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Purple Reflection: Remembering Prince - Melbourne Fringe 2017

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Dig if you will a reflection on the life of Prince
Purple Reflection: Remembering Prince is a one woman tribute experience performed and created by Tanya Di Vella, in honour of the wonderful and talented musical artist Prince.



Prince Rogers Nelson tragically passed away on April 21st, 2016 at the age of 57. Prince, however will always live on through his music and the memory of him by his dedicated fans.

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Reflecting on Prince


Tanya's one person performance began with "Seven", was followed by "Thieves in the Temple" and then "Gold".

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The Butterfly Club


Other Prince songs which were performed included "Cream", "Little Red Corvette", "Raspberry Beret", "Holy River", "Call My Name", a shortened version of "Musicology" and of course, the Prince signature classic tune "Purple Rain".

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Tanya and a portrait of Prince


Tanya's performance was engaging and her voice is well suited to singing Prince's songs. Through her own telling of some of the historical stages of Prince's life story, it was obvious that she was a true Prince fan herself.

Tanya also spoke of her visit to the famous Paisley Park, home and recording studio of Prince, for Celebration 2017.

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Prince Slideshow shown at the Performance


Tanya played the piano and sang her own tribute song which was inspired by Prince.

There were a few tears shed amongst the audience throughout the show, as well as lots of singing along by the audience to Prince's well known tunes.

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Piano Performance


Purple Reflection: Remembering Prince was held at the The Butterfly Club, an intimate and interesting venue in Carson Place, which is a little bluestone alley just off Little Collins Street, in the heart of Melbourne.

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Lots of interesting bits and pieces on view!


The Butterfly Club has a quirky vibe, a lounge bar, several levels of steps and a multitude of interesting features on the walls and shelves.

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Star Wars wall!


The Club was like a little memorabillia exhibition in itself with many vintage and kitsch toys, pictures, dolls and ornaments!

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Very Pretty Interior


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Steps galore at The Butterfly Club!
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*Nikki Lee was invited as a guest
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Why? To remember the wonderful performer Prince
When: 29th and 30th September, and 1st October, 2017 commencing at 7pm each night.
Phone: (03) 9663 8107
Where: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Cost: $32 per person, $28 concession price or $26 for members
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