Cupid and the Dance Party Express Band
Cupid has spent a career reminding fans he's not a rapper. He's a singer. "Dance Fever" marks Cupid's first collection of recordings with a live band. The international success of "Cupid Shuffle" has allowed Cupid to tour from Birmingham to Bahrain with Stevie Wonder, the O'Jays, New Edition and other stars. But Cupid always performed songs to recorded tracks while the other entertainers were backed by full bands. Cupid's band, called Dance Party Express, is a New Iberia-based group that includes Joseph Mitchell (bass), Bernard Johnson (guitar), Aja Diggs (drums) and Michelle Bradley-Mitchell (keyboards). Shawn Bernard serves as a background singer. Brandon "Mr. Phat" Nezey, a guiding force behind "Cupid Shuffle," remains as musical director.