• Bullfrog Blues Club "Extra" presents The Muffin Men

  • Thu, 30-05-2019 at 20:00
  • Bullfrog Blues Club, Southsea
    The Dockyard Club
    PO5 2NH Portsmouth
Bullfrog Blues Club "Extra" presents The Muffin Men - Bullfrog Blues Club, Southsea - Portsmouth

Bullfrog Blues Club "Extra" are pleased as Punch to welcome The Muffin Men, probably the world's finest band playing the music of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, back to Southsea after far too many years on Thursday 30th May from 8pm.An essential gig for both big fans of Zappa & The Mothers and the merely curious !Tickets available on the door from 8pm, in person from Street Level Music, Albert Road, Southsea, or online from here :www.thesanitycompany.co.uk/bullfrogtickets/The Muffin Men: 29th year of operation playing Zappa/Mothers.Celebrating 29 years on the road around Europe.The MufFinZ quintet, featuring 5 original members. This tour will revive many Mothers of Invention pieces, along with others Zappa favourites.The Muffin Men have played over 2000 dates around Europe, often featuring ex-Zappa alumni. The band play their own arrangements of Zappa material, along with some note-for-note versions of some favourites. At least 12 ex-Zappa musicians have performed with The Muffin Men over the years. DO YOU KNOW... that one of the oldest and most durable “tribute bands” in the music business – formed long before the term “tribute band” was coined – was formed and remains based on Merseyside ?Do you know...that they first performed the music of Frank Zappa 25 years ago at the legendary rock venue “The Black Horse and Rainbow”, Berry St, Liverpool, on the maverick composer's 50th birthday ?Do you know...that since then they have played thousands of shows throughout Europe, in venues ranging from tiny bars to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Glastonbury world stage, and have meanwhile released over 20 cds and 4 documentary dvds ?Do you know...that they have worked and toured alongside many of Frank Zappa's former band members, and that they have been referenced in several standard texts regarding Zappa's music ?Do you know...that they celebrated 25 years of operation with a special 3 hour party gig at the world Famous Cavern Club on Sunday December 20th 2015, it featured 15 past and present members and played to a sell out crowd ?Do you know... The Muffin Men ?Wikipedia - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muffin_MenFacebook group - www.facebook.com/groups/144945955537278/?fref=tsYouTube -www.youtube.com/user/oldgreygoat/videos