shiny beast / the whip it out ensemble
The Shiny Beast jazz-theatre group was founded in in Calgary, Canada, in 1997 by co-artistic directer Michael Green, and Art Ranch artistic director Ken Cameron. Staged productions include "Minnie Mouse and the Tap-Dancing Buddha", "Zertummerung" and "Martian".
In 2002, Andy Curtis and Michael Green initiated a Zappa project entitled "We're Only In It For The Money". For this occasion they gathered local musicians and performers to perform as The Whip It Out Ensemble..
The Whip It Out Ensemble and the Shiny Beast jazz-theatre group have been performing Frank Zappa's "We're Only In It For The Money", but also, in 2003, the "Frank Zappa 10th Anniversary Memorial Freak Out".
In 2006, Michael Green assembled a promotional package that included a video fragment, an audio recording of the 2003/01/18 concert, a package of articles and a poster for the march 2006 gigs.
Richard Kolke, dramaturge for the Whip It Out Ensemble, adds: All
shows to the end of November 2003 consist of the band's rendition of "We’re
Only In It for the Money". All shows afterwards consist of ‘Money’ as
the first set with a second set consisting of: Heavy Duty Judy / Trouble Every
Day / The Return of the Son of the Hunchback Duke / Call Any Vegetable / Love of
My Life /
In 2007, The Whip It Out Ensemble contributed their version of Frank
Zappa's 'The Idiot Bastard Son' to "20 Extraordinary Renditions",
project that got released on Cordelia Records.
The info said:
- from their live performance of We're Only In It For The Money recorded at The Ironwood Stage & Grill, Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 5 December 2003.
Personnel: Andy Curtis, Onalea Gilbertson, Michael Green, Ty Semaka, David van Belle (vocals); Jeff Drummond (guitar); Chipp Robb (bass); David Rhymer (piano); Craig Soby (trombone & keyboards); Danny Meichel (saxophone); Dave Foley (trumpet); Brent Van Dusen (marimba & percussion); Peter Moller (drums & percussion); Michael Green (executive producer); Richard Kolke (dramaturge); Barbie Miotti (freak-out chick); Derek Waite (sound engineer).
The Whip It Out Ensemble contributed a track to the "21 Burnt Weeny Sandwiches" tribute that got released on Cordelia Records in 2010.
|shiny beast and the
whip it out ensemble: we're
only in it for the money
(2006, cdr-promo, canada, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
|the whip it out
ensemble: live at the ironwood
(2007, 2cdr, canada, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
|the whip it out
ensemble: live 03/05/06
(2007, dvdr, canada, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
20 extraordinary renditions
(2008, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa
|various artists: 21 burnt weeny sandwiches
(2010, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa