Turbotronics is an American Electro Rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The band was formed in early 2008 by Music Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist ‘Turbo’ Robbie Norris. Turbotronics began playing concerts with other New York bands at the Brooklyn venue the "Flytrap," which caught the attention of the New York Times entertainment division. Turbotronic's songs are typically of humorous nature, performed in a deadpan 80s musical style. The band’s lineup features Turbo (lead vocals, guitar, synths, bass) Zeb Holt (Bass), Jeremy Wall (Sax) and Ryan Dismatsek (-Drums). Turbotronics’ debut performance was at the Annex Hall' in New York City on February 9, 2008. They played many major venues in New York City, including Joe's Pub, during Turbo's run for President of the United States. On stage, and in their videos, Turbo always wears a signature pair of cheap white plastic sunglasses.
Songs from Turbotronics’ debut album in 2008 (“Love Slave”) were recorded at Flytrap Studios and NY Noise Studios in New York, by Producer Craig Bishop. Turbo wrote and produced the album while playing (bass, guitar, synths, wurlitzer, vocals, drums). Other musicians on the album include drummer Ryan Dismatsek, guitarist Dave Bowers, Grammy nominated producer and saxophonist Rick DePofi and Jeremy Wall, and vocalists T. Almy, Jennifer DeVeau and Nina Shankar.
Turbo writes and directs all of Turbotronics' music videos. Turbotronics has thus far released music videos for the songs "Crush, " "International," "Mind Fuck," and "Corporate Lady," which debuted on MTVU The Freshmen, and was filmed in MTV's offices in Manhattan. "Crush" features Wild Ginger dancing in a doorway while Turbo watches from his bed, wearing black underwear. “International,” was shot on an airplane in flight, and on two continents: Paris, Rome, New York and San Francisco. "Mind Fuck," was shot on a farm in Sharon Springs, NY, and features Turbo and Wild Ginger hunting each other w/loaded weapons.