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The Sessh welcome new drummer and vocalist Chad Johnson

Want to thank everyone for a great summer season! Many of you may already know that our stick man and Ape Tit brain child, Jeff Jani, is moving to the Big Easy. We are stoked for him to be in the midst of the best music in the world! We are certain that he will grow into an even bigger monster on the kit than he already is! We plan to be doing some shows together both in New Orleans as well as Colorado, but in the meantime, we are happy to let you all know that one of Denver's finest drummers, Chadzilla Johnson is going to take over the stick thrown for the band. I've worked with Chadzilla with the Leo Nocentelli band as well as my former band Little Hercules. I've also witnessed him destroy drum kits during Polytoxic shows. We welcome a new chapter in the band's history and pledge to keep the Funk alive! Viva the FUNK!

The Sessh Release "Anodyne" (11) Song CD

The Sessh released their cd "Anodyne" on July 2, 2013 under the Contra Basso Music label. The CD was recorded in Eagle, CO at The Funk Bunker and drums were recorded at The Sea Palace Studio in Palos Verdes, CA. Band members Trevor Jones, guitar, Jeff Jani, drums and Cristian Basso, bass, midi bass and vocals welcomed DJ Jax Paxon (formerly of Liquid Soul) and sax man Pete Wall into the recording. The release is available for download at apple iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/anodyne/id672099536 as well as at cdbaby.com/cd/thesessh.

California Recording

The Sessh continued work on their latest CD this month while visiting The Sea Palace studio in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Producer, Cristian Basso and drummer Jeff Jani were able to complete recording of all 11 drum tracks with the aid of Joel Geist, sound recording engineer. Look for the band to complete tracking in early 2013 and have a possible Mardi Gras release date.

The Sessh and Particle

The Sessh rocked Agave in Avon, CO with Particle last week. It was great to see and hear Steve Molitz, Darren Pujalet and Eric Gould crush their set. The Sessh is looking forward to their California run in September!

The Sessh and JJ Grey and Mofro

The Sessh played in front of 400 people at the legendary Colorado venue, State Bridge on July 13, 2012. The Sessh performed a number of new songs and were able to capture both a live recording and video. The material will be used for an upcoming promo video of the band, that showcases their multi- faceted performance and musical sensibility. The promo clip will be posted on this site mid Aug 2012.

The Sessh and Tea Leaf Green

The Sessh will be performing with San Francisco, CA based jam band Tea Leaf Green June 28th in Carbondale, CO at PAC3 (Performing Arts Center). The Sessh will be performing new song material and supporting their Electro-Funk style with MIDI bass and live production executed by the band while performing. 8pm start. www.pac3carbondale.com

New Orleans Jazz Fest Dates Announced

The Sessh New Orleans Jazz Fest 2012 Concert Dates: April 28, The Wolf Den, New Orleans, LA w/ Frogs Gone Fishin' post Leftover Salmon and 7 Walkers, Anders Osbourne April 29, Moe's Original, Daphne, AL 2pm Beach Party!! April 30, The Balcony Music Club, w/ Frogs Gone Fishin' New Orleans, LA 10pm May 2, Daze Between Festival, Late Night 12:30am after Papa Mali May 3, Bank St. Bar, New Orleans, LA 10pm All night! May 4, Luna Rocks, Lake Charles, LA 10pm All night! May 5, Le Bon Temps Roule, New Orleans, LA late night 2:30am following The Pack Looking forward to getting down in New Orleans style. See you on the dance floor!

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2012

The Sessh is pleased to announce that the band will be performing numerous shows during this year's New Orleans Jazz Fest. The show will include various shows in the city of New Orleans, including the April 28th Howlin Wolf post 7 Walkers show. We are looking forward to performing with our buds, Frogs Gone Fishin and giving music lovers a one, two punch of diverse music from both bands. There a number of other shows TBA soon. We will also be hitting Lake Charles, LA on May 4 to perform at Luna Live. The band will keep everyone posted on our final schedule that will include the dates April 28-May 7th 2012.

The Sessh

Royal Peeps producer and song writer, Cristian Basso, has assembled a new funk project based in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, named The Sessh. The preface for starting this new project stemed from an interest in applying new technologies to the live arena as well as keeping the funk alive in the high country and beyond. The strength of their initial performances have solidified the band as a 'go to' force for high level billing. Their performances are known to last up to four hours while providing their audience with funk flavors, atmospheric harmonies, and petal to the medal power. The Sessh also welcomes guests like Pete Wall on saxophone and Jeff Armistead on keyboards.