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Years Active 2018 - 2019
Genre Pop, World/Global, Roots
Members Roy Martinez, Chilali Song
Earthy Contemporary Indie/Folk set within a Rootsy melodic Pop context
Roy Martinez has been playing the Perth Music Scene for 30 years, having won WAM best bassists 3 times while being the bass player of choice with signed artists as Drapht, Tim Minchin, Ian Moss, Kate Ceberano & International guitar hero Hank Marvin (of "The Shadows"). As well as being a member of bands with local artists as Dave Mann, Rose Parker, Matt Gresham, Gina Williams, Cinema Prague, Duende Indalo, Blanche DuBois etc. Then after discovering the song writing talents of Chilli Song, a partnership was born both, musically & romantically, with the result being the formation of "Chilali And The Chief"
The Beatles, Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, Kate Bush, Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Mutemath, Foy Vance, Thomas Dybdahl, Tash Sultana, Daniel Lanois, James Taylor, The War on Drugs, Prefab Sprout, Jimmy Webb, Eivind Aarset, Imogen Heap/Frou Frou, Roachford, Neil Young, Ben Harper, Paul Simon, Snarky Puppy
Doing one of the very last shows at Fremantle's iconic "Fly-By-Night" Club. Playing three varied gigs at the up-coming Fairbridge Festival
We have just released our first film clip to our original song "Lua De Prata" and just finished a 4-track E.P. entitled "The Moon Series" which will be released in 3 weeks. We are about to film our next video release to the next single "Howl At he Moon" and will be doing further recordings for E.P. releases throughout the year.
Roy Martinez still plays in Duende Indalo, The Dave Mann Collective, Rose Parker Band and with Gina Williams