Leisure Chief is an original collective, dedicated to crafting vibrations for the mind and the booty. Influenced by funk, soul, R&B, and jazz fusion, the band weaves lyrical and instrumental music, grooving for the enjoyment of all. The sound is dynamic, featuring high-energy moments that make you bounce, as well as imaginative contrasts of soundscapes through the spectrum of human emotion. Funky-soulful-R&B-jazz-fusion fun to be had.
Their newest single, "Saturday" is out now, and their upcoming album "Cosmic Comics" is just around the corner! As new music and new momentum swing the band into 2021, safe plans for live streams and concerts are in the works, and, with plenty of the band is eager to record again soon. "Cosmic Comics" is the follow-up to their 2019 double-single “Deux", and their 2016 full -length album “King of Nothing” and clearly sets a new standard in their growing discography.
Touring feels like ages ago in these trying times, and as Leisure Chief adapts, they have refocused their energy back into writing and recording. Leisure Chief has toured the US southeast multiple times and continues building their fan base and expanding their reach in the digital world. Music festivals such as Hulaween, Gasparilla Music Festival, and Orange Blossom Jamboree. seem like a distant memory, but the band is optimistic and will be more ready than ever to play live shows and festivals again once things get better!
Notable past performances: Gasparilla Music Festival, 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, Primus, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, The New Mastersounds, The Nth Power, Tauk, Dumpstaphunk, along with notable local bands Electric Kif, Roosevelt, Lemon City Trio, Aaron Lebos Reality, Spam All-Stars, Serotonic, Shak Nasti, and many more! Be on the look-out for upcoming show and live-stream announcements!
Derek Engstrom - Drums / Vox
Chris McMullen - Bass / Vox
Keegan Matthews - Synth / Organ / Rhodes / Vocoder
Christian Ryan - Sax / Vox
Jordan Garno - Guitar
Roland Simmons - Guitar
Anthony Cole - Sax
Gabe Carson - Tenor Sax
Paul Chong-You - Trumpet
Jorge "Ito" Colon - Percussion