A PURPLE PILGRIMAGE TO PAISLEY PARK
… We’ve rejuvenated the name of the band, and I’ve written a song in tribute Purple One (There Will Never B). Our first single release, and you’ll be able to purchase here, real soon!!
In April of this year I went to Paisley Park, Prince’s home and recording complex in Minneapolis for Celebration 2017, the official commemorations for honour the life and legacy of Prince, a year after his death.
I interviewed fellow fans and important Prince collaborators, including Eric Leeds (sax player and horn arranger) and Susan Rogers, his audio engineer.
My stories can be heard on Radio New Zealand, Music 101, broadcast live Sat 1st and 8th July, will be on repeats on Nights with Brian Crump and will be available on podcast
Appearing at Music in Parks debuting original compositions Sat 25 March 2017, Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough
See Music in Parks
Starring in the Ruby Room Cabaret – Art Deco Festival 2017 in Napier Friday & Saturday February 17 & 18.
I am also singing my own compositions at Jazz Vespers for Trinity Methodist Church Sunday February 19th.
SPECIAL BIRTHDAY TRIBUTES TO MY FAVOURITE ARTIST PRINCE
I am performing as ‘Camille’ with pianist Ben Fernandez as ‘Dr Fink’ at a special Purple Rain screening and party at The Capitol Theatre, June 5.
Dearly beloveds, we will gather on this day 2 get through this thing called a celebration of Prince’s life. Be part of the Revolution! Let’s go crazy, back to The Time when hair was big, computers were blue, when doves would cry and he would die for you.
Dress to impress – The Kid expects no less from his Beautiful Ones and guest appearance from CAMILLE and Dr Fink.
Followed by the sexy cinematic experience fit for Prince. Synthesizers, fog, innuendos, hardship, love, ruffles, purple, collars and Hondamatics!
And when credits roll, don’t be getting in your little red corvette … Electric Avenue will keeps its’ floors a funking for all you Kids, Nikki’s, Lisa’s and Wendy’s out there, as resident DJ Erotic City plays some princely music that’ll sho’ nuff show you how to grind!
Purify yourselves in the purple waters of Lake Minnekonta, with a night filled with princely treats, sweets & beats. It’s sure to be warm enough.
Tickets $30. Purchase from UTR
I am performing, with pianist Ben Fernandez a pre-screening set of some of my favourite Prince tunes; some hits and some hidden gems. It is our loving and heart-felt tribute to the poet, philosopher, revolutionary and provocateur, whose music encapsulates all contemporary genres and blurs the distinctions of black and white, male and female, humility and pride, sacred and profane.