The Purple Ones & 1015 Folsom Presents
1015 Remembers PRINCE
THE PURPLE ONES:
Celebrating 30th Anniversary of Sign O' The Times
A Dance Night Tribute Party
Featuring The Purple One's Musical Director LEVI SEACER JR. who played on "Sign O' The Times"
+ Supporting DJs & Artists TBA!
Please join us to celebrate the music and life of Prince as the year anniversary of his passing is almost upon us and pay homage to his critically acclaimed 1987 masterpiece album and film.
Last year our show “When Doves Cry : A Dance Night Tribute Party to Prince” sold out very quickly, so reserve your tickets asap!
Wednesday March 29th / 10PM - 2AM / 21+
The Purple Ones:
Insatiable Tribute to Prince
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.
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. It 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 newest member of The Purple Ones is Prince's former Musical Director, bassist/guitarist and co-founder of
Prince's "New Power Generation," Levi Seacer Jr. (1986-1993) Levi 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."
It seems the sky is the limit for The Purple Ones. In the wake of Prince's untimely passing, this group of funky pros are
more determined than ever to honor his past by playing his hits, B-sides and deep cuts live in a world class show
that is, in the words of Prince himself, "nothin' but a party!’
The Purple Ones LIVE
FREE w/ RSVP FOR PRINCE FANS ++ THE PUBLIC!
Tickets: After purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite, you will receive an email with your tickets attached as a PDF. Please PRINT out your tickets and bring them with you on the night of the event. By purchasing a ticket you agree to receive periodic email communication from 1015 Folsom. Presale tickets must be redeemed by 1:30am.
All events are 21+ | Please bring valid identification | NO REFUNDS
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