Leisure Chief

Bio: 

Leisure Chief is a new-wave, musical powerhouse drawing influence from Funk, Jazz, Fusion, Hip Hop, and Soul, yet going beyond the confines of any one genre. Inventive compositions paired with the spirit of improvisation, jazz harmony, and hard grooves distinguishes them as a noteworthy group of musicians bringing forth a refreshing sense of originality. Though the band is heavily instrumental-oriented, they also feature vibrant vocals, extending their expression to the reach of all types of music lovers.

Based in central Florida, the band has quickly taken hold of the Orlando scene, released an EP entitled "Buster Keaton" in August 2013, and has since established a loyal fan base in and around the greater central Florida region. Leisure Chief will be releasing their first full length album this Winter (2015) and will be announcing tour dates for late Winter / early Spring along with the release. The band recently set a new precedent at Orlando's premier downtown venue, The Social, where debuted their full 8-piece band for the first time nearly selling out the venue as the headliner for the new show series "Swamburger Presents: On The Come Up (August 2015)." The full band features the original rhythm section, along with the addition of percussion, and a full 3-piece horn section which can all be heard on their upcoming full length album!

Most recently, the band broke new ground playing the opening set for Suwannee Hulaween Music Festival 2015 in Live Oak, FL at Spirit of The Suwannee Music Park’s Amphitheater Stage where they shared the festival with national bands including String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights, Primus, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, The New Mastersounds, The Nth Power, Tauk, Dumpstaphunk, along with notable local bands Squeedlepuss, Holey Miss Moley, The Groove Orient, and many more! Following the full band’s debut on the festival scene, be on the look out for upcoming festival announcements, show updates, news, and music releases on Facebook. More TBA!

Vocals, Guitar / Nick Bogdon

Vocals, Drums / Derek Engstrom

Vocals, Bass / Chris McMullen

Synth, Organ, Rhodes / Keegan Matthews

Alto, Bari Sax / Christian Ryan

Tenor Sax / Gabe Carson

Trumpet / Paul Chong-You

Percussion / Ito Colon

http://www.leisurechief.com/