Girl To Gorilla
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Girl To Gorilla

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
Band Rock Alternative


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The best kept secret in music


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Super Deluxe Custom Experience (available on iTunes and CG Baby)

Tracks available for download on MySpace

Second album due in 2012



Girl To Gorilla bring the party! No other bar band in New York tears it up like G2G. If you can't enjoy yourself listening this infectious, hook driven rock quintet you probably think dropping $1000 on bottle service at some club after waiting on line for an hour to do so is a good time. G2G is the people's band. No bullshit artistic or aesthetic pretenses - no rock star attitudes. Just kick ass, in your face, insanely catchy songs about off-kilter topics that will surely make you dance, laugh and tear your clothes off.

Under the Influences Of:
The Clash, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Squeeze, Stiff Little Fingers, Social Distortion, The Pixies, The Pogues, The Ramones, The Buzzcoks, The Dickies, The Kinks, garage, surf, 50's and punk rock and booze.

Girl to Gorilla in the press!

A short film featuring G2G



Show Review

Show Review


John Skocik started Girl to Gorilla (also known in the past as the Piranha Brothers Band and the Murkins) with bass player (The Rev.) Spyro Poulos while having an argument at a bar during Skocik's open mic performance. Poulos was disrupting the performance with comments like "...only pussyboys play that accoustic shit Skocik! Grow a set and buy a Fender for chrissakes!" When Spyro woke up in the gutter later on, staring down at him was Skocik, who challenged the bass player to put his money where his mouth was and start a band.

They recruited a guitarist and a drummer who then fled the band because evil,rock-and-roll hating, devil women spirited them away.

This ironically led to Skocik and Poulos being exiled to the open-mic scene, After starting to lose their minds, having listened to one too many awful John Mayer and Annie Defranco impersonators, they met drummer Steve Pang.

Pang introduced them to Viola player Amalia Daskalakis and guitarist Simon Rosa and all was well with the world once again.

Regular haunts:
Girl To Gorilla can be seen regularly at the following fine NYC establishments: Local 269, the Delancy, Arlene Grocery, K&M Bar, Public Assembly, Ottos' Shrunken Head, Lit, the Knitting Factory, Don Hills, Pete's Candy Store, The Charleston, Fontanas, Fat Baby, The Underscore, Crash Mansion, Trash Bar, Lucky Cat, The Pink Pussycat and fine adult entertainment outlets NY city-wide.

About the members:

John Skocik is Girl to Gorilla's primary song-writer and whip-cracker. Skocik speaks Russian, drinks Mai Taies and supports himself as an actor in New York.

Spyro Poulos has played with Christine Hell and Moonrock, House of Soul, The Hammertoes, The Vodells, Bad Hair Day, the Continuous Cocktail Hour and Poecide. He is also an ordained minister and plans to make a fortune performing gay weddings in denominationally neutral settings in NY state.

Steve Pang has played with the Carvels and the Vondells. Pang was also formerly owner of legendary NYC studio Tasty Fish and current owner of beloved New York punk rock, tiki hut, Otto's Shrunken Head. By day he makes magazines look all pretty so we will buy them when we're at the supermarket check out line.

Amalia Daskalakis is a classically trained viola player who has was the featured viola player during the orchestra scene in Guns and Roses November Rain video. By day she is a stone cold playah in the Manhattan real estate game.

Simon Rosa an ex-member of Psycho-77 and current member of the Vondells. By day he has the most dangerous job in all of new York. Rosa is a public grade school teacher. THE HORROR!