Dance – Music – Sex – Romance. Since 2011, Purple Veins have been spreading Prince’s musical legacy by re-creating the magical power and energy of a classic Prince show circa 1985: an all-out dance party with relentless funk, all the hits, tasty lesser-known classics, theatrical elements and dance choreography woven into it. They are the youngest, hottest, most dynamic, diverse, authentic, heartfelt and energetic Prince tribute in the world. The Revolution is now.
“Purple Veins are unlike any tribute band I’ve ever seen. The show is absolutely incredible. The ‘Prince’, and producer of the show Brandon Beebe looks and sounds so much like him it’s scary” – Matt Gerding, co-owner of the Majestic Theatre.
“Brandon Beebe, the Vein’s frontman, doesn’t imitate Prince. It’s deeper than that – he wants to let the spirit of Prince live through him. Beebe, who is usually not a fan of tribute acts, makes plenty of his own music and has a vigorous solo career. He’s showcased at SXSW and shared the stage with Meshell Ndegeocello, Kandace Springs, Zoe Keating, PHOX, Darius Rucker, and more. He puts on a show that doesn’t feel like a typical tribute band – the sincerity, passion, and total control of the music makes it feel 100% like the real thing.”
“I attended a Purple Veins show in 2011, and having seen the real deal (Purple Rain Tour, Dec. 1984), I was skeptical and wasn’t sure what to expect from this soft-spoken singer/songwriter. But Beebe’s transformation was complete: his prodigious guitar and vocal talent and his physical similarity to Prince were uncanny – clearly the result of serious study. It was all there: pop perfection, harmonies, horns, lights, synthesizers, purple and lace. The sold-out crowd was ecstatic.” – Catherine Capellaro, editor of the Isthmus, Sep. 21, 2016.