Nicholas Bracegirdle (born 28 February 1971), known professionally as Chicane, is an English musician, composer, songwriter, and record producer. Among his works are singles “Offshore”, an Ibiza trance anthem included in many compilations in both chill-out and dance versions; “Saltwater”, which featured vocals by Clannad member Máire Brennan, and the UK number-one hit “Don’t Give Up”, featuring vocals by Bryan Adams, which also became a top ten hit on singles charts across Europe and Australia.
The track uses parts of Clannad’s 1982 hit “Theme from Harry’s Game” with both re-recorded and newly written lyrics. It was released as a single in 1999, reaching the number-six position on the UK Singles Chart and becoming a popular trance track in clubs across Europe. In 2003, the song was used in a national tourism campaign for Ireland and also by Belfast City Council in adverts promoting the city.
“Saltwater”‘s music video incorporates images of surfing juxtaposed with the frenzy of a nightclub. The video was filmed in February 1999. The surfing scenes were shot in Woolacombe, North Devon, the location of many beaches that are popular surfer destinations. The club scenes were shot at a studio on Old Street in London as well at the actual Gatecrasher club in Sheffield.