The Muffin Men

at The Studio, Hartlepool

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Celebrating 25 years on the road around Europe. April 2016 sees the MufFinZ Power Quartet plus special guest Denny Walley on slide guitar and vocal.

The Muffin Men have played nearly 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 along the years. This year the band are joined by Denny Walley, ex Zappa guitarist notable for his work on the Bongo Fury and Joe's Garage albums. Denny was also a member of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, appearing on the classic Bat Chain Puller album. He has previously played with the band many times adding his original slide guitar style and soulful vocal, expect renditions of Joe's Garage favourites such as Crew Slut and even a few Beefheart pieces.


The Muffin Men

The Muffin Men appearing at this event

The Muffin Men: Play Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention: 30th Anniversary Tour 2020 Originally formed in Liverpool in 1990 for a one-off show the celebrate the 50th birthday of Frank Zappa. The band have gone on to play countless shows around Europe, often featuring guest appearances by many ex-Zappa musicians. The 2020 line-up features five original Muffin Men playing a wide variety of songs and instrumental favorites from the vast repertiore of one the of Greatest American Composers of the 20th Century. Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Boogie and Blues, mixed with a liberal pinch of British Humour. For the 30th Anniversary Tour The Muffin Men are pleased to announce their agreement with The Zappa Trust for their performances of Frank Zappa Music. Don’t expect a look-a-like tribute band, Expect to hear some favorite Zappa/Mothers played with spirit and adventure.

See 6 tour dates featuring The Muffin Men

The Studio

  • Tower Street
  • Hartlepool
  • TS24 7HQ

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