The Foolz are a Dutch Zappa (re)cover band, formerly known as the Dancin' Foolz. After the departure of Marcel Kemp in 1999, the band continued as The Foolz.
In 2003, the band released an all-Zappa music album called "Live In The Cherrytree". One of the tracks from the album can also be found on "Lemme Take You To The Beach", the Zappa Surf tribute album on Cordelia records.
July 2004, The Foolz performed at the Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany. Parts of the concert can be found on the "Zappanale # 15" album.
In 2007, The Foolz contributed their version of Frank Zappa's 'The
Idiot Bastard Son' to "20 Extraordinary Renditions", Andrew Greenaway's project that got released on Cordelia Records.
The info said:
THE FOOLZ - an acoustic version recorded on Wednesday 8 August just after Zappanale #18 (the plan was to record a version at the festival in Big Blue, with the Zappateers singing along; I fear attempts were thwarted by Lübzer beer!). This version was produced by keyboard man, Wan.
Personnel: Pedro Steneker (bass); Lex Kemper (guitar); Wan Kemper (melodica); Remco Aalhuizen (air guitar).
July 2009, Lex Kemper left The Foolz for a short time to devote his time to other projects.
March 2013, Marco Onstenk joined The Foolz. Shortly thereafter, the
band performed at the "Moo-Ah" festival in Corby (UK).
The picture on the right was taken by Steffen Schindler at the "Moo-Ah" festival.
www.foolz.nl and www.foolzfreakz.nl
Fanclub the foolzfreaks released a tape in 2003, and a 4cdr set in 2005.
November 8, 2014, the Slagwerkensemble KNA Lunteren teamed up with The Foolz to perform "Zappa Experience", a tribute to the music of Frank Zappa.
|the foolz: you can't beat
the boots off stage anymore
(2003, k7, nl, private release ff01 - 06/06) - all compositions by frank zappa
foolz: live in the cherrytree
(2003, cd, nl, private release tfz0207) - all compositions by frank zappa
lemme take you to the beach
(2004, cd, uk, cordelia records cd035) - all compositions by frank zappa
|various artists: zappanale 15
(2004, 3cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
artists: zappanale 15 - retrospective
(2004, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
|various artists: zappanale #
(2005, cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
|the foolz: live at
(2005, 4cdr, nl, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
20 extraordinary renditions
(2008, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa
/ slagwerkensemble kna lunteren: zappa experience
(2015, dvd, nl, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
2002/07/13 concert 'bluescafe', apeldoorn, the netherlands
2002/07/14 concert 'bluescafe', apeldoorn, the netherlands
2002/11/17 concert 'de bommel', breda, the netherlands
2002/11/24 concert 'de kroeg', arnhem, the netherlansd
2002/12/13 concert 'bluescafe', apeldoorn,
2003/10/18 concert 'café de noot', hoogland, the
2003/12/06 concert harderwijk, the netherlands - as part of the Zappa Memorial concerts
heavy duty judy * san berdino * joe's garage * why does it hurt
when i pee * tryin' to grow a chin * alien orifice * the torture
never stops * i'm the slime * let's move to cleveland * lucille has
messed my mind up * florentine pogen * i don't wanna get drafted *
trouble comin' every day * love of my life * you didn't try to call
me * zoot allures * dancin' fool * inca roads * elvis has just left
the building * montana * suicide chump * ms pinky * easy meat *
peaches en regalia * you are what you is
2004/01/25 concert 'bluescafe
de keijzer', spijkenisse, the netherlands
concert 'bluescafe', apeldoorn, the netherlands
2004/04/23 concert 'café rocks', enschede, the
2004/04/30 concert 'café de flierefluiter',
concert 'kafee 't hoekske', heist o/d berg, belgium
2004/07/23 concert "zappanale", bad
2007/02/16 -18 Monty
and The Butchers / The Foolz / The Muffin Men - concert
"UK Zappa Festival", Bradford-on-Avon, UK
2007/10/19 concert 'Bluescafé', Apeldoorn, NL
|Above picture taken by Bazbo during the Zappateers Festival in Nijmegen, 2008/03/14|
The Foolz with special guest Billy the Mountain aka DJ Tim
2009 07 21 Bazbo said:
July 24, 2009
in Het Bluescafé
time: about 22.00 CET
entree: €0 (!)
is the last concert with guitarist Lex. He leaves the band to devote his time to
The FoolZ will continue. More news on that later.
and join this party!
Zappa in the theatre:
Percussion ensemble KNA Lunteren and Zappa cover band The Foolz have joined forces to present a unique musical venture: Zappa Experience! On Saturday the 8th of November they will collectively present a theater show in the Schaffelaartheater in Barneveld. As the name implies, this show is geared entirely towards the works of composer, musician and filmmaker Frank Zappa. In a variety of set-ups a wide array of compositions made by Zappa will be performed. Prior to this musical experience renowned Zappa expert Co de Kloet will provide an in-depth lecture about Zappa's life and works.
Percussion ensemble KNA Lunteren
ensemble KNA Lunteren:
KNA percussion ensemble consists of roughly thirty dedicated musicians
led by conductor Marco Ostenk. Since the year 2000 the orchestra has
been preoccupied with concerts and concourses, consistently delivering
musical performances of an impressive level. In 2009 the orchestra even
became Dutch champion in its discipline and also partook in the World
Music Concourse. Their repertoire is characterized by a large variety of
styles, encompassing pop and rock, but also more blues-oriented styles
of music. Now Zappa's vintage blend of jazz and rock can be added to
their already broad range of skills. In sum: the KNA ensemble is not
afraid to embrace variation and new challenges!
band The Foolz is committed entirely to the work of Frank Zappa. The
band, consisting of Pedro Steneker (bass/vocals), Lex Kemper
(guitar/vocals), Remco Aalhuizen (guitar/vocals), Wan Kemper
(keys/vocals) and Marco Onstenk (drums), is a well-respected name
amongst Zappa aficionados. In 2003 they released their live album Live
from the Cherrytree. Furthermore, they performed multiple times at the
acclaimed 'Zappanale' festival and also made much lauded appearances at
Zappateers-organized festivals in Bradford-On-Avon and Corby.
people are vaguely familiar with the name of Frank Zappa, but only few
know just exactly who he was. Hence, preceding the concert, radio
presenter and Holland's most famed Zappa expert Co de Kloet will provide
us with a lecture concerning the life and works of Zappa. Zappa
challenged many a musical convention and in doing so merged musical
styles that previously seemed irreconcilable. In an engaging fashion Co
de Kloet will invite the audience into the mind of the composer,
demonstrate his working method, and elucidate Zappa's socio-political
brand of lyricism. De Kloet's lecture thus promises to be an inspiring
experience for Zappa novices and adepts alike.
into the night things will get even more inspiring as, over the course
of two hours, the musicians will allow the audience a glimpse into the
musical universe of Frank Zappa. Here, previously attained knowledge
will be heard and seen in practice. The ensemble and the band will
separately and collectively perform pieces of Zappa's work, touching on
all aspects of his impressive oeuvre. Some songs of note that will be
performed include: Echidna's Arf, Little Umbrellas, T'mershi Duween and
What's New in Baltimore.