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Whether you’re an old or ‘nu’ fan - this is the place where you’re find all things Nu Shooz past, present and future. You can sign up for our mailing list, watch videos, find your favorite music from the 80s, listen to our latest recording “Kung Pao Kitchen”, check out where we’re playing next, or get in touch with us. To purchase music just click on the iTunes link below or visit our website store where you can order physical CD’s or listen to full streams and download. (Tip: when you buy music at our website store you can name your own price for the music.) Cheers! Valerie and John
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Our final stop on this year’s Super Freestyle Explosion Tour will be at the Honda Center on Saturday, October 18 2014. The tour features our 80s comrades Lisa Lisa, Exposé, The Original Cover Girls, Stevie B. and more. Tickets are going fast for this one, so if you’re in the L.A. area you’ll want to get yours soon!
If you’re in Oregon, you can catch the reunited Nu Shooz Band twice in November. We’ll be in Sheridan OR at the Monroe Events Center on November 8th and at Jimmy Mak’s in Portland on Saturday, November 15 for TWO shows - one at 7:30 PM (click HERE for tickets) and one at 10:00 PM (click HERE for tickets.) The band features Nu Shooz alumni Gary Fountain, Tracey Harris, Margaret Linn, Johnny Riley, and the Shoo Horns Paul Mazzio and Tim Jensen.
It was an honor and a pleasure for us to perform at the 8th annual Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Concert recently (the Shooz were inducted in 2007.) We shared the stage with the Norman Sylvester Band and the great Dr. Demento. Our friend and bandmate Tracey Harris sang a song that Jay “Bird” Koder wrote to honor those in the Oregon music community who passed this last year - two of whom were members of our Nu Shooz family back in the day - Billy Triplett (sound man extraordinaire) and Linda Hornbuckle (our back up vocalist and A #1 Soul Sister in 1986) Billy and Linda were world class talents with huge loving hearts. We’re so grateful that they were a part of our musical lives.
Here’s a video clip of Linda Hornbuckle performing with Nu Shooz back in 1986. [And incidentally, Billy Triplett mixed this show] The video and sound quality’s not that great, but her energy is undeniable.