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Robert Plant presents Sensational Spaceshifters – West Coast Blues and Roots Festival – Fremantle: Western Australia, Perth –

This report by Mick Judd for TBL

Just got home. It was a great day with some great acts preceding Robert and the Strange Sensation, such as Chris Issak, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Status Quo. Robert and band came on about 7.30 pm and brought the house down with mostly Dreamland and Might Re-arranger materials. He looked quite fit and the band were well geared up for the gig. At one stage he made a joke about the raid by the Perth police on Zeppelin’s hotel back in February 1972 and that he had a policeman going through his suitcase as he woke up in the middle of the night. The local crowd thought the story quite funny and he dedicated the finale Rock and Roll to that cop.

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Set list:

Heartbreaker (in a world music framework)

Tin Pan Valley

Another Tribe



Black Dog

Going To California

The  Enchanter

Four Sticks

Fixin’ To Die

Ramble On

Bron Y Aur Stomp

Whole Lotta Love


Rock n’ Roll


Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters – performing at Fort Canning Park, Singapore on March 21, 2013

singapore pic

Above photo via Louis Nicholas Retnam aka

More Singapore you tube clips…

ECHO Awards – here is the full acceptance clip with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones…

Many thanks to Wolfgang Seidel for ECHO links and info

DL Dairy Update:

I was hoping to get along to the Hats Off To LZ gig at St Albans on the train tonight with Tom and Phil but the weather ( it’s still snowing a bit here) and train problems have beaten us –  and my very sore back is also niggling me still. Have to be another time.

Many thanks for the many kind comments on the site and TBL Facebook regarding Janet’s mum Betty. She is still very weak having undergone various treatments in hospital but with more rest, we hope she will begin to gain some strength.

One positive note today was the arrival of some truly excellent Kenbworth shots (thank you Christer!) to add to the collation of the revised Knebworth book project. More work on that ahead.

Until next time…

Keep listening, keep reading…

Dave Lewis/Gary Foy

March 23nd , 2013.

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  • Ric said:

    Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters at The West Coast Blues and Roots in Fremantle was an amazing experience, well worth while. It may not have been Led Zep but in my mind it was every bit as good if not better, great variety and the treatment of the Zep songs had plenty of energy and pizazz. I took plenty of photos had a great time.

  • Kristine (Australia) said:

    On the countdown now to the Bluesfest at Byron next weekend.I have my ticket ready,I’ve managed to organise a lift with some friends and I’ve bought some wellies just in case…it tends to rain over the Easter / Bluesfest weekend. The footage from Timbre looks good..can’t wait.

    Dave,wishing you and your family all the best.Hope all is well.

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