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Thread started 12/17/10 12:10am

jjazznola

3rd keyboard player above the mix board

Did anyone notice the 3rd keyboard player perched up above the mix board? Why was he not on the stage? I was 2 rows behind him. He was playing a lot of what we were hearing especially B3 organ.

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Reply #1 posted 12/17/10 3:05am

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That is Morris Hayes. He has been in Prince's employ in one form or another, off and on, since 1986. He played alongside, and eventually replaced Tommy Barbarella...

No clue why he wasn't ON the stage, though.

I didn't even see him. My friend told me he was back there.

I was on the other side, but I knew he was there because of what we were hearing. nod


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Reply #2 posted 12/17/10 5:19am

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He's actually the main keyboardist. Dunno why he's shoved to the back

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Reply #3 posted 12/17/10 5:46am

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The only thing I can think of is that his equipment is rather large and intricate. He also runs the computers that control sound effects and background instrumental sounds.


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Reply #4 posted 12/17/10 9:22am

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he was there playing keys and organ .he was wearing a top hat very strange having him of stage also think he did the music between the sets

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Reply #5 posted 12/17/10 9:44am

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If you are doing sound effects, triggering pre-recorded backing vocals, etc., you'd probably not want to be on stage. You might be communicating with lighting, sound mix guy, etc., in real time and if you were on stage that would not synch with the on-stage show.

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Reply #6 posted 12/17/10 9:54am

jjazznola

I was watching him play most of the show. He was playing normal keyboard parts on a normal setup. I did not notice him triggering any effects. He played a lot of organ. He did have a spotlight on him even though he was not on the stage.

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Reply #7 posted 12/17/10 3:26pm

motherfunka

chocolate1 said:

That is Morris Hayes. He has been in Prince's employ in one form or another, off and on, since 1986. He played alongside, and eventually replaced Tommy Barbarella...

No clue why he wasn't ON the stage, though.

I didn't even see him. My friend told me he was back there.

I was on the other side, but I knew he was there because of what we were hearing. nod

Since 1986? First I heard of him was in Carmen Electra's short lived live band in 1992. He actually replaced Rosie Gaines after she decided to leave in the summer of 1992. Tommy was let go in 1996.

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Reply #8 posted 12/17/10 4:13pm

fragglerock

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yeah Morris has been around a looong time.

the earliest I remember him was about 1990 but he has been around behind the scenes before that ...

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Reply #9 posted 12/17/10 6:09pm

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He was playing keys and running the soundboard, which is why he was at the front of house instead of on stage.

The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #10 posted 12/17/10 6:17pm

paperposter

he wasnt running sound just playing keys theres a soundman and soundboard in front of him

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Reply #11 posted 12/17/10 6:28pm

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He was running sound Wednesday night. You could heard Prince telling him to adjust the vocals, keys, etc.

The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #12 posted 12/17/10 6:52pm

paperposter

look he wasnt .you maybe thinking of the monitor guy prince was talking but the keyboard player wasnt running the sound

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Reply #13 posted 12/18/10 12:17am

heidiv

chocolate1 said:

That is Morris Hayes. He has been in Prince's employ in one form or another, off and on, since 1986. He played alongside, and eventually replaced Tommy Barbarella...

No clue why he wasn't ON the stage, though.

I didn't even see him. My friend told me he was back there.

I was on the other side, but I knew he was there because of what we were hearing. nod

I saw Tommy Barbarella play in Minneapolis with Soul Asylum tonight!

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Reply #14 posted 12/18/10 12:47am

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motherfunka said:

chocolate1 said:

That is Morris Hayes. He has been in Prince's employ in one form or another, off and on, since 1986. He played alongside, and eventually replaced Tommy Barbarella...

No clue why he wasn't ON the stage, though.

I didn't even see him. My friend told me he was back there.

I was on the other side, but I knew he was there because of what we were hearing. nod

Since 1986? First I heard of him was in Carmen Electra's short lived live band in 1992. He actually replaced Rosie Gaines after she decided to leave in the summer of 1992. Tommy was let go in 1996.

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Reply #15 posted 12/18/10 1:01am

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motherfunka said:

chocolate1 said:

That is Morris Hayes. He has been in Prince's employ in one form or another, off and on, since 1986. He played alongside, and eventually replaced Tommy Barbarella...

No clue why he wasn't ON the stage, though.

I didn't even see him. My friend told me he was back there.

I was on the other side, but I knew he was there because of what we were hearing. nod

Since 1986? First I heard of him was in Carmen Electra's short lived live band in 1992. He actually replaced Rosie Gaines after she decided to leave in the summer of 1992. Tommy was let go in 1996.

He wasn't in Prince's employ in 1986, rather he was in Brown Mark's employ at that time. He was, however, distantly related to the Prince camp at that time.

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Reply #16 posted 12/18/10 1:33am

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oh yeah opening night i was near the organ...

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Reply #17 posted 12/18/10 9:38am

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Spinlight said:

motherfunka said:

Since 1986? First I heard of him was in Carmen Electra's short lived live band in 1992. He actually replaced Rosie Gaines after she decided to leave in the summer of 1992. Tommy was let go in 1996.

He wasn't in Prince's employ in 1986, rather he was in Brown Mark's employ at that time. He was, however, distantly related to the Prince camp at that time.

Okay. Since you know better... rolleyes


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Your lies, they cut me.
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Reply #18 posted 12/18/10 10:48am

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Spinlight is right about that. Morris was related to Mazarati back then.

He loved the Mazarati shirt I was wearing this year in Arras

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Reply #19 posted 12/18/10 11:10am

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chocolate1 said:

That is Morris Hayes. He has been in Prince's employ in one form or another, off and on, since 1986. He played alongside, and eventually replaced Tommy Barbarella...

No clue why he wasn't ON the stage, though.

I didn't even see him. My friend told me he was back there.

I was on the other side, but I knew he was there because of what we were hearing. nod

Since 1986?

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Reply #20 posted 12/18/10 11:12am

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Rinluv said:

chocolate1 said:

That is Morris Hayes. He has been in Prince's employ in one form or another, off and on, since 1986. He played alongside, and eventually replaced Tommy Barbarella...

No clue why he wasn't ON the stage, though.

I didn't even see him. My friend told me he was back there.

I was on the other side, but I knew he was there because of what we were hearing. nod

Since 1986?

Apparently they say I'm wrong...

I'll clear it up when I see him later. I forgot to ask last night at the afterparty. wink


"Love Hurts.
Your lies, they cut me.
Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

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Reply #21 posted 12/18/10 12:58pm

motherfunka

chocolate1 said:

Rinluv said:

Since 1986?

Apparently they say I'm wrong...

I'll clear it up when I see him later. I forgot to ask last night at the afterparty. wink

I wasn't saying you are wrong my friend. I was pretty into the whole scene back then and don't remember seeing Morris until 1992 with Carmen's live band. I was just curious as to what he was doing. wink

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Reply #22 posted 12/18/10 1:20pm

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chocolate1 said:

Rinluv said:

Since 1986?

Apparently they say I'm wrong...

I'll clear it up when I see him later. I forgot to ask last night at the afterparty. wink

lol hee hee...

Just to be fair- I just spent some time giving myself a headache poring over the small print in Days Of Wild and the first mention of Morris as an on stage musician was with Carmen's band 1992. However- to those giving my friend Chocolate some trouble here, you might note she said "Prince's employ" since 1986 which could mean a lot of things. Also of note- he was one of very small few to be invited to the wedding of P and Mayte which IMO shows a long history/friendship prior to the 90's.

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Reply #23 posted 12/18/10 9:36pm

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paperposter said:

look he wasnt .you maybe thinking of the monitor guy prince was talking but the keyboard player wasnt running the sound

Thought you might want to know that on my way out of MSG tonight, I ran into Mr. Morris Hayes. I said hello and chatted. He said, "Prince has me playing and doing sound -- pulling double duty." So now we know. wink

The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #24 posted 12/19/10 3:19am

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Who else is in the band in these shows, I know of Shelby and Renalto, but its been changing a bit recently.

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Reply #25 posted 12/19/10 7:11am

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paisley16 said:

chocolate1 said:

Apparently they say I'm wrong...

I'll clear it up when I see him later. I forgot to ask last night at the afterparty. wink

lol hee hee...

Just to be fair- I just spent some time giving myself a headache poring over the small print in Days Of Wild and the first mention of Morris as an on stage musician was with Carmen's band 1992. However- to those giving my friend Chocolate some trouble here, you might note she said "Prince's employ" since 1986 which could mean a lot of things. Also of note- he was one of very small few to be invited to the wedding of P and Mayte which IMO shows a long history/friendship prior to the 90's.

Thank you!

(nevermind rolleyes)

[Edited 12/19/10 17:42pm]


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Now your words don't mean a thing.
I don't give a damn if you ever loved me..."

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Reply #26 posted 12/19/10 9:27am

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GoldiesParade said:

Who else is in the band in these shows, I know of Shelby and Renalto, but its been changing a bit recently.

Ida Nielsen - bass

John Blackwell - drums

Cassandra O'Neal - keys

Renato Neto - keys

Morris Hays - keys (offstage)

Shelby J., Liv Warfield, Elisa Fiorello Dease - vox

Prince - guitar, vocals

The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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