Get The Led Out (GTLO) is an American Led Zepplin Experience like none other. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the group.
Why are there 6 guys in GTLO, when there were only 4 guys in Led Zeppelin?
GTLO’s mission is to bring the studio recordings of Led Zeppelin to life in concert. In the studio, Led Zeppelin layered many guitars, vocals, keyboards, and various other instruments in a process known as “overdubbing.” Quite simply, it’s physically impossible for only 4 people to recreate those amazing recordings in a live performance. Zeppelin themselves never attempted replicating their recorded work in concert, as it would have required hiring additional musicians, and they just weren’t about that. Get The Led Out however, is ALL about that!
With an “all hands on deck” approach, GTLO in some cases will call upon members of their crew, management team, and of course the lovely Diana DeSantis in an effort to bring you the songs of Led Zeppelin just the way you remember them!
I’ve seen other Led Zepplin “tribute” shows. Why should I check out GTLO?
There are many acts out there performing the music of Led Zeppelin. Most are impersonator groups that mimic Zeppelin’s live performances with the extended, improvisational versions of the songs. Others do a combination of this, and their own versions. In our humble opinion, Zeppelin’s mythic status is mostly based on the overwhelming impact of their iconic studio recordings, and the public’s insatiable desire to re-live, and re-experience those musical masterpieces over and over. Get The Led Out is the only act out there devoted to painstakingly recreating the songs in all their depth and glory. The GTLO concert experience is designed for those that want to play air guitar, air drums, air keyboards, and sing along all night to the greatest rock music ever made!
What is the unique instrument that Paul Hammond plays in “Whole Lotta Love” where he’s waving his hands around an antenna?
This unique instrument is called a Theremin and dates back to 1919. It was used on the original 1969 recording of “Whole Lotta Love”, and became a psychedelic staple in Zeppelin’s extended live version of the song.
Do you have an opening band at your shows?
GTLO is about ALL Zeppelin, ALL the time! While we appreciate all different kinds of music, and of course our fellow musicians out there performing it, our first priority and commitment is to the fans of Led Zeppelin.
Due to the time constraints imposed by the venues and local law enforcement, forty minutes devoted to an opening band, would mean forty LESS minutes of Led Zeppelin.
Why doesn’t the singer dye his hair blonde?
GTLO is not an impersonator act. It’s all about the music! Besides, we would have to get three dragon suits made!
Can I bring my kids to a GTLO show?
One of the greatest things we’ve found as GTLO has grown, is the multi-generational appeal of this music. It’s not uncommon to see kids with their parents and grandparents at a GTLO concert. So long as the venue allows children, you can be assured that it is an entirely family-friendly show (as long as you are okay with the subtle innuendo found in Robert Plant’s lyrics 😉
How long have you guys been together?
GTLO began in the fall of 2003. The group went through some changes in the early years, but soon became the band you know today.