Tuesday, November 21, 2017

They're Electric

July 14, 2012


This really happened. Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson, Johnny Marr and Alison Moyet performing Mark's version of Johnny's classic "Stop Me"

Greetings from Montreux! Many of you know me, but for those that don't my name is D and I'm Nile's Media Director / Tech guy. I'm on here as IAmMisterD. Nile's had a groundbreaking and unbelievable few days - weeks.. It's just non-stop funk to the max in his world at the moment.

Montreux Jazz 2012 was no exception. As a matter of fact, boundaries and cross genre, heart thumping, funk went down last night, in a way that Montreux has never seen.

Now, I'll let Nile tell his stories the way he does and we all love, but for now, I'll share with you some of my pics from FreakOut! Montreux. They're Electric.

 


The day before FreakOut! Montreux Claude Nobs invited everyone to hi chalet - Here's Nile with Taylor Dayne and Ultra Naté on the ride up telling rock-n-roll stories


The view from Claude Nobs chalet - Claude founded the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1967 and it's arguably the largest music festival in the world


Checking out a hanglider from Claude's chalet with Scarlett Etienne


Nile, philosophising the mysteries of music


Nile plays a MEAN game of Ping Pong - like an old-school New Yorker


Setting it up


A FIERCE backspin


A proud Nile overlooking his people from the balcony at Claude's chalet


Mark Ronson backstage last night - ready to make history


A beautiful and amazingly talented Alison Moyet - all smiles


On stage with Elly Jackson from La Roux - "Bullet Proof"


Jerry Barnes (Bass) breaking grounds


The CHIC Machine in all it's splendour


This is Rock-N-Roll


Nile and Claude - thank you's, love and music


Overlooking the crowd


Nile played like there was no tomorrow - he left every bead of sweat on that floor


Electric


This.. is Nile Rodgers


A video screen shot


The CHIC Horns, amazing as ever


Everybody Dance


The crowd coming to life


The CHICsters laying down the groove


The CHICsters laying down the groove


Butterscotch, the world's greatest female beat-boxer, getting ready to funk it up with CHIC


This crowd never knew what hit them - Music Nonstop


At one moment, I went up to Nile and was like "What's this, Ibiza?"


The crowd was on fire


Claude Nobs and Nile addressing a packed house at Montreux's famous Stravinski Auditorium