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A quick chat with Cito Otto


If you’re a fan of SA Rock music, Cito Otto needs no introduction. He’s the frontman and lead vocalist for one of South Africa’s top rock acts, Wonderboom. He’s been part of the SA Music industry for more than 20 years and one of the artists who will be part of the Led Zeppelin Tribute Show (which is happening at the Good Luck Bar on the 5th of November 2017).

I recently had a chat to Cito about the upcoming show and Led Zeppelin. This is what he had to say:

How would you describe your love for Led Zeppelin?

My love for Led Zeppelin is pretty solid. Doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re listening to, if you put on a track like Immigrant Song or Whole Lotta Love or any of their other gems, you’ll rock out. Their music has stood the test of time. The way Robert Plant just gave it horns in his singing inspires me to give it my all.

What do you think made Led Zeppelin stand out from the other bands in their heyday?

There are a handful of bands from that era that are still relevant to me. They were a performance band with killer songs. Sure, They weren’t inventing the blues, but they made it rock and they made it sexy. The soul in their recordings and live performances was undeniable too. There weren’t many bands in that time that could share a stage with them without feeling the pressure of delivering.

What is your favourite Led Zeppelin song and why?

It’s hard to choose one favourite with these guys. I’d say “Black Dog”. Pure, raw, power and soul.

What can audiences expect at the Led Zeppelin Tribute Show on the 5th of November?

I think the only thing they must expect, is a bunch of guys playing their hearts out, attempting to pay homage to a killer, incomparable, legendary rock band with epic songs. They should come and celebrate with us.

I’d like to thank Cito for this interview and I wish him all of the best with the upcoming show at the Good Luck Bar and his future musical endeavors.

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