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fDeluxe - Tribute to Prince


Fri 7 Oct 2016, 9:30pm
Sat 8 Oct 2016, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Sat 8 Oct 2016, 9:30pm
Sun 9 Oct 2016, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Sun 9 Oct 2016, 9:30pm

Where: Bird's Basement, 11 Singers Lane, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premium A Reserve: $73.00
  • Premium B Reserve: $69.00
  • A Reserve: $64.00
  • B Reserve: $59.00
  • Bar Stools: $53.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Bird's Basement

A redefined, new, alternative funk era has arisen out of an established band formerly known as The Family. One Family album equaled a passionate fan base hungry for album two. In 2011 the long wait was over, Family fans met fDeluxe. The Family was a Prince instigated Warner Bros release that received critical acclaim, included a top 10 R&B hit, Screams Of Passion and introduced Nothing Compares 2 U, which was famously covered by Sinead O’Connor. The band disbanded after one concert - a sold out show at Minneapolis’ famous First Avenue - and, while they remained in friendly touch with each other, the members forged careers down separate paths.

That is until mutual friend Sheila E. convinced them to reunite for a huge charity concert in L.A.’s Forum. A year later Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots persuaded them to appear at his hot ticket post Grammy party. Call it fate but the gigs all but dictated that the group pool their resources and focus on what has become that highly anticipated second album. St. Paul Peterson and Susannah Melvoin put on their writing hats, called Eric Leeds and Jellybean Johnson into the studio, wrestled with the legal requirement of a new name and the thrilling result is fDeluxe!

“From the skintight beats of Gaslight’s opening track, Drummers and Healers, fDeluxe’s supremely taut and sensual soul is not only intact, it’s rejuvenated. The former disciples of the elfin one have returned, 25 years wiser, to make a statement — self-produced, self-released and one of the most exciting records I’ve heard this year.” - Sunday Times - London

“A perfectly distilled dose of funk and modern soul that lights up your brain like a pinball machine from the first beat“ - Guitar Magazine

Come to Bird's Basement and see an outstanding performance from: St Paul Peterson, Gary ‘Jellybean’ Johnson, Eric Leeds, Oliver Leiber, Brian Ziemniak and Stokely Williams.