FRIDAY 3RD – SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2017 | 9PM START FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS + 5PM SUNDAY SESSION
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 and make it a proper Prince show. The first show launched in Albury three weeks before Prince passed away. After his passing, Andrew decided to keep the tribute show going to pay homage to him in the best way possible – through music.
Purple Revolution: A Tribute To Prince heads to Cairns for three special nights at The Reef Hotel Casino, including a Sunday session – and music fans are in for a treat indeed. 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), Paolo Cecchinelli (Kate Ceberano, Vanessa Amorosi), Rod Bustos (Kate Ceberano, Vanessa Amorosi) and drummer Carlo Parisi.
There is no doubt the Purple Revolution will pay homage in a party fashion – after all, Prince penned some of the best songs in music history. 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 – now Purple Revolution: A Tribute to Prince will endeavor to keep those memories alive.
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.
Don’t miss Andrew De Silva and friends as they pay homage to the Purple Prince in Purple Revolution: A Tribute to Prince.
Purple Revolution: A Tribute to Prince featuring Andrew De Silva performs at BAR36, The Reef Hotel Casino for three nights from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November 2017. From 9pm on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October. The party continues til late on Friday night with The Tall Poppies and on Saturday night with Flavour. The Purple Revolution Sunday session kicks off early at 5pm on Sunday 5th November 2017 with Eddie Skiba providing opening entertainment.
*** Live at the Casino shows in BAR36 are non-ticketed shows.