Surreal moments in the Northwest – 7/12 – B Sharp Coffee House, Tacoma

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 7/12 – B Sharp Coffee House, Tacoma

And here comes the last day of the tour of the Northwest. After Portland, Arlington and Seattle, we’re now off to Tacoma. Where we will play the B Sharp Coffee House. With me behind the wheel on the way there,…

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 6/12 – Darrell's Tavern, Seattle

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 6/12 – Darrell’s Tavern, Seattle

Tonight, third of four gigs already. Oh my … how fast this is all going! I still can’t believe it. Arlington was a lot of fun! And also afterwards, we had our share of laughter and wonderments. At headquarters in…

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 5/12 – Mirkwood, Arlington

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 5/12 – Mirkwood, Arlington

Second gig coming up! This time, we move to the city of Arlington. We will be rocking the lovely Mirkwood Public House. But before we do that, there’s stuff to be done. Not that much, however. Yet, still. Read here,…

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 4/12 – Dante's, Portland

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 4/12 – Dante’s, Portland

Three days passed since touchdown. Three days, already? Dude! So quick that went!! A day of adjusting to a new time zone, a day in the park with a rehearsal in the evening, and a day eating junk food from…

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 3/12 - Ike Willis and Prairie Prince

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 3/12 – Ike Willis and Prairie Prince

It’s Day 2 of my ventures in the Northwest. I’ve been flown in from The Hague, the other side of the pond to perform with Z.E.R.O. (Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra). In Z.E.R.O. (this time, as Z.E.R.O. is ever changing) are…

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 2/12 - Bubbles and rehearsal

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 2/12 – Bubbles and rehearsal

On tour with the Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra, featuring Ike Willis, Prairie Prince, Kevin Crosby, Rupert Kettle and yours truly. Four concerts, four cities. Portland, Arlington, Seattle and Tacoma. A great honor and … as I’d discover … a heap…

Surreal moments in the Northwest - 1/12 - Preface and Travel Day

Surreal moments in the Northwest – 1/12 – Preface and Travel Day

This is the, for me, rather unusual report of ten days in the Pacific Northwest. Days filled with music, fun and laughter. Days of wonderment, friendship and history in the making. I am still amazed by how much music, fun…

New roads

New roads

Hello guys and gals, This is kinda like an official announcement. Or something. After 18 months of sublime musical fun, I have taken the decision to leave ZAPPATiKA. There, I said it. It was not a decision taken easily, but…

Drum teacher Diego Mocci - Netherlands

Drum teacher Diego Mocci – Netherlands

Drum lessons by Diego Mocci Are you looking for a drum teacher with all the live experience you expect from a drummer? And do you live in Utrecht or Amsterdam, or are you willing to travel? Please take a moment…