The architects of the Minneapolis Sound are bringing the funk to VEGAS!
“upbeat and funky… sounds like Prince himself is playing” – Pioneer Press
St. Paul (as named by Prince) has assembled the “who’s who” of the Minnesota music scene into a band called The Minneapolis Funk All-Stars.
Band members include: St. Paul Peterson (The Time/The Family) Dr. Fink (Prince and the Revolution) Kirk Johnson (Prince and the NPG) Jellybean Johnson (The Time/The Family) Jason Peterson DeLaire (Carmen Electra/Solo)
St. Paul Peterson, a teenage wunderkind who performed keys with The Time in Purple Rain before signing to Prince’s Paisley Park label as the lead singer of The Family (‘Nothing Compares 2 U’), is acknowledged as one of the best musicians to emerge from the Twin Cities.
The chart-topping, synth-heavy pulse that came out of the Twin Cities has been credited as one of the most vital R&B movements of the past 30 years. Popularized by Prince’s mega-hit movie Purple Rain and its accompanying soundtrack ‘The Minneapolis Sound’ became a musical juggernaut that spawned hits from artists such as The Time, Vanity 6, Morris Day, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Sheila E, Jody Watley, The Jets, Ready For The World and many more.