Summer Disco Flava’s- In association with Shades of Soul Ltd

Nile Rodgers & CHIC Songbook

with Hazel Fernandes & Valerie Etienne

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Last Show: Saturday 3 rd August 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

A complete celebration of the music of Nile Rodgers & Chic. Nile Rodgers is the man behind some of the very best – and most iconic dance, funk and pop music ever produced. New York-based Grammy Award winner Nile Rodgers has celebrated success both as an artist and producer, working across a range of genres. He's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, having produced work by the likes of Diana Ross, David Bowie and Madonna. Hazel Fernandes & Valerie Etienne both members of Jamiroquai star on vocals with a internationally renowned band including Tim Jones guitar who has performed with Al Hudson, Archie Bell, Kashif  & John Mckenzie bass has played on numerous singles, notably for Eurythmics, The Pretenders and Alison Moyet; and been a touring musician with acts as diverse as Lionel Richie, Dr. John and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Nile Rodgers has also collaborated with Daft Punk, Avicci and Sigala in recent years.

Formed in the '70s with the since departed Bernard Edwards, Rodgers is also the co-founder of CHIC. The band pioneered a musical language that generated numerous top 10 pop hits like Everybody Dance, Le Freak, I Want Your Love and Dance, Dance, Dance – plus their song Good Times sparked the advent of hip hop.

Hazel has worked in the UK with many artists both on their live stage shows (such as Tom Jones (last UK Tour), Tina Turner (showcase), Gabrielle, Tina Arena, Alexander O'Neal, Dina Carroll, Belinda Carlisle, Jocelyn Brown, Michelle Gayle and Jamiroquai) and their albums (such as Stereophonics, Chris De Burgh, Kula Shaker, Status Quo, Jesus Jones, Sarah Brightman, Brand New Heavies, Kim Wilde, Maxi Priest, and various unsigned artists). She has also been involved in film soundtracks such as Jesus Christ Superstar and done music for British commercials like Pepe Jeans and Toyota. TV appearances include: Parkinson, MTV, The Brit Awards and Noel's House Party.
Hazel Fernandes is a British  music artist currently signed to Grape Records. She is well known for her song "Number One" that featured on the anime BLEACH.

Valerie has been working very successfully in this industry for more than 25 years including as a member of Galliano & Count Basic.Her professional experience includes working with some of the biggest names in music. She has worked extensively as a solo artist with the release of an album; "For What It Is" with' One Little Indian' in 1999. She has been touring with Jamiroquai since Sept 2000.

Ralph Tee- DJ  

We are  delighted to announce the legendary Ralph Tee of  Expansion Records and  Formerly of Jazz FM will be our special guest DJ on this specially curated weekend of   Summer Disco. There will be a dance floor for you to 'bust some moves’ and relive those fabulous Disco memories. 

UK based DJ, performer, writer, promoter, broadcaster and record label executive. When he was 20 years old he launched the soul magazine Groove Weekly & later became assistant editor at Blues & Soul magazine. Tee also runs & co-owns the leading soul long established Expansion Records. He has been a club DJ and also presented his own show on Jazz FM & Solar Radio.