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Grammy and American Music Award Winning...Platinum and Gold Record Producing...They are considered by many of their peers as being one of the greatest live-performing Funk/Rock Bands ever to hit a stage!  An adrenaline rush of pure unabashed raw energy!! The Stone City Band is ready to "Fire Up That Funk!!"

Stone City Band was formed in 1978 by The King of Punk Funk, Rick James.  The Stone City Band served as Rick's exclusive recording and touring band from the beginning and through the height of his career.  The Stone City Band established the sound of punk-funk, rock, and pop and crossed over with the hit song Super Freak.  Their career spans over 40 years and sold over 10 million records worldwide.  They were very instrumental in the sound, such as Mary Jane, You & I, Standing On The Top, Fire & Desire, Cold Blooded, and Ladies Choice.  The hits don't stop.  The catalog of mega-hits can keep people on the dance floor for hours, including performing some of Teena Marie's top hits.  

This legendary band not only has released their own albums under Motown's Gordy Label but, for more than two decades, has provided the sounds that have been heard on recordings and tours with Rick James, MC Hammer, Teena Marie, The Mary Jane Girls, The Temptations, Eddie Murphy, Smokey Robinson, New Edition and Bobby Brown to name a few.

Their musical performances can be seen on The Grammy, The American Music, and Soul Train Awards, as well as appearances on the Arsenio Hall, Tonight with Jay Leno and Lopez Tonight Shows, Saturday Night Live, Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve, and countless more.  This legendary band has won numerous awards from, Grammy Awards to American Music Awards.  They have 3 Gold, 3 Platinum, and 1 Triple Platinum award.  You can catch them on UnSung, Tales Of The Tour Bus, and the latest documentary of Bitchin' The Sound and Fury of Rick James.

The Stone City Band comprises original Motown and Gordy recording producing and touring musicians Lanise Hughes, Tom McDermott, Levi Ruffin, Nate Guido Hughes, Oscar Alston, and Danny Lemelle.


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