Zoo Trippin’ was founded in 2014 when guitarist Lynn Rose III and vocalist Tony Casa started a new project with drummer Steven Hatmaker after leaving their respective projects. Three releases later, the band picked up guitarist Zachary Pontzer (ex-SassafraZ) and bassis Alex Kessis (ex-Personal Public). The group holds true to its Blues/Rock roots but is now off in a new direction, adding a more funk/alternative element to their latest tunes.
In 2018 the band celebrated the release of The Sonny Black EP as well as a second b-side collection entitled, T-Sides. This year they are set to release much more material in the form of videos, singles, and a new full length album. Zoo Trippin’ will also be hosting their own festival as well as releasing a documentary.
ZT has played all over the US with acts such as Jack White, Third Eye Blind, Fetty Wap, Incubus, T-Pain, Griz, and many more.