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Echoes of Nile Rodgers & Chic

A complete celebration of the music of Nile Rodgers & Chic

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Last Show: Friday 27 th December 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 worked very successfully in the industry for more than 25 years. Working with Jamiroquai for nearly 20 of those years. She has sung with an eclectic mix of artists; with Kylie Minogue on The Showgirl & Homecoming tours, recording & live work with Placebo, Boyzone, Bryan Ferry, Lenny Kravitz, Katie Melua, Omar, Leon Ware, James Blunt, Paulo Nutini, Jonathon jeremiah, Marlena Shaw , Bill Withers ,Al Jarreau Carlene Anderson , Cornershop, Afro Celt sound system, Jimmy Somerville, Richard Ashcroft & many more.

Valerie was an original member of the group Galliano on Gilles Petersen’s cult Talking Loud label with which she recorded 5 albums & toured with over a seven year period. She recorded a solo album on the One Little Indian Label, and went on to record 4 albums with her husband Rob Gallagher as 2banksof4 on the Sirkus, Red Egyptian & Jazzanova labels.

She recently recorded a track for the Horsemeat Disco organisation for Defected records and is now working on an EP due for release in early 2020.