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Mark Ronson & The Business Intl/ Rose Elinor Dougall, Hackney Empire

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl/ Rose Elinor Dougall, Hackney Empire

The perfect venue for the pan-Atlantic producer/hipster's aural revue

Blonds have more fun: Mark Ronson, pre-peroxide

Hackney’s Empire is the perfect venue for pan-Atlantic producer/hipster Mark Ronson’s vehicle The Business Intl. New album Record Collection is an aural revue – with guests ranging from Eighties idols Boy George and Simon Le Bon through Wu Tang’s Ghostface Killah to Andrew Wyatt of Swedish dance-poppers Miike Snow. A former musical hall, it’s a fitting showcase for Ronson’s portmanteau sensibility. It’s as if variety was primed for a comeback at this show, the second of six smallish-venue road-test dates. In support, his Business Intl colleague, Rose Elinor Dougall, trod the boards on the heels of her recent solo album Without Why.

Ronson wanted to be thought of as a cutting-edge DJ as well as the MC of this pop extravaganza

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kinda almost wish i'd been there

No way in hell Andy Taylor stepped on stage. He left the band years ago. It was John Taylor, bass, and Roger Taylor, omitted by the writer as a member of Duran Duran, on drums. Do your research and check your facts before you publish.

Shame the writer didn't check their facts before publishing because Andy Taylor was most definitely NOT in attendance.

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