Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8PM
37 Main Buford
The Purple Xperience is a five-piece tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have been touring around the country since 2011, bringing the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations.
The Purple Xperience embodies the spirit and sounds of Prince, with front-man Marshall Charloff channeling the vocals and moves from the icon himself.
The Purple Xperience leaves no one disappointed.
Marshall Charloff, front man for The Purple Xperience, imaginatively styles the magic of Prince’s talent in an uncannily unmatched fashion with his appearance, vocal imitation, and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar and piano.
Marshall Charloff taught himself to play the guitar at the age of 15 and later taught himself the piano, bass, and drums. He is a celebrated producer and recording artist, skills that paved the way for Marshmallow Fields, a 1990s production team consisting of Marshall, Grammy winner John Fields (The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Switchfoot), and Steven “Funkytown” Greenberg. Their single charted on the Billboard Top 100 dance charts and is still in rotation amongst DJs around the country. Although Charloff and Fields shared co-production credits, the release was executive produced by Steven Greenberg. Marshmallow Fields’s credits include productions for Grammy Award winners The Commodores, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Little Anthony and the Imperials, and multi-platinum selling Lipps Inc. just to name a few. Marshall also wrote the song “Don’t Rock It”, which is on the Commodores XX album released in 1993 and for which he also appears as a producer and arranger.
His latest two recordings are on the album “94 East” featuring Prince, on which Marshall appears on keyboards and bass guitar, and, in 2009, on his self-produced single “Cougars”, which has had notable success on iTunes and was on the soundtrack of feature film “Thieves Like Us”.
On the national platform, he has played rooms all over the U.S including Las Vegas and L.A. In 2009, Marshall teamed up with Doctor Fink from Prince and the Revolution and Pepe Willie from the band 94 East to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame benefit concert. On the same bill were Cheap Trick, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and the Georgia Satellites. Most recently, Marshall performed for seven years as one of the country’s most sought after dueling piano players as one-half of The Funkeys, in which he garnered a strong following as one of the nation’s best Prince impersonators as well as for his ability to wow audiences and leave them wanting more.