Ministry Of Sound interview Nick Bracegirdle ahead of Chicane's live performance this evening - tickets available here
"Turns out Chicane (Nick Bracegirdle) is a busy guy! Fortunately he took some time out from rehearsing his upcoming gig to speak with us...
Fresh out of rehearsals, Nick was eager to talk and excited about his performance at Ministry's The Gallery on Friday night. It will be his first gig at the club in seven years. He reminisced about the legendary 'games room' (a special place where DJ's and performers could go to brush up on their Gran Turismo skills) and said how it would be "tragic" to see the landmark venue close (see here for details about that). "Ministry of Sound represents a whole culture," the 39 year-old said. "It would be like the closing of The Hacienda [13 years ago]."
So what's Chicane up to now? "Busy rehearsing and touring," was the reply. Apparently spending 8 months in the studio isn't as wonderful as it sounds and the man responsible for hits such as Saltwater and Don't Give Up can't wait to get stuck in to his busy tour schedule this year. Nick was quick to point out that he isn't a DJ and is in fact a producer and performer. You'll find him "surrounded by keyboards, laptops and all sorts of equipment," while the rest of his band provide support. "A mix of classic and new tunes with a blend of uplifting and melodic influences," will be on the menu for those of us lucky enough to see him.
Chicane's new single Come Back (released 26th April) has proved a huge hit and its YouTube video has been viewed almost 400,000 times within the last week! "It's all true," said Nick, referring to the video in which he revisits locations where he shared memories with his ex in an effort to win her back. A truly inspirational video - Watch it for yourself...
The big news is that a fresh new album is heading your way this April/May going by the name Giants. Want to hear it? Come along to The Gallery at Ministry of Sound this Friday the 9th to see Chicane performing his new (and no doubt) great new repertoire"
Click here to see the interview on Ministry Of Sound here