The New Power Generation

Instruments: keys, bass, guitar, drums, vocals, dancer

Genre: Funk, Groove, Jazz

Origin: USA

Territories: de, at, eastern eu in coop. qg ent.

Availability: Oct, Nov 2017

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Having performed with the legendary artist Prince for more than two decades, The New Power Generation, a.k.a. The NPG, is undoubtedly one of the most successful and recognizable backing bands in the world. Following the acclaim from the October 2016 “Official Prince Tribute Concert” in Minnesota, the NPG decided to reunite to perform a limited series of concerts under the banner “Celebrating Prince”, celebrating the man and his music. 


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    The New Power Generation, a.k.a. The NPG, was the backing band of musician Prince, from 1990 to 2013. They were last active in 2013 when Prince took a new direction and formed a new band he called 3rdEyeGirl. However, in 2015, some members of The New Power Generation reunited to work with Prince on his final studio album Hit n Run Phase Two. Although the phrase "Welcome to the New Power Generation" was first mentioned on the opening track of Prince’s 1988's “Lovesexy”, the NPG was first used as a band name in the 1990 film “Graffiti Bridge”, and the song "New Power Generation” appeared on the accompanying soundtrack album. The New Power Generation debuted live during the 1990 “Nude Tour” and on record on the 1991 album “Diamonds and Pearls”. The original NPG consisted of Michael Bland (drums), Levi Seacer, Jr. (guitar), Rosie Gaines (keyboards & lead/backing vocals), Tony Mosley (lead raps & dance), Kirk Johnson (percussion & dance) and Damon Dickson (backing vocals & dance), along with two new members Tommy Barbarella (keyboards) and Sonny T. (bass). Rosie Gaines left the band after the 1992 “Diamonds and Pearls Tour” and was replaced by keyboardist Morris Hayes, who remained a member of the band until 2012. Over the years Prince has been backed by different configurations of the NPG (New Power Generation).

The New Power Generation, a.k.a. The NPG, was the backing band of musician Prince, from 1990 to 2013. They were last active in 2013 when Prince took a new direction and formed a new band he called 3rdEyeGirl. However, in 2015, some members of The New Power Generation reunited to work with Prince on his final studio album Hit n Run Phase Two. Although the phrase "Welcome to the New Power Generation" was first mentioned on the opening track of Prince’s 1988's “Lovesexy”, the NPG was first used as a band name in the 1990 film “Graffiti Bridge”, and the song "New Power Generation” appeared on the accompanying soundtrack album. The New Power Generation debuted live during the 1990 “Nude Tour” and on record on the 1991 album “Diamonds and Pearls”. The original NPG consisted of Michael Bland (drums), Levi Seacer, Jr. (guitar), Rosie Gaines (keyboards & lead/backing vocals), Tony Mosley (lead raps & dance), Kirk Johnson (percussion & dance) and Damon Dickson (backing vocals & dance), along with two new members Tommy Barbarella (keyboards) and Sonny T. (bass). Rosie Gaines left the band after the 1992 “Diamonds and Pearls Tour” and was replaced by keyboardist Morris Hayes, who remained a member of the band until 2012. Over the years Prince has been backed by different configurations of the NPG (New Power Generation).

With Prince:

Diamonds And Pearls - 1991
Prince - 1992
The Hits 1 - 1993
The Hits / The B-Sides - 1993
Come - 1994
The Gold Experience - 1995
Chaos And Disorder - 1996
Emancipation - 1996
The Vault... Old Friend 4 Sale - 1999
One Nite Alone... Live! - 2002
One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over - 2002
The Slaughterhouse - 2004
Planet Earth - 2007

With Prince's Associates:

Carmen Electra: Carmen Electra - 1993
Mavis Staples: The Voice - 1993
Various Artists: 1-800 New Funk - 1994
Mayte: Child Of The Sun - 1995
Larry Graham & GCS: GCS 2000 - 1999
Rosie Gaines: Concrete Jungle - 2010
Andy Allo: Superconductor - 2012

The NPG - Celebrating Prince
Morris Hayes previously also known as Mr. Hayes (keyboards and MD, longest-running Prince band member, MD of the Official Prince Tribute Concert)
Sonny Thompson a.k.a. Sonny T. (bass)
Levi Seacer previously known as Levi Seacer Jr. (guitar)
Tommy B. previously known as Tommy Barbarella (keyboards)
Kirk Johnson previously known as Kirky J. or Kirk J. (drums)
Tony Mosley a.k.a. Tony M. (vocals, guitar, dancer)
Damon Dickson a.k.a. Damon D. (background vocals and dancer)

The "basic NPG package" line-up can be extended with a horn section (like the Hornheads or the NPG Hornz) and/or a high(er) profile name lead vocalists.

As far as a higher profile name lead vocalists are concerned following artists are willing to do shows with the NPG:
Bilal 
Jessie J. 

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Bella Concerts

altmannsdorferstr. 74/13/5
1120 vienna, austria

: + 43 1 804 88 333 13
: booking/at/bellaconcerts.com

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