International music star Mark Ronson joins the Newmarket Nights line-up with a concert on 5 August.
Mark Ronson at Newmarket Racecourse
Updated: 18 May 2016
Guitarist, music producer and artist Mark Ronson will perform at Newmarket Racecourse this August.
The gig, which will be held on Friday 5 August, is part of the Newmarket Nights concert series that mixes a day at the races with incredible entertainment.
About Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson had a musical influence from a young age, when his parents split his mother married Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones. He made his name as a DJ on the New York club scene in the early ‘90s. He was soon noticed for his diverse set that incorporated his New York influences of funk and hip-hop and the more rock inspired approach he got from the UK. He was fast becoming one of the most respected DJs around and was in demand to spin records at celebrity parties.
Whilst continuing to DJ he moved to producing records and soon landed himself a record deal. His first album Here Comes The Fuzz featured guest artists such as Mos Def, Jack White and Sean Paul, who contributed to the most famous single from the record, Ooh Wee.
Mark Ronson released the follow-up, Version, in 2007 and continued with star collaborations. Version was a compilation of covers featuring various different artists. Stop Me, a cover of The Smiths Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before, featured Daniel Merriweather and was the first single to be released.
Other songs included Oh My God, a Kaiser Chiefs cover featuring Lily Allen, and Valerie, a Zutons remake sung by Amy Winehouse. He went on to have a great year at the GRAMMY Awards, winning Best Producer and two other awards shared with Amy Winehouse for Rehab, her album that Mark Ronson primarily produced.
His career has gone from strength to strength. His musical collaborations have spanned across genres and seen him work with the biggest names in music. He has worked with the likes of Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, ASAP Rocky, Adele, Christina Aguilera and Bruno Mars, who he worked with on the huge hit Uptown Funk.