Concord Records interview with Peabo Bryson:
Also powerful is “I Promise I Do (The Wedding Song),” one of four songs that Peabo co-wrote on this 11-song project. Peabo composed this particular number with his most frequent current collaborator, Regina Troupe. Singing her praises, Peabo shares, “She’s pretty spectacular – very creative, talented and attractive. She started as a background singer of mine. During a rehearsal she was playing piano and singing something almost as a joke, but I could tell she really had the goods. She wanted to learn and do more, so I challenged her. Together, we took time to empower ourselves by mastering technology’s transition from analog to digital, and we’ve been writing great songs ever since. We are truly on the same page.” ~Peabo Bryson
Born to a Baptist minister; Regina was raised in the church where she learned to play the piano at the age of seven. A self-taught musician, it was evident that her musical talents would open doors so she could express her passion for music with the world. Moving to Atlanta offered endless opportunities to showcase her musical abilities. The first opportunity presented itself when the national jazz recording artist Michael Franks invited her to sing background vocals on his Blue Pacific tour. These performances highlighted her skills so she was invited to work with and /or tour with many national recording artist such as: Peabo Bryson, Celine Dion, Tevin Campbell, Kenny Lattimore, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Kenny G, Keisha Cole, Raheem DeVaughn, After 7, Kevon Edmonds, K-Jon, Kurt Whalum, Klymaxx, Ledisi, Charlie Wilson, and Eric Benet’. Regina has performed on various television shows such as Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, Motown Live, The Trumpet Awards, Disney’s "Hunchback of Notre Dame", BET and Atlanta Live.
Regina’s vocal and musical abilities helped secure national commercial jingles for Pizza Hut, Kroger’s, Coke, Checkers and music beds for radio personalities.
Exploring the creative side of her musical talents, Regina began composing original music. After playing a few songs for Peabo Bryson, he presented the opportunity for her to write on his "Unconditional Love" CD. Regina wrote and produced five songs on this project which was nominated for a Grammy. This was followed by his next CD project “Missing You’ on which Regina wrote and produced three songs.
Regina is now focusing on shaping her own musical destination with the release of her first CD "Lover 4 Life". This project clearly represents the essence of who Regina is as a writer. Every song tells a story of the path that she has walked throughout her life. Regina looks to her musical future by embracing and capitalizing on the very essence of her musical family roots!