Zellots were originally founded in in late 1970s, in Vancouver, BC, as an all female Punk band. The original lineup broke up only to be re-formed by bassist Jane Colligan and guitarist Christine deVeber in London, Ontario in 1980. Jane and Christine added vocalist Cathy Destun, and Greg Moore on drums. Craig McGauley replaced Moore on drums and John Francom was later added on rhythm guitar, sax, and keys. The female fronted powerhouse soon exploded on the London Punk scene. The band’s notoriety quickly expanded their tour schedule to Detroit, Windsor, and beyond. The Zellots now found themselves opening for the likes of Bauhaus, Psychedelic Furs, The Demics, John Cale (Velvet Underground), and The Viletones among others. The band hit the studio to record a well received six song EP. Additional sessions followed but amazingly The Zellots never landed a major label deal. After years of countless gigs and numerous brushes with success, Zellots disbanded in 1984. The band’s legacy lives on through numerous re-issues, critics picks, and a short documentary. In 2017 Zellots’ 1981 EP found a home at Fervor Records. The label is perpetuating their legacy throughout the film and television landscape where it continues to resonate and win new fans.

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