The NPG’s Elisa Fiorillo-Dease Featured In New Issue Of Daeida

Elisa Fiorillo-Dease Photo: Daeida
Elisa Fiorillo-Dease Photo: Daeida

Elisa Fiorillo-Dease Photo: Daeida

Elisa Fiorillo-Dease is featured in the new issue of Daeida, music-based magazine in Los Angeles.  The interview covers her entire career, personal issues, and Prince.

Elisa talks about being produced by Jellybean in 1997 and recording her sophomore album with David Z. at Prince's Paisley Park studios.  For months, she did not run into the music icon, then, one day, he was behind the board listening to her music, but not believing it was her.

Elisa Fiorillo-Dease & Richard Hallmarq File Photo

Elisa Fiorillo-Dease & Richard Hallmarq File Photo

Prince had Elisa sing on the spot and she blew him away.  She then sang on the "Partyman" remix and the track "Love Machine" with The Time.  Elisa talks about punching Prince in the arm with excitement and he would ask her to stop.  Yet the italian in her would start doing it minutes later.

The 10 page interview is very interesting with talking about the hardships of the music business, personal issues, her marriage, and working with Prince again 20's years ago.  Although working with Prince on only one album, she did consider herself to actually be a protegé of his, even though she did hate that word.

Elisa Fiorillo-Dease File Photo

Elisa Fiorillo-Dease File Photo

We loved seeing Elisa at the L.A. run last year, performing, talking with her after the shows, and even at those late night jam sessions at Prince's house.  Seeing her, Prince, and Nikka Costa was quite the funky experience, and we can totally understand her being late to the interview because of it.

You can check out the entire article on Elisa right HERE and there are some AMAZING shots of her along with the interview.   Also, make sure to check out Elisa's official web site www.elisafiorillo.com

Elisa wanted to add this to Drfunkenberry.com:

 "I'm working on a new petal to drop from my Little Flower website on May 19, 2012. The song is a jazzy/pop-Sade/Basia-type song called "Share It With You" that I wrote and co-produced with Jazz trumpeter Tony Guerrero.

I am currently in the process of shooting the video (styled by clothing designer Richard Hallmarq and directed by Adrian Soto -both the song and video will be released on May 19th, 2012. (My ten year wedding anniversary:o)

We think it is pretty safe to say that Elisa is "On The Way Up" 21 years later.-DocFB

Comments (17)
  1. Pictures are breathtaking. The article was amazing. The voice of an angel. Your off the charts girl. Can’t wait for the new release. A star is born. Enjoy your incredible success.

  2. Can’t wait for the new song by Elisa, I love all of her previous work! Amazing voice.

  3. She deserves every bit of press she gets because she is the hardest working, most talented and kindest person I know. God blessed us with an angel on earth. We love you E!

  4. This was an amazing article. Elisa is the truth! She’s beautiful and just so talented. Much respect! I can’t wait for her new project!

  5. Beautiful voice, beautiful soul…..Elisa is the complete package!! xo

  6. I thought this was such a great interview, both with content and the style in which it was written. I love Elisa and Shelby together with Prince as part of the NPG and on their own. Amazing! Beautiful and talented!

  7. Elisa still has the voice of an angel,not many young female artists of today can sing like her. Amazing voice & presence!!

  8. The most beautiful voice I ever heard, can do it all. One word says it all “Amazing”

  9. Very nice interview to read and beautiful pictures.
    Elisa is a very enthousiastic and beuatiful lady. I love to see her perform.

  10. I’m looking forward to the new release. What an amazing talent she is!

  11. There is no question as to the level of talent Elisa has. What impressed me most about the interview is how open she is about her life, love, “the business”, etc. and how grounded she has remained. I’ve been listening to her for years and she still gives me the goosebumps…LOVE her!!!

  12. I love Elisa. Ever since I heard her on ‘Grafiti Bridge’! She has a great voice! And she is a very kind person! Hope to see her perform live very soon!!

  13. Elisa is an awesome talent and I SO look forward to her “second act” as a solo artist! Hey,I’m a fan! (Great and revealing article in Daeida,by the way!)

  14. Great and personal interview with a beautiful lady. Elisa has a powerful, enriched voice and a warm personality. I am looking forward to hearing her new material and seeing her perform live again. Go Elisa!

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  16. I’m very excited for Elisa’s new release. She’s such an amazing singer and person. The music scene is about to get really exciting.

  17. What a great article! Elisa is so talented. I love her voice! Looking forward to seeing her on tour with Prince when she gets to my city!

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