IN CONVERSATION: MARK RONSON AND GEORGE LAMB
MARK RONSON IS AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED DJ AND FIVE-TIME-GRAMMY-AWARD-WINNING ARTIST AND PRODUCER.
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Fusing his eclectic turntable skills with his knowledge of musical instruments and songwriting, Ronson has released four critically acclaimed albums. His latest album reached #1 on the U.K. albums chart, entered the Top Ten on Billboard’s 200 albums chart, and features collaborations with Bruno Mars, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow and many others. The album’s lead single, “Uptown Funk,” held on to the No.1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks straight – tying it for the second-longest No.1 in chart history.
In the 3 years since Uptown Special, Mark has focused his efforts towards producing Lady Gaga’s fifth studio album, Joanne (2016), and Queens of the Stone Age’s seventh studio album, Villains (2017). He is currently at work on his 5th studio album, as well as “Silk City,” a collaborative project with Diplo.
Over his career, Ronson has worked with some of the greatest and most diverse artists of his generation including: Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Macy Gray, Jack White, Nas, Wale, Christina Aguilera, Duran Duran, Queens of the Stone Age, Rufus Wainwright, Lily Allen, Action Bronson, Sean Paul, Mos Def, and Rivers Cuomo. He is famed for his work on Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black LP that has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
For three years, George Lamb has presented three successful series of E4’s ‘Big Brother’s Little Brother’, finally saying goodbye to a fantastic final series in 2010. George has embarked on a number of exciting projects since, from hosting BBC3’s BAFTA Red Carpet coverage to being the first on set after the live anniversary episode of ‘Eastenders Live: The Aftermath’ for BBC3. He has also hosted the hugely popular BBC3 format ‘Young Talent of the Year’. In 2012 he hosted three series of Channel 4’s live week-long game show ‘The Bank Job’.
Through George’s work on Channel 4 and E4 Music, he’s been fortunate enough to interview some of the biggest names in music and film. Prior to his current career George was an accomplished band manager responsible for the careers of dance music maestros the Audio Bully’s and current solo sensation, Lilly Allen.
The pair will be discussing Mark’s success in the music industry, what it’s like to collaborate with some of the biggest names in the business, and the stories behind some of his hit albums.