The Blues Ball

T.F. Royal Theatre,
Sunday June 1st, 12 Midnight.

Formed in 1990 they have gone on to play more than 400 shows worldwide, have recorded 10 CDs and had 4 original members of the Mothers of Invention/Zappa bands in their line-up. The band and flavour have changed somewhat over the years allowing their music and repertoire to grow.

Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer/vocalist with the Mothers of Intercention is special guest for these dates. Jimmy not only appeared on more than 15 of the of the original Zappa/Mothers albums, he also starred in the movie “200 Motels” with Ringo Starr and Keith Moon, played the drums with Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band and recorded countless albums.

Founder member and Muffinz leader Roddie Gillard is a tutor at the world famous Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) founded by Sir Paul McCartney. The other band members also work within LIPA and other university colleges, some write for the theatre. The brass and horn players are often called upon by various bands to supply lines to their albums and performances, most recently on Jools Hollands “later” TV show. The Muffinz also collaborate with members of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to perform “When Worlds Collide” – a project that fueses rock and classical musicians together to perform Zappa compositions.

Expect fine musicians playing fine music. From complex rock to jazz stylings, boogie blues to avant garde, chamber music to silly doo-wop, the band take on anything –always with eyebrows raised. / /