Spirit of Zeppelin    Musician
Sierra Madre , CA
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  • The Spirit of Zeppelin is precisely what their name implies.  This band is a seasoned trio of world-traveled, professional musicians who’ll give you the most passionate, energetic, and musically spot-on performance of Led Zeppelin’s music ever.
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Spirit of Zeppelin is precisely what their name implies. Spirit of Zeppelin brings the absolute best musical execution of Led Zeppelin songs to any live event. Their enthusiasm and spontaneous energy capture the true essence of a real Led Zeppelin performance.  Having collectively toured, performed, and recorded with Mick Jagger, Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Roger Daltrey, The Who, and many other legendary artists, Spirit of Zeppelin is unmatched in both ability and performance. Many things set the Spirit of Zeppelin apart from the myriad of other Led Zeppelin cover bands out there.  But, there’s one thing they do that other simply can’t: improvisation.  If you’ve ever heard or seen a real Led Zeppelin live performance, you know that their ability to take songs to a new place every night was the cornerstone of what they did.  The Spirit of Zeppelin is precisely what their name implies. This band is a seasoned trio of world-traveled, professional musicians who’ll give you the most passionate, energetic, and musically spot-on performance of Led Zeppelin’s music ever.Frank Simes – Guitar, Vocals Mark Romans – Drums, Vocals Bill Lanham – Bass, Vocals. Frank Simes is a Grammy-nominated and platinum-record awarded musician, guitarist, songwriter, composer, and record producer.  Frank is The Who's musical director and multi-instrumentalist, was the musical director and co-writer for Don Henley, and recorded and performed with Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, and Roger Daltrey.  Frank has composed over 1,500 musical pieces for Paramount TV, Cord Worldwide, Los Angeles Post Music, Boyd Communications, and OPM Productions, including national TV commercials, scores, and cues for TV and film.  Currently, Frank is writing a memoir of his extraordinary life playing with a long list of musical icons. Interweaving music, science, philosophy, and spirituality, Frank gives keynote speaking engagements entitled The Big Strum Theory at colleges and theaters, and intends to produce a documentary film based on the theme of his talk.MARK ROMANS Having studied with Joe Porcaro, Mark has worked with Don Felder, Jay Buchanan, Luz Rios, and The Magnet Monks.  As the featured drummer on Trust Your Ears, Jeff Ochletree's acclaimed instructional DVD, Mark Romans is a globally recognized John Bonham aficionado who expertly and passionately performs Bonzo’s contribution to the Zeppelin sound.  At the request of cymbal manufacturer Paiste, Mark recorded the complete hits for the reissued Paiste Giant Beat cymbal sample collection, as well as the samples for the entire Paiste catalog.  Navigate to John Bonham’s page at the drummerworld.com site, to watch and hear Mark play on John Bonham’s original and famed green-sparkle Ludwig drums, which Mark uses at every Spirit of Zeppelin show! BILL LANHAM Bill performed bass, synthesizer, and vocals on tour with Joe Walsh from 1999 through 2003,  and toured with The Bellrays and Michael Wainwright.  Bill has performed regularly at local shows and corporate shows with Phil X (Bon Jovi), Rick (“Ricky Z”) Zahariades (Sweet, Lauryn Hill), Jimmy Keegan (Spock’s Beard, Santana, John Waite) and Scott Devours (Roger Daltrey, The Who, Oleander). 
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