Toronto-area rock band produced one 8 song LP called 'A-Z Collection' in 1985 which spawned an early 1986 single "Get Up And Dance." In 2020 A-Z Collection was remastered and released digitally.
The history of Zarbo began in the early 1980’s where a trio of Canadian musical talent was formed out of players from the two underground Toronto based groups known as Penguin and Lerxt. Headed by bassist / songwriter / lead vocalist Alexander Zarbo (Vella-Zarb), along with guitarist / vocalist Derek Sharp and drummer / vocalist Greg Anzelc , the power Pop Rock trio played locally at classic music venues like the El Macombo, Branko’s, Cameo Lounge (Hotel Isabella), Larry’s Hideaway, Horseshoe Tavern and many other’s.
The ground-breaking album titled 'A-Z Collection', an 8 song LP, was released in 1985 which invoked the music style and vibe of Pop Rock. This led to the dance release of a 7” single “Get Up and Dance” featuring guest keyboardist Jim Burgess (Saved by Technology) which received accolades and moderate airplay on radio stations like CFNY, CHUM FM and its’ subsidiaries. A-Z Collection by Zarbo (1985) has been completely digitally remastered and trickled-out single releases of each song in 2020 are available online.
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... the release of the single “Get Up and Dance” the bed tracks of “Fool Man” were recorded and still to 2020 yet remain to be released. In the late 1980’s Zarbo disbanded. Each member went their own separate ways to pursue individual projects in the music industry. Sharp married Canadian Rock singer / songwriter Sass Jordan and is currently touring in the US with The Guess Who and continues to write music. Anzelc continues playing drums with many Toronto jazz ensembles and has his own drum manufacturing company called “The Grove Factor Drum Company”. Alex Vella-Zarb (Aka Zarbo) runs a well-established A/V production company in the GTA called Stargate Sound & Light and continues to write and produce music.
Derek Sharp (guitars, vocals)
Alexander Zarbo (bass, lead vocals)
Greg Anzelc (drums, vocals)