discography

INTRODUCTION

 

Zeek Catweazle is better known as ZEEKtheFREAK. The Happy Psycho and a maniac of the stage.

Although people know him as a singer & musician, very few know of his other projects. His literature work or being editor of a tabloid. Hopefully, this page and this website will give people a vision of the brain of the man that is Zeek Catweazle

 

 

PERSONAL BIO

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (aka Zeek Catweazle) was born Steven Alexander Smith in Dundee Scotland in 1958.

He has one brother, He lives with his girlfriend Solange (aka author Agatha Stoneheart) and their boxer Bruce in the South of France.

Moving from Dundee in 1979, he lived in Holland for 36 years, living in various towns and villages, before settling in Alkmaar in 1982.

He moved to France in the summer of 2015, to be with Solange and Bruce.

He is a sports fanatic, doing weight-training and cycling for years, having played amateur football before that.

He follows Dundee United F. C., AZ Alkmaar and Cavaillon Rugby team.

 

 

MUSICAL CAREER

 

His ln the early 70's his first band was an Alice Cooper cover band.

In 1977, he formed the Snap-on Brothers with Murray 'Muff' Tosh and later, after the brothers disbanded, the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ with the third member of the brothers Dave 'Giz' Mann.

In 1996, he started to record for the first time as ZEEKtheFREAK and formed a band for his stage show.

He has been involved with many projects since then, bands such as Ebo and Fill Bloom.

He has started a new project ZEEK D'ACCOUSTIQUE to use for his alternative acoustic sets.

He is also involved in the 'My Celtic Faith' project with Tommy 'theBonz' Kuilboer (ex-Freak) and Lars Vrasdonk (ex Fill Bloom) and Lennaert Roomer (Frostbyte of theFreaks)

 

 

ZEEKtheFREAK bio

 

In December of 1996 and ZEEK Catweazle met a young musician called Bas Lute (the Rebel Jesus) and through the influence of Bas, started writing music and recording music again after a 10 year break.

It was around this time that ZEEK adopted theFREAK into his name and so it was born. Most people assume the name is that of a band, when it is in fact, the person. ZEEKtheFREAK himself. The band has had many names over the years. The first being: the Foreskin Cheeseband, not a name most people appreciated, but it did turn heads. later they were known as Da Freak Theatre, but mostly they are known as theFREAK band.

In 1997, ZEEKtheFREAK decided he wanted to perform his music live and so a try-out gig was arranged as support to the Great Giz's band the Bouncing Betty's. That was such a success, more gigs were arranged and through the years the name of ZEEKtheFREAK was starting be recognised in the Alkmaar area.

There have been many personal changes in the musicians that have played in theFREAK band, with the REBEL JESUS being the only person who has played with ZEEKtheFREAK since day one.

 

LITERATURE

 

ZEEK is a writer of several novels and short stories and as you can imagine his writings are as his music, a humour, that is silly as it is controversial and even rude..

He has been from an early age an active writer, mostly fantasy and written with his weird sense of humour and mostly based in his fantasy town of Foddleburg.

The FODDLEBURG TALES are a volume of different stories about his fantasy town Foddleburg and the people who live there.

His first Novel 'Who stole a cigarette from Nigel' was a massive hit in most lunatic asylums.

This is to be the start of the collection of novels from The Foddleburg Tales.

He is currently working volume 2, a story about a strange pervert and is called The Panty Thief of Fodlleburg

Volume 3 is to be a strange story about a Baby called 'the Bouncing Baby Betty' and the crazy things that happens around her

Volume 4 is to be about a Doctor's Surgery of Foddleburg lunatic Asylum, the fools that visit it and the life of the Doctor who runs it, entitled: 'Doctor Cedric Honeycup butter knows'

ZEEK also writes other stories not associated with Foddleburg and with less humour, one such novel is a short story of 'The Princess & the bear' A love story not unlike his own.

ZEEK has also taken to writing very short stories and they will be combined in a book yet to be titled.

Most stories will be included in the FOOLS FUNNYBONE and are available at the Manuscript of fools section of this website

Most of these novels will also be available @

ZEEK also writes other stories not associated with Foddleburg and with less humour, one such novel is a short story of The Princess & the bear. A love story not unlike his own.

ZEEK has also taken to writing very short stories and they will be combined in a book yet to be titled.

Most stories will be included in the FOOLS FUNNYBONE.

He also dabbles in verse with his poetry and has taken up making Philosophical Quotes to attach to his photography work

 

THEATRE/COMPÉRE

 

Apart from his charity work, ZEEK is also involved in the theatre, he is known for being a Raving Thespian. From starting a festival for sick children to being a compère at a metal festival to appearing in a Parade. ZEEK as an actor is available for anything....Such a Theatrical Slut.

 

From an early age ZEEK was 6 when he appeared on stage, as Bert from the local dramatic society's production of Mary Poppins.

Much later appearing as Dracula and a year later as SM master at the Foolmoon Festival in Alkmaar

He also appeared 3 times in the local parade for the Alkmaar Ontzet Parade

He was also the Scottish chicken seller at the Alkmaarse Kaeskoppenstad, a festival to celebrate Alkmaar for centuries as the top Dutch Cheese city.

He has also compèred at a Wootrock metal music festival. The first time all Dutch metal bands, the second time was a mixture of Scottish and Dutch metal bands

He is also busy writting the Scenario for a Rock Opera in which he will not appear (see the Rock Opera page)

 

 

CHARITY WORK

 

In 1999, He devised and created the FEELGOOD FESTIVAL, A rock festival to raise money for the local sick and under priviliged children in the Alkmaar (Holland) area

 

This Festival is ZEEKtheFREAK's best known Charity work

 

THE BIRTH OF THE FESTIVAL by Marianne Braak

 

Alkmaar, 1999.

Originally from Scotland Steven Smith, in better known in circles known as ZEEKtheFREAK as is actively involved in the music scene in and around Alkmaar.

 

According to ZEEK, there were not enough live music venues in the area where local bands could get the opportunity to perform in front of a larger audience, the only example being on Queensday (A Royal Dutch festive day) in Podium Atlantis.

Assisted by musician friend Dennis Rourke (drummer of the band Sound), who was a veteran festival organiser, the idea began to form for a musical festival.

Dennis suggested the idea of donating the proceeds of the festival to a charity, as the festival was not for financial but for entertainment gain.

What could be more beautiful than music serving another musical goal?

Carla Bouman, who was working at the MCA proposed to donate the proceeds to the paediatric ward of the hospital so that instruments could be purchased for musical activities.

When she cried, "I feel good about this '' the name for the festival was born.

 

The owner of Podium Atlantis, Sietse offered his podium free of charge for the festival.

On the advice of ZEEK, they divided the downstairs hall into two stages so that more bands can play.

Barmaid Donica Buisman provided them with the press report they needed and thankful to this the attention of the media was plentiful.

The day itself was a great success; 300 visitors come to the festival and a reasonable amount was raised for charity.

ZEEK was aware that organising a festival was not a one-man job. The fateful day he helps the bands backstage, compere and appearing on stage with his band: Da Freak Theatre.

 

He had no time to eat or relax and after his performance collapsed from exhaustion.

 

For the second Festival, he, therefore decided to recruit others to the team.

Pea-Humphrey, (Bertje Doperwtje,.....sorry Bert, this was too cool a name to correct) the most well-known street musician in Alkmaar was added. as was Margot Bierman, an Alkmaar's piano teacher who had already gathered together a very large amount of money for the benefit.

A special program for children was devised to attract even more visitors and this edition was very successful.

 

With all the proceeds of the first and second edition, it was possible to collect a wide range of instruments and to hand this over to the children's department of the MCA (local hospital) and Triversum. (a place for difficult children)

 

This festival is now an annual event.

The audience can enjoy every year the performances of bands from the region and the proceeds will go to various institutions and schools who otherwise no budget so that they can achieve musical projects .

Think of a new guitar for the living room of a respite home, professional microphones that are used for rap workshops for young people or buying a djembe workshop for a residential facility for young people with disabilities.

 

For the upcoming 17th edition (2016) Zeek the Freak will be back on stage at FeelGood.

It is a special moment for the spiritual father, who has emigrated to the south of France and is temporarily travelling to Alkmaar for a mini tour.

His band is normally known for the extravagant and sometimes controversial live shows, but for Saturday afternoon in Koekenbier ZEEK will keep it relaxed and he will appear on stage as Zeek D'Accoustique,' freak 'songs in an unplugged jacket.

 

 

 

Taken from the FEELGOOD FESTIVAL website, feelgoodfestivalBLOG written by Marianne Braak

This story is translated from the Original Dutch version, any difference from the original is only done to help the story flow better in English

 

 

 

REWINDING THE CHEESE FESTIVAL

 

There are plans for another charity festival. In which bands from Alkmaar around the time of the begining of theFREAK band will reform and perform for charity. Again in cohorts with old Podium Atlantis owner Siets.

 

When this festival will take place is unknown....stay tuned

 

 

 

 

CARTOON WORK

Zeek has written and drawn a caroon page called 'Mr. Smith's garden'. It is written for very small children, originally written in Dutch, it will be shown on this website as an English speaking cartoon

 

 

 

 

PHILOSOPHICAL QUOTES

 

ZEEK has a very philosophical view of life. He loves to protray these views/quotes with the help of his photography

 

 

 

 

INFLUENCES

 

The first and probably biggest influence on his musical career was his cousin Raymond Honeyman

Later the zany humour of the Monty Python's or Spike Milligan and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band influenced his look on life.

Musically Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa and especially Flo & Eddie initially shaped his music, also bands such as Albertos Y los Trios Paranois and the Tubes.

Later such bands as Creed, Soundgarden and especially Type O Negative had an effect on his musical direction and genre.

Discography

 

theSNAP-ONbrothers (1977)

We're not really brothers, we're just good mates

 

theSNAP-ONbrothers (1977)

As live as a plug for a tv set

 

theSNAP-ONbrothers (1978)

Aaaargh!, are we ever gonna finish this

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1978)

Are strickly yours

 

Zeek Catweazle (1978)

Ingrown toenails in my ears

 

Zeek Catweazle & the Idiotic Greenhouse band (1978)

Let's be sick at my place, baby

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1979)

Rats in the Fridge E.P.

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1979)

A tape to be proud of

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1979)

Nuttywall Keith, the Oak tree

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1980)

the Occasional gaffawing interview album

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1980)

Lord Snooty & his pals tap dancing (best of vol. 1)

 

Zeek Catweazle (1981)

Don't throw away that cigarette butt, buddy

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1981)

Een tafel voor twee, alstublieft

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1981)

...are normal and they need their freedom e.p,

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1982)

the day Bud 'whoopee'itbuster and

his family went bonkers

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1983)

Eating mince with Ethel and Jamima (best of vol 2)

(Are normal and Bud tapes combined)

 

the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ (1984)

An escape of wind from the anus

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (1996)

It's your roond

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (1997)

The word according to the philosophy of the

happy psycho

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (1998)

Freakin'out with the necrophilliac cowboy

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2000)

Transvestite Femme Fatal

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2008)

Idiots seeking sanctuary at the armageddon

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2009)

I am the Devil E.P.

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2010)

Let it rain E.P.

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2012)

Just a Fantasy E.P.

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2015)

Kiss the arse of stone (single)

 

ZEEKtheFREAK/Don Philippo (2016)

Crawling back to mi corazon (single)

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2016)

Blow a fuse E.P.

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2016)

Xmas for the alkies (single)

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2017)

Lost in your eyes (single)

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2017) EXPECTED

The Gullible's Travels

 

Zeek D'Accoustique (2018) EXPECTED

Let sleeping dogs lie

 

ZEEKtheFREAK (2018) EXPECTED

Till death do us fart (best of ZEEKtheFREAK VOL. 1)

 

Copyright © 1996-2017 zeekthefreak. All rights reserved.

Zeek Catweazle is better known as ZEEKtheFREAK. The Happy Psycho and a maniac of the stage.

Although people know him as a singer & musician, very few know of his other projects. His literature work or being editor of a tabloid. Hopefully, these pages and this website will give people a vision of the brain of the man that is Zeek Catweazle

 

PERSONAL BIO

 

Zeek Catweazle (aka ZEEKtheFREAK) was born Steven Alexander Smith in Dundee Scotland in 1958.

He has one brother, He lives with his girlfriend Solange (aka author Agatha Stoneheart) and their boxer Bruce in the South of France.

Moving from Dundee in 1979, he lived in Holland for 36 years, living in various towns and villages, before settling in Alkmaar in 1982.

He moved to France in the summer of 2015, to be with Solange and Bruce.

He is a sports fanatic, doing weight-training and cycling for years, having played amateur football before that.

He follows Dundee United F. C., AZ Alkmaar and Cavaillon Rugby team.

 

 

MUSICAL CAREER

 

His ln the early 70's his first band was an Alice Cooper cover band.

In 1977, he formed the Snap-on Brothers with Murray 'Muff' Tosh and later, after the brothers disbanded, the Infamous ZEEK & GIZ with the third member of the brothers Dave 'Giz' Mann.

In 1996, he started to record for the first time as ZEEKtheFREAK and formed a band for his stage show.

He has been involved with many projects since then, bands such as Ebo and Fill Bloom.

He has started a new project ZEEK D'ACCOUSTIQUE to use for his alternative acoustic sets.

He is also involved in the 'My Celtic Faith' project with Tommy 'theBonz' Kuilboer (ex-Freak) and Lars Vrasdonk (ex Fill Bloom) and Lennaert Roomer (Frostbyte of theFreaks)