Orlando’s Leisure Chief Announces Southeast Tour!
It’s not easy to lock Orlando’s Leisure Chief into a set genre, or even a group of genres. Drawing inspiration from funk, jazz, fusion, hip-hop, soul and everything in between, they have developed a unique sound that is completely their own, yet still familiar and accessible. Over the past few years, Leisure Chief has been making a name for themselves throughout Florida, crushing festival stages at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, hosting some serious after-parties for the likes of Snarky Puppy and Widespread Panic, and converting new fans at each show with their heavy grooves and rolling sonic layers.
Next month, the Leisure Chief crew will be taking the show on the road for a three-week trek through the southeast, with stops in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Savannah, Wilmington, Knoxville, Tupelo, and New Orleans. If these guys are coming to a city near you, this is not a show that you are going to want to miss.
The culmination of Leisure Chief’s November tour will bring them to Spirit of the Suwannee’s first annual Feast of Funk & Soul Food Festival on November 18th. The event, which will raise money for local charities, also features headliners The Nth Power, Jennifer Hartswick Band, The Roosevelt Collier Band, The Groove Orient, and Scott Campbell Band. Full festival details, including ticket sales, can be found online at the Feast of Funk Official Website.
The 5-piece — made up of drummer Derek Engstrom, bass player Chris McMullen, Christian Ryan on saxophone, guitarist Jordan Garno and Keegan Matthews playing keys — released their first full-length album in 2015. You can check out their album, King of Nothing, on Bandcamp, Spotify, and anywhere else you do your listening.
Check out Leisure Chief on Facebook and their official website to stay updated with the latest announcements, and make sure to catch this band when they hit a venue or music festival near you!
Space Taco, Taco in Space 2016 Southeast Tour!
11/2 – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
11/3 – Planet Sarbez – St. Augustine, FL
11/5 – Barrelhouse South – Savannah, GA
11/6 – The Whiskey – Wilmington, NC
11/8 – Preservation Pub – Knoxville, TN
11/9 – Blue Canoe – Tupelo, MS
11/11 – 30/90 – New Orleans, LA
11/18 – A Feast of Funk and Soul Food Festival – Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, FL
11/19 – Zen Awakening Festival – Wildwood, FL