Blending psychedelic jazz with modern rock sensibilities, the music of the Wrong Object is influenced by a vast array of artists ranging from Canterbury Scene prog rock à la Soft Machine and Gong to Béla Bartok, Aka Moon, Charlie Mingus and Frank Zappa. While their repertoire contains mainly original compositions, they also play a special set of Zappa covers on demand.
Since its creation in early 2002, The Wrong Object has played some forty gigs in various venues ranging from small pubs to big festivals. Some of them were augmented by guest performances by the likes of Ed Mann, Elton Dean, Harry Beckett, Marc Mangen, Domguè, Marco Maurizi, Nicolas Ankoudinoff, Clementine Gasser, Frogg Café, Jaap Blonk, and pataphysician-poet-vocalist Andrew Norris, whose work with the band culminated in a show held at the Galerie 2016 in Brussels on the occasion of Serge Vandercam's 79th birthday....
- After the Exhibition by Glenn Astarita
- Stories from the Shed by John Kelman
- Platform One by John Kelman
- The Unbelievable Truth by John Kelman
A solid hour of brilliance, with some new discoveries and revelations awaiting the listener on every repeat play. Every song here is an adventure, but wherever they go melody reigns supreme, and there's always something interesting going on rhythmically. –Peter Thelen, Expose (on After the Exhibition)
The title [The Wrong Object Play Zappa and a few Tunes of their Own] is no idle boast: Michel Delville, leader and guitarist of The Wrong Object from Liège, Belgium, is writing tunes which emulate Zappa's taste for succinct idiosyncrasy and melodic lilt......