St Paul Peterson's Career
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.
Paul has recorded, toured or written with Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Prince, George Benson, Oleta Adams, The Corrs, Kenny Loggins, and Morris Day and The Time to name a few.
His band, fDeluxe (formerly The Family) is celebrating the 33rd anniversary of their Prince produced record with a few select shows around the country. Paul has recently put together "St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars," consisting of musicians and producers who helped to create the Mpls Sound. He is now booking shows for 2018/2019. He'll in Australia in July, 2018 at Birds Basement.
When Paul isn’t recording, he runs Peterson Music and Events, a music and event consulting service originally started by his father Willie Peterson back in the 1940's. He also has a 16 piece orchestra that plays at many of the top galas in the Mpls/St Paul area, appropriately titled the Paul Peterson Orchestra.
2017 highlights include touring with his new band, St Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars in Australia and Maui, where Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler sat in.