IN their day, Led Zeppelin were the biggest, heaviest and one of the loudest bands in the world.

Robert Plant's piercing vocals, Jimmy Page's virtuoso guitars, John 'Bonzo' Bonham's thundering drums and John Paul Jones' driving bass pummeled any rivals into submission as they took the globe by storm with their blues rock and sold more than 200million albums.

Hats off to Led Zeppelin is a chance to relive those explosive live shows of the Seventies.

Critics say it's the closest fans will get to travelling back in time and listening to the real thing.

The band features Peter Eldridge from the West End production of We Will Rock You, Jack Tanner and Kevin Oliver Jones from the world tours of Thriller Live and Dancing in the Streets, and Simon Wicker on drums.

They are the only UK tribute act officially endorsed by Marshall amps, and are co-managed by Warren Grant, son of legendary Led Zep manager Peter Grant, who after seeing them live said: "You guys really did the band justice!"

Hats off to Led Zeppelin is at Clacton's West Cliff Theatre on February 21 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 (£14 concessions) on 01255 433344.