Zapp band’s Terry and Lester Troutman can still make you dance

Only the best bands have more bounce to the ounce.

Only one of those band travels with a talkbox.

Amelia Robinson sat down with Lester and Terry "Zapp' Troutman of the Zapp band for the latest episode of the "What Had Happened Was" podcast.

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The funk and R&B band is set to take the stage Friday, Oct. 26, at the Schuster Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 7 p.m for the show featuring Toledo-born singer Lyfe Jennings.

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The concert serves as a release party for the new album, “Zapp VII: Roger & Friends.”

It is a tribute to the late great Roger Troutman and only the second album Zapp has made since Roger was killed back in 1999 by his brother Larry.

Amelia, Lester and Terry talk about the impact of the shocking murder-suicide and why and how Zapp keeps going.

Lester and Terry share tales of their upbringing in Hamilton and talk about their grandfather, the iceman; their talkbox, life without arrogance and the divine force and local radio station that propelled Zapp to international stardom.

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The band still pack houses around the globe.


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