ZAPPA ALUMNI IKE WILLIS & RAY WHITE BACK ON TOUR
The longest running Zappa repertoire group, Project/Object, returns to the road for a quick tour of the Northeast. The band will be joined by Zappa ‘s most beloved vocalists: Ike Willis and Ray White, who together and separately toured and recorded with Zappa from 1976-1988. Project/Object’s long years of collaboration with Willis and White is testament to their desire to bring Zappa fans’ favorite sidemen to the stage as often as possible. Project/Object is unique amongst Zappa tribute bands: they celebrate every era of Zappa’s music, not just selected periods.
Ike Willis held the longest tenure as Zappa's lead vocalist. His career with Frank began in the role of “Joe” on the Zappa masterpiece Joe’s Garage, and continued to record and tour with Zappa, appearing on almost every Zappa tour and album after 1978, playing an integral role in Frank’s final tour in 1988. The 1988 tour is considered to be Zappa’s most historic and one that he richly represented to his fan base in several live recordings.
Ray White joined Zappa’s band in the fall of 1976, on guitar and vocals. Ray and Ike formed a memorable vocal harmony partnership on later tours. Ray also participated on the albums Zappa in New York, Tinsel Town Rebellion, You Are What You Is, and several others with Ike Willis. These Project/Object shows will celebrate the legendary tour, live album and DVD that Ray and Ike were such a huge part of Does Humor Belong In Music?. Project/Object says “Yes it certainly does!!”
Fall Tour 2012
Thu 9/20 Mexicali Live Teaneck NJ
Fri 9/21 Iridium Jazz Club NYC NY
Sat 9/22 Iridium Jazz Club NYC NY
Sun 9/23 Stage One Fairfield CT
Tue 9/25 Iron Horse Northampton MA
Wed 9/26 The Blockley Philadelphia PA
Thu 9/27 Bayou Café Albany NY
Fri 9/28 Nectars Burlingon VT
Sat 9/29 Arch St Tavern Hartford CT
Project/Object Tour Dates