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Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Kicks Off the New Year with Christine Andreas in “Paris to Broadway” January 5 & 6

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Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Kicks Off the New Year with Christine Andreas in “Paris to Broadway” January 5 & 6

Month Continues with Amanda McBroom,  Jonathan Karrant,
and Cheryl Bentyne plus Palm Springs JUMP and The Judy Show!

15 November 2023 – Palm Springs, CA:   Now celebrating the 10th year of its rebirth, the iconic Purple Room ( — birthplace of the Rat Pack — heads into a new decade with a New Year of classics spanning generations and genres. Broadway Baby Christine Andreas channels the era of Piaf and Porter January 5 & 6 followed January 12 & 13 by singer / composer Amanda McBroom known for The Rose.  Suave crooner Jonathan Karrant brings The Tony Bennett Songbook January 19 & 20 and Cheryl Bentyne of Manhattan Transfer fame says Let’s Misbehave! with An Evening of Cole Porter January 26 & 27. Along the way, Palm Springs icons are given voice in Palm Spring JUMP on January 7 with The Judy Show! bringing crowds to their feet Sundays January 14, 21 & 28. And, of course, weeknights are always a hit. Enjoy jazz legend Rose Mallett on Tuesdays with Michael Holmes, Darci Daniels & Charles Herrera serving up classic Rat Pack Era stylings on Wednesdays and the sexy songstress 

Sharon Sills every Thursday. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, the Desert’s best Happy Hour rules at with no cover, 4pm – 6pm. 

“I think the ‘20s are fully roaring,” said Michael Holmes, owner and manager of the iconic Desert hot spot, having bought and refurbished the storied venue in 2015. “After a challenging last three years, we are fully up-to-speed and doubling down on the type of world class entertainment that has made the Purple Room synonymous with music and class.”

The full schedule of January shows at the Purple Room follows:

Christine Andreas PARIS TO BROADWAY
Friday and Saturday, January 5 & 6

With songs by Piaf, Charles Trenet, R&H, Kern, Porter, Berlin, Bacharach & David, L&L (and Silvestri!) you will be transported from wherever you are, to the City of Light, Paris; to the Champs Elysees, a Parisian café, the streets of Pigalle that gave the world Edith Piaf….then back again, trans-Atlantic to the glittering lights of Manhattan and onto the Broadway stages that Christine and Martin Silvestri know so well!  It will be an evening to remember. Featuring Martin Silvestri on piano (and accordion)

Christine Andreas feels everything, and all of those feelings are present for all to see.  They are on her face, they are in her posture, they are patently and plainly presented in pristine vocal performances that make a person laugh, then cry, and then laugh through tears. Nobody is like Christine Andreas and no show comes close to being this brand of special.  Christine Andreas is Magical.”   – Stephen Mosher, Broadway World

“Snapping emotional electricity….a cry of the kind of grand, all-or-nothing passion that has all but disappeared from popular music.”  Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“With her thrilling voice and startling grasp of character, the golden age of musicals is brought back to vibrant life….”  Jerry Herman, composer

Martin Silvestri has provided Ms. Andreas with brilliant arrangements; moments of simplicity are rendered more sublime by his expert skill at the piano, which is considerable. Silvestri is equally proficient with his accordion.  When an artist has another artist like Martin Silvestri sharing the stage with them, it is difficult to be anything but the best in the business.” – Stephen Mosher, Broadway World

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Palm Springs Jump!
Sunday, January 7

A raucous variety show that takes audiences on a wild ride through the glamour and excitement of Palm Springs’ most famous faces. “Palm Springs JUMP! is a zesty, high-energy performance that showcases the iconic glamour of Palm Springs.” – Desert Sun. “It’s a rollicking journey through the star-studded past of Palm Springs. An absolute must-see!” – Palm Springs Life

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Amanda McBroom
SUCH GOOD FRIENDS, with Michele Brourman
Friday and Saturday, January 12 & 13

An evening of Amanda singing songs by her favorite female songwriter friends…Ann Hampton Callaway, Dorothy Fields,  Marilyn Bergman, Carol Hall, Michele Brourman, and of course…Amanda McBroom! Accompanied by her Musical Director and writing partner, Michele Brourman, Amanda takes us an a sublime evening of song and stories sure to delight.

Amanda McBroom has been called “…the greatest cabaret performer of her generation, an urban poet who writes like an angel and has a voice to match.”  Her name first came to the attention of the music public when Bette Midler’s version of Amanda’s song THE ROSE hit number one all over the world in 1979. But it was Amanda’s performance of her own song on the Golden Globes (she won), Grammys (she didn’t) and The Tonight Show that launched her career as a singer as well as songwriter.

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The Judy Show!
Sundays January 14, 21 & 28

The longest-running show in Purple Room history, featuring Michael Holmes channeling Judy Garland in a spot-on tribute, filled with laughter (much of it inappropriate) and song. “Holmes’ spot-on embodiment of Garland is hilariously entertaining, yet there’s a depth of feeling there too… This is great cabaret.” – Palm Springs Life

“Michael Holmes channels Judy Garland with humor and haunting accuracy.” – LA Times

Jonathan Karrant 
The Tony Bennett Songbook 
Friday and Saturday, January 19 & 20

Acclaimed singer Jonathan Karrant returns to The Purple Room to pay tribute to one of America’s most iconic and beloved gentlemen, Tony Bennett. Bennett’s career spanned over 8 decades and gained him countless awards, including 19 Grammys, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His recordings mostly consist of selections from the Great American Songbook. Jonathan Karrant will honor Bennett with stories of his legacy, and perform some of his most popular songs. 

Jonathan Karrant’s album, “On and On” hit #4 on the Billboard Jazz charts and his album Live hit #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. He has received honors throughout the states including; the New York City Cabaret Jazz Honors, “Best Singer” for the Bravo California Awards and was named one of the top 10 rising vocalists by Downbeat. “A voice, romantic without being cloying, warm but not forced, Jonathan carries songs with an emotional weight that reaches your soul. At the same time he can swing with the kind of jazz suave that was patented by Mel Torme.” – Jazz Corner 

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Cheryl Bentyne
Let’s Misbehave! An Evening of Cole Porter
Friday and Saturday, January 26 & 27

Oh, darlings, have you heard the news? The inimitable Cheryl Bentyne of The Manhattan Transfer is back and ready to cause a commotion with her upcoming performance of “Let’s Misbehave.”

Miss Bentyne, a dame of impeccable taste, talent and with pipes that could charm the pants off the devil himself, is gracing The Purple Room with her presence once again. This siren of song is set to light up the stage with her upcoming tribute to the king of wit and romance, Cole Porter.

With a voice that drips with honey and a style that is pure sophistication, Cheryl brings to life the timeless melodies of Porter’s classics, from “Love For Sale” “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To,” and “So In Love,” She’s the perfect embodiment of the jazz age, a time when the music was smart and sultry, and the lyrics were clever and flirtatious. And let me tell you, my dears, with Cheryl at the mic, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a smoky speakeasy and you just never know who’ll take you home.

Born and raised in the wilds of Seattle, Cheryl has been wooing audiences with her voice for as long as she can remember. She cut her teeth performing in local clubs and theaters, and soon enough, the world took notice. In 1979, she became a member of the Manhattan Transfer, a multi-GRAMMY winning vocal group that remains one of the most influential in the history of jazz.  But make no mistake, this chanteuse is a star in her own right, with awards to prove it, and her upcoming show is not to be missed.

With a voice that’s as smooth as gin and a style that’s as sharp as a well-turned quip, Cheryl is the perfect entertainer for an evening of misbehavior. She’ll have you under her spell with every note she sings, and you’ll be hard-pressed to resist tapping your feet and swaying to the rhythm.

Accompanying Miss Bentyne will be her musical director, Josh Nelson. The jazz pianist has fingers as nimble as a cat burglar, with a touch that can make the ivories purr like a satisfied kitten. He plays with the kind of finesse that would make even the driest martini sing with delight.

So come along, won’t you? Let’s raise a glass to Cole Porter and let Cheryl Bentyne lead us down the path of sin and delight. Let’s Misbehave. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

And of course, weeknights are the best nights to enjoy the Desert’s Best Happy Hour and fine local talent. Jazz legend Rose Mallett holds sway on Tuesdays with Michael Holmes, Darci Daniels & Charles Herrera serving up classic Rat Pack Era stylings on Wednesdays. Thursdays, it’s truly a night of va va voom with the sensational and slinky stylings of Sharon Sills.

About Michael Holmes’ Purple Room:
The sophistication and glamour of the Rat Pack era comes alive at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room, the desert’s premier supper club.  Tucked away in the Club Trinidad Hotel, The Purple Room is where Frank, Sammy, Dean, and their pals cavorted on and off the stage in the swinging 60s. Step in and you’ll be transported back to the elegance of the era:  an intimate and inviting room, classic cocktails with a modern twist, world-class cuisine, and the best in live entertainment – six nights a week!  Hobnob with celebrities, locals, and visitors alike at Michael Holmes’ Purple Room — where Palm Springs plays!  Michael Holmes’ Purple Room Supper Club can accommodate any type of event from Birthday celebrations to Anniversary parties to corporate buyouts. For parties of 10 or more, please call (760) 322-4422.