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17Sep
2013
11

The NPG’s Liv Warfield Releases 2 New Songs! Guesting On Spreecast!

Liv Warfield Singles Promo Photo

Liv Warfield of the NPG has released 2 new songs "Why Do U Lie?" and "Catch Me If U Can" from her album "The Unexpected" due in January 2014.

The songs are available on iTunes and Amazon.com

We are also honored that Liv will be a guest on the Prince Spreecast to talk about the new songs, her new album and working with Prince and the New Power Generation.

Liv is a member of the New Power Generation, Prince's band and is honored to have the support of Prince who will be working with Liv to create an album that will be timeless.

Liv describes her musical style as "Alternative R&B Soul with a little bit of rock & roll" and we could not disagree.

Essence.com was the first to debut Liv's new songs and she had this to say about the songs and the album exclusively to DrFunkenberry.com

"I couldn't be more excited about Essence.com premiering my two new singles off my upcoming album "The Unexpected"!    I have learned so much as an artist by having the honor of working with an Icon like, Prince.  

These records include my band members Ryan Waters, Tyrone Hendrix, Chris Turner, Saeeda Wright, Ashley Seamster and Eric "Pik Funk" Smith.  I was also able to include some of my fellow bandmates from the NPG hornZ section, Roy Agee, Sly Onyageeaka, Keith and Phil Lassiter.   Elisa Fiorillo and Marcus Anderson were very instrumental in the development of "Catch Me If You Can".

Prince encourages us working together and who wouldn't want to work with the amazing musicians.  I look forward to making more good music with members of NPG, as well as working with Prince on my album."

In addition to touring with Prince, she also has been doing her own solo shows backed by the New Power Generation.

The upcoming album will feature hard-hitting vocals like the lead singles but Liv will definitely not disappoint with her powerful ballads.

The album is sure to be “The Unexpected”. Liv Warfield’s hard-hitting vocals and electric performances have been compared to the likes of the iconic Tina Turner.

To purchase "Why Do You Lie?" on iTunes, click HERE.

To purchase "Catch Me If You Can" on iTunes, click HERE,

Again, make sure to join us on the Prince Spreecast as Liv will be our special guest and will be answering your questions.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to support real artists like Liv. Not only is she an amazing singer but also one of the nicest souls you will ever meet.-DocFB

Diagnosis: If you are gonna take $20.00 out of someone's purse, make sure it is to buy these new songs from Liv! 

4Sep
2013
5

PRINCE Spreecast W/Luke James & Elisa From The NPG! Watch Now!

PRINCE Spreecast Image By LV

We had Luke James and Elisa from the NPG on the PRINCE spreecast this week and it was a great show!

Luke talked about playing with Prince at the City Winery and also touring with Beyonce and about a new movie he is in coming soon with Forest Whitaker!  He also sang some songs and forgot his shirt...and it seems people did not seem to mind!

Elisa was a sweetheart as always as we discussed the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival show from last weekend. Elisa also sang a few notes for us from "Love Machine" and "Daddy Pop" and Doc took it way back to talk about her appearance on Arsenio Hall.

To watch the PRINCE Spreecast, click here!

30Jul
2013
3

The NPG’s Shelby J. Gets Interviewed By Ebony!

Shelby J

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.

She stated:

" 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!!

 

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22Jun
2013
17

PRINCE’s “Beautiful Experience” Continues As 3rdEyeGirl TV Unleashes Vault Material!

3rd Eye Girl

3rdEyeGirl TV last night returned to livestream where what started as a picture test turned into unreleased rehearsals, remix's, and more!

What was played? Click here to access this experience.....

19Jun
2013
11

Exclusive! Live From Paisley Park; NPG In Rehearsal!

NPG-Paisley

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.

So make sure to sign up!!!!

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.

Make sure to buy "EXTRALOVEABLE RELOADED" from 3rdEyeGirl.com now!

Thanks to Paisley Park & PRINCE for allowing us to share this with U.-DocFB

Diagnosis: There is a park.....

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14Jun
2013
5

The NPG’s Elisa Fiorillo To Perform In Las Vegas This Weekend!

Elisa Fiorillo
Elisa Fiorillo of the New Power Generation will be performing this weekend June 15th & June 16th in Las Vegas!

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?....

4Jun
2013
8

Yes! Liv Warfield & The NPG Taking Over New York City June 16th!

Liv Warfield Promo Flyer Photo

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:

City Winery
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?

3Jun
2013
4

Shelby J. Benefit Concert In New York With Black Gypsy & Friends June 13th!

Shebly J. Benefit

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 :) 

WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE AN INCREDIBLE IMPACT! :) Yes!"-Shelby J.

NYC the place to be.-DocFB

Diagnosis: #Compassion

13May
2013
2

The NPG’s Shelby J’s Radio Takeover 3!

Shelby J

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 J.

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....