St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars

St. Paul Peterson, a teenage wunderkind who performed keys with The Time in Purple Rain before signing to Prince’s Paisley Park label as the lead singer of The Family (‘Nothing Compares 2 U’), is acknowledged as one of the best musicians to emerge from the Twin Cities. 

St Paul (as named by Prince)  has assembled the "who's who" of the Minnesota music scene into a band called The Mpls Funk All Stars. 

The chart-topping, synth-heavy pulse that came out of the Twin Cities has been credited as one of the most vital R&B movements of the past 30 years. Popularized by Prince’s mega-hit movie ‘Purple Rain’ and its accompanying soundtrack, ‘The Minneapolis Sound’ became a musical juggernaut that spawned hits from artists such as The Time, Vanity 6, Morris Day, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Sheila E, Jody Watley, The Jets, Ready For The World and many more.

Check out the sizzle reel below!

What You Can Expect To Hear

  • Jungle Love -The Time
  • The Bird - The Time
  • Cool - The Time
  • I Would Die For You - Prince
  • Baby I'm A Star - Prince
  • Take Me With You - Prince/Apollonia
  • KISS - Prince
  • The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - Prince
  • Erotic City - Sheila E/Prince
  • Fake - Alexander O'Neil
  • Funkytown - Lipps Inc
  • Crush on You - The Jets
  • Nothing Compares 2 U - The Family
  • High Fashion - The Family
  • The Screams of Passion -The Family
  • Black Cat - Janet Jackson
  • I'm Lookin' For a New Love - Jody Watley
  • Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul