SydneySydney Opera House
- Fri Apr 27
- Sat Apr 28
Featuring Prince's sister Tyka Nelson, members from NPG (the New Power Generation), The Family, The Time and Purple Rain.
NOTHING COMPARES 2 PRINCE is a unique concert event, with Prince’s music performed live on stage by a selection of friends, family and band mates who knew him best. With a special introduction by his sister Tyka Nelson this is a celebration of a remarkable musical life, featuring iconic songs such as ‘Purple Rain’, ‘1999’, ‘Little Red Corvette’, ‘Raspberry Beret’, ‘When Doves Cry’, ‘Kiss’, ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’.
Like her older brother, music legend Prince, Tyka Nelson grew up surrounded by music. The Minneapolis based artist is the daughter of Jazz singer Mattie Shaw and accomplished musician John L. Nelson. Growing up Tyka listened to Mahalia Jackson records and began singing at the age of 2. She wrote her first song at the ripe old age of 10. Tyka has a 4 octave range and plays 4 different instruments, piano, guitar, bass and clarinet.Full bio
Discovered at 17 by Prince, St Paul was hand picked to appear in the <strong>1984 Grammy Award winning film Purple Rain</strong> as the new keyboard player in the acclaimed funk group The Time. He shortly thereafter contributed his keyboard and bass skills to the group’s platinum album Ice Cream Castle (#24 pop), the infectious singles Jungle Love (#6 R& B/#20 pop) and The Bird (#36 pop).Full bio
Singer, songwriter, supernova, Shelby Johnson as Prince dubbed her “Shelby J.” is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. Shelby’s motto is to “Spread Light and Love through Music” Shelby has performed and collaborated with some of the greatest talent in record music history.Full bio
Best known as former keyboard player for Prince and the New Power Generation Cassandra O’Neal has an impressive resume of work with major industry artists such as Pink, 98 Degrees, Avant, Chante Moore, Mary J. Blige and Macy Gray.Full bio
Queen Cora Coleman is an author, producer, business owner, international drummer and native of Houston, Texas (U.S.A.). Her 15-year music career has been shared with cross-generational, world-renown icons, Prince Rogers Nelson, Beyoncé Knowles and Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari, among others. Queen Cora’s passionate and dynamic playing spans multiple genres in the studio and on stage. She has performed in over 40 countries, before hundreds of thousands of attendees and millions of viewers. She is an avid educator and ever-evolving Creative.Full bio
Cameroon-born singer and songwriter Andy Allo is an artist who is truly paving her own path with a sound and vibe that is uniquely her own. Andy released her first album, UnFresh in 2009 and two years later, joined Prince's New Power Generation as a singer/guitarist and worked with the legend on her sophomore album, SuperconductorFull bio
When Purple Rain came out, I wasn’t even born! I got a message that Prince wanted me to come to Minneapolis and jam. I said WHEN? They said ‘How soon can you come?’… I said ‘I have a TV show to film next week so I can come anytime before that…so NOW!Full bio
Jellybean Johnson is lauded as one of the primary architects of The Minneapolis Sound, the fusion of rock, funk, blues, R&B and hip-hop, that made Prince one of the top-selling pop artists for over 30 years.Full bio
Guitarist/composer/arranger/producer/performer, Tori Ruffin has a twenty-five-year professional career in the music industry. For the past 23 years he has been the lead guitarist for Morris Day & The Time, appearing with the band on tour, TV (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Arsenio Hall Show and more) and in the studio.Full bio
A life long Minnesotan whose sound has always focused on a characteristically “Minneapolis” sound, Ricky Peterson is known for having produced, written and played keyboards for Prince on and off since his early days on the Twin Cities scene, perhaps most notably producing and arranging the song “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."Full bio
Bernard “BK” Jackson is an international-performing saxophonist, electrifying audiences across the globe with his unique playing style, energetic stage presence and unparalleled passion for music that touches the soul.Full bio
Adrian Crutchfield has taken the world by storm in recent years, not only as the last sax player to perform and record with Prince, touring the world and being featured on Prince’s last three albums, but also touring domestically and internationally with acts such as Lionel Ritchie, Bette Midler, and Cee Lo Green — all the while writing and building his 2017 release titled ‘Leap’.Full bio
A formally educated professional musician, Lynn J. Grissett Jr. is a truly dedicated artist. A member of the New Power Generation Hornz, the horn section of the band New Power Generation (NPG) once led by the late great musical genius Prince, Lynn has performed around the world as both a solo artist and as part of elite level ensembles.Full bio
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