P-Funk All Stars: Band
following is the current touring line-up of outstanding musicians who
the George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars band and information
Vocals, Rhythm Guitar: Born in Plainfield, New Jersey
1953, Garry has played with the funk mob for 30 years. Prior to joining
Garry was in the band U.S. Utilizing his producing talents, he has
with Bay Area bands the Limbomaniacs and the Moāfessionals, as well
the Denver group Lord and the Disciples of Bass. Garry has also worked
Tony Terry, DJ Quick, Too Short, MC Breed, the Black Crows, Bohanan,
Austin and Catfish Hodge. Garry is known on stage as the "skinny guy
the diaper," a look he has adorned for over 20 years. Garryās favorite
"cause it give you muscles."
"Blackbyrd" McKnight Lead
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums,
Born in Los Angeles in 1954, Byrd has played with the funk
since 1978. Prior to joining P-Funk, he played with Miles Davis, The
Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
also occasionally plays with Trulio Disgracias, a Los Angeles convergence
band members from Fishbone, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and P-Funk.
stage look can best be described as a formidable military presence.
favorite food is a white, thin crust pizza.
"Kid Funkadelic" Hampton Lead
Guitar: Born in Cleveland in 1956,
has played with P-Funk since 1974. He also played with Dee Lite in
early Ī90ās. Michaelās stage look is Sporty/Hard Rock. His favorite food
lobster tails, as he "only had them one time in Nashville, but they
"Boggie" Mosson Rhythm/Bass
Guitar: Born in New Brunswick,
Jersey in 1952, Boogie has played with P-Funk since 1968. Prior to joining
he played with Shirley Cesar, The 5 Blind Boys, The Carnations and
(United Soul) with Garry Shider. Look for him on an upcoming music
with Mandrill drummer, Nefti. Boogieās stage look can be described as
fresh and very rock Īn roll "Rumplesteenskin." His favorite food is
"Skeet" Curtis Bass
Guitar, Keyboards, Guitar, Drums: Born in
in 1956, Skeet has played with P-Funk since 1977. Prior to joining
he played with local bands in Baltimore. Projects include recordings
the Firm (featuring Nas, Foxy Brown and AZ) and Dr. Dre. Skeetās stage
is to wear black, red or fatigues. His favorite food is "the kind you can
"Bass" Nelson Electric
Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Drums: Born in Plainfield, New
in 1951, Billy played with Funkadelic from 1966 (an original) to 1971 and
rejoined P-Funk in 1994. Billy also plays with Trulio Disgracias when the
touring schedule allows. He has recorded with the Temptations, the
Chairman of the Board, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Jermaine
and Lenny Williams. He has also released a solo project on Rydodisc
"O.G. Funk." Billyās stage look is that of a "funky, hip-hop, rock &
His favorite food is "none of your damn business, chicken head," heh-heh-heh,
Curry Bass Guitar,
Vocals: Born in Flint, Michigan in 1957, Lige has played
the funk mob since 1974. He played with Carl Carlton, the Brides of Funken-
and Parlet, prior to joining P-Funk. Projects include the Starr Cullars
Michael Hampton Band and the Blackbyrd Band. Lige can best describe his
look as "a funky looking maggot" and he is usually in fatigues. His favorite
is potato salad, pork chops, ribs and pigs feet, "cause it aināt good for
"Kash" Waddy Drums:
Born in Cincinnati in 1948, Frankie has
with the Funk Mob since 1971. Prior to P-Funk, he played with James
and the House Guests, which evolved into Funkadelic. After joining
he has also played with Complete Strangers, which became Bootsyās
Band, Sly Stone and Sly Fox. On stage he likes to wear "as little as
Frankieās favorite food is seafood, for various reasons.
"Ron" Wright Drums
& Thangs: Born in Detroit in 1959, Ron has played
P-Funk since 1995. He had prior experience with Clark Sis, Body, Albert
and Johnny Taylor. He has also worked on tracks with Devina, Kyle Jackson
the "Hoodlum" soundtrack. Ron describes himself on stage as the "funky,
man." Him favorite food is Thai, for that "exotic feeling" it gives him!
"Clip" Payne (the
Man In The Box) Drum Machines, Keyboards, Vocals:
in Detroit in 1958, Clip has played with the P-Funk since 1977. He has
with the Dutch band, Gotcha, as well as C.J. and Company. Other projects
Cacophonique, Private School, Jerry Lewis and Iggy Snot. Clip is the
man" on stage with his "Casper" look. However, he has been occasionally
to don a KKK outfit or paint his face. His favorite food is "anything I
to choose, because tasting food should be a discovery and high expectations
for let downs."
"Razor Sharp" Johnson
Keyboards: Born in Baltimore in 1953, Razor has
with the funk mob since 1976 when he joined Bootsyās Rubber Band. He
also played with the Brides of Funkenstein, Sly Fox, Madhouse, Sweet
Tony Terry, The Sweat Band and The Look and was involved with
Daddy (Zapp). Razor describes his stage look as "The Regulator Wizzard.
His favorite food is "fish, fish, my favorite dish, I am from the sea."
Vocals: Born in Burlington County, New Jersey in 1955,
has played with P-Funk for 19 years. He has also played with the Gap Band,
Tume, Evelyn Champagne King and Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers.
projects include the P-Funk Horns and Greg Thomasā Progressive Jazz.
describes his stage look as " a funky, loose, relaxed look." His favorite
seafood, because he was "raised in a seafood town."
Born in Baltimore in 1956, Bennie has performed with
for a "very long" time. Other bands are "too many to list." He is
on stage as the "big, black guy." Bennie has a side project,
Clarinet, Flute: Born in Baltimore in 1957, Scott
performed with P-Funk since the summer of Ī97 Smokinā Grooves Tour.
has also played with the New Century Platters and the Four Tops. Scottās
is casual. His favorite food is not available.
"P-Nut" Johnson Vocals:
Born in Baltimore in 1947, P-Nut started on the
with Bootsyās Rubber Band and in the studio with P-Funk in 1976. When
stopped touring in 1979, P-Nut segued to P-Funk. Prior to joining
Rubber Band and P-Funk, P-Nut played with local bands in the
area. P-Nut is often mistaken on stage for George Clinton. His
food is "Salmon out on the open fire - smoked salmon, get it?!"
Woods Vocals: Born
in Chicago in 1948, Miss Woods or "B" as sheās
known, has performed live with P-Funk since the early Ī90ās
has done studio work with the band since the early Ī80ās. Prior to joining
"B" sang with Brainstorm and Norma Jean Bell & the All Star Band.
has also scored a hit with "Gettinā It" by Too Short. Belita describes
look as "cheesy, cheap and very bizarre," yet few people outside of the
know that she designs all of her own stage clothes. Sheās known as the
gun queen" - look out Betsy Johnson! Her favorite food is "nads - Īcause
can have one on each eye!"
Hill Vocals: Born
in Detroit in 1961, Paul has been on the road with P-Funk,
and on, since 1989 and steadily since 1995. He recorded the hit single
Love" with Alexander OāNeill and performed on the Hearsay Tour in
He was also involved with the hit "Gettinā It" and is involved with the
Clever project for Biv 10, Michael Bivensā label. Paulās stage look is
suave, sporty look. His favorite food is crab legs, "cause I just like
Īem open and gettinā to Īem."
Boyd Vocals: Born
in Detroit in 1961, Steve has performed in the studio
P-Funk since the early Ī80ās and on the road since 1995. Prior to joining
he performed with 5 Special and the Dramatics. He is involved with a
project and production for George Clintonās granddaughter, Shonda Clinton.
stage look is Sporty Street Gear. His favorite food is a "complete dinner
fried chicken, greens, macaroni and cheese and corn bread, washed down
Moet champagne." Ladies, care to join him?
"Trey Lewd" Lewis
Rapper: Born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1963
is one of George Clintonās sons), Tracey has performed with P-Funk on
road since 1990. He has also worked on studio projects with Bootsyās
Band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fishbone. He is also involved in
production of tracks for his niece, Shonda Clinton. Tracey describes his
look as "haba-trashery - Īcause weāre living in the garb-age." His
food is AMPM hotdogs "Īcause theyāre two for 99 cents."
Clinton Rapper: Born
in Newark, New Jersey in 1978, Shonda has
with P-Funk since 1995. Look for her own solo project, with track
by P-Funk All Starsā Steve Boyd, Paul Hill and her grandfather,
Clinton. Shondaās stage look is DKNY meets Nike - cool sports attire.
favorite food is homemade fried chicken, "Īcause I like to suck all the
off my fingers after I eat it!"
"Babblinā" Kabbable Rapper:
Born in Detroit in 1949, Louie has performed
the studio with P-Funk since 1980 and on the road since 1992. He has
with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in "Yertle the Turtle;" he had a cameo
the man in the suit in the alley in the Green Day video "When I Come Around;"
he was the bus driver in the movie "PCU." Louie has a solo project entitled
Known as the "Booty" man, Louie is the white, balding rapper on
His favorite food is lamb "Īcause Iām Louie "Baa-bblinā Kabbabie."
"Sir Nose" McMurray
Dancer: Born in East St. Louis, Illinois in 1968,
has been with P-Funk since the 1992 New Years Eve show in Chicago.
had his own band M.O.T. "Moment of Truth" from Ī89 to Ī92 (when he joined
Look for his new project Parla-Mac with "Hypnotic Funk" on Makafa-
Records/Right Space Productions with a sinle and full length CD to be
this summer. His stage look is Superfly meets The Mack with a feather
twist, and his favorite food is "lobster Īcause itās the most expensive
the sexy side of the menu."
the revolving door is always swinging...."once a Īdelic, always funky!"
FOR P-FUNK APPEARANCES AND/OR MUSIC IN THESE MOVIES:
Slums of Beverly Hills"
Stella Got Her Groove Back"
recent release: George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars "Dope Dogs" on
Dogone Records/Available Entertainment.
by Marcy G.