Physical Graffiti has been paying homage to the world’s most famous rock band for over 15 years. Based in the Netherlands, the band built up a solid reputation mainly throughout the Dutch and German club scene over the last decade, but it wasn’t until singer Andrew Elt (ex-Sleaze Beez, 7 Miles to Pittsburgh) was asked to join the ranks as lead vocalist, did the world’s ultimate rock band get it’s ultimate tribute.
With guitarist Daniel Verberk emulating the very essence of Jimmy Page’s guitar sound, using the same amps, guitars and effects, he not only oozes Page’s cool, he delivers his style of playing so convincingly, you’d think he was being channelled. Irish native bass player Dave Harrold is as quietly convincing as John Paul Jones himself. The heavy grooves and demonic bass lines flow into another dimension, only, on occasion, to be laid to rest for the majestic mandolin. German-born Jan Gabriel…to say he comes close to being the reincarnation of John Bonham might be a slight exaggeration in many people’s eyes…but wait until you hear and see him attack his Ludwig Vista Lite during Moby Dick before jumping to conclusions!
English born Andrew Elt’s high range power vocals and driven deliverance make the quartet complete, emulating those same classic howls and dynamic vocal lines we know so well from the records, exactly the way Plant intended them to be. Recently complimented by the young keyboard virtuoso, Remco van Zandvoort, the band can now dig even deeper into the Led Zeppelin oeuvre.