He’s joined by a seven-piece band and guests
Producer du jour Mark Ronson played his debut US show to a packed crowd at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan last night (July 11). Although a renowned local DJ for the past ten years, the New York native admitted he was “shitting himself” at the prospect of playing his home town with a full band.
Playing guitar for most of the set, Ronson also utilised the talents of a seven-piece backing group to reproduce the tracks on his album ‘Version’, released this week in the US.
A string of special guests reprised their roles on the album including Daniel Merriweather, Kenna, Tiggers and Santo Gold. Rappers Saigon and Wale also joined Ronson, the latter of whom provided vocals to ’Toxic’ and an impressive interpretation of the hip-hop staple ‘Apache’.
Alex Greenwald guested on the cover of Radiohead’s ‘Just’ during which the Phantom Planet singer crowd-surfed across the front section of the audience. Ronson told the audience that Phantom Planet’s ‘California’ is his favourite song about Los Angeles before the pair proceeded to duet on a slow-burning version of the ‘The OC’-anthem.
‘God Put A Smile’
–By our New York staff.