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Zap McInnes: “I once wrote an original concept surrounding My Little Pony. The pony is actually representative of the east European prostitutes who end up in the darkness of the red light district in Amsterdam, never to return to the forests of Lithuania and Rumania having been trapped into this lifestyle by manipulative pimps. Now, in our first ever collaboration, Ike Willis and I have orchestrated a completely new work incorporating elements of that original pony concept mixed with some newer ideas and some of Frank Zappa’s lyrics. The music is written and orchestrated by Mr Willis and myself. It is performed by ZAPPATiKA, featuring both Jeff Hollie and Craig Twister Steward. Ike features very strongly of course. The Pony Suite is pompous comedy, it is even operatic in parts but can best be described as prog-jazz-classical-rock. This new recording both evolves the Pony concept to fruition and also introduces some new characters such as the Beastial Boys and the Black Ninja.
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Check out these nifty moving images of last year’s (2015) Zappanale – 26th Edition.
On stage together: Ike Willis, Craig ‘Twister’ Steward, Ed Mann, Denny Walley, Jeff Hollie, Bill Carbone, Zap Mcinnes, Battatutti, Joep Oosterbaan, Hieronymus, Coen Siersma and Fred Händl.
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A little trip back in … well, time.
Behold! The full official video for the new 2012 release of TiME ! by ZAPPATiKA
Keeping up with that fine tradition of fine Italian drummers…here he is…the very fine Mr DIEGO MOCCI !!!
and more … check it out today and get your own Pony Suite, together with that free, warm fuzzy feeling.
Tune in at 10pm (CET)/ 1pm-4pm(US)/9pm(UK) for this special airing by RockRadio.de 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 CDBaby.com and later in September from I-Tunes,Amazon,Spotify etc here is the DIRECT LINK to listen LIVE to the World Premiere: http://radio.rockradio.de/