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Two and Four Music Presents Royal Funk Party – A purple celebration of Prince's life, music and birthday with Lake Minnetonka, Mayfield & DJ MzRizk!
BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 17-May-2017
In the vein of Prince, Morris Day and the Time, Madhouse, and Sheila E, Lake Minnetonka is the funk juggernaut forging a Melbourne take on the Minneapolis Sound. Having collaborated with artists such as Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Eric Leeds (fDeluxe, D’Angelo), Dr Fink (Prince and the Revolution), and most recently, St Paul Peterson (The Time, fDeluxe), their 80s inspired jazz fusion will leave you on a purple high.
Joining the purple party are six-piece band Mayfield with their fusion of soulful beats, smooth melodies and featuring the powerhouse vocals of Carla Troiano, giving a classic sound a modern urban twist. Add some funk and hip-hop, and you’ve got one delicious combination of sonic flavours.
On the decks will be MzRizk, one of Melbourne’s favourite and busiest DJs fresh from the national Groovin' the Moo tour. She will be spinning tracks from Prince and associated artists throughout the night.
Expect special guest performances from Françoise from Silver Linings, with more performers to be announced. Dress ups welcome, or keep it chill and casual, but don't forget your dancing shoes, because it's gonna get FUNKY!
Two and Four Music Presents: Royal Funk Party
Featuring Lake Minnetonka, Mayfield + DJ MzRizk!
The Toff In Town
Queens Birthday Weekend – Saturday 10 June
Early bird tickets on sale now: $10+BF until 28th May
General Admission: $13+BF