Hannah Welton, the current drummer of Prince's 3rdEyeGirl and The NPG, talks drums, Prince, and advice for young female performers. "I aspire to inspire."
I believe this was shot the day after the Anaheim 3rdEyeGirl shows for the Live Out Loud Tour, so early May.
Also in conjunction with the video, Hannah Ford is on the Cover of Guitar Center's Buyers Guide distributed world wide. Nice interview with her and more pics...
Hannah is LOVING that new kit. Check out the video above!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Hannah plays the drums with precision. Just be careful driving with her. It is like being in a race car. Congrats Hannah!
PRINCE and 3rdEyeGirl are about to take over San Franciso over the next 2 nights with 4 shows and then tear up Las Vegas this weekend!
With 4 sold out shows at the DNA Lounge in the Bay Area, 3rdEyegirl definitely lives 2 get funky!
There are still tickets left for the Las Vegas shows at the Joint in Vegas for this weekend April 25th and April 26th. For ticket price and info, please go to 3rdEyeGirl.com
As for San Francisco, Donna Grantis, Hannah Ford-Welton, Ida Nielsen, and PRINCE are gonna bring the funk n roll to San Francisco. Donna tweeted her excitement earlier:
— Donna Grantis (@DonnaGrantis) April 23, 2013
We will also be LIVE outside the venue around 6 P.M. interviewing fans in line for the show. You can watch it LIVE here!!!
Also, look for our person after the show as we will be getting reactions for the PRINCE Spreecast on Wed. Night!
We will keep U updated as much as we can on PRINCE & 3rdEyeGirl's Live Out Loud Tour! We are sure there will be several set list and reports from the DNA Lounge for tonight and tomorrow's shows. Stay tuned to DrFunkenberry.com for that and more!-DocFB
Diagnosis: The Bay Knows The Funk. No Sampler Set Needed....
This video was just released via 3rdEyeGirl on Twitter. The VERY SHORT FILM is by Madison Dube and features PRINCE & 3rd Eye Girl which consists of Donna Grantis, Hannah Ford, and Ida Nielsen...
The Plectrum Electrum Instrumental is by DONNA GRANTIS!
EYE DUNNO IF U'RE READY
Diagnosis: SXSW, Can U hang?
The 3rd Eye Girl has struck again! 3rdEyeGirl.com has released "That Girl Thang" from PRINCE, a stripped down number, after releasing "Boyfriend" (demo) on Friday.
3rdEyeGirl.com also teased the release of "L.O.L. (Live Out Loud) with Hannah Ford, Donna Grantis, and Ida Nielsen talking and being asked "Who is the 3rd Eye Girl" for which they have no answer for.
Make sure to head to 3rdEyeGirl.com right now and download "That Girl Thang" and others for only 88 cents!!!!-DocFB
Diagnosis: "Boyfriend" and "That Girl Thang".....? Hmm...
Last night on the PRINCE spreecast DrFunkenberry hosts with Seth Everett, we talked about several news items that will be happening with PRINCE.
Here is an outline of the news discussed:
#1. That there will be a Jazz Fest Announcement coming...which has now happened as PRINCE will be performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
#2 The Smuk Fest. PRINCE agreed to play if they changes his night's name to "The Beautiful Experience"....
#3 The NPG drummer position is currently being occupied by Ronald Bruner Jr. aka RBJ, whose 2nd of 3 callbacks happens this week. After the 3rd, his position will then be determined. To join this band, there are several rigorous initiations that take place...the least of which is a personality analysis.
#4 Hannah Ford, Donna Grantis, & Ida Nielson are in the studio everyday recording new material with PRINCE. He is the primary songwriter but not the primary guitarist. PRINCE is every day gaining more confidence in Donna's talent and actually lets her take a bulk of the solos on the project. They have recorded about 14 songs and "Live Out Loud" will be released as soon as the promotional clip for it is finished. Check 3rdEyeGirl.com soon for that.
#5 Speaking of which: There still is no word as to the true identity of 3rd Eye Girl. It seems to be growing though. Photographers, web site designers, and film editors have been hired to work on several unnamed projects. There is work going on at The Park 24/7....that's for sure.
#6 PRINCE & his team have been in back and forth talks with the Jimmy Fallon show. PRINCE definitely wants to be on the week of the Carnegie Hall Tribute. (3113 cough cough 3113)
#7 FDeluxe sans Jellybean Johnson has been added to the line up for the Tribute.
To watch the last 2 weeks spreecasts which includes a special "Screwdriver" Poem, click on the continue reading button below.-DocFB
The video was shot at Paisley Park.
How many of U can do "The Screwdriver"....?
Diagnosis: Until the day that we do......
Get ready to learn the "Screwdriver! On Feb. 10th, the "Screwdriver Live" film will debut on PRINCE2013.com. Right now, we are pleased to share with U some stills from "Screwdriver Live" exclusively.
THE VIDEO WILL PREMIERE ON PRINCE2013.COM AHEAD OF THE GRAMMYS!!! TUNE IN!!!
We want to thank PRINCE and the crew for giving this to share with everyone.
For 2 more EXCLUSIVE photos from "Screwdriver Live", click on the continue reading button below!!!!!!
Was it really only 5 months ago that we first talked about Hannah Ford and her joining the NPG? Within those 5 months, her star has risen as she was recently named one of the top female drummers around. It is always nice when good things happen to good people.
Hannah is also featured on a new still of what we presume to be a new PRINCE or NPG or 3rd Eye Girl video entitled "L.O.L. (Live Out Loud)" that 3rd Eye Girl posted on her Twitter account.
Flight Drummers listed Hannah in the top 5 of their female drummers list. 3 of the top 5 have played for PRINCE with Hannah being his current drummer.
They had this to say about the talented drummer:
This young female drumming sensation is one in a million! Hannah was born in Louisville, Kentucky and at a young age, has studied with some of the best drummers in the world. Among that list of drummers is Louie Bellson, Ndugu Chancler, Peter Erskine, Stanton Moore, Johnny Rabb, Ignacio Berroa, and many more.
Directly following high school she accepted a scholarship to Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Hannah is currently featured on PRINCE's single "Screwdriver" and played night 6 of the Dakota Jazz Shows to rave reviews. Congrats Hannah!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Now will she tell us who is really 3rdEyeGirl?
Ida Neilsen first responded in another language that she was NOT the "3rd Eye Girl" claiming it may be Brownmark (Former member of the Revolution) and then said it might be PRINCE because she beats him at table tennis on the daily.
Next up was Donna Grantis proclaiming she was not the "3rd Eye Girl" and name-checked Drfunkenberry for stating it might be her or Hannah. She put the blame on Hannah due to loose drum sticks. We were left with an image of someone we believe is named Christopher Tracy n it seemed like Christopher had a look of someone who was comparing butterscotch to chocolate.
Next up was Hannah Ford stating she was not the "3rd Eye Girl" n seemed surprised anyone would think she could be the "3rd Eye Girl" n was panicked, frustrated, n scared...all at the same time. We are left with an image of you know who....
Shortly after, there was a confession on Twitter stating:
Alright, Eye Confess... Eye'm 3rd Eye Girl.
— 3rd Eye Girl (@3rdeyegirl) January 13, 2013
There was no visual stating who it actually was however......
Are these girls telling the truth?
Could there be someone else we are not thinking about?
Will she request to meet us at Bunker's n tell us the truth?
Will the doc get table tennis lessons from Ida so Prince doesn't whoop his tail so bad next time?
Will our heroes prevail from the clutches of the "Eye"?
Tune in next time to find out.
Same Funky Time.
Same Funky Channel....er...we mean web site!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Who will appear on camera next?