Chic is an American disco and R&B band that was formed in 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. It is best-known for its commercially successful disco songs. Chic has been nominated for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame five times.
Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards met in 1970, as fellow session musicians working around the New York City circuit. They formed a rock band called The Boys and later The Big Apple Band, playing numerous gigs around New York City. But despite interest in their demos, they could not get a record contract, possibly in part because music companies of the time didn’t believe that black artists could create saleable rock music.
In 1977, Edwards and Rodgers had former LaBelle and Ecstasy, Passion, & Pain drummer Tony Thompson join the band, performing as a trio doing covers at various gigs. Needing a singer to become a full band, they engaged Norma Jean Wright under an agreement that she wanted to have a dual career between the band and her solo career.
Chic influenced the vocal and music style of the Italian-American disco band Change, which had a string of hits in the early 1980s. Chic Tickets are available at Sold Out Ticket Market at nominal rates.4USJMUHEVVSY