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, but most would call

them Adult Contemporary Indi Folk; yet one can still hear the influences of acoustic, Latin, Jazz,

Blues, Rock, Dance, Pop & World music. 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 enlightenment of the Spirit.


At A Glance

  •   Based in Western Australia

  •   Chilali and The Chief perform primarily as a duo - however there is a band version available comprising

      some of WA’s most innovative and talented musicians.

  •   Indie pop with fusions of Jazz, blues, folk, roots, adult contemporary and World influences.

  •   Festivals so far include Manifest 2018, George Street Festival 2018 and more recently Fairbridge 2019

  •   Winner of best bass player at WAM Awards 2014 & and again in 2018 - nominated 3 times

  •   Winner best song - “pop” category WAM Awards 2005 & again in 2010

  •   Chief has recorded on over 300 albums. Co-written &/or Produced around 20 albums

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