The Family Stand Featuring Sandra St. Victor Presents Their Full Moon In Scorpio Album Concert
Original Trio Peter Lord, V. Jeffrey Smith, and Sandra St. Victor To Perform “Moon In Scorpio” In Its Entirety For The First Time Ever
New York Show Marks 30th Anniversary Return to Live Venue Performances
Special Performance In Support Of Music Icon Prince’s Charity Foundation For The Arts Slated in Minneapolis
New York, NY – The Family Stand who have garnered a raucous worldwide following with their live shows and signature brand of soul-searing funk, blended with socio-political pop, free jazz, hip hop, and hardcore rock, will mark their 30th Anniversary reunion to live venue performances during their Full Moon In Scorpio Album Concert, produced by Black Rock Coalition. Known for their expansive musical range and impeccable musicianship, the original trio, powerhouse vocalist/keyboard wizard Peter Lord, vocalist multi-instrumentalist V. Jeffrey Smith and soul siren Sandra St. Victor will perform cuts from their swansong set “Moon In Scorpio” for the first time in its entirety, at their stomp-down, funk-filled full album concert at the new Cutting Room location, 44 East 32nd Street on Wednesday, March 25th at 9:30 p.m.
Top performers like John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Sting, Sheryl Crow, and David Bowie have graced the stage of this historic rock club at their previous location.
Stated Sandra St. Victor, “New York is where The Family Stand was born and bred in the foundation of Ebbets Field bricks in Brooklyn. Coming back to the city is like coming back home to play for family. They’re our biggest supporters, and our worst critics at the same time. We’re excited and stoked to be in front of our tribe again. We’re ready!”
The Family Stand will stimulate audiences with their sizzling stagecraft and memorable imprints, performing songs like ”Plantation Radio,” and “The Education Of Jamie,” that turn topical political content into eargasms. At another end of the spectrum will be “Ghetto Heaven,” the song that became their biggest hit back in the 90s, with the Soul II Soul remix becoming a stand out track from the release, gaining plays in every club in the world. “Ghetto Heaven” was also revived in 2000 by rap artist Common on his best-selling “Like Water For Chocolate” album as a duet with D’Angelo with Macy Gray featured as the female vocalist in the European remix video for the song.
In a heartfelt tribute to their dear friend, musical genius Prince, The Family Stand will perform at a special charity event sponsored by the PRN Alumni Foundation in Minneapolis at The Fine Line on April 18th. Together with former artists of Paisley Park, The Family Stand and other select artists will join together in concert to continue to carry out the icon’s generosity and contributions he founded, that support youth programs dedicated to the education, enrichment and expression of music, tech, and the arts. “Prince’s charitable support provided opportunities for so many others to help fulfill their dreams in music and in the arts. He was our dear friend and iconic genius who touched the world with his gifted talent. We are so honored to support Prince’s initiatives, and continue to carry out his vision, his spirit, and generosity to our communities,” commented St. Victor.
The Family Stand are currently in the studio recording their next album, with plans to release the first single this year.
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About The Family Stand
The Family Stand was first introduced as Evon Geffries & The Stand. Much-loved by critics, the trio’s debut set “Chapters” contained the scorching R&B charted single “Stand And Deliver.” The follow-up album with the now-renamed Family Stand was a different proposition: The release of “Chain” included the Top 3 R&B hit “Ghetto Heaven,” produced by Peter Lord and V. Jeffrey, and Soul II Soul remix became the biggest club hit in the world. In 1992, The band began working on what would be its swansong set as an original unit: “Moon In Scorpio” was an ambitious project that covered a wide musical range, with an emphasis on rock, designed to push the boundaries of what a black’ group was expected to do musically. Lord labeled the album their “greatest artistic achievement.”
About Sandra St. Victor – Solo Career
Recognized for her multi-faceted artistry and vocal prowess by industry insiders and discerning music buyers alike, the Dallas-born singer-songwriter has been captivating audiences with her special blend of R&B, pop, rock, gospel, and jazz for since launching her career, first as a member of the innovative trio The Family Stand, and as a solo soulstress in her own right with her much-treasured Warner Brothers set, “Mack Diva Saves The World,” in 1996. Sandra’s brilliant solo debut was filled with soulful highlights from the infectious first single “Rise” which was featured on the soundtrack for the popular sitcom “Living Single”, to the emotion-packed opus “Since You’ve Been Gone”. Tracks like “MPH!” and “Knocked Up And Locked Down” were a testament to Sandra’s willingness to step to the cutting edge, lyrically and musically and it was no surprise that the album quickly became a critical favorite. During this period, Sandra recorded a duet with Curtis Mayfield, “I Believe In You”, and had her own compositions recorded and released by Prince, Common, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Lalah Hathaway, and Paula Abdul, among others. “Mack Diva Saves The World” was followed up by the independent release of “Gemini: Both Sides”, with fan favorite, “Dizzy” featuring Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, and Questlove on drums. Producer chairs for the set were filled by Family Stand bandmates, V. Jeffrey Smith & Peter Lord, Tom Hammer, as well as Atlanta’s Mixzo, and super-producer, Mark Batson.
About PRN Alumni Foundation – Prince Tribute
The PRN Alumni represents some of the best producers, managers, engineers, designers, musicians and support personnel who helped power a legend. This inner circle, known for making big things happen and getting difficult things done, has come together to carry out the desires of the man who pushed them and others to do more and be better. PRN Alumni Foundation a 501(c)(3), officially formed in 2017, is comprised of former employees of Paisley Park and the international icon Prince. The group’s mission is to continue the generosity of their late boss who supported opportunities for underprivileged youth to grow in music, tech, arts, and education, and helped alumni members in-need. The foundation also supports urban farming initiatives that create sources of healthy foods where they are otherwise scarce. Short version of mission: To support youth programs dedicated to the education, enrichment, and expression of music, tech and the arts.