Forming in 1979, The Zorros were a popular Post-Punk band who played their first gig at the Champion Hotel, Fitzroy in January 1980. Singer Nic Chancellor was previously a roadie for punk band, News and a doorman at Bernhardts Night Club in the City, while guitarist Darren Smith played in another punk band Proles. The Zorros released one 7" single on Au GO GO Records, 'Too Young', written by Chancellor. It was mixed and produced by Tony Cohen and was released in October 1981 where it went to number 3 on the Melbourne 3RRR charts.

In 1988 a Zorros' album was also released on Dreamtime Software. Playing at many of the early inner-city venues, The Zorros played original independent music for 16 years with over 500 performances and over 500 songs written by Darren Smith and Nic Chancellor. The band played the final Crystal Ballroom gig on the 31 October 1987 but continued to play at inner-city venues until 1994. 

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The Zorros line-up included: Nic Chancellor - Vocals/Bass, Darren Smith - Guitar, Daniel Smith - Drums, Craig Russell - Bass, Greg Pedley - Drums,  Phil Bryant - Drums, Scott Ferris - Bass, Gary Williamson - Drums, Alex Zammit - Bass.


   Nic Chancellor 1980 - Photo by Tanya Coleman


Zorros - A will A way.mp3

'Too Young' single 1981


                 The Zorros 1981 - Photo by Noel Forsyth


     The Zorros 1983 - Photo by Sonya King
 The Zorros gig posters