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 disciple-Pay 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. After a stellar five year run of tours throughout the United States, two live albums, and sharing stages with the likes of KISS, Y&T, and The English Beat, Zepparella drummer Clementine and guitarist Gretchen Menn embrace change and welcome two new band members.
Singer Miaya Shambry, the latest sensation from Portland, Oregon, steps up to front the Zepparella machine with talent, soul, and chops that are thrilling to witness. She has performed with Jon Anderson from Yes and Nick Harmer from Death Cab For Cutie, and toured the country three times as a member of the Paul Green School of Rock West-Coast Allstars. Miaya's vocal and emotional range as a singer is astounding, and her mastery of the Plant catalog is unsurpassed.
Bassist Angeline Saris is one of the Bay Area's busiest bass players. From jazz to speed metal, R&B to rock, Cuban to hip-hop, and flamenco to rockabilly, Angeline has done it all - and done it extremely well. It is this versatility, as well as her rock solid time and tastefully crafted bass lines, that have helped keep her busy. Angeline credits John Paul Jones as a main influence, so it is no surprise that she shines as she interprets his thunder.
Zepparella continues to explore their own improvised magic within the framework of Zeppelin's mighty songs.
For five years, the Zeppelin love has washed in waves out of the doors of the venues. Initial skeptics have been quickly converted. Followers recount the number of shows they've seen, and the regulars notch 40, 50, over 100 shows on their belts, traveling between states to see the shows.
The band is beyond excited for the new incarnation.