Napoleon Murphy Brock & Mats Öberg

Musicians talk about mixed feelings when they remember their auditions for Mastermind Frank Zappa. Nevertheless they consider it a musical accolade to have been part of one his band Projects or the other. Zappa was considered very demanding and meticulous when it came to the realization of his complex musical ideas and required the highest level of virtuosity and professionalism. But for a 16-year-old teenager from Stockholm this strict rules did not seem to apply: 1988 – Zappa is on his last big world tour – there is a meeting between the two. Before the concert in Stockholm Mats Öberg, blind from birth, presents a recording of T’Mershi Duween to Zappa, which he recorded together with Morgan Ågren and their former band Zappstetoot. Consequently he and Morgan are immediately invited as guest musicians for that evening’s show. And this concert in Stockholm becomes a highlight of the "Broadway The Hard Way" tour. For Mats Öberg it is the beginning of a solid musical career, which, in addition to his own projects, leads him into various Zappa bands over and over again until today. For example "Zappa's Universe", along with Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, Scott Tunes and Dweezil Zappa.

About a year ago, his musical paths crossed for the second time with those of Napoleon Murphy Brock. As early as 2003 they performed together with Denny Walley, Mike Keneally, Ed Palermo, Morgan Ågren, Tommy Thordsson and Paul Adamy as "Zappa Corner Band" at the Chamber Music Festival in Umeå (Sweden). So the two of them decided to join forces last year. The result is a program exclusively consisting of Zappa compositions, "reduced" to keyboards, saxophone and vocals.

Until now, you could experience the duo with their unusual arrangements in Scandinavia only, but with considerable success, as evidenced by the attendances.

For this year's Zappanale Mats and Napi have put their shoulders to the wheel and developed a show that should be a must for all friends of zappaesque sounds.

Mats Öberg (key)
Napoleon Murphy Brock (voc, sax, flute)


Bad Penny

Bad Penny, named after a song of blues rocker Rory Gallagher (RIP), is, according to the  „Yorkshire Musik Live“ magazine the most popular foreign band of northern England.  Peter Möller (accordion, piano, keyboards), Ola Van Sander (vocals, guitar, dobro) and Axel Hennig (vocals, bass) are living in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and are on tour with more than 100 concerts per year.

The band is playing contemporary folk rock with multifaceted folk elements like Cajun, Celtic, Gipsy and Blues. Their songs are deeply connected with the celtic nordic tradition. Bad Penny is performing poetic rock'nroll with explosive energy and passionate drive. The influence of  Rory Gallagher (they dedicated their  CD „Return to the G-Man“ to him, exclusively with Gallagher cover versions) is characteristic. With their already proverbial nativeness and stage experience Bad Penny is known for presenting an unforgettible event to the audience.

Great to see you again at this year's WarmUp-Party at Kamp!



With a fine tradition a kind of Arf Society House Band will open the WarmUp Party of Zappanale at Kamp in Doberan City.

Zappnoise are from Stralsund and this year again they are going to play in a slightly different formation to celebrate the beginning of Zappanale #26 with new friends live on stage.

We are looking forward to listening to new and well-tried songs and for sure the up to now never tried co-operation with their guests Hakan (Arnie Fruit Quartet), Siglinde, Stoni & Mick (String Trash) is promising a jolly good time for the audience. Let’s have fun and don’t forget: MUSIC IS THE BEST!



Agnete Granitzka (voc., keyb.)

Carien Streng (flute)

Kevin Nestler (trompet)

Andreas Safran (sax)

Sven Schönfeld (sax)

Stefan Berg (drums)

Jörn Bantow (bass)

Peter Görs (guit.)


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Zappanale #31

17. - 19.07.2020
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