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Purple Rain At The Pub

It’s time: Let’s Go Crazy! Because one of Australia’s biggest R&B artists, with a career spanning three decades, is bringing his dedication to The Artist (Formerly Known as Prince) to the Airlie Beach Hotel in December.

Andrew De Silva, the famed R&B and Rock singer who exploded onto the scene in the ‘90s as the leading member of CBD (famous for their platinum award winning cover of ‘Let’s Groove’, amongst other hits) and returned to the limelight as winner of 2012’s Australia’s Got Talent, is making his way to ‘The Pub’ for two shows next weekend.

On Saturday, December 10, Andrew will take to the stage in a heartfelt tribute to the music of one of the 21st Century’s greatest musicians and icons, Prince.

Get on your Raspberry Berets and head to locals’ favourite local and see De Silva, a multi-platinum, ARIA award winner, join forces with Australia’s leading musicians to take audiences on a funk-filled, electrifying musical journey through the life of Prince.

To say that Andrew is a musician who has “done it all” is an understatement. His storied career at the top of the Australian music world saw him receive countless vocal comparisons to Prince and led to him putting together his band Purple Revolution – a tribute to the diminutive star which has been pegged as “One of the best going around” and like “Born again Prince”.

From stadiums to theatre shows and solo acoustic sessions, Andrew has proven time and again that he is a seasoned performer that simply entices the crowd with his voice and musicianship.

Andrew’s Prince Show promises to bring you the songs, entertainment, the energy, and the individuality that is His Royal Badness. It’s the entire experience of Prince’s discography: From his albums I Wanna Be Your Lover to Diamonds and Pearls and Purple Rain. Every song from Around the World in a Day, Paisley Park, and Kiss – there’s no stone Andrew won’t uncover in this free, two-hour show.

And that’s just half of what Andrew is offering in his two-day extravaganza. From Saturday’s Prince performance, he’ll return, transforming from the iconic artist back to himself on Sunday to play his own repertoire of famous tunes.

He’s a true artist, always evolving, and is proving that his sound and style is still on the pulse. Don’t miss him performing his back catalogue as well as his latest single What’s Up What’s Down.

Catching Andrew with his band or as a solo artist is pure world class entertainment. The R&B and Soul specialist is versatile, able to win over any audience, and will never disappoint.

Don’t miss Andrew De Silva when he arrives at The Pub for a Saturday afternoon show as Prince, and when he returns as himself on Sunday at the Airlie Beach Hotel.

WHAT: Andrew De Silva’s ‘Dedication To Prince’ and ‘Andrew De Silva & Band’

WHEN: 2.00pm to 5.30pm on both Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11

WHERE: The Airlie Beach Hotel

Andrew De Silva is bringing Prince to The Pub with his Dedication to The Artist in December

De Silva will be making two performances over two days at The Airlie Beach Hotel, one as himself and one as Prince

Andrew has a long career in the Australian Music scene, most famously as a member of CBD

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