We recently had the opportunity to speak with singer/guitarist Randy Jackson of Zebra ahead of the Zebra show this Saturday night, Oct. 28 at The Chance in Poughkeepsie.

Check out the full interview with Randy Jackson above where he talks about the band's long career, upcoming show at the Chance along with special shows in December on Long Island with the original Rat Race Choir lineup, new Zebra music, and more. Zebra was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1975 with Randy Jackson along with bassist/keyboardist Felix Hanemann and drummer Guy Gelso. The band moved to Long Island, New York in 1977 and were big on the Long Island club circuit throughout the 80’s along with bands like Twisted Sister and Rat Race Choir, often playing shows all around New York. They signed to Atlantic Records in 1982 and their debut album Zebra would go gold becoming the fastest selling debut in Atlantic Records history. The band toured as openers for bands like Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Journey, Cheap Trick, Loverboy, Sammy Hagar, and Reo Speedwagon. Randy Jackson and Zebra are members of the Long Island Hall of Fame.

This weekend's show at the Chance is a WPDH/Music Matters event. Tickets for Zebra with guest: R.A.D.A.R. are on sale and available through ticketweb.com and the Chance box office at 845-471-1966. An aftershow party will immediately follow the show next door at Nuddy Bar and Grill.