While I have such fond memories of Prince’s final solo Australian tour, I’m also thrilled that I got to spend time witnessing him playing with a full band. Whether he was with the Revolution, the New Power Generation, or any number of other musicians, it was always a party. While that party may be over, Australian act Lake Minnetonka is determined its spirit doesn’t die out. Why Lake Minnetonka? If you’re not sure, I strongly suggest watching “Purple Rain” pronto!

Inspired by Prince and the Minneapolis sound he pioneered, this Melbourne jazz-funk act knows how to have fun. New single “Out There Bout There” showcases the band’s signature sound with big bold sax riffs and sexy bass licks. The sound is so good that the Revolution’s own Dr Fink has been known to jam with the band. As well as originals like this, Lake Minnetonka also love to bust out classics from Morris Day and the Time, The Family, Mazerati, and other acts that came out of Paisley Park.

Expect all that and more when Lake Minnetonka launches “Out There Bout There” at The Curtin in Carlton on October 27.