Bearsville Theater

Project/Object - The Music Of Frank Zappa feat. Napoleon Murphy Brock and Denny Walley, Thursday, April 26, 2018

Project/Object - The Music Of Frank Zappa feat. Napoleon Murphy Brock and Denny Walley

Project/Object is the longest continually touring alumni-based Zappa tribute band in the world. For nearly twenty five years they have toured and performed Zappa music with more of his bandmates than anyone other than Zappa himself. Project/Object tours of the USA, Canada & Europe have paved the way for a rich variety of excellent, contemporary Zappa tribute acts. ! !

Project/Object has brought most of the currently touring Zappa alumni out of retirement and onto the road. Musicians from every era of Zappa’s history have performed with Project/Object. This tour reunites old bandmates Napoleon Murphy Brock & Denny Walley, with a setlist featuring material that they performed on tour together with Frank, as well as Zappa classics and faves from other albums they did with him.! !

Napoleon Murphy Brock, the frontman vocalist/saxophonist for Zappa’s early seventies bands, first appeared on the breakthrough album Apostrophe (‘), then the incredibly popular Roxy and Elsewhere and One Size Fits All. He appeared with Denny Walley on the iconic Bongo Fury, which documents Zappa’s 1975 collaborative tour with his old friend Captain Beefheart. Brock went on to tour with fellow Zappa alum George Duke, reaching new heights in the hugely popular George Duke Band. Napoleon later provided harmony vocals for Sheik Yerbouti, one of Zappa’s biggest selling albums. He also appears on Thingfish and YCDTOSA - Helsinki.! !

Denny Walley, a key member of Zappa’s mid 70s and early 80s tours, is the band member that goes back the furthest with Frank - they met during the 8th grade! Denny brought his incendiary slide guitar work to many Zappa tours and albums, splitting time as Captain Beefheart’s slide guitarist as well. Denny appears on arguably Beefheart’s greatest work: Bat Chain Puller, and on Zappa favorites like Joe’s Garage and You Are What You Is.



April, 2018



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