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The Chantels were the first black female group to achieve nationwide success. The group was established in the early 1950's at St. Anthony of Padua school in the Bronx, and consisted of Arlene Smith (lead), Sonia Goring, Rene Minus, Jackie Landry Jackson and Lois Harris. They got their name from a rival school, St. Francis de Chantelle. They were discovered by Richard Barrett, lead singer of the Valentines, and eventually signed to End Records. The Chantels' first single was He's Gone" (Pop #71), followed by their second single, "Maybe" (#15 Pop; #2 R&B). Several other singles were released on End, though none as successful as "Maybe." Arlene Smith decided to go solo, while Lois left to pursue a college education. In 1960, Annette Smith (no relation) replaced Arlene and the group went to Carlton Records, where they had their second huge hit with "Look in My Eyes" (#14 pop, #6 R&B). Several other singles followed..

How to hire Chantels for an event

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Chantels.

Chantels's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of an offer.
CTI can give you exact pricing once we submit your event details to Chantels. How much Chantels does cost to do an event depends on many variables and the fees we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with booking. Popularity, career stage, and current demand can cause an increase or decrease in pricing. The final fee may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for Chantels to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI can not give out direct contact information for the agent or manager of Chantels. If you want to send them a message, a gift, or request a free appearance or donation of time, then we will not pass along such material or communications to any of our contacts.
There is low probability for Chantels to work a gig for anything substantially less than the published price range. We will negotiate with Chantels on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Chantels, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider Chantels's travel costs, as they may require an entourage of staff and equipment. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Chantels, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Age Group-60's+, Female, R&B, Pop Style, R&B-60's Music, Rock-50's Music, Rock-Nostalgia
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