Oakland California’s The Purple Ones treat the music and patented vibe of Prince with the utmost respect, capturing the essence of what it was like to see Prince live. The musical dexterity of The Purple Ones — with 12 pieces on stage including a full horn section — completely turns the concept of a Prince tribute band on its head, delivering Prince’s material live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed.
Not a typical tribute band with a Prince lookalike or impersonator, The Purple Ones bring audiences to their feet, night after night, by speaking Prince’s musical language. Energy, rhythm, creativity, and of course a serious dose of unadulterated funk. The Purple Ones tap into that soulful artistry like none other.