Nile Rodgers has enjoyed something of a renaissance over the last few years.
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WARNER BROS. RECORDS SIGNS RENOWNED COMPOSER, PRODUCER, GUITARIST NILE RODGERS AND HIS MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING BAND CHIC TO GLOBAL RECORDING CONTRACT
WBR ALSO ENTERS DEAL WITH RODGERS’ AND MICHAEL OSTIN’S
LAND OF THE GOOD GROOVE LABEL
February 2, 2015 — Burbank, CA — Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced today that it has signed a global recording contract with Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist Nile Rodgers and his multi-platinum selling band CHIC. In addition, WBR has entered into a deal with Land of The Good Groove, the label formed by Rodgers and veteran music executive Michael Ostin. WBR will handle all distribution and label services for artists signed by Rodgers and Ostin, who will act as the imprint’s creative supervisors.
Smith kicked off his set with 'Nirvana', before surprising fans by welcoming Nile Rodgers on stage for a rendition of 'Together'.
"This is really surreal for me right now to have all these people here," Smith said in response to the size of the crowd, before playing 'Leave Your Lover'.
He then continued with new single 'I'm Not The Only One', 'Restart' and chart-topping hit 'La La La'.
However, it was a performance of 'Lay Me Down', one of Smith's earliest tracks, that received a massive response.
Smith rounded off his set with his number one single 'Money On My Mind' - interpolated with a segment of Cece Peniston's '90s dance anthem 'Finally'- a stripped down rendition of his Disclosure collaboration 'Latch', and his global ballad 'Stay With Me'.
The Killers will headline the Virgin Media stage at V Festival in Chelmsford this evening, while Justin Timberlake will top the bill at Weston Park, Staffordshire.