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fDeluxe

Rank #1 US Minneapolis, MN R&B/Soul / Funk / Pop

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  • Eric Leeds Saxophone
  • Susannah Melvoin Vocals
  • Jellybean Johnson Guitar
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Sounds Like: The Original 7ven, The Time, Prince, Sly & The Family Stone, Allen Stone

Label: Rope a Dope/Flat White/Art of Groove

Manager: Square One Entertainment

Bio: A redefined, new alternative funk era has arisen out of an established band formerly known as The Family. One Family album equaled a passionate fan base hungry for album two. In 2011 the long wait was over, Family fans finally met fDeluxe.
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Twitter_icon_for_status: Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks to you, we have so many new CD's and records! (vinyl) Check em out by clicking... http://t.co/1zMsNPjQg0

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  • Sat

    Oct 4


    Sydney, AU | 7:30pm

    Sydney, AU
    Sat Oct 04 7:30pm
  • Sun

    Sep 7


    Minneapolis, MN, US | 7:00pm

    Minneapolis, MN, US
    Sun Sep 07 7:00pm

    Details

    fDeluxe is back at the Dakota for 2 shows, featuring material from their new record AM STATIC. 7 and 9 pm At each concert, fDeluxe members St Paul, Susannah, Eric and Jellybean will be signing their new merchandise, including advanced copies of their new CD, and brand new vinyl of their last record called Gaslight.

  • 2014

    Feb 10


    Minneapolis, MN, US | 7:00pm

    Minneapolis, MN, US
    Mon Feb 10 7:00pm
  • 2013

    Aug 23


    Minneapolis, MN, US | 7:00pm

    Minneapolis, MN, US
    Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm

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    fDeluxe, formerly Prince's creation "The Family," comes home to play the Dakota. Come and see part of the history of the Mpls Sound. fDeluxe will be releasing their new CD at this concert.

  • 2013

    Aug 22


    Chicago, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Chicago, IL, US
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm

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    A redefined, new alternative funk era has arisen out of an established band formerly known as The Family. One Family album equaled a passionate fan base hungry for album two. In 2011 the long wait was over, Family fans meet fDeluxe. The Family was a Prince-instigated Warner Bros release that received critical acclaim, included a top 10 R&B hit, "Screams Of Passion" and introduced "Nothing Compares 2 U" which was famously covered by Sinead O’Connor. The band disbanded after one concert -a sold out show at Minneapolis’ famous First Avenue -and, while they remained in friendly touch with each other, the members forged careers down separate paths. That is until mutual friend Sheila E. convinced them to reunite for a huge charity concert in L.A.’s Forum. A year later Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots persuaded them to appear at his hot ticket post-Grammy party. Call it fate but the gigs all but dictated that the group pool their resources and focus on what has become that highly anticipated second album. St. Paul Peterson and Susannah Melvoin put on their writing hats, called Eric Leeds and Jellybean Johnson into the studio, wrestled with the legal requirement of a new name and the thrilling result is fDeluxe! The band’s highly anticipated second album Gaslight was released in October 2011 and quickly became a critics favorite featuring in numerous end of year lists. The album was afforded a double page spread in England’s Sunday Times who proclaimed “From the skintight beats of Gaslight’s opening track, Drummers and Healers, fDeluxe’s supremely taut and sensual soul is not only intact, it’s rejuvenated. The former disciples of the elfin one have returned, 25 years wiser, to make a statement — self-produced, self-released and one of the most exciting records I’ve heard this year.” Guitarist Magazine called it “a perfectly distilled dose of funk and modern soul that lights up your brain like a pinball machine from the first beat“ while Echoes (UK) stated emphatically that “Gaslight makes one thing resoundingly clear: with Prince nowhere in sight, fDeluxe have created a far more absorbing and multi-layered album than anything the man himself has put his name to for at least a decade.” Gaslight combined the essence of the original Family album with the band’s subsequent influences and intoxicating musical journeys.fDeluxe is that rare band that combines clever, modern material, studio savvy and the stage experience to tear the roof off. fDeluxe returned to the stage in July 2011 with a blistering showcase performance of old and new material at the Minnesota Black Music Awards. Their first full show followed in September 2011 with a sold out concert at the Loring Theater in Minneapolis followed by similarly packed houses in LA, Yoshi’s Oakland and Joe’s Pub in NYC. 2012 saw them performing in Europe at prestigious venues such as The Jazz Cafe in London, Paradiso in Amsterdam and Ancienne Belgique (AB) in Brussels while in the US they teamed with longtime friend Sheila E for sold out shows in New York and Washington DC. fDeluxe released Relit, a 14 track CD of remixed versions of songs from Gaslight that is available exclusively from the band’s website and digitally via various outlets including iTunes, Amazon and bandcamp in late 2012. In March 2013 they were standout performers at an star studded event at NYC’s Carnegie Hall alongside the likes of Chris Rock, Elvis Costello, D’Angelo, Booker T Jones, The Waterboys, Betty LaVette and many more. Billboard proclaimed, “the show reached its funkiest echelon when fDeluxe came out to perform with the Roots,” while Village Voice described it as "a dominant appearance by fDeluxe whose high-energy funk set was otherwise a master class in bass-driven grooves." fDeluxe are currently working on new music to be released in the second half of 2013.

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  • Shannon Keith Williams (Artist) Shannon Keith Williams
    Love your music!!! You're awesome!!!!
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    Great work y'all!! All the best from Nashville.
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    nice music. stay focused. never give up on your dreams. check me out when you get a chance.
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    great music keep up the good work
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    Awesome !!!
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Q: Why $12 shipping for 2 CDs mailed to California?!? kenmccullagh@hotmail.com
A: Well, there is shipping and handling and supplies.....We don't' make a dime on shipping......

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Tue May 13 2014

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