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  • Born

    28 February 1971 (age 46)

Chicane is a pseudonym used by UK-based electronic musician, DJ and record producer Nick Bracegirdle. He was born on 28 February 1971, in London. Chicane is known for the single Offshore, an Ibiza anthem included in thousands of compilations in both chill-out and dance form; Saltwater, which featured vocals by Clannad member Máire Brennan; Autumn Tactics; and the #1 hit Don't Give Up, which features vocals by Bryan Adams. His other hits include the fast-paced Halcyon, and the dance melody Love on the Run, featuring the vocals of Peter Cunnah of D:Ream fame.

Chicane has also done a number of remixes for artists such as Everything But The Girl, Billie Ray Martin, Bryan Adams and Enigma.

Bracegirdle's body of work for other artists includes working as a producer for Bryan Adams, as well as for Cher on her album Living Proof. He also composed the music for PlayStation's game Formula One.

As Chicane, he usually works in the studio with a partner. Some of his first productions, such as Offshore, were made with the help of Leo Elstob, but since then, Bracegirdle has worked with co-producer Ray "Madman" Hedges and mixer Martin Brannigan.

In addition, Nick Bracegirdle works alone under the alias Disco Citizens, whose tracks have a stronger progressive house sound without any vocals, thus this project doesn't get the same airplay as the more radio-friendly Chicane. Working with singer Vanessa St. James and producer Mr. Joshua, Bracegirdle was part of the Mr. Joshua Presents Espiritu project, known for the song In Praise of the Sun, released with both English and French vocals.

In 2005, Burning Vision Entertainment created the video for Something Wrong, in which the action was all shown in reverse to striking effect.


1997 Far from the Maddening Crowds
1999 Chilled (an EP featuring remixes of previously released songs)
2000 Behind the Sun #10 UK
2003 Easy to Assemble (promotional CD by official label WEA, officially released in a few countries by Wagram Records)

1995 "Right Here, Right Now" (as Disco Citizens)
1996 "Offshore EP"
1996 "Offshore" #14 UK
1996 "Footprint" (as Disco Citizens)
1997 "Sunstroke" #21 UK
1997 "Footprint '97" (as Disco Citizens)
1997 "Offshore '97" (with Anthony Pappa) #17 UK
1997 "Lost You Somewhere" #35 UK
1998 "Red Skies"
1998 "Strong In Love" (with Mason) #32 UK
1998 "Nagasaki Badger" (as Disco Citizens)
1999 "Saltwater" (with Máire Brennan) #6 UK
2000 "Don't Give Up" (with Bryan Adams) #1 UK
2000 "No Ordinary Morning"/"Halcyon" (with Tracy Ackerman) #28 UK
2000 "Autumn Tactics" (with Tracy Ackerman) with #44 UK
2003 "Saltwater 2003" (with Máire Brennan) #43 UK
2003 "Love On The Run" (with Peter Cunnah) #33 UK
2003 "Locking Down"
2004 "Don't Give Up 2004" (with Bryan Adams) #43 UK

Notable remixes
1996 Before Today (Chicane Remix)
1997 Flaming June (Chicane Remix)
1998 Who Do You Love (Chicane Edit)
1999 Blame it on the Weatherman (Chicane Vocal Edit)
1999 Cloud Number Nine (Chicane Mix)
1999 Honey (various remixes)

2004 Boum-Boum (Chicane Club Mix)

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