Chillitees is a Filipino band, composed of talented Filipino musicians. It symbolizes the core of artistic originality. All aspects, the lyrics, the rhythm and melody provide little for everybody. With its cool fusion of every genre, the band likes to call their music as“alterna-soul” in order to make an authentic Original Pinoy Music (OPM). Their influences ranges from numerous artists such as The Beatles, America, Bread, Jaco Pastorius, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Etta James, Workshy, Micatone, Cinematic Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Swing Out Sisters, The Eraserheads, APO Hiking Society, Lauryn Hill and Mariah Carey. The band started as a songwriting collaboration between Dan Gil andRyan Armamento in 2001. At the tender age of 17, Uela Basco joined on vocals in 2002. In 2004 Gino Cruz (Kulay, Take One) and Jonjon Jose (Murder of Crows, Helen) were recruited to play Vintage Keys and Bass respectively. In 2005 the Chillitees brought in Jon Padilla (Forgetting Luna) on guitar. The group also made the move from beat box to live drums: Paolo Lim (Sound) filled in for Tim de Ramos (who migrated to the USA). In 2006, Gino Cruz left the band and keyboard duties were naturally turned over to Dan Gil.