Frank Out! (D)

Sunday July 21st, 2024 - 18:30 - Main Stage

Since 2014, four original members of the German Zappa institution Sheik Yerbouti (1992 to 2011) have been successfully performing together on stage with Frank Out!. Among others together with Zappa alumni Robert “Bobby” Martin (keys, vocals, sag, Zappa from 1981 to 1988) and Albert Wing (sax, flute, 1988) to record the live CD “Frank Out! – Zappa plays for Bach” in 2015, and with Napoleon Murphy Brock (vocals, sax, flute) 2015, 2022 and 2023.

Band founder Thomas Jung and Kai Rothfuchs (with legendary guitar sound and big top hat) have been back together since 1998 - a memorable reunion. “Sweet” George Rademacher, tone master and stunt guitarist from the very beginning, as well as drum charismatic and long-time creative bank behind the drum set Marco Steffen are there too. The ex-Sheik Yerbouti musicians were able to win the Hunsrück bass institution Jürgen Kochler in 2014. They have recently been completed by Michael “Fritschi” Fritsche on vocals. Fritsche is known as the drummer for Scumbucket and is a Zappa connoisseur par excellence. His voice brings a lot of character and a rocking, powerful sound to the band. With the current line-up, the band released the album series “It Conquered The World Vol. 1 and 2” at the end of 2020 and 2021, most of which were recorded live in Koblenz and Dresden!

Frank Out! continue to represent a fireworks display of Zappa classics, driving rock numbers and wild jazz improvisations. The already infamous Zappaesque humor and the band's ability to interpret and develop Zappa's songs in a contemporary way will not be neglected on stage.

It was not for nothing that the Mainzer Rhein-Zeitung judged: “No one comes closer to Zappa than Sheik Yerbouti!” Even after over 350 performances, “Frank Out!” stands for authentic, powerful and entertaining interpretations of Zappa’s work. Frank Out! have both: the spirit and the guitar of Frank Zappa!

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