The Band

Formed in April 2012 The Purple Ones pay homage to one of the most well known musicians spanning over multiple decades, the incredible songwriting, musicianship and over the top legendary performances of The Purple One himself…PRINCE. With 25 studio albums, over 100 million albums sold worldwide and endless awards won, Prince recently gained the 2013 Billboard Icon Award.

From Oakland CA, TPO is the brainchild of Morty Okin (former co-founder/manager/trumpet of MJ tribute Foreverland, former co-founder of Neil Diamond tribute Superdiamond), and Roger Rocha (Lead guitar of 4 Non Blondes, The Goldenhearts)

The Purple Ones has been packing crowds into SF’s classic venues such as Bimbos 365 Club, Slims, Red Devil Lounge, Cafe DuNord, Oakland’s The New Parish and The Uptown, San Jose’s RockBar Theater and The Blank Club, Redwood City’s Club Fox, Sacramento’s Harlow’s, Fresno’s Fulton 55, to name a few. In addition, TPO has also performed at many summer concert series and fair & festivals. In October 2013, TPO was asked to perform at the highly acclaimed Bay Area’s Treasure Island Music Festival on the sidestage. The festival is put on by Another Planet/Noisepop Productions.

Recently, legendary comedian/singer-songwriter Margaret Cho joined the band onstage. Margaret, who is a huge Prince fan, has taken a fond liking to TPO’s energetic stage presence and true to form homage to Prince’s music.

This all star Bay Area band features top notch musicians of current and former staple bands such as The New Morty Show, 4 Non Blondes, 2014 Grammy-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Huey Lewis and The News, latin jazz giant The John Santos Sextet, Foreverland, Superdiamond, Casino Royale, Joshua Cook and The Key of Now, and more.

The band is comprised of 4 horns, 2 guitars, keyboards, drums and fronted by the uncanny voice of Kazam Ali (Lead Vocals/Electric Bass) and Pamela Fields (Lead Vocals)

Party like its 1999 with bandmembers as they faithfully power though hit after hit from A sides to B sides and deep cuts with classics such as Little Red Corvette, 1999, I Feel for You, I Would Die 4 U, Controversy, It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night, Purple Rain, When Doves Cry, Lets Go Crazy, as well as Prince staples Darling Nikki, Computer Blue, Dirty Mind and so many more including Morris Day and The Time’s The Bird and Jungle Love. Plus, TPO couldn’t dare forget the Prince/Sheila E hits The Glamorous Life and A Love Bizarre and Prince/Sheena Easton’s U Got The Look!

  • Morty Okin
    Trumpet/Bandleader/Manager/Booking
  • Kazam Ali
    Lead Vocals/Electric Bass
  • Pamela Fields
    Lead Vocals
  • Roger Rocha
    Lead Guitar
  • Morgan Day
    Guitar
  • Dave Flores
    Drums
  • Al Conde
    Keyboards
  • Nick Ciarelli
    Trumpet
  • Mara Fox
    Trombone
  • Hermann Lara
    Bari/Tenor Sax

Video

Audio and video recorded live from shows from 2013 at Slims, Bimbos 365 Club, Red Devil Lounge, Cafe DuNord, and Temple in San Francisco, CA and The Uptown, The New Parish in Oakland, CA. Audio recorded by Adrian Wong, mixed by James Boblak and Morty Okin. Video recorded by Northbound Films and VSPMedia. Edited by Lorenzo Escalante and Morty Okin.

Music

Audio and video recorded live from shows from 2013 at Slims, Bimbos 365 Club, Red Devil Lounge, Cafe DuNord, and Temple in San Francisco, CA and The Uptown, The New Parish in Oakland, CA. Audio recorded by Adrian Wong, mixed by James Boblak and Morty Okin. Video recorded by Northbound Films and VSPMedia. Edited by Lorenzo Escalante and Morty Okin.

Photos

Shows

  • Upcoming Shows
  • June 24, 2016
  • Harlow’s
  • 2708 J St, Sacramento, CA
  • (916) 441-4693
  • Doors at 9:30pm, Show at 10:00pm // 21+
  • TIX: $15 adv – $18 at door
  • August 7, 2016
  • Los Gatos Music In The Park
  • Civic Center – 110 E Main St on the grass, Los Gatos, CA
  • Show 5:00 – 7:00 pm // ALL ages!
  • TIX: FREE!
  • August 14, 2016
  • California Beer Festival
  • Aptos Village Park – 100 Aptos Creek Road, Aptos, CA
  • Show 2:15pm // ALL ages!
  • TIX: $10-$99
  • Past Shows
  • 05/20/16 Engelmann Cellars Winery, Fresno CA
  • 05/13/16 Club Fox, Redwood City CA
  • 04/28/16 1015 Folsom, San Francisco CA
  • 04/09/16 Harlows, Sacramento CA
  • 04/08/16 The Ritz, San Jose CA
  • 03/11/16 Slim’s , San Francisco CA
  • 02/19/16 Fulton 55, Fresno CA
  • 01/23/16 Fenix, San Rafael CA
  • 11/21/15 Fulton 55, Fresno CA
  • 11/06/15 Harlows, Sacramento CA
  • 10/31/15 Club Fox, Redwood City CA
  • 10/17/15 Private Wedding, Watsonville CA
  • 10/16/15 Private Event, San Francisco CA
  • 10/10/15 Private Wedding, Guernville CA
  • 10/09/15 Rockbar Theater, San Jose CA
  • 09/19/15 SF Aids Foundation Tribute Celebration, San Francisco CA
  • 09/11/15 BlackOak Casino, Tuolumne, CA
  • 09/04/15 Featherfall Casino, Brewing Company, Oroville, CA
  • 08/22/15 BAL Theatre, San Leandro, CA
  • 07/25/15 Windmill Cove Concert Series, Stockton, CA
  • 07/11/15 Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Stockton, CA
  • 05/30/15 Rancho Murieta Concert Series, Rancho Murieta, CA
  • 05/29/15 Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
  • 05/23/15 RockBar Theater, San Jose, CA
  • 05/15/15 Planet Gemini, Monterey, CA
  • 10/09/15 Rockbar Theater, San Jose CA
  • 09/19/15 SF Aids Foundation Tribute Celebration, San Francisco CA
  • 09/11/15 BlackOak Casino, Tuolumne, CA
  • 09/04/15 Featherfall Casino, Brewing Company, Oroville, CA
  • 08/22/15 BAL Theatre, San Leandro, CA
  • 07/25/15 Windmill Cove Concert Series, Stockton, CA
  • 07/11/15 Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Stockton, CA
  • 05/30/15 Rancho Murieta Concert Series, Rancho Murieta, CA
  • 05/29/15 Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
  • 05/23/15 RockBar Theater, San Jose, CA
  • 05/15/15 Planet Gemini, Monterey, CA
  • 04/17/15 Dan’s Bar, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 04/10/15 Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne, CA
  • 03/07/15 Club Fox, Redwood City, CA
  • 02/27/15 Harlow’s, Sacramento, CA
  • 02/13/15 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
  • 01/17/15 Club Fox, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • 01/23/15 Fulton 55, Fresno, CA
  • 12/31/14 Fenix, San Rafael, CA
  • 12/19/14 RockBar Theater, San Jose, CA
  • 12/06/14 Private Corporate Event, San Francisco CA
  • 11/28/14 Harlow’s, Sacramento CA
  • 11/01/14 Fulton 55, Fresno CA
  • 10/31/14 BackBar SOFA, San Jose CA
  • 10/24/14 Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco CA
  • 09/26/14 Engelmann Cellars Winery, Fresno, CA
  • 09/22/14 Fenix, San Rafael, CA
  • 09/20/14 The Flamingo Resort Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 09/13/14 Club Fox, Redwood City, CA
  • 09/05/14 El Dorado Hills Concert Series, El Dorado Hills CA
  • 09/04/14 Music & Market Concert Series, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord CA
  • 08/30/14 Private Wedding, Oakland CA
  • 08/22/14 Private Event for CBS Interactive, San Francisco CA
  • 08/16/14 Harlow’s, Sacramento CA
  • 08/01/14 Redwood City Music On The Square Concert Series, Redwood City CA
  • 07/26/14 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
  • 07/18/14 Britannia Arms Almaden, San Jose CA
  • 06/21/14 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA
  • 05/30/14 The Blank Club, San Jose CA
  • 04/25/14 Dan’s Bar, Walnut Creek CA
  • 04/11/14 Fenix, San Rafael CA
  • 03/22/14 The Uptown, Oakland CA
  • 02/07/14 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA
  • 12/20/13 Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco CA
  • 12/13/13 The Blank Club, San Jose CA
  • 12/12/13 Private Event for CBS Interactive, San Francisco CA
  • 10/26/13 The Uptown, Oakland CA
  • 10/20/13 Treasure Island Music Festival, Bay Area CA
  • 10/18/13 Shboom Nightclub, San Ramon CA
  • 09/28/13 Bimbos 365 Club, San Francisco CA
  • 09/14/13 Montgomery Village Concert Series, Santa Rosa CA
  • 08/17/13 Dan’s Bar, Walnut Creek CA
  • 08/09/13 Shboom Nightclub, San Ramon CA
  • 07/26/13 The New Parish, Oakland CA
  • 07/06/13 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA
  • 06/29/13 The Blank Club, San Jose CA
  • 06/06/13 Private Event at Brick & Mortar, San Francisco CA
  • 05/24/13 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
  • 05/11/13 Dan’s Bar, Walnut Creek CA
  • 05/03/13 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA
  • 04/26/13 Bimbos 365 Club, San Francisco CA
  • 03/23/13 Dan’s Bar, Walnut Creek CA
  • 03/08/13 Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco CA
  • 02/15/13 Café DuNord, San Francisco CA
  • 02/09/13 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA
  • 01/24/13 Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco CA
  • 01/24/13 Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco CA
  • 02/09/13 Don Quixote’s International Music Hall, Felton CA
  • 12/13/12 Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco CA
  • 11/16/12 Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco CA

Song List

More songs always being added.

  • 17 Days
  • 1999
  • A Love Bizarre
  • Baby I’m A Star
  • Computer Blue
  • Controversy
  • Darling Nikki
  • Delirious
  • Diamonds And Pearls
  • Dirty Mind
  • D.M.S.R.
  • Erotic City
  • Extraloveable Reloaded
  • Fury
  • Gett Off
  • Head
  • I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
  • I Feel For You
  • It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
  • I Wanna Be Your Lover
  • I Would Die 4 U
  • Housequake
  • Jungle Love
  • Kiss
  • Lady Cab Driver
  • Let’s Go Crazy
  • Little Red Corvette
  • Musicology
  • Nothing Compares To You
  • Purple Rain
  • Rasbperry Beret
  • Sarah
  • Sexy M.F.
  • Sign O’ The Times
  • Slow Love
  • Starfish And Coffee
  • Take Me With You
  • The Beautiful Ones
  • The Bird
  • The Glamorous Life
  • U Got The Look
  • Uptown
  • When Doves Cry

Booking

The Purple Ones are available for nightclubs, of your event, as well as any information you can provide on the occasion, audience size, production needs, etc.

Please contact Morty Okin:

e-mail: morty@purpleones.com
Phone: (415) 377-7076

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