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Robert ( Bobby) Martin Return to Grace Concert

Return to Grace

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Tribute to the legendary Elvis Presley. From the first time he came into our lives we knew we were in for something special - a shy droopy-eyed kid with a swivel and swagger that could make women swoon who from the smallest of Tennessee towns to the biggest stage on the planet would change the meaning of music for generations of fans around the

world. With us for only a short time, the victim of the excesses of fame, his iconic image nevertheless lives on. A glorious and heartfelt one-of-a-kind tribute to the memory of the man who will remain in our hearts forever, RETURN TO GRACE traces the most amazing and greatest of musical moments of the 20th century - from the early years through The Comeback to the triumphant ALOHA.

Banned From Utopia

 

Robert (Bobby) Martin -Frank Zappa 1981-88 - vocals, keyboards, sax, French horn
Ray White - Frank Zappa 1978-84 - vocals, guitar
Tom Fowler - Frank Zappa 1973-75, 1978 - bass guitar
Albert Wing - Frank Zappa 1988 - tenor sax, soprano sax
Robbie Mangano - Sean Lennon, Grand Mothers of Invention- guitar, vocals
Joel Taylor - Stanley Clarke, Allan Holdsworth, drums

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WORLD ROCK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Experience the most spectacular rock symphonic with the WRSO, as this unique British rock collection features a phenomenal rock band, incredible singers, Gospel choir and orchestra.




Robert Martin is available for live Master Classes with a special focus on the advanced harmony and theory of Frank Zappa. Having toured and recorded with Zappa for many years and undergone rigorous classical training himself, Robert is uniquely qualified to explain Frank’s approach, incorporating live performance, visual examples and a lively Q&A session to enhance the presentation.  Master Class Info

 

robert Bobby Martin Master Class

Bookings  ph: (818) 591-9797  email: multimartinmusic@gmail.com

   Roister and the Zappa Jam Down Weekend

Robert Martin Roister and Zappa

Featuring:  Robert (Bobby) Martin, Ike Willis, Ray White, Tom Fowler, Ed Mann, Albert Wing, and special guests!!

5 Zappa alumni join the great jam band Roister in Chicago at the Abbey Pub, July 3, 4 and 5, 2015. Here is a link for the concert event:  Abbey Pub, 3420 W Grace St, Chicago, Illinois 60618

 

   Zappa spielt für Bach

Frank Out ! feat. Robert Martin will be performing in the Church of St. Catherine's an acoustic concert in the concert series " Zappa plays Bach" Event InfoZappa Spielt Für Bach, concert in Hamburg

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, Robert Martin will be making his first appearance at the annual Zappa Spielt Für Bach concert at Katharinenkirchhof 1 20457 Hamburg, Germany. This is the church where Bach gave a performance on the organ in 1720. The concert will feature Robert along with the band Frank Out, and additional musicians, some of whom performed with Zappa in The Yellow Shark concert with Ensemble Modern in 1992, not long before Frank’s passing. The additional musicians are:

Albert Wing – tenor sax, flute, clarinet
Siglinde Koch-Sembdner – harp

Along with compositions by Zappa and Bach, the concert at St Catherine’s will also feature a composition Robert wrote in 1973 entitled Devil Dance, an orchestral piece inspired by a nightmare, and arranged by Robert specifically for the instrumentation present in this year’s concert.

This annual concert is connected with the multi-day Zappanale Festival in Bad Doberan, which begins the following day, Thursday 16th, 2015. Robert and Albert will also be performing at the Zappanale Festival on the final day, Sunday, July19th, with Banned From Utopia, and ensemble featuring musicians who were hand picked by Zappa to perform on his tours and recordings in the 70’s and 80’s.


 

   Zappanale #26

banned from Utopia Fall TOur

Robert (Bobby) Martin -Frank Zappa 1981-88 - vocals, keyboards, sax, French horn
Ray White - Frank Zappa 1978-84 - vocals, guitar
Tom Fowler - Frank Zappa 1973-75, 1978 - bass guitar
Albert Wing - Frank Zappa 1988 - tenor sax, soprano sax
Robbie Mangano - Grand Mothers of Invention guitar, vocal
Morgan Agren - drums
 

 

    RETURN TO GRACE  

will be returning to Fallsview Casino Resort, in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada in September 9 - 22, 2015.    

Then - we're on our way to  The Thai Cultural Center in Bangkok Thailand - October  8 - 9 , 2015

Tribute to the legendary Elvis Presley. From the first time he came into our lives we knew we were in for something special - a shy droopy-eyed kid with a swivel and swagger that could make women swoon who from the smallest of Tennessee towns to the biggest stage on the planet would change the meaning of music for generations of fans around the

world. With us for only a short time, the victim of the excesses of fame, his iconic image nevertheless lives on. A glorious and heartfelt one-of-a-kind tribute to the memory of the man who will remain in our hearts forever, RETURN TO GRACE traces the most amazing and greatest of musical moments of the 20th century - from the early years through The Comeback to the triumphant ALOHA.

 

Banned From Utopia Fall Tour 

banned from utopia fall tour 2015 

Robert (Bobby) Martin -Frank Zappa 1981-88 - vocals, keyboards, sax, French horn
Ray White - Frank Zappa 1978-84 - vocals, guitar
Tom Fowler - Frank Zappa 1973-75, 1978 - bass guitar
Albert Wing - Frank Zappa 1988 - tenor sax, soprano sax
Robbie Mangano - Sean Lennon, Grand Mothers of Invention- guitar, vocals
Joel Taylor - Stanley Clarke, Allan Holdsworth, drums

 

 

 

Banned From Utopia Fall Tour

Robert (Bobby) Martin -Frank Zappa 1981-88 - vocals, keyboards, sax, French horn
Ray White - Frank Zappa 1978-84 - vocals, guitar
Tom Fowler - Frank Zappa 1973-75, 1978 - bass guitar
Albert Wing - Frank Zappa 1988 - tenor sax, soprano sax
Chad Wackerman - Frank Zappa 1981-88  - drums
Jamie Kime - Zappa Plays Zappa 2006 - 2012 guitar, vocal

 

 
ROCK & SOUL 


RObert(Bobby) Martin ROck and SOul an RGA Production

The unmistakable soulful sound of the Memphis, Detroit and Philadelphia music sRobert (Bobby) Martin ROck & Soulcenes come together in an exclusive artist roster of eight feature performers that celebrate the music of The Temptations, Bob Seger, The Supremes, Mitch Ryder, Tower of Power, Hall & Oates, Marvin Gaye, Lou Rawls and more with Rock & Soul live at Fallsview Casino Resort.

 

   THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER BAND São Paulo, Brazil

Robert Bobby Martin The Central Scrutinizer band

Robert (Bobby) Martin, Ray White and Ike Willis will be performing in São Paulo, Brazil with THE CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER BAND



Mano Bap (vocals & guitar)
Cadu Bap (alto sax & vocals)
Claudio Tchernev (drums)
Caio Goes (bass)
Hugo Hori (tenor sax, flute & vocals)
Eron Guarnieri (keyboards)
Beto Montag (marimba, vibes & percussion)

Robert Bobby martin  Photo Credit  Fábio Franci

 

Banned From Utopia Spring Tour 

Robert Bobby martin Spring TOur 2014Robert (Bobby) Martin - Frank Zappa 1981-88 - vocals, keyboards, sax, French horn
Ray White - Frank Zappa 1978-84 - vocals, guitar
Tom Fowler - Frank Zappa 1973-75, 1978 - bass guitar
Albert Wing - Frank Zappa 1988 - tenor sax, soprano sax
Chad Wackerman - Frank Zappa 1981-88 - drums
Arthur Barrow - Frank Zappa  1978 - 1983 guitar
Ed Mann - Frank Zappa 1978 - 1988  repercussion

 

Brussels Philharmonic International  Art Campus at de Singel in Brussels, Belgium       

Frank Zappa once said: "Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny". In spite of thisRobert (Bobby) Martin Brussels Philharmonic International, he composed a large number of works that could be labeled as jazz. The Liège-based quintet The Wrong Object has gained a strong international reputation with this repertoire. Their record label is New York's well-known Moonjune Records. So, in 'Arf! Arf! Arf!' you can expect highly original versions of Zappa compositions!      

The Brussels Philharmonic has already had some experience with Zappa's work: in 1995 they played 'The Purple Cucumber' at deSingel and in 2000 there was a Zappa concert in De Bijloke. In 'Arf! Arf! Arf!' they will be kicking off with Edgard Varèse's 'Octandre'. This had a huge influence on Zappa's work, with Zappa describing him as 'The Idol of My Youth'. Following on from this is a symphonic selection from '200 Motels', Tony Palmer's 1971 soundtrack album of the film of the same name. In it, Zappa and his group, The Mothers of Invention, play the lead role. It's about the disorientation that a pop group experiences while on tour, when every motel in every town blurs into a whirlpool of images. In it, Zappa also gives his take on the 'orchestra issue': what do you do with a burnt out violinist on the third row of the second violins? Bobby Martin is MC for the evening, and will be guiding you through the wonderful world of 'Zappa Symphonic'.

 

 

 
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