RETURNING after last years success, Pygmy Twylyte will present a must-see music event at the end of the month.

While local rockers South of Sanity will be opening the show.

After a successful first year together the Scottish seven-strong band are back to keep Frank Zappa music alive.

With guitars, keyboards, saxes and a xaphoon at their disposal, the band has a foot planted in the camp of several of Zappa’s most memorable touring line-ups.

And now officially licensed by the Zappa Family Trust, Pygmy Twylyte present a must-see event for local music fans.

Notable highlights for the band include two shows as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018, each with entirely different sets.

And a performance at the sold out Belladrum Tartan Heart festival.

If that wasn’t enough, the band also played two special gigs featuring Ben Thomas, former vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of Zappa Plays Zappa, the worldwide touring outfit fronted by Frank’s son Dweezil.

Over the course of his life, and since his death in 1993, over one hundred official Zappa albums have been released, alongside countless bootlegs.

Ranging from 60’s psychedelia with the Mothers of Invention, Jazz and Rock material through to orchestral compositions, everything was tinged with Zappa’s own inimitable spin.

A promoter for the band said: “So prolific was Frank Zappa's output, that it is nearly impossible to present a representative sample of his work in just one concert.

“Navigating the vast Zappa oeuvre then is no mean feat, but Scotland’s Pygmy Twylyte have embraced the challenge with gusto.

“Catch them at MacArts, Galashiels on August 30 to nod along to rock numbers, lose count during jazzy interludes (after all, it’s not dead – it just smells funny) and evade the infamous Frunobulax.”

Pygmy Twylyte return after last years’ phenomenal performance at Mac Arts with support from local favourites South of Sanity.

Galashiels-based South of Sanity are a five-piece classic rock band currently performing covers of bands such as Iron Maiden and AC/DC.

However, fans should keep an eye out as the group are suggesting some original pieces may be on their way.

Mac Arts doors will open on Friday, August 30 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 and are on sale now via the venue box office, or on the door subject to availability for £12.

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