Denny Walley AKA Feelers Rebo on stage with The Magic Band at Band On The Wall in Manchester 29/5/2014

Denny Walley is an American guitarist who was born in Pennsylvania 4 February 1943.


Denny Walley spent much of his childhood in New York City before his family moved to Lancaster, California, in 1955 where he met Frank Zappa.[1]

Denny Walley has played with many bands over the years and is best known for his work with Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and Captain Beefheart's Magic Band.[2] He also played briefly with Geronimo Black in 1972.

Captain Beefheart gave him the nickname Feelers Rebo.

Since 2003 he has been touring regularly with the reformed Magic Band.

Recording historyEdit

Frank ZappaEdit

Walley played guitar, slide guitar and also provided vocals for the following Frank Zappa albums:[3]

Captain BeefheartEdit

On the original Bat Chain Puller album (recorded in 1976, but released only in 2012 due to legal ownership problems) he played accordion on the track "Harry Irene", as well as guitar and slide guitar on all the tracks.

The Magic BandEdit

  • Back To The Front
  • 21st Century Mirror Men
  • Performing The Music Of Captain Beefheart - 1: Oxford, U.K. June 6, 2005
  • The Magic Band Plays The Music Of Captain Beefheart - Live In London 2013