Dear Ruth – a letter

Dear Ruth, For the last couple of decades, I have been a great admirer of (the music of) Frank Zappa. Not so much only an admirer, but a follower, a disciple even. Ever since the moment I saw (snippets of) the 1984 New York concert on the BBC, broadcasted...

Behind the scenes

Collaborating once again with the illustrious Mark Watson. This time, it’s almost like poetry. Will keep you posted on this – watch this space. And other spaces as well. But also this space. Working title for this ditty is: Chaussettes vertes. a parable And that’s it. For now. Be...

ZAPPA // 2020

Sixteen all new recorded solo piano renditions of the music of Frank Zappa. Recorded live in The Yellow Hippo Studios, The Hague – Netherlands TRACKS Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 03:16 Dirty Love 03:55 Let’s Make The Water Turn Black 02:38 The Idiot Bastard Son 02:50 Watermelon...

Train For Leaving // 2020

A collection of eleven solo piano recordings from the era 1996 – 2001. All track composed and preformed by Fred Händl. TRACKS For Piano 03:23 Lejos Corazon 04:28 Train For Leaving 04:00 It’s All Mine Now 06:46 Milk 03:14 Homage 06:24 In Your Ear 09:08 Where I Lived 04:27...

Molsons Dear // 2019

My new album is called Molsons Dear. It’s the name of a fictitious town. I came up with the name, two decades ago, and it was the then title of my second solo guitar/punkrock album. The album did not survive, but the name did. Molsons Dear is a collection...

Ecziteria – Dec. 19 2018

Wednesday December 19, 2018, I played in Hasselt (Belgium). An evening full of Jazz and Zappa – aptly called: Jazzappa. It was a great gig, full house and lots of fun was had! It was also the first time in a long time, that I met my friend Wim...

The Poodle Magic Pig Type // 2018

The Poodle Magic Pig Type is an album with nine songs on the vinyl and digital edition and fourteen songs on the CD, all composed by Frank Zappa. Arranged, performed and produced by Fred Händl, with the collaboration of the following amazing people, who have made this whole project...

Boerderij – Nov. 14 2014

My very first gig with Zappatika, featuring the amazing Jeff Hollie. Supporting The Grandmothers of Invention. What an amazing evening. And incredible to imagine all that happened in the years after. What a ride! Although the pandemic has put a lot on hold, I hope the continue on that...

Re-provision

Re-provision is Fred;s first solo album. Recorded in 1995, made into a CD on January 1st, 1996. One CD, that is. There are some copies around, however. 28 tracks, varying from punk rock to other lo-fi extravaganza. TRACKS In Your Face 05:48 Being A Song 02:46 Weltvergnugen 07:26 Mics...