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Chic and Janelle Storm the iTunes Festival

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How ya doing folks? It’s been a while right? I had such a fun, relaxing summer hence my lack of posts.  How was yours? I’m interrupting my online absence to post pics from the iTunes Festival which took place tonight featuring Nile Rodgers & Chic supported by Janelle Monae. I’ve been trying to see Chic all summer, they’ve been touring the UK extensively performing at Glastonbury, Heart In The Park and at indigO2 to name but a few. But for one reason or another I kept missing them, but this week managed to get lucky (see what I did there?) and scored tickets to the fest which is currently taking place at the stunning Roundhouse in Camden. Chic didn’t disappoint, they were magical, funky, energetic and one of the tightest bands I’ve ever seen. Miss Monae was awesome too. I was quite surprised at what a firecracker of a performer she is and quite sassy too (I swear I saw one or two MJ style crotch grabs). Check out a few snaps courtesy of Rich’s HTC.

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MUST SEE TV: Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker, BBC Four

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Happy Good Friday folks! How are you planning on spending your day? If you are around this evening at 9pm, be sure to tune into BBC Four to watch a profile of music producer extraordinaire Nile Rodgers. I assumed every music lover was familiar with Mr Rodgers, but apparently not. Nile is the founding member of the disco group Chic, who reinvented himself as a pop producer after Disco died a sudden death in the late ’70s/early ’80s. Whether you know his name or not, you are bound to know at least several of his hits. From Madonna’s Like A Virgin, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Sister Sledge’s We Are Family  and Diana Ross’ Upside Down and I’m Coming Out – Rodgers was one of the most prolific pop/soul hit makers of his generation and the predecessor of the ‘star producer(s)’ who would later follow like Jam and Lewis and LA & Babyface.

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