Long Live His Royal Badness
Long Live His Royal Badness
Dressed 2 the 9's, Dean Ford embodies PRINCE with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing. Ford and company perform all the hits you know and love, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety. But, it's more than just the songs. He's got the look, the moves, and the sounds down jaw-droppingly well. So well, you'll forget it's only a tribute.
It all started in 2011, when Dean Ford and his musician friends put on their first of many sold out tributes to the Purple One in Portland, Maine. The show, lovingly entitled "Purple Brainz" is now held annually at the prestigious, Port City Music Hall. Past shows have featured Prince and The Revolution’s own keyboardist Matt “Doctor” Fink. Lately, Ford has been sticking with a rotation of his core band, The Beautiful Ones. Though, he and the band have plenty of surprises up their frilled sleeves.
The Beautiful Ones have performed at venues including: The Kate (Old Saybrook, CT), Ives Concert Park (Danbury, CT), Joey C's (Stratford, CT), Haven Lounge (Orlando, FL), 1904 Music Hall (Jacksonville, FL), The Tropicana (Evansville, IN), Rock ‘N Rail (Griffith, IN), State Theatre (Portland, ME), Port City Music Hall (Portland, ME), BAE (Bangor, ME), Down Under Club (Bangor, ME), Mine Oyster (Boothbay, ME), The Cannery Music Hall (Southbridge, MA), Ralph's Rock Diner (Worcester, MA), The Dover Brickhouse (Dover, NH), The Shaskeen (Manchester, NH), Jupiter Hall (Albany, NY), Arlene’s Grocery (New York, NY), The Westcott Theater (Syracuse, NY), Funk 'n Waffles (Syracuse, NY), The Westcott Theater (Syracuse, NY), Akwesasne Mohawk Casino (Hogansburg, NY), Vernon Downs Casino (Vernon, NY), Civic Music Hall (Toledo, OH), Mauch Chunk Opera House (Jim Thorpe, PA) River Jazz Cafe (Plains, PA), Ritz Theatre (Scranton, PA), Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingston, RI) Maple Tree Place (Williston, VT), Calistoga Grill (Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada), and more.
Hear – and see – for yourself what it sounds like when Dean Ford’s doves cry.
“If you’ve never seen Ford’s interpretation of Prince, you’re in for quite a surprise. He’s got the look, moves and sounds down jaw-droppingly well. Hear – and see – for yourself what it sounds like when Dean Ford’s doves cry.”
“Ok seriously we should all bow down to Dean Ford for his promo photo for this event, because he is bringing us the fluorescent, frill-sleeved, grape flavored, perfect eyebrowed, billowing plumes of dramatic smoke REALNESS that is the real Prince”
“If you know Dean or have been to one of the Purple Brainz shows around Halloween, you know he’s got the voice, the moves and the mannerisms down. Last night was no different, Dean and his band played for nearly three hours to a large group of Prince fans that got together to celebrate the life of the musical genius that left us too soon. Emotions were flying. I remember at one point to the right was a group of people singing and dancing, to the left I saw a woman crying.”
“Dean has got it down! He looks, sings and moves just like 'His Royal Badness'”
“Like many of us Dean Ford is a huge fan, with a major difference. He can transform himself into Prince. Dean has been paying tribute with his Purple Brainz shows during Halloween season for several years now and if you’ve ever experienced it, you know he looks, moves and sounds like Prince.”
“Led by the illustrious Dean Ford, one of the only dudes in town that can live in the Purple One’s range.”
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