Robert Plant played a surprise show with a new band

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Robert Plant made a surprise appearance on January 25 with a new band called “Saving Grace.”

The band their debut at the SpArC Theatre in Shropshire, and includes Plant on lead vocals and harmonica, Suzi Dian on vocals, Tony Kelsey playing the mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars, Matt Worley playing the banjo, acoustic and baritone guitars and cuatro and Oli Jefferson on percussion.

No videos of the band’s surprise performance have been posted online, but the band’s music was described in a Facebook post by the venue as “music inspired by the dreamscape of the Welsh Marches” and “from a whisper to a scream.”

Plant and his new band are scheduled to support Fairport Convention on February 14, 16 and 22 on their winter tour.

This band appears to be a side-project for Plant, rather than a replacement for his current touring and recording band, The Sensational Space Shifters.

See the photos of the surprise performance below:

This wasn’t the first time that Plant had played with guitarist Kelsey, though. He previously played with him at a surprise charity show alongside Steve Winwood in 2014:

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10 Comments on "Robert Plant played a surprise show with a new band"

  1. No matter what band Robert Plant is with I love it. Since the first concert I went to of his I’ve loved him and that was in 1969. I love the way he is singing this version of Satan your Kingdom muct come down. <3

  2. I love Led Zeppelin and ended up on a tour with them for the Now and Zen. The band stopped in Richmond, Virginia and we drank at a bar called The Penny Lane Pub… also was honored to meet the band Cheap Trick… was an awesome experience love y’all guys it was awesome 😎!!!

  3. Starfieldtauras1962 | 1st February 2019 at 1:29 pm | Reply

    The dogs I spoke
    (Thought) too.Think things well they think the music business is too ruff

  4. Rodney Johnstone Jr | 1st February 2019 at 2:24 pm | Reply

    Why not do the epic thing? I wanna see Robert Plant with Greta Van Fleet!

  5. I saw zeplyn wen i was a 14 years old i wish i cood see them again live yes i have DVD but it is not the same as in concert thay have a gift it is a shame that plant and Page won’t share it with the world as God wanted to God gave Page a gift and plant a gift of music i hope and pray that you will be able to go around the world and share it with humanaty as God wanted thanks for letting me say that plant and Page we love you guys zeplyn forevermore John

  6. Deidre Grewell | 1st February 2019 at 7:51 pm | Reply

    Wonder if he will show up at Greta Van Fleet concert? That would be cool!

  7. I absolutely love Robert Plant and would love to be on your mailing list.

  8. #LongLiveRobertPlant
    #LongLiveJimmyPage

  9. Sean Andrew Heaney | 2nd February 2019 at 4:18 pm | Reply

    Good For Robert. Jimmy Could Seal The Limelight By Collaborating w/PJ Harvey On A Disc. They Are Both Dark Horse Brits: A Perfect Match. I Left A Message w/Pagey’s Daughter About This. I Bet What JP Doesn’t Know About PJ, Scarlet Could Tell Him! They Both Love Guitars, Listening To Records & Studio Wizardry. PJ Gives Him THE VOICE, The Lyrics & A Distinctive Guitar Style. CAN ANYONE HELP BRING THESE TWO KINDRED SPIRITS TOGETHER? Sean X

  10. Looks,sounds good. Presumably this is Plant’s interim musical vehicle as Skin Tyson has ‘Cast’ touring responsibilities from April onwards.

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