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On [[Prince]] albums they are usually credited as 'Hornheadz' while the albums they released as a collective are as Hornheads.
 
On [[Prince]] albums they are usually credited as 'Hornheadz' while the albums they released as a collective are as Hornheads.
  
In 1994 The Hornheads released there first album: ''Hornheads'', which included their composition [[Hornheadz: Intermission|Intermission]], also performed live on the road with [[Prince]] and [[The NPG]] in 1993. And 'New Dell Inn', an arrangement that [[Prince]] also used in [[Billy Jack Bitch]] as well as 'Tub O’ Grease', which is a version of [[Oilcan]] from the [[Band: New Power Generation|New Power Generation]]'s first 'solo' album [[Album: Gold Nigga|Gold Nigga]] released in 1993.  
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In 1994 The Hornheads released there first album: ''Hornheads'', which included their composition [[Hornheadz: Intermission|Intermission]], also performed live on the road with [[Prince]] and [[The NPG]] in 1993. And 'New Dell Inn', an arrangement that [[Prince]] also used in [[Billy Jack Bitch]] as well as 'Tub O’ Grease', which is a version of [[Oilcan]] from the [[Band: New Power Generation|New Power Generation]]’s first ’solo' album [[Album: Gold Nigga|Gold Nigga]] released in 1993.  
  
 
A sophomore album ''5 Heads Are Better Than 1'' followed in 1997. Then it took them until 2004 to complete their third album ''Fat Lip''. they are also featured on a wide range of albums by artists unrelated to [[Prince]] (see listing below).
 
A sophomore album ''5 Heads Are Better Than 1'' followed in 1997. Then it took them until 2004 to complete their third album ''Fat Lip''. they are also featured on a wide range of albums by artists unrelated to [[Prince]] (see listing below).
  
Since 2011 The Hornheads again went into the studio working for [[Prince]] They did sessions with him throughout 2012. Some of the songs with them have been released through [[3rdEyeGirl.com]]. They currently only work as a studio outfit and no longer go on the road with [[Prince]].
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Since 2011 The Hornheads again went into the studio working for [[Prince]] They did sessions with him throughout 2012. Some of the songs with them have been released through [[3rdEyeGirl.com]]. After the nineties the Hornheads only worked as a studio outfit and no longer went on the road with [[Prince]].
 
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* [[Michael B. Nelson|Michael Nelson (Sometimes as Mike Nelson)]]: Trombone
 
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* [[22_November 1999|22 November 1999]]: El Álamo, Spain - Estudios El Álamo (Séptimo) ([[Michael Nelson]], [[Dave Jensen]], [[Kathy Jensen]])
 
* [[22_November 1999|22 November 1999]]: El Álamo, Spain - Estudios El Álamo (Séptimo) ([[Michael Nelson]], [[Dave Jensen]], [[Kathy Jensen]])
 
* [[25_November 1999|25 November 1999]]: Cologne, Germany - Studio 449 (Harald Schmidt Show) ([[Michael Nelson]], [[Dave Jensen]], [[Kathy Jensen]])
 
* [[25_November 1999|25 November 1999]]: Cologne, Germany - Studio 449 (Harald Schmidt Show) ([[Michael Nelson]], [[Dave Jensen]], [[Kathy Jensen]])
* [[27_November 1999|27 November 1999]]: Aalsmeer, the Netherlands - Joop van den Ende Studio's (Glücksspirale) ([[Michael Nelson]], [[Dave Jensen]], [[Kathy Jensen]])
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* [[27_November 1999|27 November 1999]]: Aalsmeer, the Netherlands - Joop van den Ende Studio’s (Glücksspirale) ([[Michael Nelson]], [[Dave Jensen]], [[Kathy Jensen]])
* [[28_November 1999|28 November 1999]]: Almere, the Netherlands - Cinevideo Studio's (Tros TV-Show) ([[Michael Nelson]], [[Dave Jensen]], [[Kathy Jensen]])
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* [[28_November 1999|28 November 1999]]: Almere, the Netherlands - Cinevideo Studio’s (Tros TV-Show) ([[Michael Nelson]], [[Dave Jensen]], [[Kathy Jensen]])
 
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*2000 [[Album: Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic|Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic]]
 
*2000 [[Album: Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic|Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic]]
 
*2001 [[Album: The Rainbow Children|The Rainbow Children]]
 
*2001 [[Album: The Rainbow Children|The Rainbow Children]]
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*2014 [[Album: Art Official Age|Art Official Age]]
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*2015 [[Album:_Hitnrun_Phase_One|Hitnrun Phase One]]
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*2015 [[Album: Hitnrun_Phase_Two|Hitnrun Phase Two]]
 
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*1993 [[The NPG]]: [[Album: Gold Nigga|Gold Nigga]]
 
*1993 [[The NPG]]: [[Album: Gold Nigga|Gold Nigga]]
 
*1993 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Staples Mavis Staples]: [[Album: The Voice|The Voice]]
 
*1993 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Staples Mavis Staples]: [[Album: The Voice|The Voice]]
*1993 [[Tevin Campbell]]: [[Album: I'm Ready|I'm Ready]]  
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*1993 [[Tevin Campbell]]: [[Album: I’m Ready|I’m Ready]]  
 
*1994 Various Artists: [[Album: 1-800 New Funk|1-800 New Funk]]
 
*1994 Various Artists: [[Album: 1-800 New Funk|1-800 New Funk]]
 
*1994 Various Artists: [[Album: Pret A Porter|Prêt-A-Porter]]
 
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**Illya Kuryaki: ''Chances''
 
**Illya Kuryaki: ''Chances''
 
**Benoit Delbecq: ''Crescendo in Duke''
 
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Latest revision as of 16:09, 26 March 2021

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Hornheads

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Band details


Assembled: 1991
Disbanded: -
Activity with Prince: 1991-1994
1999-2000
2011-2015
Live Performances
First live appearance w/Prince:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
Discography
With Prince:


Unreleased

With Prince's Associates:
Self Productions w/Prince:
  • none.

Hornheads is a brass ensemble, formed in 1991 as a nameless collective, sometimes referred to as NPG Hornz. They were first assembled when Prince wanted a horn section to accompany The NPG on the Diamonds And Pearls Tour. Centered around trombonist and arranger, Michael B. Nelson, the Hornheads have made contributions to many live shows between 1991 and 1994, and (as a trio) in 1999/2000, as well as on many Prince and related artists albums.

On Prince albums they are usually credited as 'Hornheadz' while the albums they released as a collective are as Hornheads.

In 1994 The Hornheads released there first album: Hornheads, which included their composition Intermission, also performed live on the road with Prince and The NPG in 1993. And 'New Dell Inn', an arrangement that Prince also used in Billy Jack Bitch as well as 'Tub O’ Grease', which is a version of Oilcan from the New Power Generation’s first ’solo' album Gold Nigga released in 1993.

A sophomore album 5 Heads Are Better Than 1 followed in 1997. Then it took them until 2004 to complete their third album Fat Lip. they are also featured on a wide range of albums by artists unrelated to Prince (see listing below).

Since 2011 The Hornheads again went into the studio working for Prince They did sessions with him throughout 2012. Some of the songs with them have been released through 3rdEyeGirl.com. After the nineties the Hornheads only worked as a studio outfit and no longer went on the road with Prince.


Line Up
Original
Evolution

Original member Brian Gallagher left the ensemble in early 1996 and was replaced by Kenni (sometimes Ken) Holmen. Holmen had played on the Hornheads none-Prince projects since 1994. In 1999 the Hornheads performed with Prince as a trio, comprising Michael B. Nelson, Dave Jensen and Kathy Jensen.


Contributions
Studio

On record The Hornheads can be heard on almost all Prince albums released between 1992 and 2002, as well as on a plethora of associate artist-albums, ranging from The NPG to Carmen Electra, Chaka Khan and Graham Central Station.

Live

Guest Apperances

1995


TV-Shows

1993
  • 23 February 1993: Hollywood, CA, USA - Paramount Studios - Stage 29 (Arsenio Hall Show)
1999

 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

As The Hornheads (solo albums)
1994 Hornheads
1997 5 Heads Are Better Than 1
2004 Fat Lip
As The Hornheads Latin Ensemble
2006 Smokin’ Cuban Jazz
As The Hornheads Big Band
2006 I Love las Vegas

References
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