Philadelphia, PA (Upper Darby, Pennsylvania) — Zappa Plays Zappa is fronted by Dweezil Zappa the son of the legendary Frank Zappa. In an effort to carry on his father’s music, Dweezil has put together a nice 7-piece band. Having both a drummer and a percussionist makes for an interesting rhythm section. In fact, the entire eclectic mix of musicians did well at playing the complex Zappa arrangements.
They are part of the Progressive Nation Tour with Scale The Summit, Bigelf and Dream Theater. Their 12 song set covered a wide range of Frank’s catalog. Dweezil’s guitar playing was complemented by Jamie Kime, also on guitar. “Upon being asked by Dweezil to be a part of the band, I knew it would be equal parts challenging and rewarding. But, I had no idea how much of a junkie I would become for this music. I’m now constantly searching Frank’s vast catalog for new songs to learn in addition to periodically revisiting the songs we’ve been playing for months now, every time discovering new things I hadn’t heard before. Every musician should take some time to immerse themselves in the music of Frank Zappa – you’ll be hooked for life, and be a better player for it!”, said Jammie.
The quirky Scheila Gonzalez was both fun to watch and hear. She played keyboards, saxophone and added a nice touch with her vocals.
Village Of The Sun
Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?
Bamboozled By Love
Willie The Pimp