Chicane

Born 28 February 1971.

UK trance/electronic music producer

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Nick from Chicane speaks to Dave Pearce

Nick Bracegirdle of Chicane is Dave's guest to choose some of his favourite dance tunes.

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Biography

Chicane (born Nicholas Bracegirdle; 28 February 1971) is a British composer, songwriter and record producer. He is known for the singles "Offshore", an Ibiza dance anthem included in many compilations in both chill-out and dance versions; "Saltwater", which featured vocals by Clannad member Máire Brennan and is one of the most well-known and popular singles of the trance genre; and the UK number-one hit "Don't Give Up", featuring vocals by Bryan Adams, which became a top ten hit on singles charts across Europe and Australia.

Far from the Maddening Crowds, Chicane's debut album from 1997, is still considered a seminal release among the trance music community, while the second album, 2000's Behind the Sun, was certified gold in the UK. In 2007, after the hindrance of an ultimately unreleased album (Easy to Assemble) in the intervening time, the third artist album Somersault was released on Bracegirdle's independent record label, followed shortly after by a tenth anniversary re-release of Far from the Maddening Crowds which included a new mix of "Offshore" ("Offshore 2007"). He released his fourth studio album Giants in 2010, with the fifth studio album Thousand Mile Stare following less than two years later, in spring 2012.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Giants

    Giants 2010

    Reviewed by Matthew Horton
    Pleasant to be around but not much of a distraction, this has its place.
  2. Review of Somersault

    Somersault 2007

    Reviewed by Robert Jackman
    For the most part, you can’t feeling a little bit sorry for Chicane.