Ugly Radio Rebellion
Ugly Radio Rebellion Ugly Radio Rebellion was originally formed in July 2002, as a Detroit band known as Uncle Meat. Guitarist Scott Schroen felt inspired to start a project consisting of everyone and anyone capable of playing the music of Frank Zappa, a definite challenge. An ad was placed in the local paper simply stating, "musicians wanted to perform the music of Frank Zappa", and so ensued a few weekends of what was later dubbed, "Zappa Survivor". Groups of musicians would essentially drill selected pieces during rehearsal, and later everyone would vote on who they think should stay for the next round. After a few no-shows, a few driven to quit by musical intimidation and a collection of other circumstances, the few that were left from the 'survivor' sessions ultimately became the lineup for Uncle Meat. The project performed FZ around the greater Detroit area until the last show on Frank's birthday, December of 2003. After a few personnel adjustments, Uncle Meat was disbanded and Scott Schroen and Bassist Preston Parish reformed the project as... Ugly Radio Rebellion Currently the band consists of Scott Schroen on guitar and vocals, a Berklee College of Music alumni, Uncle Meat veteran, Detroit session artist and instructor. John Garland on bass, keys and vocals, currently enrolled in the WSU jazz studies program, local session artist and instructor. Layla Hall on drums, vocals, bells and percussion, extensive scholastic band experience, EMU alumni and Detroit Music Award nominee for Outstanding Acoustic Instrumentalist...

The most recent additions to the team are Glenn Leonard, percussionist extraodinaire from The Pojama People and bassist Dan Mocciolo from Atlanta, GA... Ugly Radio Rebellion is one of the few bands in the U.S. that perform the music of Frank Zappa. 'We love this music and are extremely proud of what we are doing'...

"Play My Music" - FZ