Leisure Chief is an original music collective, dedicated to crafting vibrations for the soul, the mind, and the booty. Influenced by foundations of funk, soul, and jazz fusion, seamlessly bridging lyrical and instrumental based music, they groove for the enjoyment of all music lovers.

With the release of their first full-length album “King of Nothing” in 2016, and a few south eastern tours under their belt, they look forward to new music releases and live performances. Planning on the release of a new single very soon, along with a new album in 2019, while constantly uploading content for their fan base, they plan to keep the momentum growing and plan on making bigger tour runs and music festival appearances.

Notable past performances: Gasperialla, Rockin Robinson, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Orlando Fringe Festival, and perhaps most notably, Suwannee Hulaween where they shared the stage 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 Electric Kif, The Groove Orient, Serotonic, Shak Nasti, Holey Miss Moley and many more! Be on the look-out for upcoming show and music announcements!


The Band:

Derek Engstrom - Drums / Vox

Chris McMullen - Bass / Vox

Keegan Matthews - Synth / Organ / Rhodes / Vocoder

Christian Ryan - Sax / Vox

Jordan Garno - Guitar


Extended Family:

Roland Simmons - Guitar

Anthony Cole - Sax

Gabe Carson - Tenor Sax

Paul Chong-You - Trumpet

Jorge "Ito" Colon - Percussiony