How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred? To tread on holy ground is perilous, and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciplePay attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.
Drummer Clementine is the founding member of ZEPPARELLA. From the beginning of her musical career, her goal has been to be onstage every night. The pursuit of that goal has led Clementine to constantly tour the US and Europe in projects as diverse as Bottom, AC/DShe, The House Of More, The Solid, Francis Bakin, and Stars Turn Me On. She tackles the best rock drumming ever written with her own emotionally powerful style, bringing the Motown influence of the Bonham groove to the forefront. The profound musical connection established with Gretchen Menn (guitar), Angeline Saris (bass), and Noelle Doughty (vocals) creates the bond required to do this great music justice.
A standout in the relatively small field of female drummers, Clementines intensely passionate performance style has made her an instant favorite of audiences throughout the United States and Europe. The founding member of Zepparella, she brings her years of constant touring with the road-dog metal band BOTTOM and the wildly successful ACDSHE to the stage and wows audiences with her commanding and soulful performances. Clementine is also a solo artist with an active solo career as a singer, songwriter and performer, and writes lyrics for other songwriters as well. In 2014, she released The Collection, a compilation of songs from several of her songwriting collaborations with guitarists Gretchen Menn, Jude Gold and Justin Caucutt. http://clemthegreat.com
It was under the tutelage of classical guitarist Phillip DeFremery, a student of Andrés Segovia, that guitarist Gretchen Menn began her path on the instrument. Playing with tireless passion and constantly seeking out new challenges, her projects are often unconventional, genre-bending expressions combining elements of classical, rock, progressive, jazz, and metal. On influences, Gretchen has never tired of her initial inspirationsEric Johnson, Steve Morse, Frank Zappa, and Jeff Beck. But she has loved Jimmy Pages guitar playing longer than she has played the guitar. It was through the music of Led Zeppelin that she found a gateway into music that resonated deeply with her, creating a love for guitar-oriented music, and, ultimately, the guitar. Gretchen is an active solo artist/composer: www.gretchenmenn.com
Holly West As a bassist in several Dallas based bands Holly garnered attention for her stage presence, and striking appearance. She moved on to a power trio where her bass playing blossomed. Ready for a new challenge Holly ventured out on her own. Her hard work and incredible musical growth is on display for us on MOKITA. A shockingly mature song writing approach, and the assist of a couple of seasoned pros on these tracks gives us one of the most promising debuts to be heard in years.
Singer Anna Kristina is a soulful, fiery, and rocking vocal powerhouse who has stepped into Zepparellas Plant spot for a second time. Anna was with the band for 5 years, became known for her performance in the bands 10 million-view When The Levee Breaks video, took a 6-year hiatus, and now returns in 2018 to front the band. Her career has spanned acoustic, jazz, soul, rock, and her charisma and power delivers captivating performances every night. About her brilliant harp playing she says: getting a chance to blow on the harmonica is an added bonus! Plant isnt just a singer hes a musician. He brings his blues background and natural percussive feel to his harmonica playing as well and I love getting lost in that. Playing the harp allows me to express on a whole different level and its so freeing.
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