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1998 Heavy Metal Funkasson Michael Hampton  >>>Listen

SELECTED CREDIT

1975 Let's Take It To The Stage / Funkadelic (Guitar)

1976 Mothership Connection / Parliament (Guitar)


1976 Tales Of Kidd Funkadelic / Funkadelic (Guitar, Co-Writer)

1976
Clones of Dr. Funkenstein /Parliament (Guitar, Vocals)

1976 Hardcore Jollies / Funkadelic (Guitar, Drums, Guitar Effects, Co-writer)

1976 Stretchin' Out in / Bootsy's Rubber Band (Guitar)

1977 Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! / Bootsy's Rubber Band (Guitar)

1977 Blow for Me, A Toot for You / Fred Wesley & The JB's (Guitar)

1977 Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome / Parliament (Guitar)

1978 All the Woo in the World / Bernie Worrell (Guitar)

1978 Funk or Walk / The Brides of Funkenstein (Guitar)

1978 Motor Booty Affair / Parliament (Guitar)

1978 One Nation Under a Groove / Funkadelic (Guitar, Co-writer)

1978 Pleasure Principle / Parlet (Guitar)

1979 Say Blow By Blow Backwards Fred Wesley & The JB's (Guitar)

1979 Invention Of The Booty Snatchers / Parlet (Guitar)

1979 Uncle Jam Wants You / Funkadelic (Guitar)

1979 Gloryhallastupid / Parliament (Guitar)

1980 Trombupilation / Parliament (Guitar)

1980 Play Me or Trade Me / Parlet (Guitar)

1980 Sweat Band (Guitar)

1981 Electric Spanking of War Babies / Funkadelic (Guitar, Vocals, Co-writer)

1983 Urban Dancefloor Guerillas / P-Funk All Stars (Guitar)

1983 You Shouldn't-Nuf Bit Fish / George Clinton (Guitar, Rhythm Arrangements, Co-writer)

1990 Funk Of Ages / Bernie Worrel (Guitar, Co-writer)

2002 Plush Funk / George Clinton Family Seriese Vol.3 (Guitar, Co-Writer)

2003 Playwutchyalike: The Best of Digital Underground / Digital Underground (Guitar, Composer)

2004 Live on the off Days / 420 Funk Mob (Guitar)

2005 How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent? / George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (Guitar)

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2014  Upcoming Tour Stops

8.13 WED Innsbrook / Glenn Allen, VA
8.14 THU  Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mountian / Scranton, PA
8.15 FRI  Rusty Nail / Stowe, VT
8.16 SAT  Flying Monkey Performance Center / Plymouth, NH 8/20 WED Ardmore Music Hall / Ardmore PA
8/21 THU WATER MARK / NEW YORK, NY
8/22 FRI STARLAND BALLROOM / SAYERVILLE, NJ
8/23 SAT  Funk Fest at 24th St / Virginia Beach, VA
8/24 SUN  930 CLUB / WASHINGTON, DC
8/30 SAT Ace of Spade / Sacramento, CA
8/31 SUN Pozo Saloon / Pozo, CA
9/1 MON Long Beach Funk Fest / Long Beach, CA
9/12 FRI Ogden Theatre / Denver, CO
9/13 SAT Telluride Blues & Brew Festival / Telluride, CO
9/24 WED Stage AE / Pittsburg, PA
9/25 THU The LC Pavillion - Indoors / Columbus, OH
9/27 SAT Jones Park / East ST. Louis, IL
9/28 SUN The Arcada Theatre / St. Charles, IL
10/18 SAT Danny Degennaro Memorial Concert (special appearance) / New Hope, PA



Past Tour Stops

2/7 THU HIGHER GROUND / SOUTH BURINGTON, VT
2/11 MON 9:30 CLUB / WASHINGTON DC
2/12 TUE BB KING'S BLUES CLUB / NEW YORK, NY
2/13 WED HOUSE OF BLUES / BOSTON, MA
2/15 FRI HOUSE OF BLUES / CLEVELAND, OH
2/16 SAT LC INDOOR PAVILION / COLUMBUS, OH
2/17 SUN TOAD'S PLACE / NEW HAVEN, CT
2/18 MON THE EMPORIUM / PATCHOGUE, NY
2/23 SAT FOR TJ TINDALL'S EAST COAST PREMIRE @JOHN&PETERS / NEW HOPE, PA 
3/1 FRI NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE / CHARLOTTE, NC
3/2 SAT ZiIGGY'S/ WINSTON-SALEM, NC
3/7 THU METRO CITY / PERTH, AUSTRALIA
3/8 FRI THE HI-FI / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
3/9 SAT BILLBOARD / MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
3/10 SUN GOLDEN PLAINS / MEREDITH, AUSTRALIA
3/11 MON MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART / HOBART, AUSTRALIA

3/22 FRI CRYSTAL BALLROOM / PORTLAND, OR
3/23 SAT SHOW BOX AT THE MARKET / SEATTLE, WA
3/26 SUN 420 FUNK MOB @CLOUD NINE / BERKLEY CA
3/27 WED - 3/29 FRI YOSHI'S OAKLAND / OAKLAND, CA
3/30 SAT ACE OF SPADES / SACRAMENTO, CA
4/5 FRI THE MORONGO CASINO / CABAZA, CA
4/12 THU - 14 SUN BILLBOARD LIVE / TOKYO JAPAN
4/16 TUE BILLBOARD LIVE / OSAKA JAPAN
4/19 FRI SWEET WATER 420 FEST / ATLANTA, GA
4/27 SAT FOX THEATRE / DETROIT, MI
5/3 FRI HOUSE OF BLUES / DALLAS, TX
5/4 SAT HOUSE OF BLUES / HOUSTON, TX
5/5 SUN HOUSE OF BLUES / NEW ORLEANS, LA
5/18 SAT VIRADA CULTURAL / SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
5/19 SUN VIRADA CULTURAL / SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
5/24 FRI MGM GRAND THEATRE @FOXWOOD CASINO/ MANSHANTUCKET, CT

5/25 SAT SOUL FOOD FEST / CHARLOTTE, NC
5/26 SUN SOUL FOOD FEST / CHARLESTON, SC
6/1 SAT HISTORIC YMCA BLOCK PARTY / ST. PETERSBURGH, FL
6/21 FRI BOTTLE & CORK / DEWEY BEACH, DE
6/22 SAT COUNTRY CLUB HILLS THEATRE / COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, IL
6/23 SUN RIVER DAYS FST DETROIT, MI
6/27 ALIVE@FIVE / ALBANY, NY
7/6 SAT NELSON LEDGES QUARRY PARK / NELLSON, OH
7/13 SAT RUSSIAN FEDERATION / MOSCOW, RUSSIA
7/14 SUN FESTIVAL TERRES DE SON @CHATEAU DE CANDE / TOURS, FRANCE
7/15 MON NUITS DE FOURVIERE / LYON, FRANCE
7/16 TUE LE MAS ESCARAVATIERS / PUGET SUR ARGENS 
7/17 WED LE TRIANON / PARIS FRANCE
7/18 THU PARADISO / AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
7/19 FRI THE CLAPHAM GRAND / LONDON, UK
7/20 SAT BIG FESTIVAL / STADE AGUILERA, BIARRITZ, FRANCE
7/21 SUN THEATRE JEAN-DESCHAMPS / CARCASSONNE, FRANCE
8/16 FRI LVCS / LAS VEGAS, NV
8/17 SAT FUNK FEST @GREAK THEATRE / LOS ANGELES, CA
8/22 THU BEEKMAN BEER GARDEN / NEW YORK, NY
8/23 FRI NY STATE FAIR @CHEVY COURT / SYRACUSE, NY
8/24 SAT GARDNER'S BASIN / ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
9/13 FRI FALLEN TIMBERS / MAUMEE, OH
9/25 WED AVONDALE BREWING COMPANY/ BIRMINGHAM, AL
9/26 THU GEORGIA THEATRE / ATHENS, GA
9/27 FRI MEMORIAL HALL / CHAPELHILL, NC
9/28 SAT ZIGGY'S / WINSTON-SALEM NC
9/29 SUN ZIGGY'S / WILMINGTON, NC
10/25 FRI BB KING'S BLUES CLUB / NYC
10/26 SAT WARDMAN'S PARK HOTEL BALLROOM / WASHINGTON DC
10/27 SUN HOWARD THEATRE / WASHINGTON DC
11/15 FRI TALKING STICK RESORT / SCOTTS DALE, AR
11/16 SAT SKY UTE CASINO & RESORT / IGNACIO, CO
11/17 SUN THE ORIENTAL THEATER / DENVER, CO 
11/29 FRI CONCORD MUSIC HALL / CHICAGO, IL
12/28 SAT TIPITINA'S / NEW ORLEANS, LA
12/29 SUN TIPITINA'S / NEW ORLEANS, LA
12/31 TUE FREE PRESS @SAM HOUSTON PARK / HOUSTON, TX
1/31 - 2/2 FRI - SUN  METROPOLIS / LONDON UK
2/27 FRI AMOS SOUTHBEND / CHARLOTTE NC
3/4 THU B.B. KINGS BLUES CLUB / NEW YORK NY
3/7 FRI HOUSE OF BLUES / BOSTON MA
3/8 SAT KESWICK THEATER / GLENSIDE PA
3/16-23  TOM JOYNER'S FANTASTIC VOYAGE / NASSAU BAHAMAS
4/17 THU THE RITZS / Manchester, UK
4/18 FRI The ABC / Glasgow, UK
4/19 SAT CAPRICES FESTIVAL / CRANS-MONTANA SWITZERLAND
4/25 FRI JANUS LIVE / ST. PETERSBURG, FL
4/26 SAT MS Coliseum / Jackson, MS 
4/27 SUN HOUSE OF BLUES / NEW ORLEANS LA
4/28 SAT EMPIRE GARAGE / AUSTIN, TX
4/30 MON MRQUEE THEATER / TEMPE, AR
5/1 TUE HOUSE OF BLUES / SAN DIEGO, CA 
5/2 FRI NOKIA THEATER / LOS ANGELES CA
5/3 SAT LVCS / LAS VEGSS, NV
5/4 SUN FOX THEATER / BAKER'S FIELD, CA
5/8THU - 5/10SAT YOSHI'S / SAN FRANCISCO, CA
5/11 SUN CRYSTAL BALL ROOM / PORTLAND, OR
5/17 SAT RED HAT AMPHI THEATER / RALEIGH, NC
5/19 SUN IRON CITY / BIRMINGHAM / AL
5/24 SAT GREENWICH TOWN PARTY / GREENWICH, CT 
6/26 THU THE VOGUE / INDIANAPOLIS, IN 
6/27 FRI HOUSE OF BLUES / CLEVELAND, OH
6/28 SAT HORSESHOE CASINO / HAMMOND, IL
6/29 SUN STARS & STRIPE FESTIVAL / STERLING HTS, MI
7/17 THU Cultura Festival / Madrid, Spain
7/18 FRI Kirjurinluoto Concert Park-Porijazz / Pori, Finland
7/19 SAT Pivo & Cvetje Festival / Lasko,Slovenia
7/20 SUN Longchamp Open Air / Maeseilles, France
7/23 WED Jazzaldia / San Sebastien, Spain
7/24 THU Cabaret Savage / Paris, France
7/26 SAT The Forum / London, UK
7/27 SUN Paradiso / Amsterdam, Netherland
7/28 MON Astra Kulturhaus / Berlin, Germany
7/30 WED Hirsch / Nurenberg, Germany
7/31 THU Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
8/1 MON Vanguard Music Festival / Copenhagen, Denmark




BIO

Michael Hampton has been a lead guitarist, composer and musical director as well as a Rock 'n Roll Hall of fame inductee with the band George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic since 1974.
His debut performance at Landover MD was a substitute for original Funkadelic guitarist Eddie Hazel, however he firmly grabbed his position as a new star player in already a stadium-sell-out band. He was fresh out of high school when he caught the band member's attention at their after show party, where he played the well known solo "Maggot Brain" note for note. That was how "Kidd” started as “Funkadelic", which later
becomes a part of album title and his nickname “Kidd Funkadelic™”.

Hampton recalls those early days as if the guitar choose him when he picked up his first guitar in one store near his hometown. He started to teach himself picking up various numbers from the radio.  During junior high school, his musical imagination had been triggered by a guy in his neighbor who turned him onto the electric guitar, then during High school he took lessons from a Jazz guitar player, who taught him technique, from various scales to “ghost noting” which rooted deep into his signature style, simultaneous “melody-chord-speed”. This training prepared this determined Kidd for the biggest turning point soon after. As Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Albert King were some of the biggest influence to him, he listened to many different genres of music and players, and then turned them into his own interpretations, which supports his musical versatility and complexity to this day.

Hampton's first studio recordings was Bootsy's Rubber Band's “Stretchin' Out In” (1976). As time went on, he built his unique style to the higher level by recording and performing with Parliament and Funkadelic. George Clinton describes him “Perfected the concept to play solo with melody of the song” with his solo leads on “Maggot Brain”, “Red Hot Momma”, “Cosmic Slop”, “Knee Deep”, “Funkentelechy” to name a few. Since 80's, he has been showing his multi talent on other musical instruments from key board to drums, as well as synthesizer programming and producing songs.

Besides being one of the most important members of P-funk, Hampton has been playing and recording on various project with & without P-funk. Playing his one-and-only “Kidd Funkadelic™” style, he adds a modern yet old school, groovy and hard edge to whatever he works on and takes it to another level of art and reaches out to audiences without any extra frills. In the best acclaimed P-funk spin off project, 420 Funk Mob, starting back in 1997, led by Michael “Clip” Payne along with Lige Curry, Gabe Gonzales, who are also current or past members of P-funk, he has been leading the band sound as a deep groove oriented funk rock jam, delivering the spirits of early Funkadelic in the best form. Hampton's Other projects includes Deee Lite, along with Bootsy Collins, he went out to world tour (1994), also appears on Bill Laswel projects with Bernie Worrel, also played on Too $hort albums (1992 & 1996) and worked on studio project for Too $hort.

Hampton recorded his 1st complete solo album, “Heavy Metal Funkason” (1998) which emphasis on another side of him. While various members from P-funk including George Clinton appeared on some of the tracks, Hampton created his own world featuring heavy metal style guitar with psychedelic and earthy groove from Funkadelic. This actually widened his musical exploration much further for the future. His talent runs from performing on different instruments to jumping onto his take on digital music creation.