The Poker Dots formed in Spring 2002 by John O’Malley – Nitro’s, Rabbit Action – (guitar and vocals), Zac Zdravkovic (doublebass) and Spencer Lingwod(drums) whilst they were playing for Good Rockin’ Tonight. They were influenced by The Platters,The Crew Cuts,The Chestnuts and The Keytones to name but a few. Other influences stretch as far back as Django Reinhardt and Nat King Cole. Having piled themselves into Zacs studio, they were let loose to rejuvinate some of their favourite tunes adding the Poker Dot flavour and having a ball while doing it. The result was cool, crisp and slick with sweet harmonies to give it that retro sound for this first cd.
The Nitros – Nightshades/Stompin’ Beat CDM Psycho 78  Cat With 9 Lives / Deadly Nightshades