Knitting Factory Presents
Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Dawn Of Life, Evan Egerer
Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it's much more than just being a tribute. It's about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly-wound talent and authenticity.
Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso's 2400 live shows around the world, including slots at major festivals such as Bonnaroo and Rib America Fest, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market.
Zoso's live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It's in the way they play: Each band member's mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot-on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding visual imagery recreates the music, magic, and mystery of a Zeppelin concert. The impact is so powerful that band members constantly hear from young rockers that they were the catalyst behind turning them into new, die-hard Zeppelin fans.
Their passion, musical ability, showmanship and precise attention to detail earned them critical acclaim, name recognition and a loyal national following. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as being "head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes," and the Chicago Sun-Times declared Zoso is "the closest to the original of any tribute."
If you missed Led Zeppelin live in the 70's or are looking to relive the "Hammer of the Gods" phenomenon, you must experience what the St. Petersburg Times calls "the most exacting of the Zeppelin tribute bands in existence."
Zoso is: Matt Jernigan-Robert Plant; John McDaniel-Jimmy Page; Adam Sandling-John Paul Jones; Bevan Davies-John Bonham.
Dawn Of Life consists of Stephen Shoemaker on guitar, vocals, keys and bass. and Sam Shoemaker behind the Drums. Influenced by the classic sounds of the 60’s and 70’s, Dawn Of Life re translates the music for new generations to enjoy and appreciate. With the funky dance rhythms to the intense heavy grooves, Dawn Of Life taps into all genres to deliver a time capsule of music that the whole family can enjoy. They approach each song as if it was a conversation between instruments. Each musician uses their unique feel to communicate with each other and the audience. The transfer of energy is what Dawn Of Life strides for, from up above, through the instruments and to you, the music lovers!
This band was formed in July 2012 but we have been playing shows since October 2012.
There are songs that cut through a noisy crowd and invite audiences to stop and listen. Whether that’s from the sound of the voice, the melody, or the songwriting, Evan Egerer has songs that do just that. Beginning his acoustic rock music career in Tri Cities, WA, Evan has branched out across the West Coast and established himself as an artist worth watching.
Known for a powerful vocal style and a loop pedal technique that creates a full sound, Evan is not an artist who performs as background music. Stomping his way through buildups, Evan’s live performances are not to be missed.
Taking cues from bands like Needtobreathe, The Civil Wars, and The Black Keys, Evan writes memorable riffs that combine with soulful vocals. As he travels with the 1967 Martin guitar he inherited from his father, his musical style is one that makes a statement and demonstrates more than just a musical hobby.
Since the release of his "Distance" EP, he has gone on to win a national competition to perform at Creation Festival NW, and continued to win a slot on the main stage. Since then, he has secured multiple dates opening for Crowder music. Driven on by critical acclaim for his musical style and vocals, Evan is ready to push forward and take his place among groundbreaking artists who have worked their way to the forefront of the music industry. It’s work, but it’s passion.