Dan Spanner has recorded Frank Zappa compositions with The Spanner Jazz Punks (that also feature Helen Tate) and with The Spanner Big Band.
UK band Spanner Jazz Punks headlined the Moo-Ah festival in Corby (UK). They
Their set included a couple of Zappa tunes ('We Are Not Alone' and 'Blessed Relief'). The band also contributed a track to the "On Broadway - Covers Of Invention" album, a disk on which various bands perform a track that was previously covered by Frank Zappa.
Also in 2014, the band released "Ne'er-Do-Well Adventures", and they performed at Zappanale #25.
2016, The Spanner Big Band contributed to "Sons Of Mr. Green Genes".
on broadway - covers of invention
(2013, cd, uk, cordelia records)
(2014, cd, uk, cordelia) - all compositions by frank zappa
(2014, cd, uk, private release) - incl 'what's the ugliest part of your body?' and 'willlie the pimp' (frank zappa)
|various artists: weasels re-ripped
(2015, cd, uk, cordelia records cd062) - feat. various artists performing the music of frank zappa
artists: sons of mr.
(2016, cd, uk, cordelia records cd071) – all different performances of frank zappa's 'mr. green genes'
from the Moo-Ah introduction:
Conceived in the cauldron of demon frontman Dan Spanner's maniacal mind, Spanner Jazz Punks are the troublesome offspring of a frenetic marriage between sleazy punk jazz and psychedelic performance art. With their roots in the legendary French chainsaw-juggling circus company Archaos, Spanner Jazz Punks have been steeped in a brew of psychedelic rock, ska, gypsy, klezmer and big band swing, and come out kicking, screaming and spinning yarns of quixotic, tragic, heroic ne'er-do-well adventure.
While the Spanner Jazz Punks will close Festival Moo-ah, they will also open your eyes, minds and bowels.
Their fab version of the Fabs' I Am The Walrus can be found on the imminently available On Broadway: Covers Of Invention CD (Cordelia Records, CD054)!
http://idiotbastard.com/Reviews/MooAh2013.htm, Andrew's review:
|pictures by NotPedro|
|The Spanner Jazz Punks (picture by NotPedro)|
|Dan Spanner (picture by NotPedro)||Helen Tate (picture by NotPedro)|