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Jeff played on Frank Zappas JOE’S GARAGE album back in 1979 and has been a ‘gigging session man’ ever since. Jeff now resides in Europe and is still a full-time Sax player & extremely cool cat. Jeff is also a life long close friend of Ike Willis, after they met in College days. IKE WILLIS is special guest on most of ZAPPATiKA’s tours and recently featured strongly in the new Studio single “The Pony Suite” (available everywhere since Sept.2015)
In July 2015 the band performed a Joes Garage Reunion Concert at the 26th Zappanale festival in Germany,with 5 of the original musicians from Frank Zappa’s acclaimed album,”JOES GARAGE” recorded back in 1979. These 5 musicians are Ike Willis,Ed Mann,Denny Walley ,Jeff Hollie & Craig Steward. The concert was their first ever live performance together of songs from that album. Some of the highlights can be found on the ZAPPATiKA Youtube Channel,amongst other goodies.
Hello, I am Zap Mcinnes and I sing and play guitar in this rocking little combo! Which gives me equal amounts of frustration and joy , so keeping the balance of all things constant. I enjoy spending time with my Harley-Davidson and my guitars. I don’t have a favourite artist as I tend to write more music than I listen to……the ever-growing catalog of unrecorded ZAPPATiKA songs will be a project for the future and I hope we will fit some more of these into our future shows.
I was born a Celt in the UK, but moved to Holland at the end of the 90’s where I met *Battatutti* (our drummer) and we started playing together in about 1999. After various failed line-ups, the third band we formed, with the express intention of playing only our music and Frank Zappa’s, was *ZAPPATiKA* in 2008.
The biggest joys of this band for me are the live shows and also being able to learn so incredibly much from legends like IKE WILLIS and JEFF HOLLIE!
I joined ZAPPATiKA from the start. I still remember Zap asking me. At the time, I had been playing since 1994 and I was not more than a refined djembe player. I had been teaching for a couple of years and I had played a lot, but being a part of ZAPPATiKA, made me a percussionist. Thanks to ZAPPATiKA, I grew from a little drummer boy to a musician. Frank Zappa’s oeuvre has really evolved me as a musician.
My favorite artist is he (or she) I’m listening to at the moment. More information and pictures to follow soon!
Wonder who I am? When at a concert, look for the bouncing ball with the curly hair. That’s me. If you cant see me you can find me by listening to all the funny, crazy and surprising accents.
Have a good day 😀
I`ve been playing in several coverbands over the yaers and still am (Fourbyfour ).
The music i like listening to : Zappa , KIng Crimson , Brand X , Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Pink Floyd, ELO, Scope, Ziek, Fat Angel, dwjmwdjhb, Metallica, Pearl Jam, RHCP, and so on (notice the order of it).
About 6 years ago my son Ingo , The Kid , joined the band Zappatika. And he did very well. But because of his study and other bussinesses he had to leave Zappatika… leaving a big gap for a bassplayer to fill in.
So that`s where I came in last year august (2013), after 6 moths of practice learning all them notes .Playing the music Frank Zappa wrote with Zappatika is great fun .
Ike Willis doesn’t need any introduction, or does he? Well, here goes anyway … Ike Willis joined Frank Zappa’s band in 1978 and was his right-hand man for many years. Frank Zappa claimed that this tour (1984) would be the final tour at the time, but in 1988 the legendary musicians were back on stage! Ike Willis plays on over 30 Zappa albums and is particularly well-known for his vocal contributions to the rock opera Joe’s Garage (1979) en and the conceptual musical Thing-Fish (1984). His vocal skills are also prominent on albums such as Tinsel Town Rebellion, You Are What You Is and The Man from Utopia. And let’s not forget that Ike is an excellent guitarist as well! The past few years Ike Willis has toured with several Frank Zappa tribute bands such as ZAPPATiKA, Ossi Duri, Project/Object, Pojama People and Ugly Radio Rebellion.
On July 18th 2015, Ike Willis headlined the 26th annual Zappanale Festival in Bad Doberan and was joined on stage with ZAPPATiKA, Ed Mann, Jeff Hollie, Denny Walley, Craig ‘Twister’ Steward and BIll Carbone (from The Z3).
Ike Willis did his first studio recording in 20 years with ZAPPATiKA – recording The Pony Suite (composed and arranged by Ike Willis and Zap Mcinnes).
Jeff joined ZAPPATiKA on stage in 2014 (Zoetermeer, Boerderij – Netherlands) and it was the beginning of a new Zappa-era for both ZAPPATiKA and Jeff Hollie.
Jeff played with ZAPPATiKA on January 3rd 2015, joined them on their European Tour in March 2105 and at Zappanale #26.
Jeff Hollie has also played with several Zappa tribute bands, including Cuccurullo Brillo Brullo. During one of the many Zappa events he met with Amsterdam based Zappa tribute band ZAPPATiKA, which turned out to be the start of a great collaboration.