Ralph Rolle best know as the drummer from Chic will be performing with his new band Ralph Rolle & The Funk Patrol for the Dublin based platform We-Bloom in The Button Factory on Saturday February 17th.

The eight-piece band will consist of:

Ralph Rolle (Chic) on Drums
Jess Kav (BARQ) Lead Vocals
Michael Hopkins (Planet Parade) Lead Vocals
Steven McCann (TooFools) on Guitar
Lorcán O’Dwyer (TooFools) on Bass
Darragh O’Kelly (Republic Of Loose) on Keys
David Conway (Booka Brass) on Sax
Paul Kiernan (Booka Brass) on Trumpet

Tickets are priced at €11+ or €8 for students are available from Eventbrite.ie.

Posted on February 7th, 2018



One of the most popular touring bands around, Chic and Nile Rodgers are on their way back to Ireland this summer.

The disco legend will play The Marquee in Cork on June 21st for their I’ll Be There Tour.

Tickets are on sale next Wednesday at 9am from Ticketmaster. Price TBC.

Posted on March 14th, 2016



Update: with early birds now sold out, day tickets priced at €79.50 + fee have been brought forward and will be on sale tomorrow at 9am from Ticketmaster. Also announced is that Saturday headliners are The Roots and Sunday is Chic.

Metropolis Festival is a new event happening in the RDS in Dublin on 7th and 8th of November put on by Pod and Hidden Agenda that comes with the tagline “Music / Performance / Conversation / Installation.”

The music lineup is damn impressive:
CHIC Feat Nile Rodgers
The Roots
Mark Ronson (DJ set)
Jamie xx
Giorgio Moroder
Todd Terje
Jeff Mills
Tiga (Live)
Kerri Chandler
Dorian Concept (Live)
Matthew Herbert (Live)
Maribou State (Live)
Nosaj Thing (Live)
Kormac’s Big Band
Cloud Castle Lake

Metropolis promises six rooms, all indoors with music, conversations and installations curated by This Greedy Pig.

Early bird weekend tickets on sale at 9am this Friday 24th July at €99.50 inc booking fee, through Ticketmaster and usual outlets. Tickets will rise to €145.50+ fees in three phases:

Early bird – Phase One: €99.50
Early bird – Phase Two: €119.50
Early bird – Phase Three: €129.50
Full price: €145.50

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Metropolis Festival 2015, November 7th & 8th, Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster Ireland, 9am Friday July 24th.http://metropolisfestival.ie/

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Posted on July 28th, 2015


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Posted on July 7th, 2015


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Good things happen to good people sometimes. Nile Rodgers is one of them. Today, the musician and his band Chic have revealed their first new song in 22 years. ‘I’ll Be There’ is built on an old unreleased song that Rodgers, after beating cancer, resolved to make into something new from old analogue recordings, with additional percussion by The Martinez Brothers.

The video similarly takes archive and current footage and ties it up with Karlie Kloss in her pants.

The song is on Spotify.

Chic are playing Dublin and Cork this summah.

Posted on March 20th, 2015


Nile Rodgers and Chic are back for two shows this Summer in Dublin and Cork. First on Thursday July 9th at Iveagh Gardens, Dublin and then Friday July 10, Live At The Marquee in Cork.

Tickets €51.15+ go on sale Thursday 12 March at 9am from all usual outlets.

Rodgers’ career is dazzling in evidence in the songs he’s had a hand in from Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ to Madonna’s ‘Like A Virgin’ to Duran Duran’s ‘Notorious’ to Diana Ross’ ‘Upside Down’, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and Chic themselves.

I’d recommend a read of his autobiography for more.

Chic also have a new single this month and album coming in June:

Posted on March 5th, 2015

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The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen live on 105.2FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site, as per below. The show starts six minutes in, right after the news in each hour.

Last night’s show was an Electric Picnic special show.


Listen: Hour One

  1. Jungle  – ‘Busy Earnin’
  2. Flume –  ‘Holdin On’
  3. Sohn –  ‘Artifice’
  4. Foals –  ‘My Number’
  5. St. Vincent –  ‘Digital Witness’
  6. SBTRKT  – ‘New Dorp. New York’ (feat. Ezra Koenig)
  7. Outkast with Erykah Badu  – ‘Humble Mumble’ (with Erykah Badu)
  8. Kelis  – ‘Millionaire’ ft. Andre 3000
  9. Twin Shadow  – ‘Old Love / New Love’
  10. Glass Animals  – ‘Black Mambo’
  11. Portishead – ‘All Mine’
  12. The Academic –  ‘Bear Claws’
  13. Woman’s Hour – ‘Conversations’
  14. London Grammar  – ‘Metal & Dust’


Listen: Hour Two

  1. Beck –  ‘Mixed Bizness’
  2. Le Galaxie  – ‘Humanise’
  3. Tune-Yards  – ‘Bizness’
  4. Kate Boy – ‘Self Control’
  5. Kaytranada –  ‘Leave Me Alone’ (feat. Shay Lia)
  6. Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Luna’
  7. Metronomy –  ‘Love Letters’
  8. John Wizards –  ‘Lusaka By Night’
  9. White Denim  – ‘Pretty Green’
  10. Young Fathers –  ‘Get Up’
  11. FKA twigs –  ‘Numbers’
  12. Neneh Cherry –  ‘Buffalo Stance’
  13. Chic – ‘Good Times’
  14. TR One  – ‘Bombay’

Posted on August 29th, 2014


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Please enjoy my hour-long mix of tunes from people playing the Picnic this weekend. Tune into TXFM at 10pm tonight for My Electric Picnic special show.

Download links: Freakshare | MediaFire | OBoom

Here are the Electric Picnic stage times and my #newmusic picks of the festival.

Nialler9 Electric Picnic mixtape

  1. LCD Soundsystem – ’45:33′ (Prince Language mix)
  2. Blondie – ‘Rapture’ (Luxxury edit)
  3. Outkast – ‘Miss Jackson’ (Golden Pony remix)
  4. Glass Animals – Gooey (Gilligan Moss remix)
  5. Kelis – ‘Trick Me’
  6. Janet Jackson – ‘If’ (Kaytranada remix)
  7. Get Down Edits – ‘Do What You Wanna’
  8. Chic – ‘I Want Your Love’ (Todd Terje remix)
  9. Metronomy – ‘Love Letters’ (Soulwax remix)
  10. Krystal Klear – ‘Squad’
  11. Jungle – ‘Time’ (Joe Goddard remix)
  12. Adultrock – ‘Chants’
  13. SBTRKT and Sampha – ‘Look At Stars’
  14. Bicep – ‘Stash’
  15. Shit Robot feat. Nancy Whang – ‘Do That Dance’
  16. London Grammar – ‘Sights’ (Tourist remix)
  17. Roxy Music – ‘Love Is The Drug’ (Greg Wilson remix)

Posted on August 27th, 2014


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Fancy another Chic fix this year? Then you may be making a mid-week trip to Belfast during Belsonic Festival as Chic and Nile Rodgers are playing on Tuesday August 19th in Custom House Square in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter.

Tickets for the gig go on sale this Friday at 9am 30 + Booking Fee, from Belsonic or Ticketmaster.ie.

Also announced for Belsonic of note is the lineup of Queens of the Stone Age, Brody Dalle and The Minutes for Wednesday August 20th.

Here’s the entire Chic Glastonbury set from 2013:

Posted on June 16th, 2014

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Rodgers performs with his band Chic on the third day of the Glastonbury music festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
After selling out two shows at the end of October in Dublin as part of an Irish tour already, Nile Rodgers and Chic are squeezing in another Dublin date in Vicar Street on October 22nd before Belfast the following night. Tickets on sale NEXT WEDNESDAY €38.50 & €43.50 plus charges available from Ticketmaster and the usual spots. Here’s the full performance from Glasto:

Posted on September 20th, 2013



It’s the summer of Chic. Nile Rodgers and gang will be back in Ireland in October for a full Irish tour including:

October 23rd – Ulster Hall, Belfast // Over 16s // £31.50 on sale Friday 19th July.
October 25th – Milk Market, Limerick
October 26th – Cork Opera House (Jazz Festival) – Cork // €31 on sale Friday.
October 27th – Radisson Hotel, Galway // Tickets €35
October 29th/30th – Vicar Street, Dublin // €38.50 & €43.50 // tickets on sale Friday 19th July.

Freak out!


Posted on July 12th, 2013