John Etheridge’s Zappatistas

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Last Show: Sunday 8 th September 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

John brings this long established and hugely popular band to the PizzaExpress for a rare London appearance. Gigs by this band are uncommon and each one is a riotous celebration of the fabulous music of the late Frank Zappa, played by a band of some of the great names of British music. Originally formed in 1998, for an Arts Council show, the band went down so well that a long tour was undertaken, and they have stayed together to this day. Everybody who hears this show is struck by the vitality of the music and the performance. John is joined by Steve Lodder (keys), Annie Whitehead (tbn), Paul Jayasinha (tpt), Simon Bates (sax), Rob Statham (bs), Mike Bradley(drs).

"For those unfamiliar with the great man’s work (Frank Zappa), its hard to imagine a more exciting introduction."

The Guardian

Band Lineup

John Etheridge (guitar)

Steve Lodder (keys)

Annie Whitehead (trombone)

Paul Jayasinha (trumpet)

Simon Bates (sax)

Rob Statham (bass)

Mike Bradley (drums)