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Chile Pi
Chile Pi

Chile Pi

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Introduction: *** Please note that at the present time we will only play at outdoor events. *** Chile Pi is an acoustic duo featuring tight vocal harmonies and blazing guitar. Our large and wide-ranging repertoire includes classic and more current rock/pop, lite jazz, folk, country and a few originals. We can fit into rather small spaces and can provide mellow background music or more up-tempo entertainment. We are a complete package including high-end Bose sound system. John Martinez (guitar, vocals) also gigs solo and teaches guitar. Susan McCasland (vocals, guitar) also plays in a blues rock band and occasionally solo. And we have an album called "Out in New Mexico." One of the songs on it, "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," was nominated for the New Mexico Music Awards 2018 Best Cover Song. Chile Pi would love to be the entertainment for your special event. Don’t be put off that there are only two of us. You’d be surprised how full our sound can be. But if you must have a full band with bass and drums, Susan is in a great blues rock band called Twisted Mojo. Give a call and let’s talk.

Serves Albuquerque, NM

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7 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, work quality, and professionalism.


4 reviews


Tori M.

I booked Chile Pi for a dinner at a corporate conference in Albuquerque. I have a very social group, so any music I book must be of the background variety. The night of the dinner (which was outdoors) there was an EPIC thunderstorm. John and his partner Susan, and all of their equipment got DRENCHED. I don’t know how they managed to keep their spirits up but they dried everything off, moved it all inside, and started up the show again, running it late and entertaining our attendees. They have a lovely blend of voices and were the perfect entertainment for this particular group, some who wanted to socialize with background music and some who wanted to actively listen. Thank you, John and Susan!
Aug 5, 2019
Sue T.

This has got to be the BEST combo in Albuquerque!! They did a fantastic job playing music of the 60's and 70's, dressed the part and were a total hit. Everyone I talked to who attended the event asked me who the group was and I told them "Chili Pi". They were amazed that such a professional sounding group was in Albuquerque! Of course, everyone loved them! They also play other music and are versatile. All you have to do is ask and they will provide. I'm hoping to use them again next year! Sue T.
Sep 26, 2019
Robert S.

SUBJECT: Music duo of John Martinez and Susan Susan McCasland, Colonel, USAF, Retired. It is with pleasure I forward this recommendation. The Chambley AB, Alumni (1954-1967 held their biennial reunion in Albuquerque, NM, 10-24 October 2018. The reunion banquet dinner is always the highlight of our event. The duo of John Martinez (a professional guitarist) and lead singer Susan McCasland provided music for the formal opening of the alumni banquet dinner that featured traditional military fanfare i.e., posting the colors, service songs, MIA/POW ceremonial recognition, etc. "Chile Pi" also provided dinner music an music for the closing ceremony. I heartily recommend 'Chile Pi' for future social events and military reunions. Their professionalism is unmatched and they have my gratitude for an event 'well done'. We were lucky in the selection process. Thanks to each of you for making our reunion a success and a memorable event. BOB SISK, SMSGT, USAF and County Judge/Commissioner, Rains County, Texas. A Master Missile (Titan II) and Aircraft (Nuclear and Conventional) Controller. Overseas assignments France (Hungarian revolution Oct 1956), Bermuda (Cuban Crisis 1960), Viet Nam (Return of KIAs), Thailand (Supt., 7th Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center -airborne strike controller with 93 missions and 1,237 combat hours - Laos, Italy NATO fighters on nuclear alert. Retired Carswell AFB, Tx 1 Apr74. Chambley AB, France Alumni Director
Aug 9, 2019
Lexi P.

Chile Pi has come into perform at our brewpub multiple times. They always bring a crowd and are just wonderful people to work with. I would highly recommend booking them if you have the chance!
Aug 21, 2019
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Susan Wilkerson


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We can work with you to fit within your budget.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    John: B.A. from UNM in guitar. Graduate of Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles. Guitar teacher. Susan: military career, which means she's been in bands (rock, Celtic, folk), choruses and madrigal groups all over the U.S.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Businesses that have live music (brewpubs, restaurants, hotels), corporate conventions, military reunions, weddings and wedding receptions/rehearsals, birthday celebrations, holiday parties, office retreats.

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