Original P

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The Original P is an American funk band formed in 1998 by four founding members of Parliament-Funkadelic, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas and Ray Davis. All four have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Grady Thomas - vocals, percussion, (1981–present)
  • Ben Powers, Jr. - drums, bass, percussion, (1981–present)
  • John "Fly" Wiley - keyboards, (1981–present)
  • Gene Thomas - lead and rhythm guitar, vocals (1991–present)
  • Patrice "Emerald" Llewellen, vocals (1991–present)
  • Sonja Holmes, vocals (1991–present)
  • Kevin "K-Star" Shider - lead and rhythm guitar, vocals (2005–present)
  • Sharla L. Patrick - keyboards, vocals (2005–present)
  • Scott "Skyntyte" Free - guitar/vocals, (2007–present)
  • Michael "Mike P." Patterson - guitar/vocals (2013–present)
  • Defiance Douglass - vocals/keyboards
  • Asher McKinney - keyboards

(2014 - present)

Past members[edit]

  • Ray Davis (musician) - bass vocal (1991-2005)
  • Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins - first tenor vocal (1981-2012)
  • Calvin Simon - second tenor vocal (1981-2007)
  • William "Billy" Mims - guitar (1981-2007)
  • Derrick Davis - bass, vocals (1991–2016)
  • Douglas Smith - keyboards, vocals (2005-2007)
  • "Peter Keys" Pisarczyk - keyboards (2005-2007)
  • Ann Love - vocals (2003-2005)
  • George "Paisley" Gordon - guitar (1998-2003)
  • Rose Offord - vocals (2007-2009)

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