So prolific was Frank Zappa’s output, that it is nearly impossible to present a representative sample of his work in just one concert. But we are going to give it a go! Over the course of his life, and since his death in 1993, over one hundred official Zappa albums have been released, alongside countless bootlegs. These range from 60’s psychedelia with the Mothers of Invention, Jazz and Rock material tinged with Zappa’s own inimitable spin, through to orchestral compositions.
Join leading UK bands Treacherous Cretins and Scotland’s Pygmy Twylyte for a night of great live music in central London celebrating the work of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. It’s going to be a dynamite show.
Treacherous Cretins are a London based 5 piece band passionate about playing the music of the legendary Frank Zappa. They have become fan favourites having played the famous Zappanale festival in Germany (featuring a guest slot from FZ’s sister Candy) and Festival Moo-ah. They don’t shirk away from playing the difficult stuff and their aim is to keep the music of FZ alive and introduce the music to new fans. And to give an entertaining show… and they are so very young and monde… #musicisthebest
Navigating the vast Zappa oeuvre is no mean feat, but Scotland’s Pygmy Twylyte have embraced the challenge with gusto. Since their inception in 2018, the band have selected a core body of classic material, complemented with a rotating offering of more obscure cuts, and blasted this to delighted audiences across the UK.
With guitars, keyboards, saxes and a xaphoon at their disposal, the band has a (stink)foot planted in the camp of several of Zappa’s most memorable touring line-ups. Head to the 100 Club on the 18th April 2020 to nod along to rock numbers, lose count during jazzy interludes (after all, it’s not dead – it just smells funny) and evade the infamous Frunobulax. Officially licensed by the Zappa Family Trust, Pygmy Twylyte present a must-see event for music fans.