CAMBRIDGE — The Mid-Shore’s only noncommercial community FM radio station, WHCP, will bring the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Lez Zeppelin to Cambridge on Friday, March 13, to perform at its sixth annual spring gala.
“It’s only fitting that in the Year of the Woman WHCP will bring the best female musical virtuosos performing the most venerable hard rock for the ages,” said Mike Starling, WHCP founder and general manager.
Lez Zeppelin stays true to the musically audacious spirit of the original, delivering the legendary rock band’s blistering arrangements and monstrous sound note-for-note at sold-out shows around the world.
Lez Zeppelin has been featured on the BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH1, FOX and radio shows worldwide, such as Sirius XM and NPR. The group’s first studio album, “Lez Zeppelin,” was produced by legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix).
Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page said, “They played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship.”
Spin magazine dubbed the group “the most powerful female rock band in history.”
Lead guitarist Steph Paynes founded Lez Zeppelin, which also features Marlain Angelides as lead vocalist, Joan Chew on bass and keyboards and Lessa Harrington-Squyres on drums.
The band’s latest album, “The Island of Skyros,” was released in 2019 and features a string section.
447 Race Street will host the gala, which will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60, and include a catered dinner by Ava’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar, a cash bar and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit nonprofit Cambridge Community Radio, 101.5 FM. Tickets are available online at www.whcp.org.