Kimberly Michaels Band

Kimberly Michaels Band

Fri · March 9, 2018

8:00 pm

$0.00 - $12.00

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Kimberly Michaels
Kimberly Michaels
Her professional career singing background vocals and arranging began in 1990, in Los Angeles. Since then she’s been non-stop singing and writing R&B, Funk, Jazz, Soul & Pop music; and performing with several Twin Cities based variety bands including The R-Factor (formerly the Rupert’s Orchestra).
She has recorded with or shared the stage with Wayne Vaughn (Earth, Wind & Fire), Wanda Vaughn (The Emotions), Stanley Clarke, DeBarge, Cherelle, Alexander O’Neal, Sheila Ray Charles and Ebony Taye. She’s opened for The Time, Lionel Richie, Carol King, Karen White and Frankie Beverly & Maze.
Joe Elliott
Joe Elliott
Joe Elliott has spent 30 years playing professionally in Los Angeles as sideman, musical director and composer in a variety of music settings including network TV, movie soundtrack, studio, concert and club venues. His teaching experience includes 23 years at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA for the G.I.T. and Baccalaureate programs and various clinics throughout the U.S.

Joe has also written and edited courses for MI’s G.I.T. and baccalaureate programs. He spent 3 years as GIT Department Head and 9 years as Vice President and Director of Education at Musicians Institute. In addition, Joe served as president of the Theatre of Arts acting school in Hollywood, CA and on the board of directors for the L.A. Music Academy in Pasadena, CA.

Joe has authored two instructional books published by Hal Leonard: An Introduction to Jazz “Guitar Soloing” and “Ear Training” (co-author). Joe has also released guitar instrumental CDs entitled “Joe’s Place” and “Truth Serum.” Learn more at: www.joeelliottguitar.com
St. Paul Peterson
St. Paul Peterson
Prince discovered Paul Peterson, aka “St Paul,” at the age of 17. He enlisted him as a keyboard player in “The Time” for the movie “Purple Rain.”
Paul took the lead vocalist spot in the Prince produced group “The Family” before becoming a solo artist and scoring hits for MCA and Atlantic Records.

Paul has recorded, toured or written with Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Prince, George Benson, Oleta Adams, The Corrs, Kenny Loggins, and Morris Day and The Time to name a few.

His band, fDeluxe (formerly The Family) is celebrating the 33rd anniversary of their Prince produced record with a few select shows around the country. Paul has recently put together "St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars," consisting of musicians and producers who helped to create the Mpls Sound. He is booking shows now booking shows for 2017/2018.

When Paul isn’t recording, he runs Peterson Music and Events, a music and event consulting service originally started by his father Willie Peterson back in the 1940's. He also has a 16 piece orchestra that plays at many of the top galas in the Mpls/St Paul area, appropriately titled the Paul Peterson Orchestra.

2017 highlights include touring with his new band, St Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars in Australia and Maui, where Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler sat in.

2016 Highlights include a summer tour with classic rocker Peter Frampton, and a #1 Smooth Jazz penned hit with Brian Culbertson.
Donnie La Marca
Donnie La Marca
Recording artist/composer/producer/programmer playing piano, keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ, and saxophones professionally since 1979

Live performances/tours/recording sessions with artists including Jonny Lang, Bobby Caldwell, Jeff Lorber, Jay Leno, Jenny Sanford, Italian pop sensation Giorgia, Donny Osmond, Alexander O’Neal, Bonnie Raitt, Hiram Bullock, Will Lee, Leland Sklar, Bob Glaub, The Blenders, The Rembrandts, Dave Weckl, Al Wilson, Doris Jackson and the Shirelles, Paul Schaeffer, Marian McPartland, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd, Otis Day, Sam Moore, Ben Vereen, Nipsy Russell, Ann Nesby (from Sounds of Blackness), “Qween J” Jamecia Bennett, The Steeles, Ricky Peterson, St. Paul Peterson, Patty Peterson, Ronnie Foster, Clark Terry, The Truth (supergroup made up of members of Prince NPG, Mint Condition, The Family and The Time), The Family/F Deluxe, The Living Daylights, Lisa Keith, Mary Jane Alm, Debbie Duncan, Paul Mayasich, and Paul Metsa.
Bobby Vandell
Bobby Vandell
Drummer, percussionist and singer from Twin Cities. He is also a founding member and leader of the Minnesota band, The TC Jammers and was the original drummer in Dr. Mambos Combo. Locally, he has worked with Lamont Cranston, The Steeles, The Doug Maynard Band, The Hoopsnakes, Stockcar Named Desire, Root City and Mick Sterling, and the Stud Brothers among others. He is currently active with The Bobby Vandell Band, performing regularly on Sunday night jams at The Whiskey Junction in Minneapolis.

On the national and international level, he has played drums with The Time, Jesse Johnson’s Revue, Bonnie Raitt, Bobby Lyle, Roy Buchanan, Curtis Salgado, Chuck Berry, Roseanne Barr, Tom Arnold, The Shirelles, The Marvellettes, Johnathon, Al Wilson, Otis Day and The Knights, Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, Bruce Conte of Tower Of Power, Lipps Inc., and Soupy Sales.

Bobby spent 1988 on the road playing drums on a world tour with Alexander O’Neal as the supporting act of Gladys Knight And The Pips. Highlights of that tour include performances at festivals with Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross and Earth Wind and Fire, with shows at the Wembly Arena in London, as well as a performance at the Apollo Theater in New York.

National and international television appearances include The Soul Train television show with Jesse Johnson’s Revue, opening the Soul Train Music Awards show with Alexander O’Neal, performing on Rick Dee’s "Into The Night" television show with Roseanne Barr, a concert on BBC in London England with Alexander O’Neal, a popular music show in Mexico City with Lipps Inc., the video “Be Your Man” with Jesse Johnson’s Revue as well as an acting appearance in the 1982 movie “Purple Haze.”

Recording sessions include Jesse Johnson’s Revue on A&M Records and four albums for Lipps Inc. on Polygram Records as well as playing drums and being featured on lead vocals of The Minneapolis All Stars live CD for Ben Sidran’s “Go Jazz” label. Bobby also produced and arranged the music for Roseanne Barr’s comedy album for Hollywood Records, and has been inducted various times into the Midwest Music Hall Of Fame, and he received with his TC Jammers band various Minnesota Music Awards.
Venue Information:
Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432
http://www.croonersloungemn.com/