Drfunkenberry.com
2Aug
2013
6

Exclusive! fDeluxe Live Track & More! Listen Now!

fDeluxe Promo Photo

fDeluxe are keeping themselves busy with an upcoming live album, some tour dates, and are also looking for funds for the live album to be released PLUS another CD.

The forthcoming live album is to be entitled 'Live & Tight ... As a Funk Fiend's Fix'...

The album features tracks from the Gaslight and Family albums as well as a few other things. It was recorded last year at The Dakota in Minneapolis.

To listen to the previously unreleased live jam and to help fDeluxe raise some funds, click here....

3Sep
2012
5

Exclusive Photos! fDeluxe & The NPG Hold An Encore Jam Session


fDeluxe performed at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis last night and before it was all over, 2 of Prince's band members from the NPG joined fDeluxe for the encore which turned into an all out jam session!

Morris Hayes sporting a little longer doo nowadays took a spot behind the keyboards while the talented drummer John Blackwell took his place behind the drum kit.

For those asking it was not a jam built around the Menard's ad that fDeluxe did as a response to Prince's "Mutiny/Ice Cream Castles" rehearsal jam.

In any indication, having his band members play with fDeluxe, formerly The Family, is a huge indication that the former proteges of Prince are on good terms with him.

FDeluxe consists of original family members Paul Peterson, Susannah Melvoin, Jellybean Johnson, and Eric Leeds.

So far, there are no more current dates, but we have heard Paul's desires to bring the funk back to the West Coast soon and Drfunkenberry is going to try and help make this happen.

Stay tuned....because fDeluxe is going to make sure "You Got What You Wanted" when you go to their shows.  Also, make sure to pick up the new single of the same name HERE!

The song is a cover of the classic Ike & Tina Turner song.  For now, enjoy the photos and again, we will keep you updated when new tour dates are released.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Thanks to "DreamFirstBornImages" for the photos!

30Aug
2012
2

Video: fDeluxe “You Got What You Wanted” Live

Here is the first performance of "You Got What You Wanted" by fDeluxe, a cover of the Ike & Tina Turner classic. This is from their concert in NYC last night, August 29th.

The band is set to play DC and Minnesota next. For ticket info, click on the continue reading button below.

30Aug
2012
0

Review By G: fDeluxe & Sheila E. At B.B Kings In NYC

Check out this  C O O L review of fDeluxe and Sheila E. by our friend at According2g.com

We hope to have some cool videos and photos later from show, for now check out review above.  Thank you G.-DocFB

27Aug
2012
6

Exclusive! New FDeluxe Single “You Got What You Wanted” + Tour Dates! Listen Now!

Here is "You Got What You Wanted" the new single by FDeluxe. The single is available for pre-order and you are hearing it here FIRST!

Plus, they are having a raffle for those who buy the new single or anything in their on-line store until Oct 1st will be eligible for a huge print of the cover, courtesy of Steve Parke.

Also, those who come to any of their next 4 shows and purchase something at the merch table will also be eligible for a print.

They will give 1 away per show.

All you have to do is write your name and email down on their sign up sheet that will be located at each venue at our merchandise table.
These are signed, limited edition prints, valued at $250.00

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Here is a sample of "You Got What You Wanted" by FDeluxe.

What do U think?

Click the continue reading button for tour dates and the poster that you can win signed by the band!

27Apr
2012
31

Fdeluxe (Formerly The Family) Respond To Prince’s “Mutiny”!

FDeluxe Promo Photo
FDeluxe Promo Photo

FDeluxe Promo Photo

Earlier this week, PRINCE released a rehearsal jam exclusively to drfunkenberry.com of "Mutiny/Ice Cream Castles" a response of sorts to if former bands in his Purple Court could open up for him in Australia.

Paul Peterson aka St. Paul of Fdeluxe (Formerly The Family) received the track before anyone else last week....and responded in play to his former boss.  They felt Prince was having a little fun with the band, so they thought they would return the serve.

Fdeluxe is Paul Peterson, Susannah Melvoin, Eric Leeds, and Jellybean Johnson.

The response?  "Hot Summer At Menards."  Menards is a home improvement store in the Mid-West for those that may not know.

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Hmm.  "Hot Summer" is a song that Prince gave to the radio station The Current in Minneapolis in June of 2010.

Do they have any garden tools?  What do you think of Fdeluxe's response to "Mutiny" and will The Original 7ven/The Time respond as well?  We don't think so, but you never know.  Will you be going to any "Hot Summer" sales?  No?  Ok then.

Will Prince respond to this response with an even funkier rehearsal jam?  Stay tuned........-DocFB

22Apr
2012
153

“Mutiny/Ice Cream Castles” New PRINCE & The NPG Rehearsal Jam! Listen Now!

NPG Photo: Randee St. Nicholas NPG Records
NPG Photo: Randee St. Nicholas NPG Records

NPG Photo: Randee St. Nicholas NPG Records

Here is the latest rehearsal jam from PRINCE & THE NPG. We have been waiting to share this with you and now, we finally can!!

As we first told you about late last week, this is Prince's musical response to Terry Lewis asking if Prince needed an opening act for his upcoming Australian Tour and was also sent to Paul Peterson of Fdeluxe (Formerly The Family) before anyone else.

We promised you that it is hot, funky, dirty, and will leave you in puddle of sweat.

We want to thank PRINCE for sending this to us!  The rehearsal jam features "Mutiny" and....."Ice Cream Castles"....Listen below......

We are loving it and digging it big time!  Australia, are you ready?  Good Gawd!

As we said over the weekend, Janelle Monae and Deliah are possible opening acts for Prince's "Welcome 2 Australia" leg of the tour.  Will anyone else be coming along?

So what do U guys think of the latest rehearsal jam?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  1, 2, 3, 4, EVERYBODY ON THE DANCE FLOOR!!!

21Apr
2012
25

“Thumbs Up For Rock & Roll” For Prince & Possible Tour Opening Acts


Music icon Prince sure has a sense of humor. Along with a musical message to The Time/Original 7ven's Terry Lewis, he sent the video above. This video is too funny. "Thumbs up for rock & roll?" all right then.

When we first saw this video, I was like Waa?.... but by the end, it had us laughing.

Not only was this sent to Terry Lewis but also Paul Peterson aka St. Paul who was in the Prince band, The Family, who now call themselves FDeluxe.

We chatted briefly with Paul about things and will have some very cool stuff coming your way soon, including that new rehearsal jam that PRINCE sent his and our way.  Seriously, we cannot wait to give it to you.  Sometime this week, we promise!!!!!

BTW, make sure to LIKE Fdeluxe on Facebook and also make sure to give their official web site Fdeluxe.com some love as well.  Will they open up for PRINCE on his upcoming Welcome 2 Australia Tour?

Speaking of opening acts, we have heard of some other possible opening acts for dates on the tour;

Delilah and Janelle Monae just MIGHT be in the purple live experience.

What did U think of the video message?

Who do you want to open for PRINCE?

Where's Fluffy?

What did Terry Lewis think?

2 be continued and answered......sooner than U think!-DocFB

28Sep
2011
4

Fdeluxe Performs “Screams Of Passion/Gaslight”

2 days after Fdeluxe performed at Largo in Los Angeles, they traveled to the bay area to play Yoshi's.

The performed material they recorded as The Family with Prince back in the 80's and new material they have recorded as Fdeluxe recently.

Here is a clip of them performing "Screams Of Passion" and "Gaslight" at Yoshi's.  Thank you to Myles for providing the footage.

They are set to perform in NY shortly.  Check out the footage above and let us know what you think.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Let Me Hear You Scream