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Dirty Feetz (EU)

Dirty Feetz is an international rock/funk/something-from-everything band. Founded in 2015, assembled in todays line up 2016. All members coming from different countries, different cultural backrounds. They put all this together and create their own new way of performance and musical cosmos. They also work on a lot of funny stuff on stage so they are not very very serious but in that quiet respectable!

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Dweezil Zappa: Headliner @ Zappanale #28

Dear „Other People“ and everybody who wants to join us

What we were dreaming of at Z#27 will turn into reality at Z#28. Dweezil Zappa is headliner of Zappanale #28 which will take place from July 14 to 16, 2017 at the racecourse of Bad Doberan (Germany).


After Patrice "Candy" Zappa-Porter, Bob Zappa and Stanley Jason Zappa we are happy to welcome the next family member, Dweezil Zappa, as guest of our music festival which we are hosting in honor of his father Frank.
 
To all of us a long-cherished wish comes true and we are proud to announce the attendance of Dweezil Zappa officially.

Since yesterday the complete program of Z#28 is confirmed and in the next weeks we are going to give you more information in detail here at this place.

Look forward with us to Zappanale 2017!

music ist the best

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Ike Willis

By the end of the 70's Zappa was looking for a second front man. It should be someone with talent and presence of a Napoleon Murphy Brock but on the other hand totally different. Anyway, he should take the substantial vocal parts Zappa wanted to restrain from.

The singer and guitarist met Frank Zappa in 1977 at a concert in the backstage area. Zappa engaged him and so he's been a band member since 1988, except the tours in 1981 and 1982. This was the time when such succinct albums as Joe´s Garage, Thing-Fish, Tinseltown Rebellion und You Are What You Is developed, with his expressive and unmistakable voice.

On Joe´s Garage he can „only“ be heard as singer, later then as guitarist, too. He can't say which song has impressed him most or which has been the most complicated one. They are all different and belong to such various categories so it's impossible for him to decide.

So Ike Willis is the one who's been for the longest time in Zappa's permanently changing line-ups. Ike had the impression that when they met Zappa had lost the fun, although he's been enormously productive. Fortunately that changed from album to album and Zappa got back to his motto  "The stupider it is, the better we like it!".

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Denny Walley

He has been acquainted with Frank Zappa since childhood. Back then he was friends with Frank's brother Bobby and sometimes they listened to the band rehearsals. He has also known Don Van Vliet and Jim Sherwood since then. He started his own musical development in the early 70's at Geronimo Black, the formation of ex Mothers Jimmy Carl Black, Don Preston, Bunk Gardner and Ray Collins. Evidence of this collaboration, which existed for two years, is the only album Geronimo Black from 1972. In 2008 a compilation named Welcome Back with demos, studio and live recordings has been made available via download.

In 1975 he joined Frank Zappa and the Mothers as guitarist on the Bongo-Fury-Tour. His old mate Don Van Vliet, by now Captain Beefheart, was very impressed with Denny's singing and guitar play and so he asked him if he would like to accompany him on his tour in the US and Europe. This was the beginning of a two years lasting liaison, and unfortunately only very few material exists from this time. Merely the track „Hoboism“ and the original recordings of „Bat Chain Puller“ bear testimony to the Blues which Denny brought into the Magic Band.

In the fall of 1978 and spring of 1979 he toured again twice with Zappa. Furthermore he participated in the recordings of Joe´s Garage and You Are What You Is and he can be heard on the album Tinseltown Rebellion and other live compilations.

After Zappa's much too early death Walley continued to play music. With several formations (Mats & Morgan amongst others) he made Zappa's work living on. In 1997 his CD Spare Parts was published, and besides Suicide Chump and Bamboozled By Love he recorded also pieces from other interpreters which have had influence on him. This CD is considered an outstanding Blues release.

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Zappanale #31

17. - 19.07.2020
The Torture stops in 224 days!
17. - 19. July 2020
The Torture stops in 224 days!