Plato Zorba

Plato Zorba

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Biography

Plato Zorba was formed in the late, harsh New Jersey winter of 2012. The original lineup consisted of Joey Garofalo on bass, John Fortunato on drums and myself (Rob Butkowski) on the guitar. By June, we started playing shows on the Jersey Shore at various beachside venues. We also began recording our demo, “In the Shallows” at Submergent Studios with the brilliant, Pete Andrews. In September we added the talents of Tara Dente on vocals and keys. We have since released our demo and opened up for The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies at the Stone Pony. Zorba draws from many influences such as Henry Mancini, Martin Denny, Combustible Edison, Dick Dale, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet and much more. We aim to continue a long tradition of reverb soaked loungy, cinematic, jazz inspired surf rock.
-Robbie Zorba

Set List

Originals:
In the Shadows
In the Shallows
Ghost Corner
The Legend of Vicreroy Fizzlebottom
Pinballs
Gnarled
The Hunt for the Dutchess in the Gainsborough Hat
A Stroll in the Dark
Dry Bones
Dales
Maila
Lunch Battle

Covers:
Customized (Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet)
Rockula (Los Straitjackets)
Latin Golighty(from Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Endless Summer
Green Onions
Cry me a River
Miserlou
Pipeline
Sleepwalk
Rumble