Jimmy Page at a Letz Zep show- December 16, 2005
A concert as part of the fund raising for the charity Task Brazil, a concert was held on Monday 13th Dec 2004 at The Borderline in London to raise funds and awareness.
Letz Zep have been involved in fund raising for the charity previously, taking part in The Great London River Race as part of a team rowing a Viking Longship (the aptly named 'Hammer of the Gods')
The charity's sponsor Jimmy Page was in the audience, for a blistering short set by Letz Zep.
Jimmy invited the members of Letz Zep to meet him. They all chatted for a while and enjoyed a drink at his table. He expressed his interest in the band, being particularly impressed by the vocal performance. Jimmy was kind enough to have a picture taken with Billy for our website.
He gave the band his blessing and wished us well, and expressed an interest in coming to a full performance by the band, and asked the band to 'Stay in touch and keep me informed with what you're doing'
For more information on the charity check out their website.
India trip- November 16, 2005
Letz Zep vocalist Billy Kulke recently followed in Led Zeppelin's footsteps with a two week tour of India, performing with local musicians in Goa, Munnar and to an audience of over 5000 people at the Shimoga Festival. The blond singer had to be escorted back to his hotel at Shimoga as he was getting mobbed! Billy also sang "Going to California" on Kerala's main TV station, to an estimated audience in excess of 20 million people.
Traveling by Royal Enfield 350 Bullet motorcycle (the best way to take in the breathtaking scenery of the sub-continent) also led to a very close encounter with a 14 foot long King Cobra. To see a King Cobra close up in its natural environment is considered by locals to be a fortunate omen which brings good luck. After this remarkable encounter with one of the world's most deadly serpents, fellow travellers could not believe that a 350 Bullet could travel at the speed achieved by Billy that day! Next stop - Kashmir of course...
Iron Maiden at Letz Zep show- March 19, 2005
Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers recently attended a Letz Zep show, and was so impressed that when he met the the band afterwards he offered to write a brief review, which runs as follows:
"If you want to get the 'Led out' and Page and Plant are otherwise engaged, then the only real option you've got is Letz Zep! Billy Plant and the boyz will take you through a roller coaster ride of all the classics like you are unlikely to ever hear again if Robert and Jimmy don't start talking to each other soon, but that's another story. If you can't get the real brew, then this is the closest to the real thing that you are ever likely to see and hear, the playing is impeccable and the Band rocks just like the real thing. Brilliant!"
Janick Gers, Iron maiden at a Letz Zep show
John Paul Jones in Frankfurt- January 6, 2005
Letz Zep drummer Simon Jeffrey was introduced to none other than John Paul Jones himself, receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award. Simon had a good old chat with JPJ, who said he'd heard of Letz Zep and remembered that Robert Plant attended a Letz Zep show), and found that amusing.
Simon continues 'He was more than happy to pose with me for a pic, even though I'm nearly ripping his shoulder off with my grip! All in all it was a great honour to meet him and an opportunity I wont forget.'
John Paul Jones wished Letz Zep 'All the best!' and said he hoped to catch the band live one day.
Robert Plant at Letz Zep show- February 1, 2003
Legendary Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant was seen at a Letz Zep show in London.
Interviewed in Q Magazine he said '
'I had heard of Letz Zep, I was told some good things about the band, and I knew how ridiculous I looked then - I mean I look ridiculous now - but I wanted to see how other people saw me.
''I walked in, I saw me, and made immediate eye contact with the singer''
"They were playing The Ocean and they all looked up from the stage and I was like God, I've been sussed. "I thought what do I do now? Do I get up and do The Battle Of Evermore with this guy?
He also spoke on VH1 TV about the band, he continued.
'I'm a big supporter of Live music, and if kids today go see Letz Zep, and what they are inspired by what they hear to pick up an instrument and start a band, and go on to create new music, then that is fine by me. The Circle turns'
Letz Zep vocalist Billy Kulke was invited to The Hammersmith Apollo, for the performance by Robert Plant, upon meeting the ex-Zep vocalist at the after show party, Robert commented on how much the Letz Zep vocalist looked like him, he thought it was 'Spooky; how strong the likeness was.
Plant also commented that he had enjoyed the Letz Zep show. He also said he thought Billy had a good voice, and recommended he should get involved with another project to run along with Letz Zep, and do some original material, as he would be interested in hearing such a project'
Plant has also been reported, when quizzed about possible a Led Zeppelin re-union, as saying 'If you want to a Zeppelin gig, go see Letz Zep!'
Page and Plant send their best wishes- January 4, 2002
Letz Zep do their first ever handful of shows, and both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant soon get to hear from of the band, and their growing reputation.
They sent a plaque from their latest tour, along with messages of good will to the band.
Both the Ex-members of Led Zeppelin said the were 'impressed' with the bands set list, which included songs like 'Achilles Last Stand' and 'Ten Years Gone' Plant in particular thought the band must be good to have such and ambitious song selection.
Both Jimmy and Robert also expressed an interest incoming to see the band in concert, such is the bands growing reputation.