Michael White & the White is an American hard rock band often performing as a Led Zeppelin cover band. The band was formed by singer Michael White.
Michael White started his music career in 1973, when he played with the likes of Mick Brown and George Lynch of Dokken fame. He was also involved in the beginnings of London and Mötley Crüe.
White formed The White in 1977 with guitarist Lanny Cordola from Giuffria, and House of Lords.
In 1986, Michael White recorded the debut album at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany, where Led Zeppelin recorded their album Presence. The album was produced by Reinhold Mack, with Robert Plant assisting in a securing contract with Atlantic Records.
The album featured W.A.S.P. guitarist Randy Piper, Alan St Johns from the band Billy Squier, Bobby Chouinard from the band Gary Moore, and Danny Bilan from Moxy. The White then recorded two CDs for the Griffin Music label: Michael White / The White (1990) and Michael White Plays the Music of Led Zeppelin (1994), which were later re-released as a double album under the title A Tribute To Led Zeppelin – Study Sessions, Volume One and Volume Two.
In 2005, Cleopatra Records approached White to record a Led Zeppelin tribute album titled “Led Box” that also featured Blue Öyster Cult’s Eric Bloom, Pat Travers, Rainbow’s Joe Lynn Turner, Rick Derringer, Rick Wakeman of Yes, Steve Morse of Deep Purple and Keith Emerson of ELP.
In 2009, White created “Orchestral Zeppelin” and toured Canada performing with volunteer orchestras in each city.
I took pictures of Michael White & the White on September 30, 2004 at Starlite Room in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: