“RAMBLE On” performed by my Florida Keys Led Zeppelin Tribute Band during filming for the movie “The Making Of a Tribute Band in the Florida Keys” April 11, 2021 Marathon Country Club. Wayne Sorbelli guitar & effects, Karri Daley vocals, David Bryce Warren drums & Vocals, Francois Gehin bass, midi keys & flute.
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I say my Led Zep act has “grownup” & is a teenager now. I started out with the idea to do a legit zep tribute band while playing in the Key West Rock Band called DWC STRAIN (the house band for the restaurant/music venue) themed after it’s multi-season famous HOTROD muscle car TV show. David Warren was drumming AND lead singing for that band – and we played an increasingly high majority of Led Zep sets upon the sheer amount of bulk requests.
Now I say “It” (my KEY WEST Led Zep tribute band idea) had grown into the Florida Keys Led Zeppelin Tribute Band (thanks to Cliff Rydell for imagining, executing & producing this movie about the Making of a real tribute band in the keys) This helped with my band’s transition into adolescence. Meaning it’s grown from simply the Key West Led Zeppelin Tribute Band to a full scale FLORIDA KEYS Led Zeppelin tribune band.
Like the Vikings we sing about in our opening song – “The Immigrant Song“. I plan on “claiming” the Keys territory with my Zeppelin Act by working hard enough to become the best at doing it!!
I can’t wait to meet you all again when it’s all grown up and playing somewhere like Key West Arena shows in the near & continuing future.
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During DWC STRAIN’s cover of Led Zeppelin’s epic “Whole Lotta Love” last week at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill I used my new Dean Thoroughbred guitar, two different tap delay pedals simotaniously, my Dunlop Crybaby Jimmy Hendrix Wah Wah pedal, and a small glass slide worn on my pinky finger to recreate Jimmy Page’s theremin sections of the song. It worked very well in my opinion as a credible option of recreating those famous sections without having to purchase, transport, and set up another instrument and more gear for each show.
When we do “Whole Lotta Love”, which is almost every show, the middle sections of the song (the big trippy sections where the theremin squeals and vocal screams and sexual moans etc are) has been becoming a musical playground for us. It has taken on a formlessness that has opened some sonic doors for us as musicians allowing us to morph into different sequences of other songs akin to what Page, Plant, Jones & Bonham were doing during their live shows – which is morph into a few other sectiong s of songs before cleverly musically morphing back into the main section of WHole Lotta Love! We’ve been blending “How Many More Times” as well as some old rock standard riffs similar to what Zeppelin was doing live in the 1970’s during the now infamous “Song Remains The Same” live shows and soundtracks.
Catch my band DWC STRAIN live at Gas Monkey (217 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040 next to Irish Kevin’s) most Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Live Classic Rock & Blues Jam Band DWC Strain TONIGHT Thursday 3-9-17 Gas Monkey Key West 7pm-11pm
I’m VERY excited about tonight’s show!! Hopefully we will get a chance to play and jam a few new songs tonight. My favorite musical project this week has been figuring out Jimmy Page’s solos for The Ocean which is one of my favorite Led Zeppelin songs.
Last week Carter broke into some Johnny Cash and that was very very cool! Then at one point we broke into some FUNK classics right in the middle of Joe Walsh’s FUNK #49. I hope we do that again at tonight’s show.
Besides Led Zeppelin, some of my favorite music is our Pink Floyd sets. I love trying to get Richard Wright’s keyboard lines on my glass or chrome slide. And of course trying to squeeze the tone out of my guitar like David Gilmore is always fun and rewarding as a musician and constant student.
As usual we will be playing the BEST classic rock, rock, and blues rock AND a set or so of PINK FLOYD this Thursday, Friday and Saturday 3/9 3/10 & 3/11 2017 From 7pm to 11pm at World Famous Gas Monkey Bar & Grill located at 217 Duval Street Key West Florida 33040.
check for scheduled shows and band updates on this Island Guitar PAGE for my band DWC STRAIN at http://www.DWCstrain.com