- Before that she will also perform in the public square of Santa Ana (Thursday 22) & in Puerto de la Cruz (Friday 23), with entrance tickets completey sold out
- From 2009 to 2014 she toured with Prince’s band New Power Generation
Within the programme of the 30th Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más, the American singer Liv Warfield will offer a third concert. This new event will be held on Saturday 24 July at The Paper Club (Calle (Street) Remedios 10, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), starting at 15.00 hours. Entrance tickets are now on sale, price 15 euros, on tickety.es. Before that, Warfield will perform in the public square of Santa Ana on Thursday 22 and the following day in Puerto de la Cruz (Lago Martíanez), but no tickets are available for these concerts.
Attending a Liv Warfield show is like watching Tina Turner, Sade and James Brown all in one, a memorable experience. Her powerful voice and enormous stage presence have been key as to why over the course of her career she has worked alongside icons like Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Nancy Wilson & Prince himself. Born in Peoria, Illinois, she was part of Prince’s New Power Generation and as of since the year 2016 she is with Roadcase Royale, a band formed with Nancy Wilson, Ryan Waters (a proteg’e of Prince & Warfield’s musical director for her solo performances), Chris Joyner, keyboard player of ‘Heart’, bassist Dan Rothchild and drummer Ben Smith.
In the year, 2009 Prince himself called her to join his band as a vocalist and, after a spate of several years on tour with the whiz from Minneapolis, Warfield released The Unexpected, an album produced by Prince which would win the ‘Soul Train’ award in 2014 and many other nominations, including the prestigious TV channel ‘BET’ television Best New Artist. She has participated in a number of well-known TV programmes, such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live & the Arsenio Hall Show, among many others.
Warfield grew up the daughter of a Pentecostal deacon, listening to gospel music, in a strict background that didn’t allow her to listen to secular music; she used to sing Whitney Houston songs to herself when her parents weren’t around. She also hid her interest in public singing from them, and in fact was so nervous on her first try that she sang with her back to the audience.
In 2006 Warfield released her first album, Embrace Me, a collection of ballads. Her musical career took off in 2009 after being selected as the newest member of Prince’s New Power Generation two months after he took interest in a submitted video of her performing The Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter. She toured with the band for five years. Her second solo album, The Unexpected was released early 2014 with Prince as its Executive Producer (he also wrote the single under the same name for the album) and with the collaboration of the New Power Generation providing horns. After Prince died, Warfield performed at Celebration 2017, a multi-day tribute to his life and legacy held a year after his death, at Paisley Park.
In 2014 Liv’s performance at the Essence Festival was acclaimed by both critics & fans as one of the most outstanding shows in the history of the New Orleans festival. She is one of the artists who participated in Prince’s album with unreleased material by him, titled Welcome 2 America; as well as collaborating in the new disc by the French group Joon Moon. She is currently recording her new album due to be released at the beginning of the year 2022, from which her first single Mantra is out now.