Calderdale, Halifax

Nile Rodgers, Chic & Sophie Ellis Bextor Light Up Sunday Night at The Piece Hall

Last night’s weather may have been dull and rainy but that didn’t stop the disco music legends Nile Rodgers and Chic putting on a spectacular Sunday night show. In the ongoing summer programme TK Maxx Presents Live At The Piece Hall, the iconic Sophie Ellis Bextor opened the show with her toe tapping hits and of course she had to end her set with the Classic ‘It’s murder on the dancefloor’.

A sense of anticipation filled the air as the sunday evening crowd awaited Nile and the suave Chic ladies to rock the stage. Music lovers from all walks of life had gathered in a rainy Halifax to witness an evening of legendary Disco classic’s, irresistible funk, infectious tones to dance along to under the Sunday night light’s. Let me tell you that is well and truly what the audience got, it was a spectacular site to watch a sell out crowd dance along, sing and have the time of their lives.

Disco Legends Nile Rodgers and CHIC graced the stage in standout outfits with plenty of glitz and glamour ready to rock Halifax, the audience instantly transported back to disco era, looking around the Georgian cloth hall it was clear to see inhibitions were instantly shed as the Disco classics enveloped the open air venue; not one person stood still whether it be full on dancing or toe tapping on the spot,  the whole of the Piece Hall were having the absolute time of their lives !

The music icon that is Nile Rodgers instantly took command of the stage, his undeniable energy captivated the crowd with tales of his life in music. He was telling stories of his hits with the likes of Madonna, David Bowie and Beyonce to name a few, with his genius guitar playing alongside ultra cool CHIC. It was one of them moments you’re not quite sure where to look so you stand there and take it all in.  When you attend a gig at the Piece Hall it leaves an imprint, making you want to go back for more.

With a night of toe tapping classics including Le Freak, anthem Good Times, We Are Family, He’s The Greatest Dancer, Get Lucky played live amongst many more classics, Nile and Chic definitely brought their A-game, turning a dreary Sunday night into something electrical!

As the evening progressed the rain continued to fall but fear not, it didn’t dampen the spirits of Nile Rodgers & Chic or their devoted fans,. It is clear to see why Nile is classed as a musical pioneer of our times, he has a back catalogue of hits he wrote for other big stars which he played including Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin, Diana Ross’s ‘I’m coming out’. He also shared a poignant tribute to musical great David Bowie by performing both ‘Let’s Dance’ and ‘Modern Love’ .

As the evening drew to a spectacular close, Nile Rodgers & Chic confirmed their legendary status proving that their music stands still with time and goes on through generations. Their performance at the historic Piece Hall last night was a testament to the enduring power of disco music and funk, ensuring that their legacy will continue to inspire and delight generations in the years ahead.

TK Maxx presents Live at The Piece Hall, has already broken records for ticket sales with more than 170,000 tickets sold across the series.

Photo Credits-The Piece Hall and Cuffe and Taylor

By Shannon Palmer

@thelittlelifeofshazzap

One Comment

  1. Doreen Pugh

    It was a fabulous night. My knees are feeling it this morning. It was so worth it though.

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