Lez Zeppelin I’m not usually a fan of tribute bands, but I’ll certainly make an exception for the excellent Lez Zeppelin, an all-girl band from New York, who play with absolute passion and great musicianship and add a gender-bending twist to the music of the great Led Zeppelin. They are more of a ‘she-incarnation’ of their heroes than a tribute band. They perform Zep’s music with superb accuracy and are a darned exciting live rock band.


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Arthur Brown Arthur Brown and his band take the stage with masks and facepaint, as their organist plays a whimsical rendition of ‘Tea for Two’. This morphs into the more sinister ‘Nightmare’, a track from his famous psychedelic debut album ‘The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’. Like many of Brown’s tracks it has a heavy Hammond organ sound backing his wailing vocals from the fires of hell. Not surprisingly, Arthur’s set tonight features a number of songs from this album including, of course, ‘Fire’.


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Wilko Johnson I was due to review Wilko Johnson at the Robin2 at the end of last year, but his tour was cancelled. Fans were stunned when it was then announced that the celebrated guitarist and songwriter had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. That might have been the end of his musical story, except that Wilko has defiantly chosen to launch a farewell tour. Everyone in the audience at the Robin2 tonight knows that the gig is going to be a momentous event.


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