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The show will run approximately 90 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.

Photos and videos may be taken, but please no flash, video lights, or livestreaming.

Zeppo is comprised of singer/guitarist John Eller (Shiny Lights, Shabby Road Orchestra), bassist Paul Boblett (Fathom Lane, Faith Boblett), drummer Noah Levy (Brian Setzer, BoDeans, Honeydogs), guitarist Terrance J. Fisher (Run Westy Run), and keyboard wiz Mark Mraz.

From the President

Dear Arts Patrons,

Welcome to the Viterbo University 2022–23 performing arts season. Whether it be for a Bright Star, Conservatory for the Performing Arts, or Weber Center series event, we are very pleased to have you join us for what surely will be an outstanding production.

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration have always cherished the arts, and we are proud to continue the legacy of our founders. Viterbo is truly blessed to have incredibly talented Conservatory students, faculty, and Fine Arts Center staff. Every show is painstakingly crafted and selected to offer the highest quality and culturally enriching entertainment possible to our community.

To all Viterbo arts patrons, benefactors, sponsors, volunteers, and artists, allow me to express my sincere gratitude for your support. Enjoy the show!

“Pace e Bene”
Peace and all good
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Rick Trietley
Viterbo University President

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Zeppo: Stairway to Eleven

Zeppo group photo

Formed in St. Paul during the spring of 2016, this group of pals and long-time members of the Minnesota music scene, share their love of the Led Zeppelin catalog.

Zeppo is NOT your traditional tribute band, there are no wigs or costumes. Rather they are a “fan band.” These veteran Midwest rockers bring the music of Led Zeppelin to life with pedigreed musicianship, while remaining true to the spirit of that which inspires: Led Zeppelin. Audiences across the region have been wowed by the hits and deep catalog cuts that ZEPPO brings to the stage, all while invoking the band’s down to earth and humor-laced personality.

Guitar and Vocals

John Eller
John Eller

was enamored with Led Zeppelin growing up but couldn't decide whether he wanted to be Robert Plant or Jimmy Page. He chose both. Eller is a working musician of more than 35 years and continues to almost make a living playing music. As a guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, he has worn many hats over the years. In the early '80s, he fronted the successful hard rock band, Paradox, later reinventing himself and releasing original material with John Eller & the DTs, Eller-Lynch, and currently, The Shiny Lights. Eller also performs with the highly regarded Shabby Road Orchestra (Beatles tribute), and serves as musical director for the wildly popular David Bowie tribute, Rock For Pussy at First Avenue. He is much more of a dog person than a cat person. His favorite color is blue and he doesn't mind being short.

Bass and Vocals

Paul Boblett
Paul Boblett

The first time hearing the stinging riff that opens Heartbreaker was transcendent for Zeppo bassist and part-time lumberjack Boblett. That moment could well have been the birth of air guitar. He has spent the past 40 years slinging his four-string in theatres, studios, and clubs across North America. Besides Zeppo, Boblett currently performs and records with several Twin Cities-based bands including Fathom Lane, Faith Boblett, and King James Version. He is also the musical director for Senses Working Overtime, an annual Twin Cities Tribute to XTC, and serves on the Minnesota Music Coalition board of directors. He lives in the woods of central Minnesota by choice and owns not one but two chainsaws and a log splitter. Little known fact: Boblett spent six months playing in a house band near the North Pole.


Noah Levy
Noah Levy

Don't play with Levy. You'll get the clap. Levy is the epitome of "in demand." He has toured and recorded with a long list of international artists including Five For Fighting, The Honeydogs, Peter Frampton, Nelson, The Bodeans, and Golden Smog. As a session player, Levy has hundreds of album credits and has performed from Topeka to Tokyo and everywhere in between, twice. Levy currently plays with Brian Setzer in his Rockabilly Riot, and Orchestra. He has known the other players in Zeppo since he was a teen.


Terrance J. Fisher
Terrance J. Fisher

Upon seeing Led Zeppelin in 1977, Fisher saw the light. In 1985, Fisher founded the legendary and genre defying Run Westy Run, along with the Johnson brothers: Kyle, Kirk and Kraig, who had previously played with Terry in other Minneapolis incarnations. The Westies released a total five albums for SST Records, Twin/Tone Records, and A&M Records. The band toured North America and Europe several times. Fisher took a 15-year break from performing, but the 2013 reformation of RWR brought the light back into focus.


Mark Mraz
Mark Mraz

After hearing the first six seconds of When The Levee Breaks in 1972, Mraz became a Bonzohead and joined the school band as a drummer. A 40-year journeyman of wedding bands and piano bars, he taught music in public schools in the Twin Cities suburbs for over three decades and now brags he made it that long without murdering a child. And that his former students are performing all over the world now. Mraz is strongly considering going back to grad school for his theremin performance degree. Seeking a Duluth Trading endorsement deal. He much prefers Pixar and Disney over all others.

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