Announcing a legendary Old-school Funk pairing!
The ZAPP Band & The Dazz Band, with Portland’s TBD – Marlon L McClain + The Othership Connection
Friday April 20 at the historic Temple Theatre Tacoma
47 St. Helens Ave, Tacoma WA 98402
8pm ⎮ 21+ ⎮General Admission
TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2pMq04I or 855-227-8499
ZAPP unleashes funky, high-energy music with a contagious groove built for dancing, loving and good times. Made up of masterful musicians who have been getting down together since the late 1970s, the group’s sizzling chemistry can be attributed to the fact that it has always been a joyful family affair. The band started with Lil Roger and Lil Lester in 1962, which became Lil Roger and the Vels, grew into Roger and the Human Body from 1974-1978, then became a full-fledged movement as Zapp. Vibrating with moog bass, electrifying guitar riffs and fresh, clever lyrics, the tight-knit group’s songs demonstrate a wicked sense of humor and an unmatched ability to tell colorful stories and write solid, memorable hooks. Zapp members’ layered recordings and boisterous, Las Vegas-style live shows have always established them as trailblazers in both songwriting and showmanship. In the tradition of stylish masters such as James Brown, George Clinton, Stevie Wonder and Sly Stone, Zapp continues to both inspire and draw inspiration from hot acts like Daft Punk, The Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake.
THE DAZZ BAND has continuously performed throughout the new millennium with legendary R&B, Jazz, and Funk artists such as: George Clinton, The Bar Kays, Confunkshun, Brick, The SOS Band, Zapp, The Mary Jane Girls, Tom Brown, Ronnie Laws, Jo Jo, Cameo, Morris Day and The Time, Midnight Star, Rose Royce, Atlantic Starr, The Original Lakeside, Brick, Lisa Lisa, War, Taste of Honey, Klymaxx and many more.
MARLON MCCLAIN & THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION In an impressive career spanning more than four decades, Marlon L. McClain (also known as “The Magician”) has produced, arranged, performed on, or written songs for artists including Kenny G, En Vogue, Toni Braxton, George Clinton, George Benson, Ronnie Laws, Jeff Lorber, Tower of Power, and Joan Baez, resulting in his name having been associated with records that have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.
By Double Tee Concerts.