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Chi-Lites Booking Agency Profile

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The Chi-Lites were formed in Chicago in 1959. Originally called the Hi-Lites, they consisted of Marshall Thompson, Creadel Red" Jones, Eugene Record, Robert Lester and Clarence Johnson. They changed their name to The Chi-Lites; the 'C' being added to reflect the name of their hometown, Chicago. A succession of top ten hits followed commencing with "(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People" which was the first release to crossover into the pop charts. The ballads "Have You Seen Her" and "Oh Girl" followed, both reaching number one in the R&B charts with "Oh Girl" also achieving the number one slot in the pop charts. In 1982 the group had their first genuine with hit "Hot On A Thing (Called Love)". In 2000 the Chi-Lites were inducted into Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. The current lineup is Marshall Thompson (the Founder and leader), Tara Thompson, Robert "Squirrel" Lester and Frank Reed (who replaced Anthony Watson)..

How to hire Chi-Lites for an event

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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Chi-Lites.

Chi-Lites'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 Chi-Lites. How much Chi-Lites 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 Chi-Lites to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI can not give out direct contact information for the agent or manager of Chi-Lites. 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 Chi-Lites to work a gig for anything substantially less than the published price range. We will negotiate with Chi-Lites on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Chi-Lites, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider Chi-Lites'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 Chi-Lites, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
Age Group-30's-50's, Age Group-60's+, African American, Pop, R&B, Pop-70's Music, R&B-60's Music, R&B-Funk, R&B-Motown, Male
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