CHILALI AND THE CHIEF
Irresistible lilting vocals soaring above fiery guitar flourishes, punctuated by driving stomping rhythms painted amidst the ambience of electronica textures – that best describes musical artists “Chilali And The Chief”.
However, the style of this singer/songwriter duo defies rigid categorisation, however, one can still hear the influences of acoustic, Latin, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Dance, Pop & World music, all wrapped up in Adult Contemporary Indi/Folk sensibilities. Their lyrics depict the full spectrum of the human experience: from the familiar traditions of Love lost & found – from the depths of anguish, anxiety & melancholia to the ecstasy of passion for life, love & connection. From social/political satire & poignant environmental issues, right through to controversial conspiracy theories with quantum physics & sci-fi references. All-encompassing the winding journey to find meaning to our Human life – to experience the ultimate goal of tasting the enlightenment of the Spirit.
Chilali, the songstress and writer – inspired by and dedicated to the empowerment of women, preserving our world and living the dream – forms the writer/singer component of this duo. With a characteristic voice and sensual femininity, she portrays a woman dedicated to honouring her gypsy spirit. She brings a plethora of artistic dynamics to the act, having performed with Flamenco-punk act “Kallidad” as their main choreographer/dancer & performed with them at countless festivals & gigs. As well as being a prominent figure in the Bellydance culture in W.A. With all this experience, she intrinsically brings a dynamic stage persona and artistic presence to the show.
Seasoned Perth musician, Roy Martinez has been involved with the local and the National music scene since the ‘80’s and has established himself as a masterful multi-instrumentalist, but more particularly, the pre-eminent bass player of choice in Perth. Roy also has had the opportunity to traverse the length & breadth of Australia touring with many of the most notable National artists. Winner of Best Bassist at WAM Awards four times and nominated many times over, plus winning several songwriting awards, it was high time to create his own project. So after having all that experience spending many years being the foundation of countless amazing acts, The ‘Chief’ has finally found his artistic expression in this project and is able to develop & showcase his own formative ideas and let it loose with this project.