St. Paul Peterson -The Time, The Family/fDeluxe -Bass/Lead Vocals
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. St. Paul has recorded, toured or written with Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, Prince, George Benson, Oleta Adams, The Corrs, Kenny Loggins, and Morris Day and The Time to name a few. Paul tours with his band, "St Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars," consisting of musicians and producers who helped to create the Minneapolis Sound.
Kirk Johnson – Prince and the NPG Drummer
As an active member of Paisley Park Studios since 1990, Kirk has been involved in almost all aspects of Prince's musical journey from the 90's to the present. Starting as a dancer and choreographer for NPG, Kirk soon moved over to the production side in 1993. During this time, he also created Kitchen Records where he could record his own music and the music of artists such as TKO, Walter Chancellor, Jr., BKS and Fonky Bald Heads. It wasn't until 1996 that he took over the drumchair for Prince and appeared on releases such as Diamonds and Pearls (percussion), The Gold Experience (programming), Symbol, Chaos & Disorder, Emancipation (drums & production), Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic, and The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale.
Oliver Leiber – Jesse Johnson and Tamara and the Scene Guitarist (producer of Paula Abdul's huge hits)
Producer and songwriter Oliver Leiber's first big success came when he produced Paula Abdul's first album, "Forever Your Girl." Selling between ten and twelve million copies worldwide, Leiber's songwriting prowess, demonstrated by writing the hit singles "Opposites Attract" "It's Just The Way That You Love Me" and "Forever Your Girl".
Jason Peterson DeLaire – Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Camp, Carmen Electra keyboards
Jason is a member of the well-known musical “Peterson Family” of Minneapolis, MN. He is an “in demand” Saxophonist and Keyboardist, as well as being a talented singer, songwriter and producer. Jason has toured nationally and internationally with renowned artists such as Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Prince, Alexander O’Neal, Richard Marx, Solo, and Oleta Adams. Jason has also done studio work with Michael Bolton, Prince, Donny Osmond, as well as Bobby Brown, Oleta Adams and Flyte Time Productions.
Jellybean Johnson – The Time/The Family (guitarist)
Jellybean Johnson is the the drummer of the Prince created band The Time. Jellybean is one of the architects of a unique blend of music that was created in Minnesota and called the Minneapolis Sound. Jellybean also wrote, produced and played on many songs by nationally known artists during his time at Flyte Tyme Studios in Minneapolis including Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, New Edition, Alexander O’Neal, Mint Condition, and the Human League.
Elisa Fiorillo - vocalist with Prince and the NPG
She met Prince while working at Paisley Park on her second album with David Z.. Prince asked her to sing on Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) and on several The Time songs on the band’s reunion album from 1990 Pandemonium and on Graffiti Bridge. In 1990 she released her second album I Am, largely written and produced by Prince. After spending two decade focusing on her own career, Elisa returned to Prince’s camp in 2009 and toured with him as backup singer in The NPG ensemble.