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What it takes to be a Prince tribute band
Minneapolis group headlines upcoming Icon Music Festival at Cumming Fairgrounds
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Marshall Charloff leads the Prince tribute band The Purple Xperience, which is headling the Icon Music Festival on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Cumming Fairgrounds. (Photo courtesy 37 Main)
In 2011, Marshall Charloff was asked to perform with Matt “Dr.” Fink, a keyboardist from Prince and the Revolution, at a benefit concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He mostly played guitar with Fink and members of 94 East, a ‘70s funk band that helped launch Prince’s career. They played 94 East songs, but the band also performed two Prince songs — “Purple Rain” and “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” Charloff said — with Charloff on vocals.