LIMA — Lead singer Paul Sinclair said Get the Led Out is not just any old tribute band.
Get the Led Out formed in 2013 by a group of aspiring performers who all shared one thing — a love for the music of Led Zeppelin.
“There are lots of bands that do the tribute thing that don’t put a lot of the effort that others do. People can have a negative connotation when they hear ‘tribute band’ because they think it’s not very good,” Sinclair explained. “We aren’t a bunch of weekend warriors who come out in costumes and play a role. We are lifers in the business and have been trying our whole lives to create a career in music and this is what it eventually turned into.”
Though the group likes to mix up the setlist for nearly every performance, concertgoers are sure to hear favorites like “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love” and “Kashmir” in all their glory.
“For me, maybe not for everybody, when we go to a concert, we want to hear the songs the way we know them and sing along,” Sinclair said. “If you’re going to do a tribute show, it has to be how the world embraced the recorded music — the songs playing on the radio every hour, that one version that we’ve all fallen in love with over and over.”
In doing so, the band tries to bring every nuance of Zeppelin’s music to life.
“When bringing a song to stage, we want to represent those little things, those goosebump moments in these songs and the things that got you excited in the first place,” Sinclair explained. “One section everyone waits to sing along with is the ‘My, my, my’ in ‘Thank You’ — it’s so iconic. There are a million little things just like that from these recordings that we try to deliver in concert.”
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