F1 Rocks in São Paulo rounded of the 2011 season is sizzling style with a packed out live show from British pop sensation Jessie J and US soul diva Macy Gray.
Making her first ever live appearance in Brazil with a headline appearance at the city’s stunning Via Funchal, and donning a purple wig and see-through body stocking, outlandish Jessie wowed her South American fans with her sassy and hugely individual take on pop.
Jessie enthusiastically belted out the big hits that have propelled her to the forefront of the UK music scene, among them ‘Do It Like A Dude’, ‘Who’s Laughing Now’ and ‘Price Tag’.
Much revered soul singer Macy Gray, no stranger to South American shores, did not disappoint by delivering a cool swagger of a show that brought out every bit of the charm her fans expected.
Macy’s unpredictable and quirky style endeared her to her audience, who clearly appreciated her renditions of the soul classics ‘I Try’, ‘Sweet Baby’ and surprise cover versions of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’, Rod Stewart’s ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ and Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’.
Macy has also just been announced as a special guest DJ at F1 Rocks – The Afterparty, which is taking place at São Paulo club, Daslu, on Sunday (27th November) after the final race of the 2011 season. Taking to the decks alongside Macy will be electronica maestro Rage, British superstar duo Sasha, and headline DJs the internationally renowned artist/producer duo Chase & Status.
John Simidian, Executive Producer of F1 Rocks said after the show: ‘Jessie was brilliant, for a girl so early in her career, she already has the skills to ‘own’ the audience. A packed house went home very happy all humming ‘Price Tag’.
Robert Montague, CEO of F1 Rocks also commented: “What fitting way to end the F1 Rocks season. Once again we were able to deliver top class entertainment in São Paulo for the second year running. Together with Pirelli, our associate partners, we have been able to create two great events to celebrate the final Formula 1 race weekend and look forward to our ultimate 2011 event – the star studded F1 Rocks™ The Afterparty on Sunday night. We look forward to returning again to São Paulo next year.”