Noted multi-hyphenate Maya Rudolph, who has a variety show coming to a television near you in the not too distant future, has fronted a pretty fantastic Prince cover band called Princess for a few years now. Naturally, it would only make sense for Rudolph and her group to pay tribute to the late musician whom they clearly had great affection for. At a comedy festival down in Austin, they did just that with a passionate set.
Rudolph and Princess were at the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, where they paid their respects to Prince Rogers Nelson with a variety of songs played over the course of two hours. This is, clearly, a band that is serious about their Prince worship. Celebrity fronted cover bands, evidently, are no different than normal cover bands.
As part of the proceedings, Rudolph said, “Ladies and gentlemen, we are to here tonight to celebrate and honor the beautiful, the genuinely, unique, one-of-a-kind, the most brilliant, most special, most magical, most f*cking incredible Prince Rogers Nelson. It’s gonna be hard. We’ll probably cry. He was our hero. We love him, and he’s completely shaped our world.”
Rudolph, while a talented actress, is also a legitimately good singer, and we should probably not overlook her fellow Princess frontwoman, Gretchen Lieberum, who is a professional musician, as well. Plus, when you are working from the Prince songbook, it’s hard to go wrong.
For those wanting to know whether or not they played “Jack U Off?” Yes, they played “Jack U Off.”
(Via Variety Latino)