The Zambonis are a Connecticut-based indie rock band formed in 1991 by musicians Dave Schneider (The LeeVees), Peter Katis, Jon Aley, and Tarquin Katis. The Zambonis write songs exclusively about hockey. Schneider says of the band's musical style: “We’re the only band in the world whose two biggest influences are The Beatles and Wayne Gretzky!”
In deference to the ice resurfacer and Frank Zamboni, The Zambonis are a licensee of the Zamboni Company.
The Zambonis debut album, 100% Hockey...and Other Stuff, was recorded at Tarquin Studios in Connecticut, USA and was released in 1996. The 15-song disc cracked the Top 40 on the CMJ charts, and was added to the NHL, NCAA and minor league hockey arena playlists.
In October 1999, the band released its second full-length album, More Songs About Hockey...and Buildings and Food.
The NHL has commissioned the group to compose theme songs for the Boston Bruins and the Colorado Avalanche. Along with Jewel and Five for Fighting, the Zambonis opened the 2002 NHL All-Star Game. The Zambonis have extensively toured with the Stanley Cup and have fundraised for Matt Cullen's organization, Cullen Children's Foundation.
In 2003, The Zambonis released a new album, Chippy Sessions, a compilation of rare live cuts, singles and demos.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license