Zolty Cracker

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Zolty Cracker
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresFolk rock
Years active1989 (1989)–YYYY
Past membersWayne Adams
Annie Wilkinson
Gilles Zolty

Zolty Cracker, was a Canadian band based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The band was named for lead vocalist and guitarist Gilles Zolty;[1] the other members were Annie Wilkinson (bass, accordion, vocals, cello) and Wayne Adams (drums, percussion, harmonica, vocals). Their music has been described by The Province as an "eccentric punk-folk hybrid",[2] although their mix of styles includes punk, rock, thrash, funk, world beat, acoustic folk and traditional waltz.[3]


Zolty Cracker formed in 1989. The began performing locally and later toured Canada, the United States and Europe.[4]

In 1994 the band toured in Canada, including a performance in Montreal with the band Moist.[5] The band's 1995 album Go Please Stay was financed on their own and independently released. The tracks received some radio airplay,[6] and the music video "Driver" was played in rotation on MuchMusic.[7]

In 1996 Zolty Cracker performed locally, including a set at the Vancouver Folk Festival.[8][9] In 1997 the band stopped performing.

Others musicians who contributed to the band's performances were Michael Louw, Michael Venart, Jatinder Sandhu, Lara Kowalsky, Clint Rice, Jimmy Goodrich, Pierre Lumoncel, Marcel Hildebrand and Eric Napier.


  • Go Please Stay (1995)
  • Flush (1997)
  • Zolty Cracker (self-titled cassette, pre 1995)


  1. ^ Ross, Alec (16 November 1995). "We're here to satisfy ourselves". Kingston Whig-Standard. Kingston, Ontario: Sun Media Corporation. p. 13. ISSN 1197-4397. OCLC 29970221.
  2. ^ Harrison, Tom. "Homegrowns on shaky ground", The Province, 1997-07-24, p. B11.
  3. ^ Ross, Alec. "'We're here to satisfy ourselves'", Kingston Whig-Standard, 1995-11-16, p. 13.
  4. ^ "3:01 Pick Me Up: Zolty Cracker". Georgia Straight, June 27th, 2011
  5. ^ "Moist savours sweet taste of success". The Gazette, Montreal, Canada, September 18, 1994. page 39
  6. ^ "Music Treasures Revealed". Imprint, Mar 31, 2011. pages 20, 22.
  7. ^ Stoute, Lenny. "Vancouver band finds favor with one-sound-fits-all", Toronto Star, 1995-11-02, p. J8.
  8. ^ "A Sunday in the Park". Dropd, Vol. 1 No. 16, July 25, 1996
  9. ^ Night to Wastecom/issue/37/MusicWaste/ "A Night to Waste". Dropd, Review by Darren Kerr, Vol. 1 No. 37, December 26, 1996

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