It doesn’t get more legendary than the music of PRINCE. When the iconic performer passed away in 2016, the world mourned the loss of the multi-instrumentalist who was ahead of his time musically. For Australian musician ANDREW DE SILVA, this loss was keenly felt. The songwriter was already dedicating some songs in his shows to his idol and it was a natural progression to band together some of the best musicians in the business to pay homage to him in the best way possible – through music.
On Friday 7 June, Memo Music Hall will turn purple in celebration of PRINCE’s birthday as the Purple Revolution pays homage in true party fashion. With tracks such as Little Red Corvette, 1999, Cream, Diamonds & Pearls, I Wanna Be Your Lover and the iconic Purple Rain, audiences are guaranteed to be on their feet from start to finish. Prince’s hits smashed the Billboard Charts and created memories for generations.
Whether you were a fan of Prince’s irrevocable style, or only discovered his catalogue after his passing, Purple Revolution is a show for all to enjoy. Jam-packed with hits, the show features guitar virtuoso Simon Hosford (Men At Work, Tommy Emmanuel), Rod Bustos (Kate Ceberano, Vanessa Amorosi), drummer Johnny Salerno (Belinda Carlisle, Jon Stevens) and Aaron Mendoza (Angus & Julia Stone) on keys.
When it comes to an artist performing Prince’s material, then Andrew De Silva is confidently placed to do so. There is little he can’t do – from fronting R&B supergroup CDB in the 1990s, to pub rock icons Boom Crash Opera nowadays, Andrew is also an established singer-songwriter within his own right, winning the 2012 Australia’s Got Talent for his incredible vocal style.
To get the night started DjC – World Wide Jammi Show will be kicking of the party playing non-stop 80’s funk and soul, including, of course, the PRINCE hits and rare grooves.
Don’t miss Andrew De Silva and friends as they pay homage to the Purple Prince in Purple Revolution: A Tribute to Prince.