AFROZEP WINTER/SPRING TOUR DATES:
May 18 – TBA, Chicago, IL
May 22 – Summercamp, Chillicothe, IL – LATE NIGHT SET!
June 14 – Navy Pier, Chicago, IL w/Mr Blotto!
August 13 – Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos, NM
August 15 – Dolores River Brewery, Dolores, CO
August 16 – Crash Music, Aztec, NM
August 17 – Full Band Workshop, Crash Music, Aztec, NM
August 18 – Fulll Band Workshop, Crash Music, Aztec, NM

 

We are working on more bookings for the summer as we speak.  See you soon!

 

“Given its own primal blues inclination and Robert Plant’s predilection for exotic melodies, it makes sense that Led Zeppelin should lend itself to reinterpretation by way of pan-African pop. As far as novelties go, AfroZep sure beats Dread Zeppelin.”-Time Out Magazine_

AfroZep WON a Chicago Music Award for Best African Entertainer!

Click here to see the full list of winners. We are honored and humbled by this news. But we also want to mention that one of our competitors in the category of Best African Entertainer is a group of our good friends and musical brothers Seneke West African Percussion Ensemble. Seneke is a an undeniable force of African percussion and AfroZep would not be who we are without the influence of these amazing men and women. Members of the group are members of AfroZep as well, so the connection is deep. Please check them out at www.seneke.com and, if you’re interested in learning, founder of the group and master djembe player Sekou Conde gives workshops all the time. We love you Seneke and please know that this award is yours too. AfroZep Family Members Ryan Behling, Chris McBride, Corbin Andrick and Rollin Weary were also nominated.

 

Chicago Music Award 2014: Best African Entertainer

Chicago Reader Critics Choice 2010: AfroZep the Best Led Zeppelin Cover Band

WXRT Radio: Our Led Zeppelin Cover Band of Choice click here to read.

 

You can also follow AfroZep on Facebook and on Myspace.

 

AfroZep originated in 2009 with the mission to spread African music to wider audiences while paying tribute to the greatest Heavy Rock band of all time. Some tunes are straight mash-ups of Fela Kuti and Zeppelin, others are Zep tunes but set to original grooves based off the music of artists such as Tinariwen, Thomas Mapfumo and Franco and others are stripped down Zeppelin arrangements injected with the pulse of traditional African drumming.

Led by Wilson (guitar/vocals), Marshall Greenhouse (drum-kit), and Ryan Behling (bass and lead vocals), AfroZep has consistently been touring since their formation, having played festivals, clubs and universities, which are often coupled with workshops. The group has been gaining major media attention for both their unique take on Led Zeppelin, (Led Zeppelin Cover Band of the Year- Chicago Reader, Led Zeppelin Cover Band of Choice- XRT Radio Chicago) as well as for their contribution to African music. In both 2012 and 2013 the group has received multiple nominations at the Chicago Music Awards (African Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year). Wilson, Marshall and Ryan (which also make up the psychedelic rock trio KAVA) bring years of road experience with them and a rotating all-star cast of musicians they have met along the way that includes some of the countries top traditional West African percussionists and most in-demand rock and jazz horn players.

 

 

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Contact

Management:
Chris Gangi
Livin’ Live Management
Ph: 773.259.1373
email: cgangi@livinliverecords.com

Booking:
email: booking@afrozep.com
International booking: marshall@afrozep.com

To reach a band member:
ryan@afrozep.com
wilson@afrozep.com
marshall@afrozep.com