A little over three years ago, the music world lost another one of its treasures seemingly before its time, with the death of Prince, a genre-defying artist whose eccentricity, uniqueness and passion earned him a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
While his fans long for the unique stage presence and sound of the artist who only needed one name and, for a time, just a symbol, there’s a venue where fans of the his sound can catch the next best thing: Canyon Santa Clarita.
With Erotic City: A Tribute to the Music of Prince, Julian Stefoni — who walks the Prince walk and talks the Prince talk as well as anyone — makes the sounds of the musical legend live on, and you can enjoy the live show in the Santa Clarita Valley next week.
The Portland, Oregon-based Stefoni and his band, which describe their genre as funk/dance/rock, play the classics from a catalogue that covers four decades of a storied career. Joining Stefoni, who handles lead vocals, lead guitar and keyboard, on stage, is: French Lover Chris, who handles bass guitar and backup vocals; Camille Denny on the drums; and Jeff the Ripper on keyboards, backup vocals.
Tickets are still available for the band’s Saturday, May 18 show.
Find the Canyon Santa Clarita on the ground floor of the Westfield Valencia Town Center. Get tickets at the box office 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, by phone at 888-645-5006, or via TicketMaster.com. For more info, visit WheremusicmeetstheSoul.com.