ABOUT THE PURPLE ONES - INSATIABLE TRIBUTE to PRINCE:
His name was Prince. And he was funky!
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 11 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.
The Purple Ones is a labor of love that was born in 2012 when Bay Area based bandleader and founder, Morty Okin ("The New Morty Show”, co-founder of the Michael Jackson tribute "Foreverland" and Neil Diamond tribute "Super Diamond",) decided to focus all of his energy on building the greatest Prince tribute on the planet. "I grew up in Detroit, one of the areas in the country that embraced Prince early on in his career. I really believe that he was a one of a kind musical genius and that if we could put something together that really tapped into that, we would have something absolutely special for the world to enjoy."