ROBERT PLANY 'BY MYSELF' BBC DOCUMENTARY:
Robert talks about growing up in the back country, life in Led Zeppelin and his solo career.
As one of the greatest vocalists of rock, he explains how it was for him to break out of the rock-god cliché and find his own sound with his new band in the 80's and early 90's, and the reunion with Jimmy Page in the mid-90's. He then talks about The Strange Sensation and his latest collaborations with Krauss and the new Band of Joy. Includes music snippets and rare footage and photographs.
Well worth watching for any fan of Led Zeppelin and Robert Plant.
Robert Plant, the legendary singer of Led Zeppelinwill be making his long awaited NZ debut this Easter with his band Sensational Space Shifters.
Robert Plant is regarded as one of the most timeless and significant voices in the history of the rock music genre. He made his first commercial recordings in 1966. In 1967, he had also formed a group called the Band of Joy, with drummer John Bonham. Soon, Bonham, Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones assembled to become The New Yardbirds, which became Led Zeppelin.
Plant has since had a successful solo career, producing albums with Jimmy Page and recordings with bands like The Honeydrippers, Priory of Brion, and Strange Sensation. In 2010 he released an album with the Band of Joy, co-produced by his band mate Buddy Miller which received 2 Grammy Award nominations. In 2011, he was voted in a Rolling Stone readers’ pick as first place in ‘the best lead singers of all time’
Robert Plant will be treating NZ audiences with some of his Led Zeppelin hits and if the set lists from his recent South America tour are anything to go by, you may be listening to the momentous ‘Friends’, ‘Black Dog’ , ‘Whole Lotta Love’, ‘Rock and Roll’, ‘Going to California’ alongside the sounds of his new project The Sensational Space Shifters which are said to be a loose band "inspired by the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton and drawing on influences collected in a lifetime of meander and journeying." Along-side Robert Plant will be his semi-regular guitarist Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara from Gambia, Justin's ritti - playing partner in their duo Juju.
This is going to be one hell of a ‘once in a lifetime’ show
Tuesday 9th April TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Thursday 11th April Vector Arena, Auckland