We put the foil on and now, we can take it off. When our old friend Rob Perez from the show #DistilledTV admitted he never saw the classic Slapshot, he quickly went on NEtflix to watch it. SHOCKINGLY< it was not available. He immediately contacted us and together we slapped into action. We started a campaign to #SAVESLAPSHOT We reached out to our funny/famous hockey friend #ErikStollhanske from #SuperTroopers #Beerfest and so much more. He jumped on our Zamboni & we quickly had a movement. #Slapshot Is now available on Netflix! We would like to thank everyone who Shared and Liked and Retweeted and especially those who picked up the phone and called Netflix to tell them to please get this in the cue or else.
A special thank you to the legendary stars of the classic film and our friends #THEHANSONBROTHERS who can still intimidate with the best of them.
Finally, one corporate thank you to #netflix for hearing the will of the people.
Well, if you know us, we wear our old fave teams logo at every gig and it is one of the top ten sports logos of all time according to tons of polls over the years. If it was up to us, it’s number one. What a special night in Bristol CT at the 2nd annual “Bring The Whalers Back” event. This all took place at a Bristol Blues Baseball game at historic Muzzy Field (Babe Ruth played there). Special guest for the evening were creator/designer of The Hartford Whaler’s logo Mr Peter Good. The man who sang the National Anthem for many years at the Whaler games Mr Tony Harrington and THE ZAMBONIS playing pre and post game. Tony joined us for our song “The Breakaway”. About 1000 people in Whalers attire showed up and it was a great event. The highlight for us was meeting and talking for quite a while to Peter Good about the origin and the red tape of the logo. An amazing story and we hope to bring it in the news in the near future. Stay tuned. Special thanks to The Whaler Guys Jerry and Peter for making the event happen.
What a night was had in Fairfield, CT at the lovely Fairfield Theatre Stage One. Zambonis opened for our old friend Steven Page who was joined by the super talented Craig Northey. The two of them joined us on stage for some completely silly banter that eventualy led to us doing a song together. As always, all that join us on stage are required to wear hockey attire. Craig is a HUGE Canucks fan so he was very happy to put on the flying V/Captain Kirk 1985 Vancouver Canucks jersey and Steven who is not only jewish but actually asked Dave Zamboni’s other band that sings lite/non jewey songs about jewish food, family, fun The LeeVees to tour with BNL back in 2005. On this night, Steven rocked Dave’s Team Israel hockey jersey.
Played a great show at the lovely Cafe 9 in New Haven CT. We played first opening for the great Rhett Miller from The Old 97’s.
This was a special and 1st time ever version per request from Rhett who was playing solo acoustic. THE PREMIERE OF THE ZAMBONIS ACOUSTIC DUO. Dave and Cary hit the stage without the power of the band/team and it really was a special evening. The crowd was great as was Rhett. He joined us during our set for the song “I Wanna Drive The Zamboni” and then later brought us up during his set where we covered our mutual friends GUSTER’s best Xmas song that is not a Xmas song “Do You Love Me”. We also handed him his favorite teams jersey ie The Dallas Stars. He quickly and happily put the jersey on as fast as you can say SKATE!.
Rhett Miller makes great solo records and has an amazing band called The Old 97’s. We are a band that write songs about hockey, love, life and hockey. We played a Bar Mitzvah with Rhett about 10 years ago in NYC. We are going to try this again but without 7 hor d’oeuvres stations and an open bar. LET’S ROCK!
We were overwhelmed with not only press inquiries but also honored by so many people noting how ahead of the “John Scott” curve we were. The craziness and awe that happened at The NHL ALL STAR GAME was after the song was written and put out. Dave did interviews across the country. “Content Is King” a SiriusXM show hosted by King Kaufman in Los Angeles, CA. Downtown With Rich Kimball on the radio & streaming from Bangor, ME and many more. One that meant quite a bit to we Zambonis was to be featured in Slapshot Diaries A site created by 2 legends from Canada. Rocker and Author Dave Bidini (Rheostatics) & Film maker Mike Downie. PS HELLO CANADA! http://slapshotdiaries.com/great-scott/
We were inspired by an article NHL ALL STAR JOHN SCOTT Penned for the Player’s Tribune. We wrote a song for John 2 days before the All Star Game ie Friday night. We finished it at 9pm, started at 6:20pm Put the song up on the interwebs and basically went to bed. The rest is history. https://thezambonis.bandcamp.com/releases