The Purple Xperience, including Matt “Doctor” Fink, from Prince and The Revolution is Unmistakably the most authentic Prince tribute band in the World …
The fact that Matt “Doctor” Fink from Prince and The Revolution and Marshall Charloff would wind up working together in a tribute to the artist they both respect and admire so much is a testament to destiny.
It began years ago when Marshall, who like Prince, taught himself to play guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums in his early teens, found himself invited to a rehearsal of Prince and The Revolution as they prepared for their renowned Purple Rain tour.
“I kept going back after that first day, I couldn’t get enough” explains Marshall. “I found a spot where I could see through a crack in the doorway, they couldn’t see me, but I could see them perfectly. I went day after day and stood just feet away from Prince, one of the best artists of all time, as he put his band, The Revolution, through their paces … It was intoxicating, I will never forget it.”
Playing the role of the understudy would payoff for Marshall, as years later he would find himself actually playing the part of Prince with none other than Matt “Doctor.” Fink from the band he studied years earlier at that sound stage.
“Dr. Fink is the real deal,” explains Marshall … “13 years of working with Prince, 10 multi platinum albums, 3 Grammy’s, 2 American music awards, 1 Grammy Hall Of Fame Award and 10 World tours” … Yes, Matt “Dr.” Fink is most definitely the real deal!
Matt explains … “A lot of people can put on hair and makeup and act like Prince. But to actually play all the instruments Prince plays … sing and dance like him … that takes an exceptionally talented individual. After all, Prince is considered by many of his peers to be the most talented Pop artist in the World. I have seen every Prince tribute there is to see, and I have never seen anyone come close to Marshall’s depiction of Prince … From his singing, guitar and keyboard playing to his dancing, wardrobe, overall look and presentation … I have no doubt that Marshall Charloff is by far the most talented, and accurate Prince tribute artist in the World. Sometimes I have to remind myself I’m not performing again with Prince himself!” …
Matt “Doctor” Fink … Former keyboardist with Prince and The Revolution.