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the Zappatistas


Zappatistas Live are

JOHN ETHERIDGE - guitar

STEVE LODDER - keyboards

ANNIE WHITEHEAD - trombone

JEZ WILES - percussion

SIMON BATES - saxophones & flute

PAUL JAYASINHA - trumpet

ROB STATHAM - bass

MIKE BRADLEY - drums


cd personal as above except

TEENA LYLE - percussion / BEN CASTLE - saxophones & flute


The ‘ZAPPATISTAS’ started as a commission from Nottinghamshire County Council when John was approached by Dave Groome to put together a band for a one off performance at the Newark festival in October 1998. John then contacted Steve Lodder and together they chose the material to perform a selection of Frank Zappa’s music with the thrilling line up of ANNIE WHITEHEAD - trombone / TEENA LYLE - percussion / SIMON BATES - tenor saxophone / PAUL JAYASINHA - trumpet / ROB STATHAM - bass / MIKE BRADLEY - drums

The enthusiasm and success of the performance convinced them all to take the show to further audiences and with Geoff Amos offering his services as agent, the members were all ready to reform the Zappatistas again for a November / December tour in 1999.