IKE WILLIS PROJECT
Ike Willis played with Frank Zappa for 18 years. He was the voice of Joe’s Garage as well as the sideman for the bulk of Zappa’s albums. After Frank’s untimely death on December 4, 1993, Ike began playing with Zappa tribute bands from all around the globe including Dweezil Zappa’s -Zappa plays Zappa and in 2013 decided to promote his own albums and own band entitled THE IKE WILLIS PROJECT. Playing about 80% of his original cuts from the Shoulda Gone Before I Left and Dirty Pictures albums as well as some Frank Zappa favorites.
Chances are you’ve heard MICKI FREE play guitar before–and remembered it, even if you didn’t know it was him. It might have been on Shalamar’s Top 20 smash “Dancing in the Sheets” from the Footloose soundtrack, or its Grammy Award-winning “Don’t Get Stopped in Beverly Hills” from Beverly Hills Cop. Or maybe it was with Crown of Thorns, the hard-hitting band he and the Plasmatics’ Jean Beauvoir fronted during the early ’90s. Or perhaps it was on albums by Janet Jackson and Wendy O Williams.