Nile Rodgers shares key to success

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 October 2018
Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

'Le Freak' hitmaker Nile Rodgers believes the key to his chart success is that his music makes people "feel good"

Nile Rodgers thinks the key to his success is that his music makes people "feel good".

The 'Le Freak' hitmaker believes most of his well known hits have been received well by the public because they make people feel happy.

He told BBC News: "I would say, in my career, the biggest records have made people feel good."

Meanwhile, Nile previously revealed his music is "therapy" for his mother, who is battling Alzheimer's.

He explained: "My mom is dying right now from Alzheimer's. It's taken somewhat of a toll on me mentally ... So after starting to visit her more I realised that – and this was something I found really hard to come to terms with – her reality and the rest of the world's reality are so totally different to one another. And the most, or at least what feels like the most, kind way for me to help my mother live the rest of her life the best way it can be lived is to enter her reality, because I can always leave but she can't leave. So when she starts talking about the same thing over and over again I act like it's the first time we've said it. I'll say, 'Hey mom, I've got a new record,' and it doesn't mean anything to her. I mean, it'll mean something to her in the moment. She'll say, 'Really, wow.' 'Yeah, it's the first time we've had a Top 10 since 1979.' 'Oh my God, darling that's fantastic, where did you do that?' 'Well, we did it in the UK.' 'So, what's going on now sweetheart?' Oh well, mom it's the first time we've had a Top 10 since...' so it's like that, you know?"

Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Disco and 70s grooves from the man who gave us 'Good Times', 'Le Freak', 'Everybody Dance', 'We Are Family', 'He's the Greatest Dancer' and 'Lost in Music'.

Belfast Waterfront

Tue 4 Jun

£36–£39.50 / 028 9033 4400

Wed 5 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 028 9033 4400

Cardiff Castle

Fri 12 Jul

£65.50–£80 / 029 2087 8100

Franklin's Gardens, Northampton

Sun 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

With Sigala.

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