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Marshall Charloff and The Purple XPeRIeNCE - Prince Tribute Band

THE PURPLE XPERIENCE

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Marshall Charloff & The Purple xPeRIeNCE is the most celebrated tribute to Prince in the world.  The group was co-founded in the “Purple Mecca” – Minneapolis – by Marshall and Matt “Doctor” Fink (keyboardist from Prince & The Revolution) in 2011, an era where Prince closely monitored the use of his art.  Their vision was to deliver Prince’s music on the highest leve, played live and untracked by skilled musicians, while paying respectful homage through costuming and likeness. 

Immediately met with success and adoration from discerning Prince devotees, the band is now in its 14th year of touring, nationwide and internationally, and has performed for over 1 million fans.  In 2019, Marshall Charloff & The Purple xPeRIeNCE were selected by the US Department of State to be featured in the USA Pavillion of the World Expo in Dubai.  The band continues to hold the distiction of playing the show 100% LIVE, COMPLETELY UNTRACKED–paying homage to the greatest musician of our time –Prince–with REAL MUSICIANSHIP.  

 

STARRING MARSHALL CHARLOFF

Minneapolis native Marshall was raised in the epicenter of 1980’s music production, and cut his musical teeth working with SuperProducers John Fields and Steven “Funkytown” Greenberg.  At age 19, Marshall, like Prince, was discovered and signed by producer Pepe Willie.  Marshall is featured on 94 East albums with Prince, where he plays guitar and Prince is on vocals. 

A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer in his own right, Marshall has written for, produced, and recorded for the multi-Platinum and Grammy award-winning Commodores and for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Little Anthony & The Imperials.  Marshall’s second original album, “Unperfect” achieved the distinction of “Top 100 Albums of 2020” on global smooth jazz charts.  Marshall has also played keys for the Atlanta Rhythm Section, and has played bass guitar with Bobby “Z”, Matt “Dr. Fink”, and Andre Cymone (all Prince alumni players). 

In addition to his work with The Purple xPeRIeNCE, Marshall has had the honor of fronting 25 of the finest symphonies in North America, performing the music of Prince to great acclaim.  He has been the feature of two full-length PBS Broadcasts; fronting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and fronting the Purple xPeRIeNCE in the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. 

Marshall completed a Las Vegas residency, where he headlined starring in “Purple Piano: The World’s Only One-Man Tribute to Prince”–a highly-engaging show in the style of Prince’s final tour, “Piano & A Microphone”.  This production continues to tour nationwide, interspersed with full band performances.  In all of his avenues of honoring Prince, Marshall’s vocals are uncannily accurate, his guitar and piano skills are masterful, and his endearing stage presence is irresistible in its paradox of finess and reverence. 

 

ABOUT THE PLAYERS

Marshall Charloff’s all-star band, Purple xPeRIeNCE, hosts a number of world-class players, including Tracey Blake on lead guitar (played with NPG, Sons of Almighty featuring members of the NPG, Tracey Blake Project, and Westside–inducted in the Midwest Hall of Fame; Ron Long on Bass (played guitar with Christina Aguilera, The Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, recorded with John L. Blackman of Cameo, and Spike Lee); Ron Caron on drums (played with Soul Asylum, The Rembrandts, Tina & The B-Sides, The Melismatics); Cory Eischen on keys (played with NPG, Prince’s protege group – Mazerati – Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner and Dan Wilson from Semisonic).

 

Visit Marshall’s website to learn more: marshallcharloff.com

 

''Charloff now not only performs with The Purple Xperience but also with symphonies worldwide, giving audiences who might never have had a chance to see Prince in person a taste of what made him an American treasure.''

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