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Chillula is a 7 piece band consisting of guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, trumpet, keyboards, and a DJ based in St Augustine,FL. Chillula blends the styles of R&B, Funk, Hip- Hop, Soul, Rock, Reggae, & Jazz into a sound that everyone can groove to and is sure to fill the dance floor. The compliment that we receive most is how much people enjoy our fresh twist on songs. Chillula's members are not lacking in experience having opened for acts like Jason Mraz, Collective Soul, & Toots & The Maytals etc. and have toured both regionally and nationally. Chillula is able to play any size venue from small coffee shops and intimate weddings to large festival stages and members pride themselves on being able to adapt to any musical situation required. Chillula's professional demeanor makes them an ideal choice for formal events such as weddings, corporate events, and private parties.
Here is a recent wedding review...
My husband and I saw Chillula play at a bar the day we got engaged in St. Augustine. When we walked in the bar where they were playing, I turned to my husband and said "this is exactly what I want at our wedding!". Problem is, we live in Minneapolis, MN. While we have a great local music scene and many amazing musicians in the Minneapolis area, I kept comparing all the bands to Chillula. Expecting disappointment, I looked them up and asked if they'd be willing to travel to play at our wedding. They said Yes! They were very professional and flexible and communicated with us frequently to make sure all the details were covered. For awhile we were emailing daily trying to get everything covered. They were able to rent some equipment here in Minneapolis without us having to worry about anything and were able to use some items from our musician friends. They provided a song list in advance and offered to learn songs for us. The played our first song beautifully which was not on their list and played fun music for our bouquet and garter toss. We absolutely love them and their unique sound. They provide a great variety of songs, that everyone can dance to. Our dance floor was filled the entire night even for a Sunday evening wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests - our musician friends telling us how incredibly talented the band is, my mom's friends asking where they can buy a CD, A friend who only listens to hip-hop saying "they're fly", My brother saying they have the best Prince cover songs he's ever heard (we love our Prince in MN), and many friends saying "they need to move here". We are so thankful that they were a part of our wedding celebration! We are looking forward to our next trip to St. Augustine so that we can see Chillula!
Chase Rideman (Guitar and vocals),
David Jeff (Bass),
Ted McClelland (Keyboard and vocals),
Ryan Murray (Drums ),
Corey Peterson (Saxophone),
Tyler Duncan (Trumpet),
DJ HU (DJ)