Mark Ronson Live Show Review - Part 1
Wow! Where do I even begin? First off, I think this was the best show I've seen ALL YEAR.
Amanda Walk was my date to the show (& thank you Megan Youngblood for hooking us up!!)
Right as we walked in we saw Fab from the Strokes, Katy Perry, Alex (Phantom Planet) and one of my favorite UK bands - - - THE FEELING! (*more on that later)
Some other names I can drop that were in attendance: Nicole Richie (preggers), Mischa Barton, Joel Madden, Samantha Ronson (duh), and I heard Christina Aguilera was there too . . . I didn't see her, but wish I did as we went to the same High School! HAHA.
The show started off with a bang - full band playing Mark Ronson's version of Coldplay's "God Put A Smile On Your Face".
MARK RONSON 'God Put A Smile On Your Face' Live
Then a song with Kenna, song with Santo Gold (didn't impress me much), then ROBBIE WILLIAMS came on stage and I started to really pay attention. Robbie sang ok, danced very Mick Jaggeresque, and the song was alright. Robbie looked hot, but I wish he would have sang LOVELIGHT - the song from his Rudebox album that Mark Ronson Produced.
ROBBIE WILLIAMS 'Lovelight' (song Robbie should have sang . . . )
After Robbie was Alex from Phantom Planet to sing my favorite Mark Ronson cover - his version of Radiohead "Just". It was amazing and made me realize just how much of a star Alex should be. Then the bass player from Phantom planet joined Alex, Ronson & band to play the OC theme song Juggernaut "CALIFORNIA". I got the chills, all over my body and they stayed throughout the whole song. It was just one of those moments where a song moves you even though didn't realize how much until it happens. I looked back at the upstairs VIP table - where Mischa Barton was at - and Nicole Richie was pointing at her and they were all having a great time. That must be so crazy being that famous . . . I think the whole audience looked back at her at that moment - to see how she reacted.
MARK RONSON/ALEX 'JUST' into 'CALIFORNIA' live
The show kept getting better and better - Nikka Costa came on stage to sing "LIKE A FEATHER" and just BLEW ME AWAY. Her moves, her voice, the song - it was very modern day Janis Joplin/Tina Turner. Why is NIKKA COSTA not a SUPERSTAR right now? I just don't get it. The whole audience was dancing and clapping along with her throughout the entire song. It was amazing. This was my first time seeing Nikka live. I'm so glad I did. If only this song came out TODAY - instead of 2001. It would be HUGE.
NIKKA COSTA 'Like A Feather'
The hits kept on coming, playing "Valerie" even though Amy Winehouse wasn't singing, it was one of the highlights. Leave it to Mark Ronson who can make a cover sound better than the original version by the Zutons. (same goes for 'Oh My God' featuring Lily Allen - instead of The Kaiser Chiefs)
MARK RONSON 'Valerie' (feat. Amy Winehouse)
He ended the show with Daniel Merriweather joining him and the band onstage to sing the ever popular "Stop Me". It was a perfect show, and I can't belive how good it was. I am sooooooo glad I was asked to go last minute. Amanda Walk again - I owe you one.
MARK RONSON 'Stop Me' (feat. Daniel Marriweather)
I hung around for the after party upstairs which was jam packed with more celebs and super hot. (as in temperature) I won't let you in on just how much of a Mark Ronson fan I am, but lets just say if Siobhain didn't introduce me, I wouldn't have even approached him. I really just smiled and nodded, told him great the show was, how I met him before with Rhymefest & Kroq, smiled again, and left. Short, Sweet, To The Point. PHEW. So glad I didn't embarrass myself.
Siobhain invited me to the after-after party which I will talk more about tomorrow. I've already dropped too many names for just one blog post. HAHA.
Till tomorrow - I'll leave you with a video showing the making of 'Valerie'
MARK RONSON - Making the Video "VALERIE"