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Song Remains the Same formed in 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona as a tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin. What separates them from other Led Zeppelin tribute bands is the extent of their catalog, and that, unlike other Led Zeppelin tributes or even Led Zeppelin themselves, they are a five-piece, allowing them to more accurately reproduce the many layers of harmony in the music that the fans have come to know. With Anthony Bianchi's passionate bluesy vocals, Nick Sterling's multi-facted musical genius, Fil Lopez's note-for-note duplication of John Bonham's live performance, Harrison Walter's ability to emulate Jimmy Page, and Nick Marshall's solid bass rhythm, Song Remains the Same transports the audience back in time.
ANTHONY BIANCHI - Vocals
Offering muscular and authoritative lead vocals, Anthony Bianchi has been a prominent lead vocalist in the East Coast and Southern California music scene for many years. He has enjoyed the guidance of his vocal coach and friend, Jack Russell, vocalist, founder and writer of Great White. Anthony has performed on the local and national levels. He possesses the rare ability to sing the full range of hard rock genres at full power, with an aggressive edge that most singers cannot reach. His delivery is intimate and deliberate; he captivates audiences by conveying the soul of each song.
Musical influences: Jack Russell Great White, Led Zeppelin, Warrant, Joe Satriani, Robert Plant, Steve Perry, Don Dokken, Stephen Pearcy, Ozzy Osbourne
NICK STERLING - Guitar, Keyboard, Mandolin, Misc. Percussion
Nick Sterling is a gifted guitar player and songwriter from Mesa, Arizona. He started learning guitar at the age of 7 years old; by the age of 10, he had released his first CD, Ten. At age 10, he shared a stage with Alice Cooper at a New Year’s Eve concert. When he was 13, guitarist Dave Mason expressed admiration for his talent. In 2005 he released his second CD, Life Goes On. Nick played all the instruments, did the vocals and recorded both CDs himself. His third album Invisible was released in 2010. Nick has played with quite a few famous rock musicians and bands, including: Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Cheap Trick, Cinderella, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Gary Hoey, Peter Frampton, Gavin Degraw, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Jackyl, Sebastian Bach, and Guns N’ Roses. Since 2008, he has been a columnist for Modern Guitars Magazine.
In 2009 Nick joined Sebastian Bach as his new guitarist, touring the US, South America and Europe. He had a major hand in writing and recording "Kicking and Screaming", Bach’s newest album. Nick recently split with Bach, returning to Phoenix to pursue new avenues for his musical genius. Along with Song Remains the Same, he works on some side projects.
HARRISON WALTER - Lead Guitar, Theremin
Harrison Walter was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1987. He began playing guitar at age 14. At 18, he enrolled at Arizona State University and shortly after, auditioned into the classical guitar studio in the School of Music under Frank Koonce. He graduated with degrees in music and chemistry in May 2011. In 2010, he joined the heavy metal band Chemicals of Democracy and in May of 2012, they released their debut album "The American Scream", produced by British Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides. He quit in January of 2013, but occasionally joins the band onstage.
Since his early teen years, he has been a Led Zeppelin fan. People frequently tell him that he looks like Jimmy Page, one of Harrison’s favorite guitarists.
FIL LOPEZ - Percussion
Fil Lopez began playing drums since he was 10-years-old. He played in drum and bugle corps and studied under P.I.T. graduate Brett Frederickson for 10 years. He started off his rock career playing in progressive rock bands such as Sanctions, 6 or 9 and 357, all the while having Zeppelin as his favorite band. Fil joined Song Remains the Same in July of 2013, and since then, has been emulating Bonzo's live performances note-for-note. His biggest influences include John Bonham, Buddy Rich and other jazz greats.
NICK MARSHALL - Bass guitar
Nick Marshall was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Early on, Nick started off playing piano, violin and the clarinet. In high school, he started working as an engineer in a local recording studio. That’s when he decided to pick up the bass. Since then, Nick has become a local fireman and been playing bass for a few local churches and other small projects. Nicks influences include Earth Wind and Fire, Smashing Pumpkins, RHCP, Stevie wonder and various Christian artists. Nick recently joined Song Remains the Same and has gained a new respect and appreciation for the musical styling of Led Zeppelin.