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luv4u

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The NPG Celebrating Prince - Australia

Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
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Reply #1 posted 03/07/18 2:32pm

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Sounds Funky! Wonder what Set List will be like?

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Reply #2 posted 03/07/18 3:45pm

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I would love to attend this concert. I sure do hope they come stateside. I would love to travel, but the only Australia I can afford is at Outback Steakhouse... wink

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Reply #3 posted 03/07/18 4:25pm

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If they play clubs stateside they will sell out. Another tribute is selling out clubs. The NPG will have no problem.
I think we can all collectively say.
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Reply #4 posted 03/07/18 4:39pm

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pdiddy2011 said:

I would love to attend this concert. I sure do hope they come stateside. I would love to travel, but the only Australia I can afford is at Outback Steakhouse... wink


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Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
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Reply #5 posted 03/07/18 5:12pm

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Apologies beforehand

I'm not familiar with all the aged versions of people here


Who's in the band?

I can only determine

Morris
Levi?
Kirk


...?
"Ahhh c'mon, BE A NOSE! " - WALTER PAISLEY
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Reply #6 posted 03/07/18 5:26pm

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Apologies beforehand I'm not familiar with all the aged versions of people here Who's in the band? I can only determine Morris Levi? Kirk ...?

From all reports the club shows they did in Europe were very funky. I think the original NPG members coming down to Australia are Kirk, Damon, Tony M with longtime NPG keyboard player/MD Morris Hayes who was obviously with Prince for many many years.

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Reply #7 posted 03/07/18 5:26pm

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

Apologies beforehand I'm not familiar with all the aged versions of people here Who's in the band? I can only determine Morris Levi? Kirk ...?



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Edmonton, AB - canada

Ohh purple joy oh purple bliss oh purple rapture!
REAL MUSIC by REAL MUSICIANS - Prince
"I kind of wish there was a reason for Prince to make the site crash more" ~~ Ben
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Reply #8 posted 03/08/18 12:37am

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luv4u said:



2045RadicalMattZ said:


Apologies beforehand I'm not familiar with all the aged versions of people here Who's in the band? I can only determine Morris Levi? Kirk ...?



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Thank you.


I didn't figure they'd do FB, assumed it was no longer "hip".
I'm not digging this Mackenzie guy....but then again i only saw KISS.

He sounded like bad karaoke...straining even.
I could do better, (but it'd be imitating as well)...I'll check out the other times when it's not half past midnight
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Reply #9 posted 03/09/18 9:14am

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pdiddy2011 said:

I would love to attend this concert. I sure do hope they come stateside. I would love to travel, but the only Australia I can afford is at Outback Steakhouse... wink

I hear ya in similar situation but with a name like pdiddy2011 figure you have all kind of money to burn. heehee smile

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Reply #10 posted 03/09/18 9:15am

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2045RadicalMattZ said:

luv4u said:



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Thank you. I didn't figure they'd do FB, assumed it was no longer "hip". I'm not digging this Mackenzie guy....but then again i only saw KISS. He sounded like bad karaoke...straining even. I could do better, (but it'd be imitating as well)...I'll check out the other times when it's not half past midnight

Bad karaoke, biggrin lol

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Reply #11 posted 03/09/18 12:33pm

trickster

Mono Neon is on the Poster ...

i wish i could have seen the last Prince Band with mono neon on bass. this style was so much more what i like than the 3rd eye girl rock...

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Reply #12 posted 03/09/18 1:01pm

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The Peach and Black guys will be there. Their interview with Morris Hayes is mind blowing. They didn't ask many music questions but there I blame Captain. hehe.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #13 posted 03/10/18 6:08am

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trickster said:

Mono Neon is on the Poster ...

Mono needs to team up with Buckethead. Good match music styles.

I think we can all collectively say.
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Reply #14 posted 03/11/18 3:20pm

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pdiddy2011 said:

I would love to attend this concert. I sure do hope they come stateside. I would love to travel, but the only Australia I can afford is at Outback Steakhouse... wink

I hear ya in similar situation but with a name like pdiddy2011 figure you have all kind of money to burn. heehee smile

That's what I thought! But the repo man has made it clear to me that I'm all tapped out! lol

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Reply #15 posted 03/13/18 12:53pm

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I’m going! Can’t wait!
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Reply #16 posted 03/16/18 8:40pm

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There is the NPG show at the Bluesfest and then there is the other tribute show "Nothing compares to Prince" which has Prince's sister coming out to Australia as well.
These shows are about cashing in on the Prince legacy.
Look at who is playing in each line up, a long term collaborator each (Morris Hayes/Kirk J, and Cassandra O'Neil, respectively) but otherwise people who were not associated with Prince or former short term proteges/band members.
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Reply #17 posted 03/19/18 2:58pm

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pdiddy2011 said:

I would love to attend this concert. I sure do hope they come stateside. I would love to travel, but the only Australia I can afford is at Outback Steakhouse... wink

Too bad Outback Steakhouse has absolutely nothing to do with Australia LOL

American restaurant serving American food, why do people even think it's Australian ?

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Reply #18 posted 03/19/18 2:59pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

The Peach and Black guys will be there. Their interview with Morris Hayes is mind blowing. They didn't ask many music questions but there I blame Captain. hehe.

haha yep at least 2 of us will be at the Sydney show, possibly one in Byron Bay..

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Reply #19 posted 03/21/18 6:14pm

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Hey guys! This is Ameda Colburn. Just coming throught to let you guys know that a woman named Laydee Lisa is who you want to watch for during the NPG's Australia tour. She messaged me a couple of months ago to tell me that the NPG had hired her as their official PR person. Wanted to post her link for you guys so you can get familiar with her https://www.facebook.com/ThePRLaydee

#NPG4LIFE... VISIT
www.worldsymphonyforpeace.org and learn what Morris Hayes is doing for humanity with music..
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Reply #20 posted 03/23/18 5:32pm

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pdiddy2011 said:

I would love to attend this concert. I sure do hope they come stateside. I would love to travel, but the only Australia I can afford is at Outback Steakhouse... wink

Same here! falloff

There's no them...there's only us...
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Reply #21 posted 03/24/18 8:17pm

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Really looking forward to Wednesday night in Sydney

Hump day is going to get FUNKY!!!

The years have been kind to me..............................it's the weekends that have done the damage!
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Reply #22 posted 03/28/18 5:45am

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Hi Purple Peeps,

Went to the Sydney concert tonight.

Pluses

- They were absolutely fantastic and funky. Great musicians, great vocals, great fun! Kip Blackshire was incredible, Andre Cymone was great and looks amazingly fit, Tamar was a ball of energy (although she speaks like Minnie Mouse), and Mackenzie will be a rock star - he has huge stage presence. His moves were a mix of MJ and Michael Hutchence.

- The music. 'Nuff said.

Minuses - Very little, but for me too much "Wave your hands in the air", "Everybody clap now", Tony M's rap.

I would highly recommend them to everyone but understand some people don't like these "tribute acts" and only want to see his songs performed by him.

Love to all,

KevinB

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Reply #23 posted 03/28/18 9:10pm

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Sydney concert was way better then I expected. I was worried it would be Prince Karaoke, but by changing the vocalist often, nobody was over-profiling themself or 'pretending' to be Prince. The music was as tight as ever and the whole feeling was celebratory. It just allowed the fans to feel that feeling again as with the ausdience and band being more of a community.

The band members were very approachable and gracious at the afterparty at the Bank Hotel.

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Reply #24 posted 03/29/18 1:07pm

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Review from Sydney newspaper https://www.google.com.au...0y3x0.html
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Reply #25 posted 03/29/18 6:15pm

IHeartNPG4Life

Here is the FULL MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA SHOW and the user put pics of the after party at the end of the vid!

https://www.youtube.com/w...amp;t=388s

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Reply #26 posted 03/30/18 9:04am

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Here is the FULL MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA SHOW and the user put pics of the after party at the end of the vid!

https://www.youtube.com/w...amp;t=388s

Thanks for sharing! smile

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Reply #27 posted 03/31/18 12:17am

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Saw the second Byron Bay Bluesfest show last night. Great stuff. As close as we will ever get to a true Prince experience again. My respect for all these guys increased ten fold. Mr. Hayes is an outright legend.

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Reply #28 posted 04/01/18 1:04am

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toejam said:

Saw the second Byron Bay Bluesfest show last night. Great stuff. As close as we will ever get to a true Prince experience again. My respect for all these guys increased ten fold. Mr. Hayes is an outright legend.

Sydney show was great, met most of them at the afterparty which was cool smile

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