CHIC was & is disco’s greatest band; and, working in a heavily producer-dominated field, they were most definitely a band. By the time CHIC appeared in the late ’70s, they bucked the trend by stripping disco’s sound down to its basic elements; their funky, stylish grooves had an organic sense of interplay that was missing from many of their overproduced competitors. CHIC’s sound was anchored by the scratchy, James Brown-style rhythm guitar of Nile Rodgers and those indelible, widely imitated (sometimes outright stolen) bass lines; as producers, they used keyboard and string embellishments economically, which kept the emphasis on rhythm. CHIC’s distinctive approach not only resulted in some of the finest dance singles of their time, but also helped create a template for urban funk, dance-pop, and even hip-hop in the post-disco era. Not coincidentally, Nile wound up as one of the most successful producers of the ’80s. CHIC has been nominated for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame eight times — 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013. Nile Rodgers & CHIC, continue to perform to sold-out venues worldwide. Nile Rodgers & CHIC Australian Tour Dates: Fri 6th Dec – Subsonic Music Festival – Riverwood Downs Park, Barrington Tops, NSW Sat 7th Dec – Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall, Sydney Sun 8th Dec – Astor Theatre, Perth Fri 13th Dec – Billboard The Venue, Melbourne Sat 14th Dec – Meredith Amphitheatre, Meredith, VIC Sun 15th Dec – Cloudland, Brisbane TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY 26TH OF AUGUST For all ticketing details, please visit: Oztix: http://www.oztix.com.au Moshtix: http://www.moshtix.com.au Ticketek: http://premier.ticketek.com.au Nile Rodgers (writer/producer/performer) & CHIC are responsible for so many hits (their own & for other artists), here’s a little taster: CHIC – Le Freak CHIC – Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) CHIC – Good Times CHIC – Everybody Dance CHIC – I Want Your Love Madonna – Like a Virgin Diana Ross – Upside Down & I’m Coming Out Sister Sledge – We Are Family & Here’s the Greatest Dancer Debbie Harry – Backfired & The Jam Was Moving David Bowie – Let’s Dance INXS – Original Sin Duran Duran – Wild Boys, The Reflex & Notorious Daft Punk – Random Access Memories]]>
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