LINDA ANN KILEY

Keyboards, Mandolin &  Backing Vocals &

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ABOUT

"Linda's musical training began at the early age of 5. Growing up in gospel churches of the late 60s and 70s in Los Angeles,California, she got heavy exposure to the gospel sounds made famous by Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Sly and the Family Stone, among others. While her classical training gave her a solid grounding in Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, the era influenced her rock sensibilities through Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Nicky Hopkins, JohnPaul Jones, Chuck Leavell, Gregg Allman, Richard Wright, Al Kooper, Steve Winwood, Gregg Rolie, and Lee Michaels. Her love of Jazz/Fusion came via Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Lyle Mays, Bill Evans, Jan Hammer, and Nat King Cole.   T

 

Today, performing with In The Light of Led Zeppelin, she has created her sound based on John Paul Jones’ foundational stylistic structure and sound, but she has taken it a step further into the future. Imagine: What would Zeppelin sound like today? How would they reinvent themselves? What would they do differently when playing with an orchestra? These questions predominated Linda’s thinking as she built her 10x10 keyboard platform consisting of: Kurzweil PC3K8 and Kurzweil SP4-7, MicroKorg Vocorder Synthesizer, Roland Ax-Synth and Roland Pedalboard, creating a powerful presence. At moments you may even see her donning the Rick Wakeman Cape. She often pays tribute to her heroes during solos and introductions.

 

As keyboardist of In The Light of Led Zeppelin she has partnered with Musical Director Antonio Bolet and conductor/composer Tom Servinsky to compose scores for In The Light of Led Zeppelin: A Symphonic Rock Experience. Each song is handcrafted to assure proper note placement and bring audiences the feeling of excitement with a new experience of the incredible sound. Linda is an extremely sought-after keyboardist who challenges herself every day, remaining fiercely independent, inspiring all, seizing the moment and producing entertainment at its best.

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