Knitting Factory Presents
Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, Dawn Of Life
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.
Hailing from the gritty sonic proving grounds of Spokane, WA, power-trio Dawn of Life seamlessly bridge the divide between the classic rock greats and the modern legends. Since their inception in 2012, Dawn of Life has carved their unique niche in the Spokane music scene with live shows known for their high energy performances and larger than life sound. Referencing artists as diverse as Led Zeppelin, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Jack White, Dawn of Life has a style that is unapologetically original and impossible to pigeon hole into a single niche or genre.
Formed in 2012 as a rock duo by brothers Stephen and Sam Shoemaker ( guitar / vocals and drums respectively), Dawn of Life expanded in 2015 with the addition of bassist G Train to become the powerhouse trio they are today. The band's sound has evolved along with their popularity in the local and regional scene. Dawn of Life has performed extensively throughout the region, including amongst others support sets for national acts Zoso- The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute, The Young Dubliners, and international touring artist The Marcus King Band at Spokane's top tier Knitting Factory Concert House.
Dawn of Life is currently wrapping up work on their first full length album, the as-yet untitled work recorded at the band's own Infinity Studios in Spokane. In the true spirit of rock 'n roll, the band worked hard to capture in their recording the spontaneous energy that defines Dawn of Life's live performances. As guitarist Stephen
Shoemaker explains of their decision to record basic tracks live in the studio, “ Sam and I played so much off each other – we feed off each other playing live and we went into the studio with that mindset.” The resulting album, with an expected early-mid 2018 release date, is sure to be a rock tour-de-force.
Dawn of Life's 2018 tour plans include expanding to venues regionally throughout the NW in support of the new album – and the band is eagerly anticipating the experience of playing new cities and meeting new fans. A Dawn of Life show is a universal musical experience certain to be well received by almost any audience, and perhaps best defined by drummer Sam Shoemaker: “ we're groove music; we're all about good music and fun times and just being able to connect.”