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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

Learn how to hire Chi-Lites or research availability and pricing for booking Chi-Lites to perform at a corporate event, fundraiser, private party, social media campaign, fair or festival, tradeshow or conference, endorsement project, or hire Chi-Lites as a guest speaker, please submit the form to our agency.

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 booking Chi-Lites for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book Chi-Lites, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Chi-Lites. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Chi-Lites booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Chi-Lites for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Chi-Lites booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Chi-Lites charge for an event. Also, thier speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
CTI negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot give out direct contact information of the Chi-Lites agent or help distribute fan mail, personal messages, gifts, requests for free appearances, or donations of time. The Chi-Lites manager and agent will only work with us if we present them with funded offers for their client to work your event.
There is low probability to book Chi-Lites for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Chi-Lites agent 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 the travel costs when researching the Chi-Lites booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. 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.
Type
Performer
Style
R&B
Range
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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