Hot Purple Energy – with a focus on the “Energy”— provides its locally recognized All-Stars band to perform for the May 16th Annual VIP Gala, “Build a Pathway Out of Poverty.” The Deadbeat Daddies have joined the All-Star line-up and will perform at this first public event taking place at Ritz Carlton to support United Way’s mission of improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community to address health and human care needs.

The Deadbeat Daddies are recognized for a unique mix of swing, jazz, jump blues and rock featuring an incredibly upbeat tempo. Phil Maag, the lead singer and rhythm guitar player, fronts the band with superb vocals while Patrick Sakamoto handles the lead guitar and backing vocals. Aaron Mercado handles the sax and backing vocals and Sheridan Lundy plays the upright bass.

The Hot Purple Energy All-Stars – a rotation of supporting bands and musicians – keep a full schedule, donating time and talent to various non-profit causes across the valley. The band uses no electricity and is run by the HPE “solarator,” a quiet, solar powered portable generator, complete with solar panels.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this evening shortly following the highly anticipated opening of the Ritz,” said CEO Nate Otto. “United Way’s cause is an important one for our community and we are excited to donate the energetic entertainment for this special and important event for the organization.”


Throughout the year, HPE has donated more than $15,000 worth of entertainment to local charities and events including providing the All-Star band for the Palm Canyon Theater, The Living Desert’s Brew at the Zoo, Desert Contractors Association, Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Rancho Mirage Women’s Club, Desert Sampler, and the Desert Woman’s Show, to name a few.

Hot Purple Energy is more than just a leader in providing alternative energy in the form of commercial and residential solar installations. They are advocates for sustainable living, involved community partners, and dedicated to making the progression to alternative energy interesting and fun.

Giving back to the local community is part of the company’s culture and mission – but they do so with a twist. Through its involvement with local organizations, Hot Purple Energy (HPE) demonstrates that one can have an entertaining lifestyle and still be sustainable.

HPE has created a niche in the marketplace with its eclectic company persona, and has become known for raising energy use awareness in new, exciting, and different ways. As a comprehensive energy solutions company, HPE is available for complimentary consultations for an energy efficiency overview, providing recommendations and solutions for short- and long-term energy use. The company is revered for designing tailored solutions to meet the needs cost effectively for homes and businesses. For more information about HPE, please visit or call (760) 322-4433.