BEAT MAGAZINE MELBOURNE
an interview with Joseph Calderazzo
Righto – first things first – the event name: how did you come up with it, and what’s it all about?
Whole Lotta Love is the name of a well known Led Zep song and we play this show with a whole lotta love.
And what’s the damn show all about?
It’s all about the passion we share for the music of the mighty Led Zeppelin.
What made you decide to put together the event?
It was something that I’ve wanted to do for years and it kept visiting my conscious mind and eventually got to the point where I couldn’t NOT do it.
Why should people be interested in what you’re doing?
Because it’s a glimpse into some great music of the 70’s. Because it’s done for the right reason; we love what we do. Because it features a mix of amazing fresh Australian talent as well as some well-seasoned favorites. Because most of us have traveled from Sydney to do this show.
Who should people check out – because if they don’t they’ll hate themselves for it?
This is a straight ahead concert so unless they fall asleep they won’t miss a thing.
If one was to ignore their ears, what will the event smell, feel, look and taste like?
To ignore your ears at a Led Zep celebration show would be difficult as it can be quite loud, however; it will look quite the spectacle with lights, big screen action and some larger than life personalities on stage, it will taste like a glass of French Champagne and will smell like a balmy Friday night in St Kilda.
If you had to talk someone into coming, how would you convince them?
I’d say, “if you love classis rock then you really need to be at this show ‘cause it rocks baby!!”
What sort of tunes influenced you into putting together the event?
Well it’s a collection of my favorite Led Zep songs and what a treat it is to be doing this Whoo hoooo!!!
What is the most challenging aspect of putting this show together?
Deciding on which songs to omit from the repertoire.
Do you believe music can make a difference in the world?
Yes, it affects the way we feel and the way we think. It’s very influential, especially during our teen years and it’s amazing that when we hear a song from that time how our memory can take us right back to a particular place in our memory bank.
What do you hope to achieve with the event?
As dramatic as this sounds I know that for some people this event has been a life changing experience, I would be elated if this were to continue.
What would you recommend as the best activity to pursue whilst the event is happening?
Chilling out, taking in the sights and sounds and having your mind open to the wild yet hypnotic journey that you will be taken on.