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Live Review: Mark Ronson

PUBLISHED: 13:59 29 February 2008 | UPDATED: 13:13 24 August 2010

Mark Ronson upsized the crowd for his latest gig

Mark Ronson upsized the crowd for his latest gig

by Nadia Sam-Daliri Gazing out into the largest crowd he ever entertained, Mark Ronson enthused that Friday night s Hammersmith Apollo gig was the one of the highlights of his career. That career now includes a Grammy and a Brit so the fr

by Nadia Sam-Daliri

Gazing out into the largest crowd he ever entertained, Mark Ronson enthused that Friday night's Hammersmith Apollo gig was the one of the highlights of his career.

That career now includes a Grammy and a Brit so the frenetic crowd I was lucky to be a part of cheered with delight thinking of the lofty company we shared in this star producer's hip repertoire of memorable performances.

Mark Ronson's continuously fruitful and now critically acclaimed career was mapped out over two hours with each bringing a differing musical style to the set.

We were given 50s chic by the Pipettes, hip hop at its smoothest by sexy-voiced Kenna and an almost Winehouse-worthy soulful version of Valerie.

People may ask themselves how much Ronson really brings to the mix as with the singing support, big band and, of course, trumpets the man of the moment and his guitar backing seem, well, just that - backing.

But seeing him live in action, there is no doubting his energy, flair and ability to bring the most out of not just his muses, but also the crowd.

And a mixed crowd it was. There were young, old, grey-haired, pink-haired, eye-liner lovers and rude boys.

United in our adoration of the well-connected, well-presented man of the moment, we all went mental when he left amid the gust of adrenaline after a rapturous Valerie, rejoicing all the more when the trumpets hooted once more for the final encore.

nadia.sam-daliri@archant.co.uk

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