The Chicago southsider is no stranger to the city’s rock scene. Bruce has been the frontman for the critically acclaimed avant-metal group Yakuza for the past decade, touring all over the world. In addition to Led Zeppelin 2, Yakuza, and his solo works, Lamont performs with other projects including Circle of Animals, Bloodiest, and previously with Dyslexic Apaches. Lamont’s solo album “Feral Songs for The Epic Decline” was recently selected Top 20 Metal Recordings by SPIN.
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Greg Fundis is a highly sought-after Chicago-based drummer known for bringing energy, groove and chops to his live performances spanning a multitude of musical genres. In addition to Led Zeppelin 2, Fundis has toured across the U.S. and abroad with guitarist Fareed Haque, B-3 organ master Tony Monaco, award-winning jam band Old Shoe and has shared the stage with other notable artists including George Benson, Paquito D’Rivera, Louis Bellson and comedian Rich Little.
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After winning Downbeat awards on jazz trumpet in high school, Matthew picked up the bass. In 2001, Matthew joined Chicago-based Ghettobillies, playing upwards of 200 gigs a year, including shows with Alice Cooper and The Allman Brothers plus numerous European tours. Matthew was voted best unsigned bassist in America at the 2004 National Emergenza battle of the bands. He has played with Pete Special (The Band), Umphree’s McGee, Nyco (Ted Atkatz of CSO), Underwater People, and Matt Walker (Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Morrisey). Matthew handles bass, keys, and mandolin in Led Zep 2.
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By age 12, Paul was playing lead guitar in bands on Chicago’s southwest side. Kamp is recognized for his work with Busker Soundcheck, a Chicago trio known for inventive, interactive rock songs, including bowed-guitar and a range of electric and acoustic styles, a staple of the 1990’s Chicago music scene. Busker Soundcheck was a touring machine, with studio recordings hailed on several prominent critics’ “Best Of” lists. Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune named Kamp “one of the most accomplished guitar players in the Midwest” and he earned a nomination as “best guitarist” in Illinois Entertainer magazine.
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