Nile Rodgers will star at Electric Live, the new show launched this year in tandem with The London Acoustic Guitar Show, at London Olympia. He will play on both days, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September 2014.
Multiple Grammy-winning guitarist, songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers will appear at The London Acoustic Guitar Show featuring Electric Live on both Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September, 2014. Rodgers will hold a Q&A and masterclass in the main auditorium on both days, accompanied by his world-renowned ‘Hitmaker’ guitar.
Nile Rodgers’ contribution to popular music has been one of the most significant of recent times, whether it be penning some of the most influential songs of the disco era with Chic, or producing countless hits for a wide variety of other artists spanning multiple decades and genres.
In the early 70s, he founded Chic with a like-minded musician in another New York City resident, bassist Bernard Edwards. Almost immediately, Chic became the kings (and queens) of the dance/disco domain, scoring such hit albums as 1977’s Chic, 1978’s C’est Chic, and 1979’s Risqué. But it was Chic’s up-tempo, infectious hit singles that became dance floor standards, including ‘Le Freak’ and ‘Good Times’.
Despite the hits, Rodgers’ music career was just beginning. Toward the end of his tenure in Chic he had begun producing (and writing for) other artists, including hits for Sister Sledge (‘We Are Family’) and Diana Ross (‘I’m Coming Out’). So with Chic no longer occupying most of his time, Rodgers was free to focus solely on working with others. What followed was an amazing string of some of the 80s biggest albums and singles. Nile’s signature is scrawled across an amazing array of music from Madonna to Diana Ross, David Bowie to Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Sting, and Duran Duran.
Rodgers, as an artist, producer or writer, is responsible for the sales of more than 100 million records. In 2014, Nile Rodgers was awarded three Grammy Awards for his work with Daft Punk on their album Random Access Memories and the hit single ‘Get Lucky’.
For show visitors only, we are releasing 350 advance tickets to guarantee entry to the Nile Rodgers’ main stage performances each day – 700 in total. Once you’ve bought your ticket to get in, these are available as an optional extra from the London Acoustic Guitar Show website or can be bought over the phone by calling 01926 339 808.
The remaining main stage tickets will be released one hour before the performances each day (100 on Saturday / 100 on Sunday) and will be available free-of-charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Entry to the show is £20 each day or £35 for the weekend. Tickets are on sale from lags.blazefuture.wpengine.com