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The Muffin Men Play Zappa on Friday 1st December 2017
Celebrating over two and half decades on the road around Europe, Friday 2nd December 2017 sees THE MUFFIN MEN return to The Continental once again!
The Muffin Men have played nearly 2000 dates around Europe, often featuring ex-Zappa alumni. The band play their own arrangements of Frank Zappa material, along with some note-for-note versions of some favourites. If you know your Zappa, then you'll also know that this is no mean feat!
This time they're here as a five-piece, focussing on classic MOTHERS OF INVENTION material for the first time in many years.
'A warm, deeply human celebration of the life saving, healing qualities of music; far more than just the self indulgent jam between friends which can happen in lesser hands when the fans team up with the hero. It also acted as a one-fingered salute to the kind of pathetic music snobs who consider tribute bands “beneath” them or “unworthy of their time” (whilst raving about The Royal Ballet and Royal Shakespeare Company, both essentially tribute acts)'
Sean Diamond, Louder Than War
In 26 years of operation, The Muffinz have featured no less than seven original Zappa band members, along with original Mothers Of Invention drummer/vocalist Jimmy Carl Black, as well as performing with Don Preston and Bunk Gardner in 1993. In 1994 they played a nine-week European tour with guest vocalist Ike Willis, and again teamed up with Willis in 2003 for a special Zappanale festival show, which also featured Napoleon Murphy Brock. Mike Keneally has also appeared with the band, along with Ray White, and Robert Martin. And let's not forget Denny Walley, of course!
Always a huge hit when they play here in Preston THE MUFFIN MEN are an absolute must for any fan of Zappa, The Mothers, or just plain good music.
Friday 1st December 2017, 8pm - Tickets are £10 advance
Music Genres: 60s, 70s, Blues, Rock, Rock & Roll
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