John Etheridge and the Zappatistas

Date: 26 Feb 2009 - 20:00
End Date: 26 Feb 2009 - 23:00
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Event details: Outstanding British guitarist John Etheridge with his Frank Zappa tribute band the Zappatistas.

As a composer Zappa was equally at home writing stately classical melodies as he was churning out inspired heavy-metal riffs. Playing tribute to his audacious eclecticism is not for the faint-hearted, yet the Zappatistas took it all in their stride. Frisky reggae segued into greasy funk, 1 2-bar blues were invested with the fury of exploding galaxies, and there were long stretches of acid-drenched free jazz. Through it all the musicians grinned and bopped around the stage as if they were playing simple party tunes, and Etheridge jacked his grin several notches higher each time one of his band mates attempted anything preposterous. For those unfamiliar with the great man's work, it is hard to imagine a more exciting introduction than this. - James Griffiths. Guardian

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