team zappa

Norwegian band Team Zappa took part in the 2007 edition of the Zappanale festival. 

Team Zappa consists of:

  • Jardar Johansen – vocal
  • Heidi Solheim – vocal
  • Mika Martinussen – bass & vocal
  • Tore Nedgård – keyboards & arrangements
  • Morten Mikkelsen – sax 
  • Petter Marius Gundersen – trumpet
  • Torbjørn Ingvaldsen – trombone & arrangements
  • Ole Morten Larsen – drums
  • Hans Petter Vabog – percussion
  • Stig Mathisen – guitar
  • Thomas Larsen – guitar

Look for even more pictures in the "random notes" section.



  team zappa: zappanale 18
    (2007, dvdr, ger, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa

  various artists: zappanale 18
    (2008, 2cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale 18 - retrospective
    (2008, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions



  • 2007/08/04 concert "zappanale", bad doberan, germany
  • Intro, Peaches En Regalia, Band Intros (Stinkfoot), I'm The Slime, Village Of The Sun, Pygmy Twylyte, Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Dupree's Paradise, Keep It Greasey, Zoot Allures, More Trouble Every Day, Let's Make The Water Turn Black, Harry You're A Beast, The Orange County Lumber Truck, Oh No, I Have Been In You, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Montana, Cosmik Debris, Acknowledgments (Sofa), German Folk Song, Zomby Woof, Crowd Noise, Keep It Greasey (Reprise), Outro
Team Zappa at Zappanale 18 - picture by Bazbo
  Team Zappa at Zappanale 18 - picture by Bazbo

Vocalists Jardar Johansen and Heidi Solheim, in concert at Zappanale 18 - picture taken by xal & ke


random notes

2007 07, a couple of questions for Mika:

- how about playing at Zappanale? have you played bigger festival before? have you heard of / visited Zappanale before?

We´re scheduled to play at Zappanale on Saturday August 5th! It´s gonna be sooooo fun, I can hardly wait! 
We´ve played at a few semi-big Norwegian festivals, in front of an audience from 300 to 800, so Zappanale will be the biggest festivals we´ve played at - yet! ;-)


None of us have visited Zappanale before, we heard about it for the first time in 2005 when we played our first concert in our hometown Tromsø, and some guy who travelled all the way from Oslo (1.45 hours away by plane) to see us told me about the festival! They wouldn´t have us in 2006, but we`re more than happy to be perfoming at the 2007-festival! :-)

- are you preparing anything special? a demo? a release? 

Well, nothing like that yet, but if you want to, you can check out a 8 min demo at (Fred is the sax-player) - and if you have an account on Facebook, you`ll find a page there, simply called Team Zappa. There, you will find a few pictures and info about the band in English and German. 


2008 03


Here are some excellent shots that Wim Hoogland took during the band's Zappanale performance in 2007:


Heidi Solheim

Jardar Johansen

Morten Mikkelsen – sax , Petter Marius Gundersen – trumpet, ??

Hans Petter Vabog – percussion


Ole Morten Larsen – drums



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