Nile Rodgers Named Ambassador for BBC Music Day - Noise11.com
Nile Rodgers and Chic Rod Laver Arena on Sunday 8 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Nile Rodgers and Chic Rod Laver Arena on Sunday 8 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Nile Rodgers Named Ambassador for BBC Music Day

by Music-News.com on July 25, 2019

in News

The legendary, multiple Grammy-winning musician, Nile Rodgers, is proud to be an Ambassador for BBC Music Day 2019. He has an incredible music legacy, one which spans generations of fans, both with the CHIC Organisation and as a producer, arranger and guitarist. He wants to support this project as he has had personal experience with family members affected by the disease.

BBC Music Day Ambassador, Nile Rodgers says: “The UK is my home from home so I’m delighted to be an Ambassador for BBC Music Day and to highlight the important role music plays in the well-being of our society. I’ve witnessed my mother’s and my aunt’s experience with dementia and I know just how transformational music can be for people with this condition. I think this is a fantastic initiative, and the updated BBC Music Memories website is a brilliant way for people to identify personally meaningful music and to start to make a playlist so music can be used therapeutically. Everyone faces challenges at one point or another and music can be your greatest ally at those important times.”

On BBC Music Day itself, Blue Peter will launch its first ever Blue Peter Music Badge to inspire children to become musicians and also music detectives. There will be broadcasts across the BBC and hundreds of events around the UK, using the power of music to inspire and bring people together to make a positive impact.

Also, Bargain Hunt’s Music Day special features a battle of the bands with The Darkness’ lead singer Justin Hawkins and bass guitarist Frankie Poullain taking on Feeder’s lead singer Grant Nicholas and bassist Taka Hirose at an antiques fair in Stamford Meadows, Lincolnshire. And Bargain Hunt presenter, Natasha Raskin-Sharp, will be conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra as they perform a new arrangement of their theme tune. It will be broadcast in this BBC Music Day edition at 12.15pm.

Justin Hawkins revealed that his family would be excited with his appearance on the show, saying: “This is the thing that my mother has been dreaming about for years now!”

Grant Nicholas said he was delighted to be taking part, confessing: “I’m a huge fan of Bargain Hunt, a massive fan!”

music-news.com

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Abba Just A Notion
Abba To Release New Song ‘Just A Notion’ This Friday

ABBA will release more new music on Friday (22 October). ‘Just A Notion’ will be the second single of the first ABBA album in 40 years ‘Voyage’.

4 hours ago
Tom Petty Somewhere You Feel Free
Benmont Tench Explains Why Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Never Returned To Australia After the Dylan Tour of the 80s

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers only tour Australia twice, once in 1980 and then again in 1986 with Bob Dylan.

5 hours ago
Elvis Presley, noise11.com, Photo
Elvis Presley Drummer Ronnie Tutt Dead at 83

Elvis Presley's drummer, Ronnie Tutt, has died aged 83.

16 hours ago
Hall and Oates Live At The Troubadour
Hall & Oates ‘Live At The Troubadour’ To Be Released As Triple Live Vinyl

Hall & Oates ‘Live At The Troubadour’ is getting a vinyl release for the first time.

1 day ago
Sweet
Sweet Have An Old New Song Called ‘Everything 2021’

Andy Scott has resurrected an old song called ‘Everything’ by Sweet into a new song for Sweet now called ‘Everything 2021’.

1 day ago
Mick Jagger The Rolling Stones Los Angeles 14 October 2021 photo by Richard Gilkerson
Mick Jagger Shoots a Pretty Funny Pisstake At Paul McCartney At Stones LA Gig

Mick Jagger paused at the Rolling Stones concert in Los Angeles on Thursday night for a funny jab at Paul McCartney’s comment about the Rolling Stones being a blues cover band.

1 day ago
Rob Halford, Judas Priest - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Rob Halford Says His Cancer Is In Remission

Rob Halford's cancer is in remission. The Judas Priest frontman was diagnosed with prostate cancer amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, and he is grateful to still be here and doing what he "loves the most".

2 days ago