Zappa night with Treacherous Cretins
feat. Bobby Martin
Tue 09 Apr 2024
Treacherous Cretins is a UK-based band that performs the works of the legendary American composer Frank Zappa. Its members have played and collaborated with the likes of Dweezil Zappa, Ike Willis, Ray White, Denny Walley, Craig “Twister” Steward and Candy Zappa.
For this tour they will they are performing two punishing sets with Bobby Martin, multi-instrumentalist regular member of Zappa’s band from 1982’s challenging ‘Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch’ album all the way up the great man’s passing!
In 2019, their set was a highlight of the 30th Anniversary Zappanale Festival in Germany: a yearly festival dedicated to Zappa’s music which draws thousands of fans from all around the world.
With a particular fondness for the more obscure, hard-to-play material and deep-cuts, Treacherous Cretins promises to deliver a tribute to Zappa unlike any other. Expect a generous helping of Zappa rarities and songs seldom played live by other bands as well as plenty of fan favourites.
This is a fundraiser for community radio station Phonic FM.
Please note: Dweezil Zappa is not playing with The Treacherous Cretins, but Bobby Martin is. Bobby Martin played on every Zappa album since 1982 including handling lead vocals on ‘Whipping Post’.
“Hey out there in the land of cool people, who like even cooler music. I love Frank Zappa music, and I love it even more when it’s done well! This band rocks! Come one, come all, suspend your disbelief, let your hair down, and take the musical journey with them.” – Ray White (vocalist/guitarist with Zappa from 1976-84).
“I had a great time singing with Treacherous Cretins at the 30th Jubilee Zappanale, they made me sound good!” – Candy Zappa (Frank’s younger sister)