Cool Chilies Band is an experienced professional ensemble rendering a wide variety of musical styles. Our Southwest flavor (style) would include: Tex-Mex, Cajun, Tejano, Southwest Swing and even Latin rock. The Latin side will also include dance music like Boleros, Cha Chas, Mambos, Rhumba, Sambas and Tangos, (but not much salsa). We authentically play Swing Music, Motown, Rhythm & Blues (R&B) and just good old Rock n' Roll. A little Latin and a whole lot more!
Cool Chilies is comprised of 11 musicians whose credits include sharing the stage and performing with:
The Temptations, The Four Tops, The O'Jays, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Manhattan Transfer, Barry Manilow, BB King, Elvis Presley, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Tito Puente, Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, Dionne Warwick, Bob Hope, Red Skelton, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, Woody Herman, Henry Mancini, and Tony Bennett. Like the notables above we carry our own audio PA system along with a professional sound engineer.
We have performed at many different locations, from the stage of the World Basketball Championship and Indy Jazzfest to smaller venues like a wedding at the Montage banquet facility. Our band adjusts well to the environment in which we find ourselves performing and we keep the excitement alive without using pre-recorded tracks in our performances! Cool Chilies delivers quality, variety and value as compared to many smaller groups commanding greater fees. We will bring you the excellence & distinction your event deserves.