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Thread started 07/14/18 11:52am

luv4u

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The NPG Performing in London, England at the O2 Arena - August 2, 2018

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
Reply #1 posted 07/15/18 3:39pm

loveandkindness

yeah ....liv warfield touring with npg horns....awesome show...but whatz up with thAT? So is it NPG one and NPG horns? a bit confusing...Liv and the NPG horns bring it..much love.

luv4u said:

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Loveandkindness
Reply #2 posted 07/15/18 4:00pm

loveandkindness

im sure this will be a great show...cant get enough of that funky stuff.

Loveandkindness
Reply #3 posted 07/16/18 6:49am

dayzofwyld

Would be so hard to step into that place, hear that music and our boy isn't there...it just never gets any easier :/

Reply #4 posted 07/16/18 7:31pm

luv4u

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dayzofwyld said:

Would be so hard to step into that place, hear that music and our boy isn't there...it just never gets any easier :/


sad pat

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
Reply #5 posted 07/18/18 5:05am

dayzofwyld

luv4u said:

dayzofwyld said:

Would be so hard to step into that place, hear that music and our boy isn't there...it just never gets any easier :/


sad pat

Thank you smile

I don't know why it's so bad recently, it's 2 years since he left us, I just watch his videos on youtube and burst into tears.

Reply #6 posted 07/18/18 7:15am

luv4u

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dayzofwyld said:

luv4u said:


sad pat

Thank you smile

I don't know why it's so bad recently, it's 2 years since he left us, I just watch his videos on youtube and burst into tears.


Me too. Just part of the grief process.

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
Reply #7 posted 07/19/18 2:10am

dayzofwyld

luv4u said:

dayzofwyld said:

Thank you smile

I don't know why it's so bad recently, it's 2 years since he left us, I just watch his videos on youtube and burst into tears.


Me too. Just part of the grief process.

Bless you xx

Reply #8 posted 07/23/18 3:39am

McD

It’s hard to tell all these years and low res pic later... but if one of them dudes is Levi Seacer, I’m there.
Reply #9 posted 07/23/18 5:43am

dayzofwyld

McD said:

It’s hard to tell all these years and low res pic later... but if one of them dudes is Levi Seacer, I’m there.

Levi is part of the NPG line-up but I think it depends on country \ venue.

Reply #10 posted 07/23/18 7:13am

IHeartNPG4Life

McD said:

It’s hard to tell all these years and low res pic later... but if one of them dudes is Levi Seacer, I’m there.

Levi has been rehearsing with them but he's also been recording with them for their upcoming new album too

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Reply #11 posted 07/26/18 11:44am

McD

Ah, what the hell. I’m going.
Reply #12 posted 08/01/18 1:58am

Lordy

Morris Hayes on 6 Music today at 10am probably discussing tomorrow night besides other purpleness I should imagine.

See y'all tomorrow if you're going.
Reply #13 posted 08/01/18 2:09am

Lordy

...Will be on after 12pm...
Reply #14 posted 08/02/18 1:00pm

McD

Not the lineup I was hoping for (no Michael B, Levi), but seeing Tony M is a thrill. Shoot me.
Reply #15 posted 08/03/18 9:13am

Lordy

Well what can I say....what a gig!
.
I wasn't sure whether to see the NPG last night - as I thought I'd be listening to purple music and be pining for Prince to be on stage i.e. a frustrating experience. However, after listening to some of the boys from the Peach & Black Podcast, feeling the same way and going to see them in Australia, I thought I'd take the plunge with friends and partners in tow - and WOOF!! - my thoughts were totally misplaced....WHAT A FUNKY NIGHT!! Although the setlist was primarily "Diamonds and Pearls" (not a favourite of mine) the band were super tight and could turn on a dime. How daunting it must be to fill massive shoes on lead vocal mostly, but Mackenzie was a revelation! Vocally on-point and great front-man - a worthy choice - "Willing and Able" was simply brilliant. Beverley Knight turned up like a Tina Turner whirlwind and knocked it out the park. Maaan - she can belt out a tune - fantastic voice. Phew! "Deuce and a quarter" was one of the funkiest experiences I've had ever and Sonny T's solo? The craziest bass solo I've ever heard. "Sign of the Times" and "ICNTTPOYM" were other standouts.
.
All I know is that for nearly 2 hours they had the whole crowd dancing, singing and onboard. So, if you were like me and you have the opportunity to see the NPG and not sure whether to go - don't think twice - JFDI (Just Fucking Do It).
.
Big respect goes out to Morris Hayes who's in charge of the project. He was interviewed on Radio 6 the previous day, emphasising how it was all about the respect for Prince's music and musicianship. Well - he proved that...and some...last night.
.
Peace and be wild!

Reply #16 posted 08/03/18 2:27pm

purplethunder3121

Lordy said:

Well what can I say....what a gig!
.
I wasn't sure whether to see the NPG last night - as I thought I'd be listening to purple music and be pining for Prince to be on stage i.e. a frustrating experience. However, after listening to some of the boys from the Peach & Black Podcast, feeling the same way and going to see them in Australia, I thought I'd take the plunge with friends and partners in tow - and WOOF!! - my thoughts were totally misplaced....WHAT A FUNKY NIGHT!! Although the setlist was primarily "Diamonds and Pearls" (not a favourite of mine) the band were super tight and could turn on a dime. How daunting it must be to fill massive shoes on lead vocal mostly, but Mackenzie was a revelation! Vocally on-point and great front-man - a worthy choice - "Willing and Able" was simply brilliant. Beverley Knight turned up like a Tina Turner whirlwind and knocked it out the park. Maaan - she can belt out a tune - fantastic voice. Phew! "Deuce and a quarter" was one of the funkiest experiences I've had ever and Sonny T's solo? The craziest bass solo I've ever heard. "Sign of the Times" and "ICNTTPOYM" were other standouts.
.
All I know is that for nearly 2 hours they had the whole crowd dancing, singing and onboard. So, if you were like me and you have the opportunity to see the NPG and not sure whether to go - don't think twice - JFDI (Just Fucking Do It).
.
Big respect goes out to Morris Hayes who's in charge of the project. He was interviewed on Radio 6 the previous day, emphasising how it was all about the respect for Prince's music and musicianship. Well - he proved that...and some...last night.
.
Peace and be wild!

cool wildsign

"If you're living, you've got nothing left to prove..."
Reply #17 posted 08/03/18 3:15pm

ThePartyman

Lordy said:

Well what can I say....what a gig!
.
I wasn't sure whether to see the NPG last night - as I thought I'd be listening to purple music and be pining for Prince to be on stage i.e. a frustrating experience. However, after listening to some of the boys from the Peach & Black Podcast, feeling the same way and going to see them in Australia, I thought I'd take the plunge with friends and partners in tow - and WOOF!! - my thoughts were totally misplaced....WHAT A FUNKY NIGHT!! Although the setlist was primarily "Diamonds and Pearls" (not a favourite of mine) the band were super tight and could turn on a dime. How daunting it must be to fill massive shoes on lead vocal mostly, but Mackenzie was a revelation! Vocally on-point and great front-man - a worthy choice - "Willing and Able" was simply brilliant. Beverley Knight turned up like a Tina Turner whirlwind and knocked it out the park. Maaan - she can belt out a tune - fantastic voice. Phew! "Deuce and a quarter" was one of the funkiest experiences I've had ever and Sonny T's solo? The craziest bass solo I've ever heard. "Sign of the Times" and "ICNTTPOYM" were other standouts.
.
All I know is that for nearly 2 hours they had the whole crowd dancing, singing and onboard. So, if you were like me and you have the opportunity to see the NPG and not sure whether to go - don't think twice - JFDI (Just Fucking Do It).
.
Big respect goes out to Morris Hayes who's in charge of the project. He was interviewed on Radio 6 the previous day, emphasising how it was all about the respect for Prince's music and musicianship. Well - he proved that...and some...last night.
.
Peace and be wild!

Nice review, it was a great gig for sure. I had my doubts but I am very glad I made the trip.

Obviously an emotional night. Prince's absence was felt deeply, but his work was celebrated respectfully, I feel.

I managed not to cry until Gold, which for some reason completely set me off!

Hearing Call The Law live after all these years was just wonderful.

I got to briefly speak to Mr Hayes afterwards and shook Tony M by the hand. (Yes. His mic-holding hand).

I don't think Prince would want us to be sad. I think he would want us to sing and dance and PARTY. And we certainly did last night.

Eye like pretty things, and u're just as pretty as u can b...
Reply #18 posted 08/03/18 10:53pm

motherfunka

Who was drumming?

Reply #19 posted 08/04/18 9:11am

Lordy

motherfunka said:

Who was drumming?


.
Sorry, don't know, certainly wasn't Michael Bland, but he was bang on the money.
Reply #20 posted 08/04/18 12:13pm

motherfunka

Lordy said:

motherfunka said:

Who was drumming?

. Sorry, don't know, certainly wasn't Michael Bland, but he was bang on the money.

Kirk was at the Shelby J show at the Dakota, so wasn't him either. hmmm

Reply #21 posted 08/05/18 11:06am

maplenpg

ThePartyman said:

Lordy said:

Well what can I say....what a gig!
.
I wasn't sure whether to see the NPG last night - as I thought I'd be listening to purple music and be pining for Prince to be on stage i.e. a frustrating experience. However, after listening to some of the boys from the Peach & Black Podcast, feeling the same way and going to see them in Australia, I thought I'd take the plunge with friends and partners in tow - and WOOF!! - my thoughts were totally misplaced....WHAT A FUNKY NIGHT!! Although the setlist was primarily "Diamonds and Pearls" (not a favourite of mine) the band were super tight and could turn on a dime. How daunting it must be to fill massive shoes on lead vocal mostly, but Mackenzie was a revelation! Vocally on-point and great front-man - a worthy choice - "Willing and Able" was simply brilliant. Beverley Knight turned up like a Tina Turner whirlwind and knocked it out the park. Maaan - she can belt out a tune - fantastic voice. Phew! "Deuce and a quarter" was one of the funkiest experiences I've had ever and Sonny T's solo? The craziest bass solo I've ever heard. "Sign of the Times" and "ICNTTPOYM" were other standouts.
.
All I know is that for nearly 2 hours they had the whole crowd dancing, singing and onboard. So, if you were like me and you have the opportunity to see the NPG and not sure whether to go - don't think twice - JFDI (Just Fucking Do It).
.
Big respect goes out to Morris Hayes who's in charge of the project. He was interviewed on Radio 6 the previous day, emphasising how it was all about the respect for Prince's music and musicianship. Well - he proved that...and some...last night.
.
Peace and be wild!

Nice review, it was a great gig for sure. I had my doubts but I am very glad I made the trip.

Obviously an emotional night. Prince's absence was felt deeply, but his work was celebrated respectfully, I feel.

I managed not to cry until Gold, which for some reason completely set me off!

Hearing Call The Law live after all these years was just wonderful.

I got to briefly speak to Mr Hayes afterwards and shook Tony M by the hand. (Yes. His mic-holding hand).

I don't think Prince would want us to be sad. I think he would want us to sing and dance and PARTY. And we certainly did last night.

Great reviews guys. I unexpectedly got Thursady off work and dithered about trying to decide whether to make the four hour trip or not. Bottom line, I didn't (work on Friday and I'm getting too old to be surviving on a couple of hours sleep) but I wish I had now.

If love is the answer, what was the question? - Carter USM.

URL: http://prince.org/msg/12/455591/The-NPG-Performing-in-London-England-at-the-O2-Arena-August-2-2018

Date printed: Wed 19th Dec 2018 5:14am PST