Guest Artist Bio
Marshall Charlott, front man for The Purple Xperience, imaginatively styles the magic of Prince’s talent in an uncannily unmatched fashion with his appearance, vocal imitation, and multi-instrumental capacity on guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Marshall Charlott taught himself to play the guitar at the age of 15 and later taught himself the piano, bass, and drums. He is a celebrated producer and recording artist, skills that paved the way for Marshmallow Fields, a 1990s production team consisting of Marshall, Grammy winner John Fields (The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Switchfoot), and Steven “Funkytown” Greenberg. Their single charted on the Billboard Top 100 dance charts and is still in rotation amongst DJs around the country. Although Charloff and Fields shared coproduction credits, the release was executive produced by Steven Greenberg. Marshmallow Fields’ credits include production and writing credits for Grammy Award winners The Commodores, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Little Anthony and the Imperials, and multi-platinum selling Lipps Inc., just to name a few. Marshall also wrote the song “Don’t Rock If ’, which is on the Commodores XX album released in 1993, for which he also appears as a producer and arranger.
His latest two recordings are on the album 94 East featuring Prince, on which Marshall appears on keyboards and bass guitar, and, in 2009, on his selfproduced single “Cougars,” which has had notable success on iTunes and was on the soundtrack of feature film Thieves Like Us. On the national platform, he has played rooms all over the U.S., including Las Vegas and LA. In 2009, Marshall teamed up with Doctor Fink from Prince and the Revolution and Pepe Willie from the band 94 East to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame benefit concert. On the same bill were Cheap Trick, Atlanta Rhythm Section, and the Georgia Satellites. Most recently, Marshall performed for seven years as one of the country’s most sought after dueling piano players as one-half of The Funkeys, in which he garnered a strong following as one of the nation’s best Prince impersonators, as well as for his ability to wow audiences and leave them wanting more.
Marshall’s latest album release, entitled Marsha11 Eleven, is available now on iTunes and at Marshallcharloff.com