The Purple Tie Affair, is an upscale event: An unforgettable night of music, prestige, and personage, featuring St. Paul and the Minneapolis Funk Allstars - the who's who of the Minneapolis Sounds: Showcasing those who wrote, produced, and performed on some of the biggest hits from the heyday of electro funk-rock in the Twin Cities.
With a live performance and real stories told from the mouths and hearts of the members that made up the bands: Prince, The Revolution, NPG, The Time, and The Family.
St. Paul & The Minneapolis Funk All-stars
One of the best musicians to emerge from the Twin Cities, St. Paul appeared in Purple Rain as a teenage wunderkind, playing keys with The Time on hits like "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." He was hand-picked by Prince himself to be lead singer of The Family (best known for "Nothing Compares 2 U") on Prince's Paisley Park label.
In the tradition of Motown's Funk Brothers, St. Paul has assembled the who's who crew of the
Minneapolis Sound with St. Paul & The Minneapolis Funk All-stars, showcasing those who wrote, produced, performed, or sung on some of the biggest hits from the heyday of electro funk-rock in the Twin Cities.
Their incredible show: “THE MINNEAPOLIS SOUNDS” is now a National Tour.
The All-stars include*:
Jellybean Johnson - Drummer for The Time and The Family.
Dr. Fink - Keyboardist for Prince and the Revolution.
Kirk Johnson - Drummer for Prince and the NPG.
Elisa Fiorillo - Singer for Prince and the NPG.
Horn Heads - Horn section for Prince.
Oliver Leiber - Producer of Paula Abdul and guitarist with Tamara and The Seen.
Jason Peterson DeLaire - Keys and saxophone with Solo and Carmen Electra.
*some members may be substituted pending availability
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