatest rock bands of all time.

This is the first time such a gig has been attempted anywhere in the world with the same group of musicians playing both bands.

Respected rock biographer Chris Welch, who saw both bands at their peak and has written many books about Led Zeppelin, saw the show and wrote: “This highly entertaining and musically authentic tribute band dared to match the brilliance of the originators.”

So how do Purple Zeppelin attempt to capture the essence of two such iconic bands?

“One of the challenges is that there are just so many great songs to choose from,” the band has stated.

“We’ve had to develop a new approach that includes as many of the tracks as possible that people expect to hear.

“We call it playing ‘the best bits all of the time’ and it enables us to include more than 30 songs, so you’ll definitely hear your favourites plus one or two surprises. It’s a theatrical insight into these two giants of rock, complete with special effects, onstage ‘artistic differences’ and even some crowd participation. You’ll also see a few things that you might not have expected!”

The accent is firmly on entertainment with Ritchie Blackmore’s Lute, Jimmy Page’s twin neck Guitar and Theremin, and a very special Violin Bow Solo. Tickets cost £18. Call the box office on 01403 750220 or visit www.thecapitolhorsham.com.