Super-producer sells out his first gig in the city
Mark Ronson brought out a parade of guest vocalists during his first ever headlining performance in Los Angeles last night (October 3).
Looking dapper in a dark, pin-striped suit, the ‘super-producer’ was backed by a seven-piece band for his sold-out show at the El Rey Theatre.
Boston rapper Tiggers was the first guest to join him onstage to reprise his role on Ronson‘s album ‘Versions’.
He was followed by Santogold and Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet, who performed his own song ‘California’ – after which Ronson told the audience was one of the two best songs ever written about the Sunshine State.
Next up was surprise guest Robbie Williams, who took the stage to whoops and hollers to perform a pumped-up version of The Charlatans’ ‘The Only One I Know’.
Then came soulful LA chanteuse Nikka Costa who performed ‘Like A Feather’, followed by Daniel Merriweather for ‘Stop Me’ – Ronson‘s version of The Smiths‘ ‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’.
“Last time I was here I was DJing, so it’s an honour to have a sold-out show with my own band,” Ronson told the crowd, which included Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and his pregnant girlfriend Nicole Richie.
Mark Ronson and his band played:
‘God Put A Smile’
‘The Only One I Know’
‘Like A Feather’
–By our Los Angeles staff.