Project/Object is the longest continually touring alumni-based Frank Zappa tribute band in the world.
For twenty five years they have toured and performed Zappa music with more of his bandmates than anyone other than Zappa himself. Napoleon Murphy Brock, the frontman for Zappa’s early seventies bands, first appeared on the album Apostrophe, then handled lead vocals and sax for the incredibly popular Roxy and Elsewhere shows and album. His vocals on One Size Fits All are legendary, and he appeared with Denny Walley on the iconic Bongo Fury, which documents Zappa’s 1975 collaborative tour with his old friend Captain Beefheart. He provided harmony vocals for Sheik Yerbouti, one of Zappa’s biggest selling albums.
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 in 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 what is arguably Beefheart’s greatest work: Bat Chain Puller, and on Zappa favorites like Joe’s Garage and You Are What You Is. Denny not only performed with Zappa on SNL a few times, but later became a set-builder for the show!