The Wrong Object

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The Wrong Object
OriginLiège, Belgium
GenresJazz, avant-garde jazz, jazz rock, progressive rock
Years active2002 – present
MembersMichel Delville
Laurent Delchambre
Antoine Guenet
Marti Melia
Pierre Mottet
Past membersFred Delplancq
Damien Polard
Jean-Paul Estiévenart

The Wrong Object is a jazz-rock band from Belgium. The band was formed in 2002 by guitarist Michel Delville[1] [2] and includes Marti Melia on saxophone and clarinet, François Lourtie on saxophones, Antoine Guenet on keyboards, Pierre Mottet on bass and electronics, and Laurent Delchambre on drums. Former members include Fred Delplancq on tenor sax, Damien Polard on bass, and Jean-Paul Estiévenart (winner of the Django d'Or award for best young jazz musician in 2007) on trumpet.


The Wrong Object started in 2002 as a Frank Zappa tribute band,[1][3] and has played in venues such as Zappanale (2004 and 2008),[4][5][5] the Gaume Jazz Festival, the Jazz à Liège Festival, and the European Jazz Festival in Athens.[6] Some were augmented by guest performances by Elton Dean, Harry Beckett, Annie Whitehead, Jaap Blonk, and Zappa's percussionist Ed Mann.[4]

"Elton Dean & The Wrong Object" and "The Wrong Object featuring Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett", were documented by album releases from Voiceprint (Platform One) and Moonjune Records (The Unbelievable Truth, a collaboration with Elton Dean) in the spring of 2007. The Unbelievable Truth was included in Arnaldo de Souteiro's,[7] Top Ten Jazz CDs of the Year 2007 (category: special projects) in the Brazilian newspaper Tribuna da Impresa.[8]

The band is by Leonardo Pavkovic at Moonjune Records and Management[9] in New York. In 2008, they released Stories from the Shed, their first studio album in more than five years. The album received positive reviews from Jazzwise,[10][11] Guitar Player,[12] Signal to Noise,[13] Allmusic,[14] Musica Jazz (July 2008), Jazz Review,[15] and Exposé.[16][17] Their music has also been broadcast by radio stations all around the world;[18] in November 2007, the Dutch National Radio devoted a one-hour program to the band's discography and their collaborations with Elton Dean, Annie Whitehead, Harry Beckett and Alex Maguire VPRO.[19]


  • The Unbelievable Truth featuring Elton Dean (Moonjune, 2006)
  • Platform One featuring Harry Beckett and Annie Whitehead (Voiceprint, 2007)
  • Stories from the Shed (Moonjune, 2008)
  • The Wrong Object feat. Stanley Jason Zappa: Live at Zappanale (Fazzul, 2010)
  • After the Exhibition (Moonjune, 2013)[20]
  • Zappa Jawaka (Off, 2018)
  • Into the Herd (Off/MoonJune, 2019)



  1. ^ a b Lynch, Dave. "The Wrong Object". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Credits". Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  3. ^ All About Jazz (14 January 2008). "''All About Jazz'' review". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  4. ^ a b Zappanale 2004
  5. ^ a b Zappanale 2008
  6. ^ "European Jazz Festival". 21 May 2008. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  7. ^ Arnaldo DeSouteiro (26 December 2007). "Arnaldo de Souteiro's blog". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  8. ^ "''Tribuna da Impresa". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  9. ^ John McGuire, Digital HD Productions, for Leonardo Pavkovic, and "''Moonjune Records & Management''". Retrieved 4 January 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ Jazzwise CD Reviews June 2008 Archived 25 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "''Jazzwise Poll''". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  12. ^ "''Guitar Player review''". 1 May 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  13. ^ "''Signal to Noise''". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  14. ^ Allmusic
  15. ^ Jazz Review Archived 28 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "''Exposé''". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Reviews". Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  18. ^ "Links to interviews and radio shows". Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  19. ^ "''VPRO – Dutch National Radio''". 9 November 2007. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  20. ^ "The Wrong Object | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2018.