The GrandMothers Of Invention
Entry Requirements: 14+. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult
Line Up: BUNK GARDNER (with the Mothers of Invention from 1966-1969) tenor sax, CASIO DH-100, flute, bar walking, straight man, food critique/commentary and vocals
DON PRESTON (with the Mothers from 1966-1974) piano, keyboard synthesizers, electronic wizardry, gongage, wigs, exploding devices, cycles adjuster, magic hands, Mr. MOTO, and vocals
ED MANN (with the Mothers of Invention from 1977 - 1988) mallet percussion, electronic keyboards appearances on over 30 of Zappa's albums, both studio recordings and with Zappa's band live.
with CHRISTOPHER GARCIA drums, percussion, EAST LA (isms), invisible Mexican announcer, Art Laboe(isms), marimba, and vocals
Billing: THE GRAND MOTHERS OF INVENTION FAREWELL TOUR SPRING 2018
THE GRAND (as in GRANDIOSE) MOTHERS OF INVENTION have consistently performed THE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA since 1980 with hundreds of concerts on 4 continents playing (not performing) the music they helped create, rehearse, and refine and picking up FRANK ZAPPA converts along they way where ANYTHING can and still does happen without a net without the same set list night after night and not trying to replicate a bygone era but definitely playing in the moment at the moment every moment KINDA LIKE LIFE where well laid plans go awry, things fall apart, circuits blow instruments blow up but they keep landing on their feet while you can't trace THE MONA LISA (well you probably can but what would be the point???) in the end YOU ARE WHAT YOU IS 24/7 and not just when you walk onto a stage so long farewell auf wiedersehen goodbye adieu