Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In 1983, St. Paul was discovered by Prince and he was groomed to replace Monte Moir as the keyboardist for R&B band, The Time. He gained exposure when the band appeared in Prince's 1984 movie, "Purple Rain."
After the Time disbanded in 1984, Prince gathered the remaining members to form a new band called the Family with St. Paul as the lead singer. Later on, St. Paul left the band to pursue a solo music career.
The first single "Stranger to Love" peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his only appearance on the Hot 100.
A promotional single "Every Heart Needs A Home" was released, but didn't chart. It was featured on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie soundtrack.
St. Paul was featured on a live recording with the Minneapolis All-Stars. He has provided vocals, written, arranged, & produced music for artists such as Jasmine Guy, Terri Nunn, Stacy Earl, Paula Abdul, Rockie Robbins, Sa-Fire, Joe Sample, Elisa Fiorillo, Sheena Easton, the Truth, and Centerfold. He has even toured with Kenny Loggins.
From 1998 to 2000, St. Paul was the bandleader and bassist for the house band on the "Donny & Marie" show.
He has also produced, co-produced, and performed on Oleta Adams' 2009 album, "Let's Stay Here." St. Paul is married with two children and lives in the Minneapolis area.
In June of 2011, he and three other members of the Family reunited under the name "fDeluxe" and released a new record called "Gaslight" in September of 2011.
To see St. Paul's official website, go to:
To see the music video for "Rich Man," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Stranger to Love," go to:
To see a fan-made video for "Every Heart Needs a Home," go to: