SEARCH 
 

   Richard De La Font Agency, Inc.
   Legendary 5-Star Service and Reputation
   Providing Excellence in Entertainment Since 1970

      Booking the Chemical Brothers - © P **
      Book electronic music artists, The Chems
      Book the Chemical Brothers, The Chemicals, TCB
         Ed Simons, Tom Rowlands
            Big Beat, Funky Breaks, Electronica, Techno, Trip-Hop,
            House, Progressive House, Club/Dance

Booking Information
About This Company
Electronica Music Roster  |  Music Menu
Fast Index  |  Home  |  Search
Printable Page


 

The Chemical Brothers may be available for your next special event!

  The Chemical Brothers - booking information

  The Chemical Brothers - booking information

Since they first met more than a decade ago, the Chemical Brothers have been on a mission. Their aims: to find the sounds no one had heard before, to push their music as far as it will go, to make each record fresher and more exciting than the last. From "Song To The Siren" in 1992 to the brain-blitzing mutant psychedelic of their third album, "Surrender," that's what they've done.

  The Chemical Brothers - booking information  On the way they've invented (and transcended) big beat, toured the globe, remixed the world and his brother, sound-tracked some of the messier nights out of the last few years and made some of the most influential music of the decade.

Ed Simons (tall, curly hair) and Tom Rowlands (taller, long hair) met while studying history at Manchester Poly in l989. They had come from the south to Manchester for the music and launched themselves at the club scene with a vengeance. From nights at the legendary Hacienda, to raves in Blackburn and misbehavior at clubs like Justin Robertson's Spice and Most Excellent, they soaked it all up. When they started to DJ ("borrowing" the name the Dust Brothers from the American producers of the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique), they put their own spin on things.

During their first residency at Naked Under Leather (as debauched as its name suggests), they established a party-starting reputation for going where most other DJs feared to tread: joining the dots between acid house, hip hop and rock.

  The Chemical Brothers - booking information  Tom Rowlands was already part of struggling Henley-on-Thames Balearic band Ariel, but when he went into the studio with Ed Simons in 1992 everything clicked into place. The result was "Song To The Siren," a record that mixed breakbeats, sirens, shuddering bass and ethereal indie vocals. They sent one of the 500 copies to Andrew Weatherall, who played it every time he DJ'd and signed the duo to his Junior Boys Own label.

1994 was the year that the Chemical Brothers changed dance music. For starters, there were the groundbreaking "14th Century Sky" (featuring Chemical Beats) and "My Mercury Mouth" EPs and a track donated to the charity album "Serious Road Trip." Rapidly becoming the most in demand remixers in the country, they also reworked everyone worth reworking, from the Manic Street Preachers to Saint Etienne.

  The Chemical Brothers - booking information  In one fortnight alone they tackled Prodigy, Primal Scream and the Charlatans and came out on top every time. They also made their live debut at Weatherall's Sabresonic club. Finally, for 13 weeks that summer and autumn, they helmed the decks at London's notorious hedonism hotspot, the Heavenly Social, and introduced everyone who could get in (including Paul Weller, Tricky and Primal Scream) to the delights of dancing to Barry White, Oasis, Chicago Acid and Eric B & Rakim all in one night.

The duo also played acetates of tracks from their own forthcoming debut album, "Exit Planet Dust." Signing to Virgin, the Chemical Brothers (now renamed after a dust-up with the original Dust Brothers) finally released it in June 1995. It sold 275,000 copies in Britain alone and over a million copies worldwide, while the singles "Leave Home" and "Life Is Sweet" both went Top 20 in the UK. With guest vocalists Tim Burgess and Beth Orton, the album captured everything that was exciting about the Social: messy, ferocious and often emotional.

Other producers soon copied the Chemical formula and the duo inadvertently spawned the entire big beat movement, with artists like Fatboy Slim still citing them as the original inspiration. Two years later, even U2 was making Chemical-style tracks. The next stage was the limited edition "Loops of Fury" EP in January 1996. The title track appeared in the suitably frantic Sony Playstation game "Wipeout 2097/WipeOut XL" and "Get Up On It Like This" was reincarnated a year or so later on their second album.

Much of '95 and '96 was spent either on the decks (at the now weekly Heavenly Social, the DJ mix album "Live At The Social, Volume One" and an acclaimed "Radio I Essential Mix"), on the road (America, Europe, Tribal Gathering, Phoenix, Ibiza, supporting Oasis) or in the studio looking for a way to get everyone excited all over again. They slowed the flood of remixes to a trickle and the Manics, Method Man and Dave Clarke were the three lucky recipients, with the Manics remix making an appearance on Playstation's Gran Turismo. Meanwhile, Tom briefly moonlighted with the Charlatans on their contribution to the charity album "Help" and their next single, "One To Another."

Before the year was out, though, the Chemicals were back in force with Oasis top man, Noel Gallagher, and the car crash on vinyl of "Setting Sun." To their amazement it rocketed to the top of the charts and became the most punk number one of the year. They celebrated with a sell-out four-date British tour and a return to the States, where "Exit Planet Dust" had sold an unexpected 150,000 copies (it has now sold more than twice that amount).

Spring 1997 brought "Dig Your Own Hole," the Chemicals' second album and one which confirmed their status as one of the best bands in the country. "Back with another one of those block rockin' beats," promised the opening track, which swiftly became their second number one UK single. But there was a lot more to the album than that. As well as Noel, Beth Orton appeared again, and cult American band Mercury Rev contributed to the album's epic showpiece, "The Private Psychedelic Reel." It was their finest moment yet and finally replaced "Chemical Beats" as their set-closing anthem. "I think the key is to change how you make your music and how it sounds but still keep what was good about it to start off with," reasons Tom.

The rest of the year was spent on a mammoth world tour that included a residency at Tokyo's Liquid Rooms, a triumphant set at a swamp-like Glastonbury and climaxed at the Brixton Academy in December. Two further singles, "Elektrobank" and "The Private Psychedelic Reel," were released off "Dig Your Own Hole." Somehow, Tom and Ed managed to squeeze in a remix of spacerock gospel heroes Spiritualized, done at their own request.

1998 was meant to be a quiet year for the Chemical Brothers, working on the next album and getting back to their roots as DJs. Such was the anticipation for their deck skills, though, that every DJ appearance – from the Heavenly Social's third birthday party to Glastonbury – became an event in itself. Apart from remixes of Mercury Rev and the original Dust Brothers, their only release of the year was "Brothers Gonna Work It Out," released on their own Freestyle Dust subsidiary of Virgin.

A mix album that mashed up their own tracks and DJing favorites into a full throttle, manic frenzy. It was voted Compilation Of The Year by most music magazines. More bizarrely, "Block Rockin' Beats" netted a prestigious Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental. The Chemical Brothers were not aware they made rock instrumentals, but they accepted it anyway. "Dig Your Own Hole" went on to achieve gold status in the USA, selling 500,000 there and more than two million worldwide.

Hit songs include --

  • Do It Again
  • It Began in Afrika
  • Star Guitar
  • Galvanize
  • Hey Boy Hey Girl
  • Come With Us
  • Block Rockin' Beats
  • The Boxer
  • Let Forever Be
  • Get Yourself High
  • Life Is Sweet
  • Out of Control
  • Elektrobank
  • Setting Sun
  • Believe

Other notable songs include --

  • Chemical Beats
  • Music: Response
  • Song to the Siren

The Chemical Brothers may be available for your next special event

Watch videos
YouTube | Vimeo

  For booking information, click HERE!

Genre: Electronica
  Styles
   .Big Beat. / BigBeat
   .Funky Breaks. / FunkyBreaks
   .Electronica. / xElectronica
   .Techno. / xTechno
   .Trip-Hop. / TripHop
   .House. / xHouse
   .Progressive House. / ProgressiveHouse
   .Club/Dance. / ClubDance

Years active
   x90s, x00s, x10s

Tom Rowland --
   Born: ..in England
   Born: ..in Oxfordshire
   Born: ..in Henley-On-Thames
   Born:   Jan 11, 1971
        
Ed Simons --
   Born: ..in England
   Born: ..in London
   Born: ..in Herne Hill
   Born:   Jun 9, 1970

Formed: ..in England
Formed: ..in Manchester
Formed:   in 1989

Based: ..in England

 

 

GRAMMY Awards!

GRAMMY Roster of Winners!

Concert Schedule – by Live Nation

Concert Schedule – by Ticketmaster

Concert Schedule – by Ticketmaster UK


For More Information  For professional booking requests only. Thank you.

Booking the Chemical Brothers:
Serious requests only.

Booking Information
About This Company
Electronica Music Roster  |  Music Menu  |  Search
Fast Index  |  Home  |  Site Map

 
 

Do you need to print copies?
For a special page designed for printing or e-mailing,
click here.

Printer friendly page

 

 

 









































This company has been providing excellence in entertainment and customer service since 1970.
We can assist you regarding any of the following --
booking entertainment, such as major name entertainers or celebrities, booking The Chemical Brothers, booking information on The Chemical Brothers, or hiring The Chemical Brothers for your special event, or to book or hire The Chemical Brothers, or if you are seeking The Chemical Brothers booking agent for corporate entertainment or for a private party.
Consider the opportunity to book The Chemical Brothers or other entertainers for a wedding, birthday, anniversary, business meeting or convention.
If you are not a talent buyer, we are unable to provide The Chemical Brothers manager or management contact information.
This is the official website of Richard De La Font Agency, Inc.
Contact us to book a celebrity entertainer for your private party, birthday, or wedding, or for your corporate event!
Consider this your official The Chemical Brothers booking agency web site – The booking agent who works for you!

This company acts as an entertainment consultant or broker/producer and does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent, representative or management of The Chemical Brothers.








































This is the month of May update of this page. Cost, fee and pricing are available.

This site uses a fast and efficient internal search engine to help you find what you need. The following tags help it do its job --
incorrect or alternate spelling: booking the chemical brothers, the dust brothers, the Chemical Brothes, the Chemikal Brother, the Chemikal Brothers, the chemcial brothers, the kemical brothers, the cemical brothers, the cemikal brothers, the chemical bothers, the chemical brotrhers, the chemical broters, the chemical brotehrs, che, chem, chemi, chemic, chemica, chemical b, chemical br, chembros, the chemicalbros, the chem bros, the chemical bros, the chemical bro, chemical brot, chemical broth, chemical brothe, the chemical brother, the chemical brohters, the chimical brothes, the chimical brothers, the chemical-brothers, the chemicalbrothers, the-chemical-brothers, thechemicalbrothers, thechems, the chems, Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons
Booking price. Booking fee. How much does it cost to book The Chemical Brothers electronica music artists booking The Chemical Brothers booking agent contact information official web site manager home page website management concert bookings, biography
The Chemical Brothers, electronic music artists - booking agent. This group may be available for your event. Book them if you can. You will have the time of your life!