Zappatika! is a British-born Frank Zappa tribute band.
(2008/08) McInnes adds:
first album Zappatika! released was in December 2007, "ZAPPATiKA Live on
Stage", which is a raw, uncut, marginally mixed 100% Live album featuring
many of our tunes and FZ numbers....that album is available via our Myspace
(updated yesterday !) and also via LeapingCat Records.com.
The picture above right is from the band's 2008 11 14 concert in Leiden, NL.
ZAPPATiKA currently comprises of the following musicians :
current and previous members
Zappatika contributed a track to the "21 Burnt Weeny Sandwiches" tribute that got released on Cordelia Records in 2010.
The band performed with special guest Ike Willis at Zappanale 21 on Saturday August 14, 2010.
The picture on the right was taken in 2010, at the Zappanale Festival, by Steffen Schindler.
|June 2013, Zappatika switched bass players: Ingo 'The Kid' Oosterbaan got replaced by his dad, Joep Oosterbaan.|
November 2013, Ke's departure got announced.
Late 2017, Zap McInnes started a new project: Spoonfish.
|zappatika: live on stage
(2008, cdr, uk, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions
|zappatika: the short but legendary flight of the
(2008, cd, uk, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions
|zappatika: live and kicking
(2009, cdr, uk, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions
zappanale 21 - promo-cd 2010
(2009, cd-promo, ger, arf society)
|various artists: 21 burnt weeny sandwiches
(2010, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa
|zappatika: strictly frankly
(2010, cdr-pro, uk, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
strictly frankly - a live tribute to mr frank zappa
(2011, download, --, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
|zappatika: joe's cajun garage
(2011, download, --, itunes)
(2012, cdr-on-demand, --, reverbnation) - all compositions by frank zappa
(2012, download, --, itunes)
(2014, cd, uk, cordelia) - all compositions by frank zappa
|zappatika (feat. ike willis): lucille
(2014, download, --, itunes) = lucille has messed my mind up (frank zappa, jeff simmons)
|zappatika: we are not alone
(2014, download, --, itunes) =we are not alone (frank zappa)
with zappatika: live in liverpool
(2015, download, --, bandcamp) - all compostions by frank zappa
|various artists: weasels re-ripped
(2015, cd, uk, cordelia records cd062) - feat. various artists performing the music of frank zappa
& zappatika feat. denny walley, ed mann and
jeff hollie: zappanale 26
(2015, dvdr, ger, arf society) - incl. various frank zappa composotions
the pony suite
(2015, download, --, itunes) - feat. ike willis, jeff hollie and craig 'twister' steward // incl. various zappa quotes
and friends: the pony
suite - the ritzy 2016 spring tour edition
(2016, cd, nl, private release) - feat. ike willis, jeff hollie, craig 'twister' steward, denny walley and ed mann
artists: zappanale # 26
(2016, 3cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various frank zappa compositions, feat. napoleon murphy brock, ike willis, denny walley, jeff hollie, craig twister steward, ed mann, robert martin, albert wing, ray white, tom fowler, robbie mangano, mats öberg
& zappatika feat. jeff hollie & craig steward:
welcome to the starlight lounge
(2016, download, --, itunes) - all compositions by frank zappa / feat. ike willis, jeff hollie and craig 'twister' steward
from glasgow to the isle of wight live
(2017, download, --, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
willis & zappatika: highway maintenance
(2018, youtube movie, --, zappatika)- including various compositions by frank zappa
willis & zappatika: highway maintenance
(2019, cd, nl, private release / zappatika) - all compositions by frank zappa
Zappatika - concert Plough LONDON
Zappatika - concert Vibraphonic Festival EXETER
Zappatika - concert The Lodge Gwespyr, HOLLYWELL
Zappatika - concert Zappateers, Chorlton, MANCHESTER
Zappatika - concert The Diamond , Sutton -in- Ashfield,NOTTINGHAM
|Zomby Woof, McInnes and a little piece of Battatutti during the second set of 20090704 Eindhoven gig.|
ZAP McINNES - lead guitar
Zappatika! at the 'Exit' in Rotterdam, 2009/12/04, performing
"We Are Not Alone".
YouTube video by LudzNL
Zappatika! at the 'Exit' in Rotterdam, 2009/12/04, performing
YouTube video by LudzNL
2013 03 08 - 2013 03 09 "Moo-ah" festival,
2013/03/09 concert 'Bridgehouse II', London, UK
The message on the Zappatika! MySpace page says:
"you can now hear the first offerings from our new album THE SHORT BUT LEGENDARY FLIGHT of the DODO which will be released at the end of July
The main part of the album is very much beat orientated as the idea of this project was to mix FZ style Stunt guitar with modern "accessible" Dance rhythms. There are 18 tracks on the album including a number of experimentations utilising various Frank Zappa compositions. There are also many completely new pieces by ZAPPATiKA."
The following pieces are / were on Zappatika!'s MySpace page:
Over at ReverbNation, there's even more songs to listen to:
+ + ZAPPANALE FESTIVAL + +
a shitty little film about a really great festival
a message from ZAPPATIKA:
so a recent common subject amongst us Muso's seems to
be Cross Cultural Dub - which is
this odd little piece will open our DODO album and its
a blend of Gregorian Chapel Singing with an old Indian Folk song.
The piece is called,aptly, "Gregor the Swami"
have a lovely sunday
wherever you am
check out http://www.myspace.com:80/zappatika
a message from ZAPPATIKA:
our dear friend Dr Dot recently made a comment in a video about Accordions which set us to thinking about what would have happened if Joe had been born into a Cajun family in Louisiana.......growing up with washboards,mandolins,geetarz and of course...accordions
here (especially for Dot ; )
.......... Joes Cajun Garage
(dont worry, this is just a bit of fun and NOT a new direction for Zappatika !)
listen to it over at http://www.myspace.com:80/zappatika
2008 09 04
to hassle you with mail but you MUST see this dude.... Fernando Miyata ...a
fat,lonely boy in Brazil who can play guitar like NONE of us have ever seen !
mean this kid is off the fuckin planet ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATub40Npxik&NR=1
PARTICULAR ATTENTION to the phrasing he uses just to bring his Solo in between
0:40 - 0:52 ....that shit is too difficult for words !
after that it kinda just blows your head off ! Seriously ...take a deep breath & check it out - someone has GOT to sign this dude !
2008 09 10
title Video -see it now - you'll see a DODO fly !!!
new album is done ,dusted and sent to the Press ! It will be launched at the
Party, as promised ,on Friday 26th September in Paris -France. If YOU ARE THERE
YOU WILL GET A FREE COPY !!!
now check the Title Track/Video right here >>
~ Peace,Love,Life & Music
2008 09 22
from Les Fils de l'Invention
is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER... again. Hi!... It's me again, the CENTRAL
soirée Zappatika du vendredi 26 septembre chez Aris est confirmée et
s'enrichit d'un set acoustique dédié à la musique de Zappa. Le répertoire
devrait grosso modo être le suivant :
The Torture Never Stops
Watermelon in Easter Hay
What's New in Baltimore
City of Tiny Lites
2008 09 26
About a week ago, I received an mp3 of Zappatika's 'Finally Got It Right'.
Previously entitled 'Boris the Jazz Dog', 'Finally Got It Right', is laid-back, jazzy guitar tune.
"Sorry if you
don't like it.... But this is the way I have always heard it...errmm...
it's not what you expect... but I guess it's still Jazzzzzz
Oh... This is on the new DODO album by the way..."
2008 09 26
a message from Les Fils de l'Invention
is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER... again. Hi!... It's me again, the CENTRAL
La soirée Zappatika du vendredi 26 septembre chez Aris est confirmée et s'enrichit d'un set acoustique dédié à la musique de Zappa. Le répertoire devrait grosso modo être le suivant
Zappatika night next Friday, September 26, at Aris has been confirmed and
will contain a set of acoustic music, dedicated to the music of Frank
Zappa. The setlist might look something like this:
Torture Never Stops
in Easter Hay
New in Baltimore
of Tiny Lites
A partir de 20h, 115 rue Oberkampf
From 20h on, at 115 rue Oberkamf in Paris, France.
2008 10 03
Short But Legendary Flight of the Dodo - 16 tracks - 55 minutes :
the words of chief composer ,Mcinnes, a "very badly disguised tribute to
Frank Zappa" and brings a lot of that great Rock composers ideas and
concepts very much into the 21st century -
The music is eclectic Guitar rock ,but then blended to very "fat" modern beats and cross-cultural (indian,mongolian,slavic) melodic influences. Like their hero Zappa, the band have also included a lot of humour in the process and snippets of 'interesting' conversations are spattered throughout the album.
continues , "The album has a kind of theme in which the Dodo takes on the
role of Music , or the Human Race- depending on how deeply you look- and a lot
of influence has been taken from Franks way of putting an album together...there
are one or two 'commercial' numbers -but essentially the album will appeal
to a quite 'particular' audience "
listening, the Flight of the Dodo is almost intense, and at others light and
relaxing, and then again complex melody or driving dance beat , or funny -
truly an interesting listening experience and ,for a debut album, this is an accomplished project .
More information and tracks from The Short But Legendary Flight of the Dodo--
2008 10 05
the beginning there was a secret word...and the secret word was......Mudshark !
the full half of one hundred years the Mudshark reigned supreme as the secret
word – defying all other denizens of the deep for that top-spot , and
educating the virginal minds of the masses to look at things from the other
angle , teaching pre-programmed zombies to crush boxes and other interesting
things..........until ,eventually so much time had passed that the Mudshark
began to turn Yellow and he decided to move onward and upward into the cosmos as
a Yellow Shark, thus expounding his influence to a universal level......
in his wake, there was a void......a world bereft of the musical wit &
experimentation we had come to know from the Mudshark ,.... a world destined to
wear its pants around its knees and to believe
that music is simply a background noize for reality TV and.......supermarket
family of the Mudshark tried its best to maintain the powerful legacy left with
the secret word ...but failed to understand its true meaning.....they remained
focused only on the supermarket shopping and became fixed on the question of
whether of not the Fish could also be seen as a Mudshark !
but then, as time moved into another realm and the Mudsharks family became so swollen and self-appreciating that is was unable to focus any more, and then....in a small corner of the world ....first of all very faintly ...but growing ever in stature as a strong tall tree.......there was a new secret word.......and the new secret word was ....... DODO
|could this be zappatika, live in paris, doing an acoustic Zappa set?||
2008 10 08
November ED MANN PROJECT
folks- nice that you are following this ...just so you know ..all the CONFIRMED
dates at this moment are on our Myspace page ,as is the new album THE SHORT BUT
LEGENDARY FLIGHT of the DODO that we launched last week at the Acoustic FZ Gig
in Paris- you can get the album now via Paypal from our Myspace for the Launch
price of only 11 Euros or wait til next month when its on i-Tunes...but that
will cost more !
N-y-way ....the first 5 free dowloadable tracks are also posted on Myspace
are playing Holland first on the 14th November in Leiden ,then again in December
in Eindhoven. Right now we are busy auditioning a new bassist -
bye for now !
2008 10 09 - ZAPPATIKA - NEW BASS PLAYER
Meet our NEW BASS PLAYER ! a strange
man who has spent years playing in oddly noizy bands pushing the outer
limits of experimental Rock music ! Recognizable by his enormous Blue Bass Stack
and twisted idea of humour this is THE PRINCE of SODOM !
The Prince of Sodom will join ZAPPATiKA on stage
in November at the Dutch and UK gigs and he is now working furiously like
a eager little beaver under the merciless regime which he has gotten himself
involved with ! However, if he continues to develop as he is doing - we may even
let him plug in his Bass guitar !
2008 10 17
little promo for our new album.....
2008 10 23
14 November the British band ZAPPATiKA will perform for the first time ever in
The Netherlands , performing a set consisting mainly of Frank Zappa music and
some "own material" from
their new studio album
Short But Legendary Flight of the Dodo, which they launched at their last
concert ,recently in Paris.
upcoming show (the bands ONLY gig in Holland this year) , will be at QBUS in
Leiden ,Friday 14 November, and will be recorded Live for a current DVD project
the band is making. It is a subsidised show and so the entrance price is ONLY 2
show will feature lots of the "wackier" Zappa numbers, like Titties N
Beer, Winoman, Cozmik Debris and much, much more !
is a limit of 250 people so , be early ! The
show starts at 9pm !
International "Frank Zappa influenced" band
ZAPPATiKA (UK) will play just ONE show in Holland this year, in Leiden-
which will also be recorded as part of a 2009 DVD release.
The band has just released a new studio album , The
Short But Legendary Flight of the Dodo at a launch Concert in Paris, and
this only 2008 Dutch gig ,on Friday 14 November at QBUS in Leiden, will
feature some of those tracks plus many of Zappa's most popular
As with all ZAPPATiKA concerts this will be a
"wild and unpredictable affair ,with a LOTS of fun and LOTS of
musical notes !"
2009 01 07
You Have A Second To Help Promote A Song?
Wanna help push a ZAPPATiKA song up the chart?
Just click the link and listen to at least 30 seconds of our new single SNAKEMAN !
a big bunch !!
2009 01 08
ZAPPATiKA recently took on one of Hollands' finest as its new bass player and he is only 19 years old - ( his dad is FZ freak so he grew up listening to the right stuff!) !
a.k.a. The Kid was discovered when seen playing with his own local Blues band
RED FRIDGE and he has just performed his first concert with Zappatika (Video
below) which went extremely well........
The Kid will be joining ZAPPATiKA on his first tour in the UK in March and is already fitting in nice and greasy to the music and the rest of the band !
2009 01 10
ZAPPATiKA hits the Acid Dance charts !
we released the recent studio album ,Flight of the Dodo, we said we wanted to
get to some wider,younger audiences with this stuff.....
one of the tracks (Mysterious Masala) is already doing pretty well at Soundclick ...in the Electronica Acid Dance genre ! click to listen .....
the great Hannibal once said (or maybe more often) "I love it when a plan
comes together !"
2009 01 10
are some dates we will do in UK in March -
2009/03/18 Zappatika - concert
'The Plough' (Walthamstow),
2009/03/19 Zappatika - concert
2009 02 06
yet another Zappatika website we don't have time to update!
are starting a new campaign to stop anyone developing even more 'popular'
networking sites~ its all just toooooooo much !)
2009 02 13
confirmation - extra UK dates in March
is now ALL the dates that ZAPPATiKA
will do in March in the UK....
23/3 >>>> la belle france and so on......
2009 03 13
Coincidental New Tour CD
ZAPPATiKA is working on the next "big" studio album STRICTLY FRANKLY
to follow on from their September 2008 release THE SHORT BUT LEGENDARY FLIGHT of
the DODO ..... they are releasing what they call a "coincidental cheep and
nasty Live CD" ,called LIVE AND KICKING on Monday 16 March to coincide with
the forthcoming UK and German tours.
The CD will be on sale at all gigs and also thru the bands Myspace and Reverbnation sites from next week....and the price ?
staggeringly cheeeep and nasty - FIVE
...yes,... 5 pound-euro-dollars
track list on the LIVE AND KICKING CD is as follows;(all 100% Live)
trax: Spanish Highwayz,Thru the Wormhole,Mahavishnu Mind,My Little Pony,Dark
Room,Rainy Days,Space Flip,Leroy
Frank Zappa trax ; City of Tiny Lites,My Guitar wants to kill your momma,Bamboozled by love, The Torture Never Stops,Winoman, Black Napkins & Cosmik Debris
it while its hot !
2009 03 31 - the astonishing Zappatika CREDIT CRUNCH SPECIAL !!
a limited period (until April 30th) YOU can now take advantage of this
wacky offer from ZAPPATiKA -
amazing Credit Crunch KICKING A LIVE DODO 2-in-1 Special-
1 - THE SHORT BUT LEGENDARY FLIGHT of the DODO -Studio album released
Sept 26 2008
can buy BOTH of the above albums for only 12.50 (we know...its
deal is only available to Paypal account holders)
2009 04 15
4th of July and the FZ MUSICAL INDEPENDENCE FROM GAIL DAY GIG
will do an extra special set for FZ-MUSICAL-INDEPENDENCE-FROM-GAIL DAY !!
2009 05 08 - Little clip from the Zappateers Party
was a small Video moment from the really nice party which
Manchester Zappateers put on....the quality is not great but the atmosphere was
a lot of fun !
Carlos Santana Variations
2009 06 29 - ZAPPATiKA's
Strictly Frankly Show hits the road this week in Holland
Saturday 4th July ZAPPATiKA will play the first in their 2009-2010 series of
Frank Zappa Musical Revue Shows which they aptly call STRICTY FRANKLY - a live
album of the same name will be released in 2010....
The new show is over two hours long and consists 99% of FZ material ranging from WE ARE NOT ALONE, thru TITTIES N BEER, BLACK NAPKINS,CITY of TINY LITES,a little COZMIK DEBRIS, WATERMELON in EASTER HAY ,SLEEP DIRT,some DIRTY LOVE and a bit of SLIME and a good serving of TORTURE,all of this and much more Howie, all of this and more....
band has just finished rehearsal of the new show and will perform the first show
in the series on Saturday 4th July in Holland at THE RAMBLER, in Eindhoven ~
Dates in France(SEPT09) , Belgium/Holland (OCT09) ,Germany(OCT09) and the UK (NOV09) will be announced soon....
2009 07 03 - One off DUTCH show ZAPPATiKA -Saturday 4th of July !!
Saturday (4th of July) ZAPPATiKA will play the 'warm-up' show for the
forthcoming STRICTLY FRANKLY MUSICAL REVUE tour ,featuring a gruelling new
2-hour set including couple of ZAPPATiKA 's own songs and for the rest ,100%
Frank Zappa !
Frontman Mcinnes ,"The tour will be in the Fall (Sep-Nov) and we hope to fit dates into France,Belgium,Holland and the UK ,but for now we just want to see that it all slides smoothly, stays greasy and goes down easy .This is a nice little venue with a great sound and we didn't play in Holland for about a year ,so the whole band is really looking forward to Saturday !"
show starts at 21:30 , door open at 20:00
Venue : The Rambler Music Cafe - Eindhoven-Stationsplein
Bring a set of clean ears and a sense of humor !
2009 07 28
Mainstream side-project from ZAPPATiKA composers Mcinnes and Dr Lau
two major architects of ZAPPATiKA music, Mcinnes and Dr Lau have also been
working for "about the last two years on this project which is
definitely non-guitar based and certainly much more mainstream than the
music we normally release with the band"
album release, aimed chiefly at Club audiences ,under the name RANDOMATIK
is set for release later this year but the first pre-release 'preview'
track DO U FEEL ME? , which also features Japanese pianist Kouji Ohsumi,
can currently be heard on Mcinnes' own Myspace page :
2009 08 27
Join us for the Zomby Woof Birthday Bash in Holland-October 17
Our guitar player (the big scary one,as opposed to the cute small one) Zomby Woof will be celebrating his birthday on Saturday October 17th and to commemoremmorate this momentous occasion we will do a show at a nice music venue called De Pul in a place called UDEN in Holland.
We expect to have one or two guests up on stage as well during the evening...more on that later....
As it is his day ,Zomby Woof will choose the set list so there will definitely be a lot of Zappa and we will certainly all do our best to play well, have a damn fine time,drink lots of damn fine beer, meet some damn fine women, have at least 2 hours of damn fine live music played by and listened to by some damn fine people !
YOU ARE ALL, OF COURSE, INVITED !
2009 10 18
is rumoured .....
ZAPPATiKA will perform their studio album
The Short But Legendary Flight of the Dodo
the first time ever LIVE , on the main stage ,at midnight Saturday , August 14th
at ZAPPANALE #21 - Bad Doberan -Germany
can now confirm that these rumours are true !
2010 02 10
the end of 2009, ZAPPATiKA live shows have regularly featured the
talents of Dutch violin-lady KE, who also has appeared with Sheik
Yerbouti and ,for some years now,with Dutch FZ tribute The Foolz. She
has slotted into ZAPPATIKA-World very ,very well,despite being the only
girl ! (Or maybe because she's the only girl ?!)
-but seriously folks,this girl can play that damn thing ! KE has
now been made official "keeper of the Pony" and will join
ZAPPATiKA onstage for all their main 2010 shows.
latest development within ZAPPATiKA, however, involves the addition of a
3rd (yes THIRD) guitar player !
is a young,but gifted, Jazz Fusion guitarist/singer born in
former-Yugoslavia with a penchant for good music and high level audio
production. He takes to Zappa's music like a duck to water and brings a
whole lot to the table when it comes to ZAPPATiKA's own
compositions......the new line-up is now (Feb 2010) in rehearsal and
looking forward to the getting back on stage -
"This extra melodic strength in the band,from a violin and 3rd guitar", says bandleader Mcinnes, "has brought such a scope for arrangement and sound,using midi-synth-tech, that we are doing mad stuff, lots of the crazy shit from our Dodo album too ! I am confident the 2010 show will absolutely blow your socks off "
have recently taken on two new members (Daddo and Ke) who have a huge amount of
music to learn, and,of course, the rest of us have to get used to this new 7
headed dragon too !
Rehearsals are going extremely well ,especially the Live versions of the Dodo album, and lots of nice Unkle Frankie toonz, but there is still a-ways to go before the new line up is 100% ready for the stage.....
in the interests of musical integrity and audience satisfaction, all ZAPPATiKA
touring plans have been put on hold until the Summer of 2010.
means that planned events in March ,April and May have now been postponed. This
includes all concerts in UK and Europe. We regret the inconvenience this might
cause fo some people, but assure you that the wait will definitely be worth it !
We will announce the first dates as soon as we are satisfied with the new Show.
the meantime we have just made the Live n Kicking
album available at www.zappatika.bandcamp.com where YOU get to decide how much you pay. This download also
includes a lot of free BONUS items including Pix,Sleev notes,Vidz and more......
for your understanding....
03 -- Trying to keep up with a tradition, here's some small talk with one of the
bands that will be performing at the next Zappanale festival.
Hard to imagine that
the readers of United Mutations do not know who Zappatika is, but could you
introduce yourself / the band?
mcinnes / Zappatika: i am Mcinnes, a sort of British musician....i moved to europe in 96 to 'expand horizons' and found myself (surprise,surprise) in Amsterdam......our drummer ,Batta-Tutti, and i started out together in another band back then (97-98), called Purple Void, but after a while realised that we were both pushing things to a very 'zappa-esque' edge which some of the other members of PV didn't really like/couldn't really get into......
at that time, (2002) after Purple Void split, we decided to start our
"dream" project whereby we would play only our own music (no matter
how obscure or tricky it might be written) and of course, our favourite Zappa
numbers and try to create a damn fine 21st century extremely alternative band
with no clear genre or industry-influenced boundaries....a band where 'anything
original line up was sketchy and temporary to say the least,but then ,over time
and trials, we found the right muso's for the gig (Zomby Woof,Bongo Fury,The
Kid) who added the right ingredients to start baking the perfect Z-cake !
gradual organic development continue to this day and we have just become a
7-headed monster with an additional (3rd) guitarist, Daddo, and a very talented
violinist.(K)..whom i believe your informed readers will know very well !
you're headlining Zappanale on Saturday! Performing at midnight. How do you feel
/ Zappatika: Can i swear ? ...yea, well fucking
amazing is the only thing i can say. When Thomas called and asked if we would
play some of our own music too ,it really blew me away. I spend half my life
plugged into a recording consol ,and writing ....so when you get asked to
perform some of that at a gig like Zappanale it is ....well,quite humbling.
would have been happy to play the Carpark on Monday morning...but Saturday nite
Midnite is a bit of a dream come true really. We promise EVERY person in the
place that we will do whatever we can to make it a fine, funny and memorable
the fact that you'll be playing at midnight have an effect on the setlist? And
will the addition of a violin and an extra guitar turn Zappatika into a jam
/ Zappatika: Well we will be on stage for a long.....long set (nearly
2 hours) and we will cover LOTS of stuff ranging from many
favourites to our own little ditties and also,for the first time live on
stage, some of the "blended' FZ / Zappatika stunt-guitar-dance-rock stuff
on our Dodo album...we are now working hard on the new 7-piece arrangements
,which is all going extremely well, and the sound at Zappanale will just be
show starts at midnite so we will probabaly be pretty well stimulated and,shall
we say, uninhibited ,by then.....and honestly.........we have no idea what may
to Zappatika originals, I can tell that you're not only in to Frank Zappa &
The Mothers. Who are your main musical influences?
/ Zappatika: my first big influence was actually Bolan, the Electric Warrior
album turned me on to electric guitar at the age of 10...it was a masterpiece
for its time and i still listen to it even now....also Alex Harvey ,Bowie and
Alice Cooper had a strong 'emotional' influence on my eventual attempts to write
stuff.....as a guitarist i was Jimi's as a teenager and FZ was a kind of vague
spectre .....when i was 17, i sat through Live in NY and Overnight Sensation
...........since then.....well i dont need to tell you...
Looking at the
future, how do you see Zappatika evolving the next couple of years?
/ Zappatika: there are lots of plans in the mix....we
will release the Strictly Frankly DVD Tribute (100 % FZ material) sometime this
year...working on that now.....might be ready for Zappanale, and we are in
negotiation with some really interesting countries (like Latvia ,Hungary and
Romania) about festivals and shows...we will probably keep doing short tours in
North Europe where possible ,but we have been very busy the last 2 years so we
are starting 2010 in a relaxed way,just working on the new material and working
the new players in....we will be back out on stage toward the Summer....also
there is a vague plan forming about doing something in the US in 2011...but we
will have to see about that.....apart from that The Kid (Bassist) and i just cut
the first parts on some stuff for the next studio album....
Zappanale will have
another great line-up. Are there bands that you really want to see?
/ Zappatika: well, Ray White is one of our heroes ,so it would be gret if he
makes it !
Of course, JL Ponty is an interesting one...and it would be nice to hear
Bobby Martin on one or two FZ classics ........but i think probably EVERY band
who has been booked will be great -actually Lilo played with us at our Acoustic
FZ set in Paris in '08, (there is a video of that somewhere online) he is a cool
guy and a good player....
guess, right now, we are just looking forward to being a part of it.
I, for one, am
really looking forward to the Zappatika concert.
Thanks for your time & see you at Zappanale!
mcinnes / Zappatika: thanks for your support man, and your great site
for 7, are looking forward to it too- see you there !
2010 05 10
Myspace Zappaesque Blast ?
hhmmm....not really sure how or why,......but recently our humble little Myspace page has, quite simply, exploded with daily increases over recent days in site visits and music plays, which are now bordering on the ridiculous !
maybe the world is finally realising that Le Genre Zappaesque is just better than all that commercial shit out there...i dont know....i am not qualified to give an opinion.....
but if,like me, you want a shock - just go check out the daily plays (looks astounded !!)
.....just hope that they all enjoy what they hear and that they all send us a dollar right away!
2010 02 12
some months of rehearsing with a whole bunch of new players-a violinist (Ke),2nd
Drummer (The Sarge)and 3rd Guitarist (Daddo), the new 9 piece ZAPPATiKA line up
will hit the road,for the first time,in June 2010 and promises to deliver some
'dynamite shows' !
a warm up gig in early June in Holland and then probably straight to Paris in
the third week of June and then back to Holland and on to Germany ,for the 21st
Zappanale festival, and then a couple of weeks off and on to
Italy,the band plans a busy Summer ahead - they will be cranking lots of
Frank of course, but also blasting off a whole bunch of their own very
alternative little numbers !
to make sure you catch at least one of the shows ! You wont be sorry......
actual dates/venues check:
2010 05 19
will play one concert in Paris this summer.
date Saturday 26 June.
The address: 61 rue de la Santé - 75013 Paris
Promoter: Small World Promotions
See you there for a great evening of musical debauchery and on stage lunacy !
|the truth is out there...||
Zap Mcinnes "following a little suggestion from one certain Mr Ike Willis,after completion of a very nice tour earlier this year,we ZAPPATiKA'ns have been hot on the search for "the right guy with the right fingers" to join our merry band on tour merry highway to certain Hell !
Well, now we finally gots 'im ,my precious !
FRED HANDL ,a writer,critic,philosopher and of course,damn fine pianist
who hails from The Hague in The Netherlands.
Fred and the chaps are hard at it in the Rehearsal Room and he will hopefully be ready to join the band on stage later this year.
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