Mark Ronson Collaborates with Fans

20th January 2016 BRIT Award-winning artist and producer, Mark Ronson, gave six of his biggest fans the surprise of a lifetime when he invited them to record a Priceless Cover of his hit record, Uptown Funk.

As a part of MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises campaign in celebration of the BRIT Awards 2016, Ronson selected his musical fans from YouTube for the quality and originality of their covers of Uptown Funk, and invited them to the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.

The lucky group were under the impression that they would be recording their version of the track, which was the biggest selling song of 2015, for a documentary about their favourite star. However, when they arrived at the studio, Ronson appeared to produce the cover, featuring all six fans together.

The YouTubers who feature in the cover are melodic vocalist Anna Shields alongside her duet guitarist Blair Crichton, quirky ukulele player John Atkins, captivating cello and violin playing sisters Laura and Sarah Ayoub, and talented guitarist Ross Campbell.

Mark commented:  “It was such a great experience to bring together six very unique talents and produce this new cover of our song. I’m always affected by the fact that talented musicians and singers would take the time to figure out our songs and then post their own interpretations, and I really lucked out with the group we chose—they were all great people as well as super talented. They worked hard and played off each other to create something special.”

Shaun Springer
, Head of Brand and Sponsorship, MasterCard UK & Ireland comments:  “Mark Ronson is a huge global talent, and we’re honoured to be working with him. It was fantastic to help bring him together a group of his biggest fans through a shared love of his music, and create something so unique. Music fans should watch this space for more Priceless Surprises coming soon.”

A full-length version of the track can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/wMsrFzQbKhA

One other artist, yet to be announced, will join Mark Ronson in organising a series of surprises and secret gigs for MasterCard cardholders. Fans should visit PricelessSurprises.co.uk to be the first to find out about future Priceless Surprises with their favourite artists.

Mark Ronson has been nominated for British Male Solo Artist and British Producer of the Year for the upcoming BRIT Awards.

The BRIT Awards 2016 with MasterCard take place Wednesday 24th February at The O2 and will be exclusively broadcast on ITV.

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