FRINGEWORLD 2017 – Zeppelin Was a Cover Band (3 stars)

Review by Kieran Eaton

Zeppelin Was a Cover Band is informative but is not very theatrical. There is a simple setup, one middle aged man giving a lecture with the aid of the occasional music. This one-man show gives a passionate Led Zeppelin fan, an opportunity to describe the history of the band with insight into what made them a cover band.

Many people would be skeptical on why this hard rock band should be considered a mere cover band. This is because when we think of cover bands, we usually think of semi-professional pub bands. This band was way beyond that assumption because their unique sound transcended lyrical similarities to artists of bygone eras. By contrasting these unique eras, you understand how creative Zeppelin was.

Stéfan Cédilot starts by sitting down and talking intensely about the influences of Led Zeppelin and what the artists were like before the formation of the band. In turn, he explains how the name of the band came about and how they wanted to be the heaviest rock band in the world. Cedilot then goes through their albums and in chronological order songs are deconstructed to demonstrate their multiple influences. These influences were so influential that Led Zeppelin were basing their music on covered songs. It is explained with so much detail and passion, all the storyteller’s information is never doubted.

If you love Led Zeppelin you will really connect with Cedilot, especially when you hear some classic songs that you can rock on to.


When: 1st – 5th February 2017 | 10:30pm

Where: The Shambles | Fringe Central | PERTH

Tickets: $26

Info: Duration 75 minutes | Suitable 15+