Shelby J. has an interview feature with Ebony which you can access here.
Ebony talks about Shelby working with Mary J. Blige, Carlos Santana, Roy Hargrove, Martin Luther, D’Angelo, Anthony Hamilton, and Prince.
When speaking of Prince she has this to say:
“The greatest ever. Period. Dotcom”
"(Working with Prince) was humbling and awesome! I am so very thankful for his guidance and his support in all that I do. That’s my brother right there! He’s got my back and I sho’ got his!”
This is definitely Shelby's season! We hear that TV and Movie folks have been calling. They can't resist Shelby's heart and magnetism.
Prince only picks the best and Shelby always reps for the NPG.
" The NPG is Home! That's more than just my band…that's my family!"-DocFB
Diagnosis: Shelby will be having a Summer & Fall full of excitement & "NEW beginnings" …..stay tuned!!
3rdEyeGirl TV last night returned to livestream where what started as a picture test turned into unreleased rehearsals, remix's, and more!
This has just been sent to us as PRINCE & The NPG are in rehearsals for shows this summer!
They performed LIVE from rehearsal tonight! The band did an instrumental version of "The Glamorous Life" for about 3 minutes.
Make sure to subscribe to their channel HERE!
They will be doing it with very little notice so that email might be your only heads up! There will be NO archives of the performances.
They have done it the past 2 Wednesday nights, same as the PRINCE spreecast so far.
As we stated before...
THE FULL ORCHESTRA IS BACK IN CHANHASSEN REHEARSING 4 SUMMER DATES...
THE DOORS 2 THE SOUNDSTAGE R OPEN SO U CAN HEAR THE BAND FROM THE STREET...THEY REHEARSE ALL AFTERNOON AND SOMETIMES IN2 THE NIGHT...USUALLY STOPPING SOMETIME B4 MIDNITE...AT WHICH POINT A DJ COMES IN 2 SPIN MELLOW JAMS SO THE BAND CAN WIND DOWN. THERE IS ALSO KARAOKE NIGHT AT THEIR HOTEL.
Thanks to Paisley Park & PRINCE for allowing us to share this with U.-DocFB
Diagnosis: There is a park.....
She is a special guest of Las Vegas Entertainer Earl Turner at the Suncoast Showroom in Las Vegas!
The shows both nights start at 7:30pm and tickets start at $15.95 and go up to $44.00. Tickets are available by contacting the box office at: 877-636-7111 or by going on line to www.suncoastcasino.com.
She will be singing some great tunes in an acoustic unplugged type setting and it's going to be a great show! Earl Turner is amazingly talented and very funny too-check out his website www.earlturner.com
The "real music by real musicians" are:
Earl Turner-Vocalist/Guitar, Kevin Cloud-Drums/Percussion, Chris Coleman-Bass/Vocals, Giloh Morgan-Piano/Vocals, Lenny Lopez-Vocals, Reggie Gonzales-Vocals and Elisa!
Check it out!-DocFB
Diagnosis: A cover of "More Than Words" perhaps?....
Liv Warfield is coming back to New York City and she is bringing The New Power Generation with her! It will be on June 16th at the City Winery.
Liv will be playing original music along with the NPG.
The musicians playing with her will be:
Cassandra O'Neal, Andrew Gouche, Marcus Anderson, Adrian Crutchfield, BK Jackson, Roy Agee, Lynn Grissett, Tyrone Hendrix(Drummer), Ryan Waters (guitarist for Sade), Ashley Seamster(Vox) and Saeeda Wright (Vox).
We spoke to Liv about the show and she had this to share:
We are a close knit bunch and its important to me that we push each other to be at our best. And I can't thank them enough for wanting to play with me again at this venue.
I'm just very thankful for PRINCE's support and forthcoming advice for the band to ALWAYS support each other and be there for one another. Its so true that we are like family and I love it! I would like people to come out and feel that and know his purple energy is always moving thru us.
Here are the deets:
155 Varick St, New York, NY 10013
Doors @ 6pm
Show @ 8pm
You can buy Tix at this link
Don't forget to support Liv's sister in soul Shelby J. who will also be playing a benefit concert in NYC 3 nights before!-DocFB
Diagnosis: NYC, r U ReAdY?
Shelby J. of the NPG will be taking over New York City on June 13th for a benefit concert at the Red Lion.
Entry is a $20.00 donation and also gets you 2 drinks. The first 50 people in the door will get a FREE music download by Shelby J.!
Along with the good music, there will be a raffle to give away an Xbox, an acoustic guitar, plus other celebrities will be donating items as well.
The event is for HDSA.org (Huntington's Disease Society Of America) and Eric Katerle, guitarist for Black Gypsy, is suffering from the disease and will play with the band for as long as he can that night.
Get your tickets before they sell out HERE!
If you don't live in New York or can't make it, please consider making an online donation HERE!
"ALL MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS, & ARTIST WELCOME LET'S GET 2 KNOW EACH OTHER, SHALL WE
NYC the place to be.-DocFB
Shelby J. took over North Carolina radio again for "The Shelby J. Takeover Round 3" from the campus of N.C. A &T State University.
Shelby mixed some Steely Dan along with Toby Mac, D'Angelo, The Eagles, Cameo, and the new joint by Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu.
Shelby also interviewed Sidra Smith, producer of the new documentary "Free Angela & All Political Prisoners".
Shelby is a natural on radio and TV and we will not be surprised if she gets contacted to do more takeovers and perhaps her own show!
Check out the 2 hour show above and show Shelby J. some LOVE.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Q.U.E.E.N. Honey Bee....
Last night on the PRINCE Spreecast with DrFunkenberry & Seth Everett, a 20 year old fan from Texas named Jesse Jenkins, who has never seen his favorite performer PRINCE live before, and lives an hour from where the SXSW Festival was being held, was given a gift he was not expecting!
Jesse was hoping to see PRINCE at the SXSW Festival when it was announced that PRINCE would be playing. The $800 weekly pass and the VIP pass of $1,595 were really out of Jenkins budget. Samsung, who is hosting the party is giving away 250 tickets for people in Austin who have the Samsung Galaxy SII & SIII. Jesse unfortunately, does not have the Galaxy and did not have the $700 to purchase one.
Cue PRINCE & The NPG & 3rdEyeGirl to the rescue. Drfunkenberry announced during last night's show that he will be seeing PRINCE live this Saturday at SXSW courtesy of PRINCE & the crew!
Jesse's reaction was priceless. We are so happy for him we cannot even tell you. Check out him talking about not being able to go around the 56 minute mark and his reaction around the 58 minute mark! Priceless!
It felt great to play the role of Ellen and be able to surprise Jesse like that.
When we contacted Jesse later that night, he had this to say;
I can hardly get any sleep Doc! I'm just so amazed! I could not even expect this and the fact that it's at my front door..WOW! Such an amazing reality!
I want to thank PRINCE, The NPG, & 3rd Eye Girl for making it happen and allowing us to do it live on the show to catch Jesse's reaction!-DocFB
Diagnosis: When U have no expectations and no sense of entitlement, U will be rewarded
Another year, another PRINCE is headlining the Glastonbury Festival Story. Well....I'm hear to tell U.....and I'm sorry if some of you were fooled but...it is NOT happening.
All the rumors you heard on Twitter, all the articles you read online, that person on Facebook who says he knows the guy who knows the guy who puts new rocks in at Paisley Park every year and says it is happening, it is not.
When we have anything official to report or anything cool, we will let U know. If U dig rumors and being misled, by all means, keep feeding the gorillas at the zoo.
Make sure to tune in tomorrow for the PRINCE Spreecast for the latest news & more.
Just to be clear:
PRINCE is NOT headlining Glastonbury.
PRINCE is NOT playing Glastonbury.
Diagnosis: Also, PRINCE is NOT appearing in Doonesbury.