Zoot Allures! It is Zappa time at the Thameside

Ike Willis With Zappatika
Friday 16th May 2014
20:00 hrs
Thameside Theatre
Tickets: £13.50

zappatikaIke Willis (b. 14 November 1955) is an American vocalist and guitarist who was a regular member of Frank Zappa’s studio and touring bands from 1978 until the final Broadway The Hard Way world tour of 1988. Willis is also the voice of the Thing-Fish, and Joe on Joe’s Garage.

Ike and ZAPPATiKA last joined forces on stage with a dynamic headline show at the Zappanale Festival in Germany in 2010.

ZAPPATiKA was formed in 2007 with the intention of performing some of Frank Zappa’s music – but also to further develop the bands’ own eclectic rock compositions.

They have toured in various European countries with their live Zappa show, and in March 2013 they headlined the first night of Festival MOO-AH! in Corby, Northants.

The Just Passin’ Thru tour is a whirlwind trip through Holland, Belgium and the UK. As the only concert in the South-East of Great Britain, this is a major coup for the Thameside.

Support comes from Gumbo Variation, a psychedelic Afro/Latin jazz/rock jam band from Norwich.

This should be a very dynamite show!

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