Mark Ronson Surprises Abbey Road Studios Fans With Uptown Funk Recording | Celebrity News | Show biz & TV
When not playing with Bruno Mars and Beyonce, the 40-year-old likes to do something a little different for his number one followers.
And this month, he decided to give some of his biggest fans the surprise of a lifetime by producing and recording a joint cover of his hit album and 2015’s best-selling song, Uptown Funk.
As part of MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises campaign and to celebrate the 2016 BRIT Awards, Mark selected six YouTubers with unique covers of Uptown Funk and invited them to the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
However, the lucky six thought they would record their own version of the song for a documentary about their favorite star and were stunned when it entered the studio.
The YouTubers featured on the cover are melodic singer Anna Shields alongside her guitar duo Blair Crichton, eccentric ukulele player John Atkins, captivating cellos and violinists Laura and Sarah Ayoub, and talented guitarist Ross Campbell.
“When Mark Ronson walked in we were really stunned and didn’t know what to say,” Anna said of when Mark surprised them.
By combining their individual talents and a range of instruments, the band perfected their own version of the hit song.
Speaking of the experience, Mark said: “It was great to bring together six unique talents and produce a new cover of my track. It’s an honor that such talented people are interested in my music, and I loved working with the band – they shared such good energy, and we created something special.
“This is my first time producing a cover of one of my own songs, and I really enjoyed it.”
Another artist, who has yet to be announced, will join Mark in putting on a series of surprises and secret concerts for MasterCard cardholders. Fans should visit PricelessSurprises.co.uk to be the first to find out about future Priceless Surprises with their favorite artists.
The BRIT Awards 2016 with MasterCard will take place on February 24 at the O2 and will be broadcast exclusively on ITV.