Prince Touring Bandmembers

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Throughout the years Prince had many, many changes in the line-up of his backing band. A few times he replaced the entire band in one go, but usualy he would keep at least one or two members in a transition, very often the keyboard player, so they could teach the new members the songs.
Also the name of his backing band changed. In the early years there was no name for the band. In 1982 the name The Revolution was used on the 1999 album cover, but not on tours as Dez Dickerson was about to leave. When he left in 1983, Prince officially instated the name The Revolution, and on record in 1984 with the release of the Purple Rain album. The name lasted until September 9, 1986. From 1987-1991 there was again no name for the band. In 1991 the backing band was called The NPG, The New Power Generation. A name that after numerous changes is still used today.
His bands varied from a basic set of 5 to 12 or more members.

Prince Touring Bandmembers
Drums
Name Real name Instrument From To Comment
Bobby Z. Bobby Rivkin Drums 1979 1986 Original member of The Revolution
Sheila E. Sheila Escovedo Drums, Percussion, Vocals 1987 1989  
  Percussion, Vocals 2002 2002 Guest performance
Percussion, Vocals 2009 2010 Guest performance
Michael B. Michael Bland Drums 1990 1996 Original member of The NPG
  Drums 2009 2009 Guest performance
Kirk J. Kirk Johnson Dancing, Percussion, Backing Vocals 1990 1993 As part of The Game Boyz, original member of The NPG
  Drums 1996 1999  
John Blackwell   Drums 2000 2004  
  Drums 2009 2009 Guest performance
C.C. Dunham Cora Coleman-Dunham Drums 2006 2010 Present member
Bass
Name Real name Instrument From To Comment
André Cymone   Bass 1979 1981  
BrownMark Mark Brown Bass, Vocals 1981 1986 Original member of The Revolution
Levi Seacer Jr.   Bass, Vocals 1987 1991  
  Guitar 1992 1993 Original member of The NPG
Sonny T. Sonny Thompson Bass, Vocals 1992 1996 Original member of The NPG
Rhonda Smith   Bass, Vocals 1996 1998  
  Bass, Vocals 1999 2004  
Bass, Vocals 2009 2009 Guest performance
Larry Graham   Bass, Vocals 1998 1999  
  Bass, Vocals 2010 2010 Guest performance
Josh Dunahm   Bass 2006 2010 Present member
Guitar
Name Real name Instrument From To Comment
Dez Dickerson   Guitar, Vocals 1979 1983  
Wendy Melvoin   Guitar, Vocals 1983 1986 Original member of The Revolution
Miko Weaver   Guitar, Vocals 1986 1991  
Kat Dyson   Guitar 1996 1997  
"Reverend" Mike Scott Michael Scott Guitar 1996 1999  
  Guitar 2001 2001  
Guitar 2004 2004  
Guitar 2006 2006  
Keyboards
Name Real name Instrument From To Comment
Gayle Chapman   Keyboards, Vocals 1979 1980  
Dr. Fink Matt Fink Keyboards 1979 1991 Original member of The Revolution
Lisa Coleman   Keyboards, Vocals 1980 1986 Original member of The Revolution
Boni Boyer   Keyboards, Vocals 1987 1989  
Rosie Gaines   Keyboards, Vocals 1990 1992 Original member of The NPG
Tommy Barbarella   Keyboards 1992 1996 Original member of The NPG
Mr. Hayes Morris Hayes Keyboards, Vocals 1993 2001  
  Keyboards, Vocals 2006 2010 Present member
Kip Blackshire   Keyboards, Vocals 2000 2001  
Renato Neto   Keyboards 2002 2004  
  Keyboards 2006 2009  
Chance Howard   Keyboards, Vocals 2003 2004  
RAD Rose Ann Dimalanta Keyboards 2003 2003  

Cassandra O'Neal

  Keyboards 2009 2010 Present member
Horns
Name Real name Instrument From To Comment
Eric Leeds   Saxophone, Flute 1985 1989 Original members of The Revolution
  Saxophone 2002 2002  
Atlanta Bliss Matt Blistan Trumpet 1986 1989  
Michael B. Nelson   Trombone 1992 1993 As part of The Hornheadz, later the NPG Hornz
Kathy Jensen   Saxophone 1992 1993 As part of The Hornheadz, later the NPG Hornz
Brian Gallagher   Saxophone 1992 1993 As part of The Hornheadz, later the NPG Hornz
Dave Jensen   Trumpet 1992 1993 As part of The Hornheadz, later the NPG Hornz
Steve Strand   Trumpet 1992 1993 As part of The Hornheadz, later the NPG Hornz
Candy Dulfer   Saxophone 1998 1998 On some European shows
  Saxophone 2002 2004  
Najee Jerome Najee Rasheed Saxophone, Flute 2000 2001  
Maceo Parker   Saxophone 2002 2004  
  Saxophone 2006 2009  
Greg Boyer   Trombone 2002 2004  
  Trombone 2006 2009  
Mike Phillips   Saxophone 2004 2004  
  Saxophone 2006 2009  
Lee Hogans   Trumpet 2006 2009  
Frédéric Yonnet   Harmonica 2009 2010 Present member
Backing Vocals, Dancing, Other
Name Real name Instrument From To Comment
Sussanah Melvoin   Backing Vocals 1986 1986  
Jerome Benton   Dancing, Backing Vocals 1986 1986  
Greg Brooks   Dancing, Backing Vocals 1986 1987  
Wally Safford   Dancing, Backing Vocals 1986 1987  
Cat   Dancing, Backing Vocals 1987 1988  
Tony M. Tony Mosley Dancing, Rap, Backing Vocals 1990 1993 Original member of The NPG
Damon Dickson   Dancing, Backing Vocals 1990 1993 Original member of The NPG
Mayte Mayte Garcia Dancing, Backing Vocals 1992 1996  
Diamond Lori Werner Dancing 1992 1992  
Pearl Robin LaMorte Dancing 1992 1992  
Marva King   Backing Vocals, Percussion 1997 1999  
  Backing Vocals 2007 2009  
Doug E. Fresh Douglas E. Davis Rap 1997 1997 Guest Performances
Geneva   Dancing, Backing Vocals 2000 2001  
  Dancing, Backing Vocals 2003 2003  
Mikele White   Backing Vocals 2001 2001 Part of Milenia
Malikah White   Backing Vocals 2001 2001 Part of Milenia
Miyoki White   Backing Vocals 2001 2001 Part of Milenia
Tia White   Backing Vocals 2001 2001 Part of Milenia
Shelby J. Shelby Johnson Backing Vocals 2006 2010 Present member
Maya McClean   Dancing 2006 2008 Part of The Twinz
Nandy McClean   Dancing 2006 2008 Part of The Twinz
Rashida   DJ 2006 2006  
Liv Warfield   Backing Vocals 2009 2010 Present member
Elisa Dease   Backing Vocals 2010 2010 Present member