Robi Zonca and his band

Robi Zonca and his band

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

Robi Zonca is a leading italian blues artist. On guitar and vocals he delivers exciting rock-blues that has captured the imagination of contemporary music fans across Europe and USA. Superb and tasteful musicianship along with their razor sharp grooves makes the band a musical force!

Biography

Robi has been playing the blues since he was twelve years old. He plays bass guitar and sings (lead and backup) and is a published song writer/composer. He has worked with dozens of bands during his career. Just to name a few: Ginger Baker, Enrico Crivellaro, Mia Martini, Fabio Treves, Roberto Ciotti, Ronnie Jones, Cooper Terry, Billy Gregory, Tao Ravao, Claudio Bazzari, James Thompson (sax with the pop star Zucchero) Aida Cooper, Antonello Aguzzi, Andy J Forest (the latter recorded five CDs with Robi). Between concerts, clubs, recordings and television appaerances, he has performed in every far corner of Italy, Europe and in the USA where he was a featured guest singer with the Treves Blues Band at the Memphis in May festival in Memphis, Tennessee. On that occasion, the concert had been recorded and features Robi singing Ray Charles' classic 'Halleluiah I Love Her So'. Now, after about 25 years playing as a sideman or guest with other bands, Robi Zonca has finally decided to form his own touring band which is currently on the road thrilling audiences, amazing friends and baffling the competition. His 2003 debut CD “DO YOU KNOW?” recieved airplay by more than 250 radio stations in the U.S.A. and the same in Europe where many more radio stations in Italy, U.K.(BBC too!) France, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland and more countries, are playing songs from Robi’s album.
In may 2005 the band has published his new album: “YOU ALREADY KNOW” that in some days has recieved airplay by the BBC and other stations all around the world.
On summer 2005 Robi has been called in New York City to play at “Summer Breeze Festival” and for radio interviews in NY and in Los Angeles. During this trip Robi met the great New Orleans blues singer Big Luther Kent and they realized togheter the live album "MAGIC BOX" that also recieved airplay and good reviews.
Now ( 2007) the new album "REBEL!" is ready recorded in New York with the help of some great USA musicians like Bernard"Pretty"Purdie and the Vivino Brothers

Lyrics

New york city blues

Written By: Robi Zonca

New York City blues

Ten hours on the airbus
I’m not goin’ anywhere
I packed my bags at home tonight
In a while I’m gonna be there

I’ll be in New York City
New York City
New York City blues

After landing JFK
Gonna meet my old friend Bob
I’ll never ever fly away
‘Cause I got to sing some more

I am in New York City
New York City
New York City blues

All night long
All night long

You got to get closer

Written By: Robi Zonca

I was feeling lonesome
I was feeling blue
I was really mad
But that night I met you baby
Well
Now I’m doin’ better
No more nights alone
Yes much better, tell me that
You’re my little girl

Time to call you babe
Call you on the phone
Wastin’ too much time
Yes I want to take you home
‘Cause I’m
crazy about you babe
please come home with me
I’m mad about you woman
I said please my darlin’
please come home home with me

we’ll be there alone togheter my sweet darling
we’ll be home togheter we gonna make love
I’m so sweet because I really love you babe
So c’mon you gotta come home now with me

Now I’m waiting sugar
Waitin’ home for you
Lookin’ trought the window
When I see that pretty woman I say
Mmmm that’s you babe
Babe you look so good
You’re my woman
I’m sincere when I say
Babe you look so good!

Never told you my all time was for you babe
Never told you that you had to live with me
Never ever think about to marry you girl
But if you do like my love stay here tonight

Why you’re goin’ babe
Hey what’s wrong with you
Is so cold outside
I know something we should do togheter
C’mon babe please make love to me
My sweet darling what I say is babe:
Please make love to me!

Oh! Babe, you look so good so good to me
Oh! Babe, you got to get closer, so c’mon
You, woman, make me feel so good
All night long, long, long
You, woman, make me feel so good
Make me feel good all night long!

Hey man

Written By: Robi Zonca-Stefano Galli

Man you should know
what was my feeling
man you should know
what was my meaning
you’ll realize
that you were wrong when you said
that I do not
I don’t care
how you feel about me

You know that I
I’ll be with you man
I’ll help you my friend
Eveytime you’ll need
Then you’ll be shure
That you were right when you said
That I do care about you
You’ll always be my best friend

Hey man
I say hey man
Time to talk to you my friend
To tell the things I never said to
You man
I say you man
Good to have you back again
Forever I will do my best for you

Do you recall
Those crazy nights
When I was mad
Mad in my mind
Now is the same
And you can help my friend
Yes I know
I can be shure
That I’ll find you with me

Nothing

Written By: Robi Zonca

Nothing
gonna change the way I feel
the blues overtake me
and I wonder how i will

I say
Woman
you're the only one I know
the only one who can
cure the strong pain that I feel

I'm in love with you
I feel strong with you

Night time

Written By: Robi Zonca

Night time little baby
we gonna play the blues
that's the right time little darlin'
ain't got nothing to loose
when i see you baby
kiss me rightaway

Night time little baby
we gonna sing a song
that's the right time little darlin'
don't want to stay alone
when I meet you baby
kiss me rightaway

Because the night time
is the right time

Night time little baby
we gonna play the blues
yes,that's the right time little darlin'
ain't got nothing to loose
when you see me baby
come and dance with me

Because the night time
is the right time

Please policeman

Written By: Robi Zonca

C’mon policeman
Set me free!
C’mon policeman
Set me free!
You know I’m a good man
Don’t want to make me feel blue
You know I’m a sweet guy
Ther’s anything that I can do?
C’mon policeman set me free!

In a while yes I’ll be dead and gone
In a while yes I’ll be dead and gone
My girl is waiting for me
Don’t want to leave her alone
My kid ‘s waiting for me
Anything that could be done?

So c’mon please policeman
Set me free!!!

You got to leave me alone!!!

Just a little bit

Written By: Robi Zonca

When you're down and low my friend
feel so sad and lonesome like in hell
if you want feel better tonight
just a little bit of this
and a little bit of that
women
and a blues for you
you need
women
and a blues my friend
you want
women
and a blues tonight
so good to groove together
ain't it right?

You go down town
but is too cold outside
you're lookin' for a hot club
you can't hide
you hear some blues comin' out of that door
just a little bit of this
and a little bit of that
women
and a blues for you
you need
women
and a blues my friend
you want
women
and a blues tonight
so good to groove together
ain't it right?

You were down, down and low my friend
felt so sad and lonesome
like in hell
now you know the way to feel good
just a little bit of this
and a little bit of that
women
and a blues for you
you need
women
and a blues my friend
you want
women
and a blues tonight
so good to groove together
ain't it right?

Wait for me

Written By: Robi Zonca

when you will know
what they think of you
you'll not be happy as you tought
that means that most important
thing is of you live yourself
and what you're doin' next

you don't have to run
and you don't have to hide
if you're sincere they'll fell it
if you don't want to be the only one
wait for me
you gotta wait for me

wait for me
you will see
we'll be free

so if you're doing
what you want to do
don't hesitate
yeah do it
I'll be with you
you'll never be alone
wait for me
you gotta wait for me

wait for me
you will see
we'll be free

Discography

DO YOU KNOW? (2003)
aired by more than 100 radio stations in the USA
Blues De Luxe, BBC Wales, WFDU and many more
top 33 KYNR. Still featured in editor picks at CDBaby

YOU ALREADY KNOW (2005)
WFDU,BBC Wales, Midnight Special Blues, WBOR, WHUS and many more

MAGIC BOX (2006) with Big Luther Kent
WFDU, Blues De Luxe, top 25 WBOR, BBC, RAI1, KMSU, KMSK and many more

REBEL! (2007)
hit N1 CDBaby editor picks in Blues English style
N1 WHUS top 25, top 25 Real Blues

Set List

I play mostly original songs from my albums
adding some covers from the Beatles and classic blues cuts