Dentist’s Purple Rain upsets Prince
Opera-singing dentist Andrew Bain releases his debut album Andrew Bain Presents Modern Classics on 8 September amid controversy over the use of the Prince track Purple Rain.
Mr Bain, 35, who has worked as a dentist in London for more than 10 years, was signed by Simon Cowell’s record company SonyBMG after chasing a deal for years.
The contract was offered so quickly that he still had to carry out dentist appointments.
And key to Andrew’s successf’s new album l transition from NHS dentist to singer was his interpretation of Prince’s Purple Rain that finally secured his million pound deal.
However, Prince has threatened Andrew Bain with legal action if his track appears on the album.
Andrew Bain is due to join the line-up for this year’s Bestival Where he will join artists including Amy Winehouse, Will Young, Underworld, My Bloody Valentine and The Human League to perform at the three-day festival on the Isle of Wight on 5, 6, 7 September.
His album includes songs as diverse as David Essex’s Hold Me Close, Aerosmith’s hit I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing, David Bowie’s Life On Mars and Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars.
It’s released on 8 September 2008 through SonyBMG.