Friday 13th & Saturday 14th July 2018 | 9pm
Sunday 15th July 2018 | 6.30pm
Back by popular demand, Andrew De Silva brings his Purple Revolution: A Tribute To Prince show back to The Reef Hotel Casino for two massive nights, and a Sunday session this July. After performing to packed houses last year, it was only a matter of time before the enigmatic performer returned to reprise the acclaimed show. With Friday and Saturday night shows designed to get the evening party happening, and a Sunday session, with a 6.30pm start, there is something for everyone.
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.
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, 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 on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th July, commencing at 9pm, with support from The Tall Poppies and Big Noise. The show returns for a special Sunday session on Sunday 15th July at 6.30pm.
*** Live at the Casino shows in BAR36 are non-ticketed shows.
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