Giant Step Presents Nikki & Rich Chicago Debut w/ DJ Ron Trent
Monday, June 14
The Silver Room, Chicago IL
Giant Step Presents a special performance by Nikki & Rich in Chicago on Monday, June 14th at The Silver Room with special guest DJ Ron Trent.
We are excited to have Giant Step back in Chicago after a long absence presenting the debut of, the adorably sassy duo, Nikki & Rich with special guest DJ Ron Trent. Specialty Cocktails will be provided by SVEDKA Vodka, so make sure you come out and join us.
Entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.
What do you get when you put together a pastor's daughter and a Hollywood producer? Modern day tongue in cheek dwoo-wop supreme! Nikki & Rich are the dynamic duo of singer and songwriter Nikki Leonti, and hip-hop/R&B producer Rich Velonskis.
Rich, also known as Rich Skillz, was already an established producer in LA producing tracks for the likes of Eve, Robin Thicke, and Ludacris, and was on the look for a strong singer who could also write. He came across Nikki who was in Nashville at the time singing back up for Carrie Underwood, and the rest as they say is history.
They started working together in 2008 and the chemistry was instant. Their debut album will be coming out later this year so don't miss this rare opportunity to experience what the hype is all about live and in person.
Chicago resident Ron Trent became a DJ in his early teens in the mid eighties, releasing his first record Altered States in 1990 to much acclaim.
In the early nineties, Trent collaborated with house/R&B team Hula & Fingers, producers for Jive records, before going on to set up Prescription Records together with Chez Damier. Together with its sister label Balance, Presciption is widely regarded as one of the most influential deep house imprints, introducing the likes of Anthony Nicholson, Abacus, Moody Man, Norma Jean Bell, Joshua, Peven Everett, Rob Mello, and Luke Solomon to the world.
Trent moved to NYC in 1997, quickly gaining respect as a DJ/producer with dates at Body and Soul, Shelter and hosting his own events at the legendary night club Vinyl in downtown Manhattan. In 2000, Trent started his residency with Giant Step at Shine, one of the most top rated nights in NYC. He also produced in-house on the Giant Step/Sony label, cutting records with Amel Larrieux, Jody Watley, Anastacia, Donnie, Carl Hancock Rux, Lina to name a few.