Project/Object is the longest continually touring alumni-based Zappa tribute band in the world. For over twenty years they have toured with more Zappa alumni than anyone other than Zappa himself. Their legendary tours of the USA, Canada, & Europe have paved the way for a rich variety of other excellent, contemporary Zappa tributes.
Project/Object is the band that brought most of the currently touring Zappa band alumni out of retirement and onto the road. Musicians from the first Mothers Of Invention album thru the last Zappa tour in 1988 have performed with Project/Object. The band is back in action in the fall of 2016 with a tour that reunites old friends Ike Willis & Don Preston. The setlist features material that each of them recorded with Frank, as well as Zappa classics from every era.
Ike Willis, voice of Joe’s Garage and Thingfish, handled lead vocals and rhythm guitar for virtually every Zappa Band tour and album from 1978 thru the final FZ tour of 1988. Ike's booming baritone is perhaps the most requested presence by Zappa fans worldwide.
Don Preston, a key member of the early Mothers Of Invention, joining for the classic second album Absolutely Free, and onto the legendary We’re Only In It For the Money thru Roxy & Elsewhere in 1974. Don is also well known as a synthesizer and jazz pioneer, playing with Nat “King” Cole and Herbie Mann. Don has also done many soundtracks including Apocalypse Now.
Project/Object - The Music Of Frank Zappa with Ike Willis & Don Preston Sept/Oct 2016
29 THU BALTIMORE MD THE 8x10
30 FRI WILKES BARRE PA JAZZ CAFE
01 SAT TEANECK NJ MEXICALI
02 SUN HARTFORD CT ARCH ST. TAVERN
04 TUE NORTHAMPTON MA IRON HORSE
06 THU QUEBEC CITY QC VENUE SALLE SYLVAIN LELIEVRE
07 FRI OTTAWA ON MAVERICKS
08 SAT TORONTO ON THE GARRISON
09 SUN BUFFALO NY THE TRALF
10 MON ROCHESTER NY BOP SHOP/LOVIN CUP
11 TUE CLEVELAND OH BEACHLAND BALLROOM
14 FRI MILWAUKEE WI SHANK HALL
16 SUN ST LOUIS MO 2720 CHEROKEE
18 TUE CINCINNATI OH LIVE AT THE LUDLOW GARAGE
19 WED COLUMBUS OH WOODLANDS TAVERN
20 THU PITTSBURGH PA THE REX THEATRE
21 FRI NEW YORK NY THE CUTTING ROOM
22 SAT SELLERSVILLE PA SELLERSVILLE THEATRE
23 SUN ASBURY PARK NJ McCLOONE’S SUPPER CLUB