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Chic featuring Nile Rodgers

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Chic featuring Nile Rodgers

27 Oct 2013 (21:00) at Róisín Dubh

€35 (€35 members)
Sold Out, Radisson BLU Ballroom

Arguably the greatest disco/funk band of all time, CHIC debuted in the late 1970’s, dominating and rejuvenating the fading disco scene. Their distinctive approach, categorised by Nile Rodger’s rhythm guitar, not only resulted in some of the most successful singles of the era, but also helped to lay the groundwork for some of the most enduring and prolific musical styles of the 1980’s.

The band’s first singles were runaway club smash hits, but it was their second album, C’est Chic, and the first single from it, Le Freak that cemented their position as the kings of disco. The second single I Want Your Love helped the album become one of the only disco albums ever to go platinum. Follow up single Good Times even managed to survive the Disco Sucks backlash in 1979 and reach number one.

The success of CHIC’s first singles led Atlantic Records to offer founding members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards the opportunity to produce and act on its roster. They chose Sister Sledge, and the rest is history. The 1978 album We Are Family peaked at number three and remained in the charts well into 1979. The first two singles He’s The Greatest Dancer and the title cut We Are Family both reached number one on the R&B chart.

The 1980’s saw Rodgers and Edwards move more into production work, becoming involved with some of the biggest records of the era. In 1980 they wrote and produced the album Diana for Diana Ross, yielding the smash hits Upside Down and I’m Coming Out. CHIC’s song Good Times played a pivotal role in the explosion of Hip Hop music, as an interpolation of the song’s bass-line and the record’s string-section sample, was the bedrock of The Sugarhill Gang’s A Rapper’s Delight, the first multiple-platinum Hip Hop single. Edwards infectious bass-line also influenced Queen’s largest selling single, the 1980 hit, Another One Bites The Dust.

In addition to this, Rodgers rounded off the decade by producing Madonna’s blockbuster album Material Girl, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance album as well as seminal works by Duran Duran, Jeff Beck and Mick Jagger, along with a lucrative career in movie soundtracks. He has also worked with music legends Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Ben E. King, Sheena Easton, INXS and Grace Jones.

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