Led Zeppelin fans who want to check out Get the Led Out should not expect the musicians to look like the classic rock legends. They won’t improvise either.
Get the Led Out plays the recorded versions of Led Zeppelin songs.
“I love classic rock,” singer Paul Sinclair says. “We’ve heard the album versions a zillion times. Everybody knows those versions and every nuance of Robert Plant’s vocals and the drum fills.
“People can’t get enough of it, still. Why not just replicate what people already know and love?”
Get the Led Out plays the Chandler Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 26, and it’s a bit of a homecoming for the East Coast band.
“Chandler was one of the first places in Arizona that took a chance on us,” Sinclair says. “That’s a great pocket for us. The venue is great. There is a large concentration of classic rock fans in that region. With each show, we find more people.”
With Get the Led Out, each show is different, as the band wants to respect those who attend multiple gigs. Recently, Get the Led Out honored a fan who saw the act 300 times.
“You’re naturally going to hear ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and ‘Moby Dick’ each show,” he says. “There are maybe six songs that are there every night. But we play 20 songs a night. There is anywhere from 10 to 14 different songs from one night to the next. Zeppelin has a massive catalog.
“It encourages people to come. Fans follow us like the (Grateful) Dead.”
Sinclair loves his job as much as fans adore his band.
“I won’t be able to express how much joy I get from doing this,” he says. “When I was a kid watching the Monkees, I wanted to be Davy Jones. I would live a fun life, have pretty girls, travel with friends and stay up late. That’s the life I wanted to lead. I never thought I’d be in a Led Zeppelin tribute band in my 50s, but, by God, it’s the greatest thing.”
Get the Led Out
When: 7 p.m. Sunday, September 26
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler
Cost: $28 to $44
Info: 480.782.2680, chandlercenter.org