Jump to content

Sierra

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening

Recommended Posts

On thurday night just past I experienced the best concert of my life!

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening


The musicians that Jason has put together for his band are simply amazing.

Jason Bonham - Drums

Jimmy Sakurai - Lead Guitar

James Dylan - Vocals

Alex Howland - Keyboards

Dorian Heartsong - Bass Guitar

Jason on drums is just like his legendary dad "Bonzo" ... spectacular in every way!

Jimmy Sakurai has the moves, the hair, the cloths and the guitar skills to make a perfect Jimmy Page.

James Dylan on vocals is increadible ... his power, tone and register is the same as Robert Plant in his prime.

Close your eyes and this is Led Zeppelin playing ... truly special!


This wasn't just an ordinary concert though, it was a showcase of Jason and his relationship with his dad and Led
Zeppelin and what it all meant to him.
Jason would narrate and interact with the audience throughout the show as he showed family filmclips and photos on the
big screen ... it really was a night from his heart.

For me there was many goose bump moments as Led Zeppelin has been my lifelong favourite band.
The highlight for me was when they played Moby Dick and the legenday drum solo that "bonzo" would do.

Before playing the song Jason explained how his dad was interviewed back in 1970 and was asked the question "what would
be one of your biggest dreams" (or something similar) and John's reply was "To play drums at Wembley Stadium with my son"
... Jason was only 4 years old at the time.
Many many years later and after forming this band Jason was finally able to fullfill has dad's dream.

And with that launched into playing Moby Dick with footage of his dad on the big screen behind him playing Moby Dick from
a Zeppelin concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

It was an aural onslaught of Bonham Snr & Jnr going off tap on the drum solo together ... so loud ... so precise the
timing between the two of them ... absolutely stunning ... and blew the audience away!
Not only did it give me goose bumps ... it made me tear up as well ...


If you are a Led Zeppelin fan ... this band is a must see ... and with a bit of luck they will be back again given the
audience reaction on the night. 

The photos are not good ... being right at the back and with only a phone ... But I was there!!!! 

JBLZE_01.jpg

JBLZE_02.jpg

JBLZE_03.jpg

JBLZE_04.jpg

JBLZE_05.jpg

JBLZE_06.jpg

JBLZE_07.jpg

JBLZE_08.jpg

JBLZE_09.jpg

JBLZE_10.jpg

JBLZE_11.jpg

JBLZE_12.jpg

JBLZE_13.jpg

JBLZE_14.jpg

JBLZE_15.jpg

JBLZE_16.jpg

JBLZE_17.jpg

JBLZE_18.jpg

JBLZE_19.jpg

JBLZE_20.jpg

JBLZE_21.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This bloke pretty much nails this.....one of their best songs IMHO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I only heard about the Sydney show the day after!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, LogicprObe said:

 

I only heard about the Sydney show the day after!

They were originally supposed to tour in January but it got postponed.

I only stumbled upon it by accident in late March so was lucky to get tickets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, kab said:

This bloke pretty much nails this.....one of their best songs IMHO.

Yep ... that's an excellent rendition of Achilles Last Stand ... also one of my fav Led Zep songs.
Dan Zalac's strongest influences as a drummer where Buddy Rich and John Bonham ... little wonder he plays it so well.
Love the 3 different camera angles too.
Thanks for the link.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah so this was what you were talking about on the ph and at the yum cha day...

You sly dog you!

Lucky bugger too. Good ph pics mate.

 

*I saw his dad at Kooyong in 72 I think but @Zen Mister will confirm the right date.

** which venue was this at btw?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Good bless the bootleggers.

( If any of you tech you savvy blokes know how to download/ save this sort of utube  clip, I would totally dig a copy - @Sierra  you know how to plug things in.)

Billy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really wanted to go see them at Kooyong but the old man wouldn't let me,

mind you i was only 8 at the time.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wagged school, form 3 at Syndal Tech, did the same for Black Sabbath without a ticket.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are on at the Tivoli tonight in Brisbane, apparently I'm going too :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Muon N' said:

They are on at the Tivoli tonight in Brisbane, apparently I'm going too :huh:

One of my fave venues.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Darren69 said:

One of my fave venues.

My first time there, and have to agree It's very good, and the concert was bloody awesome!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


 

I'm getting more jealous by the post!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, LogicprObe said:

 

I'm getting more jealous by the post!

post.jpg.bce45722c89c16ed1a8d276a7a950480.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 29/05/2018 at 12:01 AM, Muon N' said:

My first time there, and have to agree It's very good, and the concert was bloody awesome!

Everyone I have spoken to that went have all said the same thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 27/05/2018 at 5:34 PM, Luc said:

*I saw his dad at Kooyong in 72 I think but @Zen Mister will confirm the right date.

Bugger me @Luc I was there too. Me and a mate were on holidays after our first year in full time employment and were in Melbourne at the time. We extended our stay because we got tickets for Zeppelin (which was on a Sunday afternoon if I recall correctly) and for Creedence Clearwater Revival (who played the Festival Hall, with Sherbert as the support, on the preceding Friday evening).

It's a small world.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Sierra said:

Everyone I have spoken to that went have all said the same thing.

Jason said on stage his aim was to recreate the same LZ experience, and I think he managed to do that :thumb:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Muon N' said:

Jason said on stage his aim was to recreate the same LZ experience, and I think he managed to do that :thumb:

Really? That's freaking awesome, no wonder everyone is beaming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


This brings back a memory. I saw Jason Bonham play when he was about 6 or 7 years old in (at a guess) 1972. We grew up in the same village of West Hagley in England and went to the same school but Jason was in the Infants when I was in the Juniors. One day at lunchtime we were all called into the hall as some kid was going to play drums for us. Lo and behold there was a very young Jason with long blond hair giving a concert playing along to a K-Tel lp of the latest glam rock hits, Slade, T-Rex, Bowie, Sweet etc. Jesus he made a lot of noise and the drum kit shook. Most impressive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Hergest That's an interesting memory, very cool.

During the show he had video footage of himself as a kid performing, what a ham he looked.....guess he was born for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the review and commentary. A friend was delighted to see them in Auckland and now I understand why.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, thanks a lot for that review. Sounds like an awesome show. Led Zeppelin will forever be my favourite band. It's that intangible excitement in every riff, beat, song...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×