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tour 2016
January 3rd, 2016 by Fred Händl

Tour March 2016

17 March –
The Big Buttinsky, Osnabruck, Germany (+.CHATO)
18 March – Le Zebre, Paris, France. (+ Zapmospheres II )
19 March – Corn Exchange,Stamford,England (+ Acton Zappa)
20 March – Roadhouse, Birmingham
21 March – FAT LIL’S – Oxford (Witney)
22 March – The Scene Club – Swansea, Wales
23 March – Talking Heads,Southampton (+.Acton Zappa)
24 March – The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool,(+ Charlies Gorilla)
25 March – Arden Social Club, Halifax,England
26 March – Jazz Café, London, England (+ The Dyr Sister)
28 March – Grammatikof – Duisburg, Germany
29 March – Das Bett – Frankfurt – Germany
30 March – Objekt5 – HALLE- Germany
31 March – Tante JU – Dresden – Germany
01 April – QBUS Muziekhuis – Leiden – The Netherlands (+ Trio du Gnom)


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New Year
January 1st, 2016 by Fred Händl

happy new year

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November 9th, 2015 by Fred Händl

diego-mocciLadies n Gents, Boys n Girls ,after many (sometimes painful) Drummer auditions over the past 2 months we are VERY happy to introduce you to our NEW pasta-fuelled-turbo-charged Drummer!!

Keeping up with that fine tradition of fine Italian drummers…here he is…the very fine Mr DIEGO MOCCI !!!

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September 29th, 2015 by Fred Händl

From Paris to Purley

ViveLaDifference-March 18-28

ZAPPATiKA’s going on tour again. Featuring Ike Willis & Jeff Hollie and some very special guests …

More news, information and further details soon.

For now, enjoy the pre fun. Hope to see you guys and gals out there!


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Battatutti - featured
September 21st, 2015 by Fred Händl

BattatuttiDear Friends, Followers & Freakz,

It is with a heavy heart that we must report that our dear brother; founding member & drummer, Maarten van Zeijl, a.k.a Battatutti, will, as of today, no longer be performing as a member of “the ZAPPATiKA Collective”.

The reasons for this sad news are chiefly brought about by some recent health issues and it is there that he needs have his focus. Although, we will miss him VERY, VERY much, we (the band + guest alumni) are all behind him & understand this necessary decision. We, of course, hope that he will move quickly toward healthier & happier times….

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Pony Suite Available - feature
September 5th, 2015 by Fred Händl

Pony Suite Available
The Pony Suite is Now Available at following vendors:

and more … check it out today and get your own Pony Suite, together with that free, warm fuzzy feeling.

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Black Ninja - Ike Willis
August 26th, 2015 by Fred Händl

Ike Willis - Black Ninja

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Here Comes The Flood
August 26th, 2015 by Fred Händl

“ZAPPATiKA main man ‎Zap Mcinnes and Ike Willis joined forces for The Pony Suite, with fellow Zappa alumni Jeff Hollie and Craig Twister Steward. McInnes toyed with the concept of a composition about Eastern European prostitutes who end up in the darkness of the red light district in Amsterdam, but never got around to finish it. Enter Ike Willis to share the burden and the presto: a full-on suite now sees the light of day.”

Read all at Here Comes The Flood

Here Comes The Flood

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Pony - Zap - Ike
August 25th, 2015 by Fred Händl

Tune in at 10pm (CET)/ 1pm-4pm(US)/9pm(UK) for this special airing by to launch the first ever studio collaboration between IKE WILLIS & ZAPPATiKA entitled The Pony Suite, the first piece from a new 12 track album which should be released toward the end of 2016.
Written & orchestrated by Zap Mcinnes & Ike Willis and featuring ZAPPATiKA, Jeff Hollie and Craig Twister Steward ,the PONY SUITE is an 8 minute mini rock opera with tongue very firmly in cheek.

This is the very FIRST time the song will be aired to the public. The track will be available for download from September 2nd at and later in September from I-Tunes,Amazon,Spotify etc here is the DIRECT LINK to listen LIVE to the World Premiere:

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Zap and Ike in the studio
August 25th, 2015 by Fred Händl

After Zappanale, the concert in Osnabrück, the concert in Leiden (which was also a live DVD recording … ) things just kept rolling …

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