The ultimate tribute 2 prince
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:
INDIANA — The Tropicana (Evansville)
NEW JERSEY — Hard Rock Casino (Atlantic City)
NEW YORK — Akwesasne Mohawk Casino (Hogansburg) ✫ Vernon Downs (Vernon)
PENNSYLVANIA — SugarHouse Casino (Philadelphia) ✫ Mohegan Sun (Wilkes-Barre)
THEATERS & OTHER VENUES:
CANADA — Calistoga Grill (Pointe-Claire, QC)
CONNECTICUT — The Kate (Old Saybrook) ✫ Ives Concert Park (Danbury) ✫ Joey C's (Stratford)
FLORIDA — Haven Lounge (Orlando) ✫ 1904 Music Hall (Jacksonville)
INDIANA — Rock ‘N Rail (Griffith)
MAINE — Vinegar Hill (Arundel) ✫ State Theatre (Portland) ✫ Port City Music Hall (Portland) ✫ BAE (Bangor) ✫ Cross Insurance Center (Bangor) ✫ DownUnder Club (Bangor) ✫ Mine Oyster (Boothbay) ✫ Moose Alley (Rangeley) ✫ Waterville Opera House (Waterville)
MASSACHUSETTS — The Cannery Music Hall (Southbridge) ✫ Ralph's Rock Diner (Worcester)
NEW HAMPSHIRE — Dover Brickhouse (Dover) ✫ Shaskeen (Manchester)
NEW YORK — Jupiter Hall (Albany) ✫ Arlene’s Grocery (NYC) ✫ The Westcott Theater (Syracuse) ✫ Funk 'n Waffles (Syracuse)
OHIO — Civic Music Hall (Toledo)
PENNSYLVANIA — Mauch Chunk Opera House (Jim Thorpe) ✫ River Jazz Cafe (Plains) ✫ Ritz Theatre (Scranton)
RHODE ISLAND — Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingston)
VERMONT — Maple Tree Place (Williston)
Hear – and see – for yourself what it sounds like when Dean Ford’s doves cry.