The Purple Ones - Insatiable Tribute to Prince
The Red Cars
Pop Pop
Fri Feb 28 9:00 pm PST (Doors: 8:00 pm )
Ages 21 and Up
$20.00 - $52.00

The Purple Ones treat the music and patented vibe of Prince’s legacy with the utmost respect, capturing the essence of what it was like to see Prince live. The Purple Ones deliver their own spin on Prince’s live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed.

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Genre: tribute 

Ticket Price: $20 advanced / $22 day of show /Music Box Dinner + Show Package for 2  (online only — Limited Availability) / Watercolors Dinner + Show Package for 2 (online only — Limited Availability)

Watercolors Restaurant Dinner + Show Package for 2 - $80
Includes:
-2 GA standing The Purple Ones Tickets
-3-course meal w/ wine pairings at Watercolors (located inside the Carté Hotel)
Dinner is located at 401 W Ash St. Questions? Contact the restaurant 619-432-1428 or RSVP @CarteHotel.com
 

Music Box Prix Fixe Dinner Package for 2 - $104
Includes:
-2 general admission standing The Purple Ones tickets
-Prix Fixe Dinner for 2
-First access to our third floor viewing area!
Dinner starts at 8pm at Music Box located at 1337 India St.
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PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.

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The Purple Ones - Insatiable Tribute to Prince
Pop

Oakland California’s The Purple Ones treat the music and patented vibe of Prince’s legacy 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 - delivering their own spin on Prince’s (and other Prince related artists such as The New Power Generation, Sheila E., Morris Day & The Time and the general Minneapolis Sound) live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed. 

The Purple Ones is a group of world-class musicians that carries out the Purple Legacy of the MUSIC.  TPO is NOT a typical tribute band. There is no impersonator or look- a-like, nor do they dress up in goofy costumes or wigs. 

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 homage on the planet. 
 
The Purple Ones have been selling out concert venues since their inception, growing a fan base over the years that includes long time Prince devotees and newbies that are just discovering the icon. Recently, Brown Mark and Matt “Doctor” Fink from The Revolution performed with TPO onstage and is not uncommon for the band to be joined on stage by “Honorary Purple Ones” like celebrity “Super Fan,” comedienne Margaret Cho and members of the artist’s extended musical family, including renowned percussionist (and brother of Sheila E,) Juan Escovedo who toured the world with Prince in the 80’s.

The Purple Ones’ Musical Director is Prince’s former Musical Director, bassist/guitarist and co-founder of Prince’s “New Power Generation,” Levi Seacer Jr. Levi was with Prince for many years and is the only Prince band member to have played multiple instruments. 

Later, collaborating with Prince as a songwriter and Co-Producer on his projects. Now the lead guitarist and Musical Director of The Purple Ones, Seacer is determined to continue the musical legacy of his late friend and former band mate. He says one of the biggest keys to the authenticity is the ‘controlled chaos” that existed in Prince’s world that allowed for extreme creativity, “With Prince,” Levi says, “you tried everything. That’s the biggest thing I learned from him over all those years. If it doesn’t work you can always take it out, but if it does work…there’s no limit.” 

The Red Cars
Pop

The Red Fox Tails. From San Diego, California. Weaving together a tapestry of sounds as diverse as their home base in Southern California - inspired by the sound of the surf and the Latin vibes that permeates their surroundings - a dash of Meters soul, Sun Ra explorations, and Alex Chilton, too - can’t forget the vintage 60s private eye jazz and psychedelic rock. Yes. These Gabor Szabo-like requiems will get you moving...Turn on, Tune in. Dance, Relax, Bask in the sounds, and create your own motion picture. And, unlike the elusive red fox, spotting a live performance is easier than you think.

*** Also, on very special occasions, an expanded lineup for our Ric Ocasek/Cars Tribute show ***

Since the band’s inception in 2010, the Red Fox Tails have brought their unique relaxed-yet-spirited sound to venues and private events across Southern California and Baja to New Orleans.

"For the last several years the Red Fox Tails have been giving us good-time music that is both danceable and interesting to listen to. The trio of guitar, bass, and drums has been drawing on music from almost every corner of the world, from folk music of the Peruvian Andes to 1970s African pop. They are also fully conversant in the language of surf music and early soul" (San Diego Troubador).

Guitars, Mandolin / Felipe Benavides
Saxophones, Clarinet / JP Balmat
Upright Bass / Jay Reilly
Drums / Ron Bocian