Author Billy Kulke (lead singer with Letz Zep), from Liverpool, is best known as the charismatic lead singer of the official number one Tribute to Led Zeppelin. But what isn’t so well known is that through his shrewd management and guidance through the pitfalls of the notoriously cut-throat world of the music industry, Billy has guided the band from humble beginnings playing small pub gigs, to performing on the biggest stages in the world, working with some of the biggest names in music.
Including shows at Viva Latino in Mexico with Jane’s Addiction, Wacken Open Air in Germany, and two sell-out nights at the prestigious Paris Olympia Theatre. A venue Led Zeppelin themselves performed.
The obstacles encountered and how he dealt with them. Facing a knife-wielding maniac in Morocco, shotguns aimed at the band in Brazil, being asked to perform at gun-point in Venezuela.
Simply the most famous and successful tribute to Led Zeppelin on the planet! Even meeting Led Zeppelin themselves, and performing at their prestigious launch parties, legendary Zep vocalist Robert Plant saying it was like watching himself on-stage ‘I walked in, I saw me’ was his comment.
So how did he do it? What is the secret of his success? What is it that makes Letz Zep such an international touring force? Selling out venues all over the world, playing to packed houses and rave reviews.
In the pages of this book, his debut as a writer, entitled ‘Letz Zep backstage, What goes on tour don’t stay on tour’, the author describes what it is like being part of a hard working touring band, the rigours of life on the road.
Billy has always been a professional musician with considerable success in the 1980’s with his own band, touring with Ozzy Osbourne, Roger Daltrey, Uriah Heep and more. Rubbing shoulders with Lemmy, Guns ‘n’ Roses, at London’s notorious St Moritz Club.
Filled with hilarious stories from backstage of a hard working international touring band, this highly amusing insight into the world of the touring musician is an interesting and essential read.
(Release date – 1st March 2017)
Also available – LZDVD002 Live at Wacken DVD and LZ013 Live in Lindos CD