Zak, Tang, Panzee and Drum are music sensation ZingZillas. Launching on
CBeebies in April, this brand new music show will get toddlers and tots
across the nation grooving on down to the ZingZillas' sound. At home on
their tropical island paradise, this band of primate friends live to
play fantastic music. Gorilla and lead singer, Zak, provides vocals
while musical genius and lead guitarist, Tang the orang-utan, creates
the toe-tapping, finger-clicking compositions. The band is styled by
chimpanzee bass guitarist and keyboard player, Panzee, and monkey
percussionist Drum always lays down a great beat. Under the guidance of
their mentor, music guru DJ Loose, they create their unique ZingZilla
sound in time for their daily performance, The Big Zing, with a little
help from their island friends: the Moaning Stones, Granite and Gravel,
doo-wopping on the bass line; the Beach Byrds, Maxine, Patti and
Laverne, harmonising their backing vocals; and island caretaker and
eccentric inventor, Todd, boogieing along on the beach.
During each episode, the tropical island is visited by a different
musical guest, including some of the biggest names in the international
music scene – from opera star Sarah Connolly to scat singer Dame Cleo
Laine to didgeridoo player Dhinawan.
The ZingZillas always discover their musical guests in a lush jungle
glade which pulsates with music. They take inspiration from the guests
and incorporate them and their sounds into each Big Zing.
Ranging from a full concert orchestra to a lone saxophonist or a
bottleneck guitarist, this series embraces and celebrates musical
genres from around the world.
Release Date: 04 October 2010
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English