Based out of Italy, Robi Zonca has been playing the
blues since he was twelve years old. He plays bass guitar and sings
(lead and backup) and is a published songwriter/composer. He has worked
with dozens of bands during his career: 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) and many more.
Between concerts, club dates, recordings and television appearances, he
has performed in Italy, Europe and in the US 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 was recorded and
features Robi singing Ray Charles' classic 'Halleluiah I Love Her So'.
Today, after 25 years of performing as a sideman or guest with other
bands, Robi Zonca has formed 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?” received airplay on more
than 250 radio stations in the US. The CD did equally as well in Europe,
where many more radio stations in Italy, U.K., France, Holland, Spain,
Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland and many more countries, are
playing songs from Robi’s CD.
In May 2005, the band published the CD “YOU ALREADY KNOW” that has
already received airplay the BBC network and other stations around the
world. That summer, Robi travelled to New York City to play at the
“Summer Breeze Festival” and received several radio interviews in NY and
in Los Angeles.
During that tour to the US, Robi met the great New Orleans singer Luther
Kent and they toured Italy together recording a live album called “MAGIC
In 2006, the work “REBEL” the 3rd studio album was released which was
recorded in Milan and New York city with the collaboration of incredible
musicians such as Bernard “Pretty” Purdie and the Vivino Brothers.