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ROYAL PEEPS new release "Alessia's Walk" Available for purchase HERE!


Royal Peeps have completed their debut CD, Alessia’s Walk, in August of 2010.  Producer and song writer Cristian Basso features a closely held assortment of friends and fellow artists to perform on the (11) song, original funk-soul, recording. The music embodies soulful vocals, jackhammer back beats, pulsating rhythms and timeless, non-explicit lyrics.

This band recorded (14) songs in studios across the United States including locations in Los Angeles, CA, New Orleans, LA, Chicago, IL and Colorado. The balance of the tracks including, the songs being written in the interim, may be released as singles that Basso projects as being “tight”.

The tracks on the record were inspired by the daily walks Cristian and his new born daughter, Alessia, took through the Colorado Rocky Mountain alpine-desert landscapes. Ultimately this life-changing experience inspired the title of record, Alessia’s Walk. Together they began this journey in search of truth, and what they found was honesty and a genuine love for life. The songs are snapshots taken during the life of the new father.

The core artists involved in the recording are Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) on rhythm guitars and solos, Darren Pujalet (Particle) on drums and percussion, Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble) on vocals, CR Gruver (Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove) on B-3 and piano and Cristian Basso (Leo Nocentelli Trio) on bass guitar and keyboards.  Each artist brings their world-class musicianship to the studio and now the original vision has become what we call, Royal Peeps.

Royal Peeps on the Radio Waves

You can hear Royal Peeps on the following radio stations around the country, tune in, share and request Royal Peeps music!

Featured artist Jan 18, 2012 on www.indie104.com :  "It's a Love Thing" aired to over 200,000 listeners

KZYR 97.7 FM, Avon, Colorado www.kzyr.com  :  Have been airing the entire "Alessia's Walk" CD

KLNX 107.9FM, Minturn, Colorado http://www.minturnradio.org/   Have been airing the entire "Alessia's Walk" CD

WWOZ 90.7 FM, New Orleans, LA  www.wwoz.org  "Sweet Life", "It's a Love Thing" and "Have No Doubt"

KAFM 88.1 FM, Grand Junction, CO www.kafm.org/radio Jan 2011 "Sweet Life"  and "It's a Love Thing"  Featured Artist 2/1/11 Jambalaya with JaBeaux: "Alessia's Walk", "Give and Give", "Sweet Life", "Blue Skies"

K-CMV 106.3, Breckenridge, CO  http://kcmvradio.com/ Jan 2011 "It's a Love Thing"

KNDK Carbondale, CO http://www.kdnk.org  Jan 2011 "It's a Love Thing"

KOTO Telluride, CO http://www.koto.org Feb 2011

KRFC Fort Collins, CO  www.krfcfm.org  Feb 2011 "It's a Love Thing"

KVNF Peonia, CO  www.kvnf.org Feb 2011  Featured Artist: http://www.kvnf.org/music/top-music-picks/sugars-picks-feb-14-2011

KPOV - Bend, Oregon  www.kpov.org  Feb 2011

World Wide Waves - Colorado Waves, Denver, CO Streaming/Pod cast over 200+ stations globally http://www.thecoloradowave.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=58  "It's a Love Thing"

Royal Peeps singer, Ty Taylor, and his rock-soul band Vintage Trouble sign with the legendary Doc McGhee for management http://www.thisisnotascene.com/2011/vintage-trouble-the-best-and-latest-act-to-be-signed-by-legendary-manager-doc-mcghee/

Royal Peeps Land in the UK!  9 out of 10 stars for Alessia's Walk:  http://www.thisisnotascene.com/2011/royal-peeps-alessias-walk/

 Contra Basso Music Collaborative Artist History


If the song "Turnin' it Out" sounds familiar to you, Contra Basso Music thanks Eric Lindell.  Former Alligator Records artist, Eric Lindell, co-published and released the song as part of his 2007 CD "Gulf Coast Highway".  The song was originally titled "All I Can Do" and was written by Cristian Basso.  The song marked the begining of the ongoing collaborative artist projects that Contra Basso Music is proud to be spearheading.  Eric Lindell's version of the song has been used by NPR (National Public Radio) as well as a cue for Joe Lynn Turners VH1 Classic series, That Metal Show" and for "Grand Theft Auto IV the Lost and Damned". Contra Basso Music is currently remixing the orginal version for release via Contra Basso Music's Music Store.  The mastered version includes New Orleans artists June Yamagishi and John Gros (Papa Grows Funk), sax player Gary Regina as well as Eric Lindell on vocals.  Look for this song to be released as a single, here at Contra Basso Music.

During Bo Diddley's 75th Birthday Tour in Vail, Colorado Eric Lindell and Cristian Basso met for the first time.  Cristian was backing Bo Diddley, playing bass, with his band at the time, Little Hercules, Eric was opening the show with his band.  "I feel extremely fortunate to have been a part of that magical night of music", Basso exclaims, "I was honored and amped to be playing along side Bo Diddley, one of the greatest musical innovators of our time.  At the same time, I was introduced to Eric Lindell and was impressed with his song writing and soulful vocal delivery.  It was a mean one-two punch; an inspiring one."



Contra Basso Music and The SESSH




The band was assembled by song writer/producer Cristian Basso who has played with artists like Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Papa Mali, G Love, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Particle, Bill Kreutzmann, Eric Lindell and Bo Diddley to name a few. Cristian recently wrote and produced Royal Peeps, “Alessia’s Walk” CD (Contra Basso Music, 2010) that continues to receive air play and musical licensing opportunities throughout the US and Europe.


www.kdnk.org "Goat Skin", "Seeds of Bad Love", "Chilly Dee".

KZYR 97.7 FM AVON, CO Live in studio performance of "Seeds of Bad Love" and "The Way I Want to"   http://www.kzyr.com/images//the%20sessh%20live%20%40%20kzyr.mp3

KZYR premiere's "FRESSH" Nov 17, 2011 with "Chilly D"





The Royal Peeps producer/bassist Cristian Basso performed with King Pigeon for a  NYE show in Denver, CO 2010.  The band was made up of Steve Molitz, keys (Particle/Phil Lesh), Michael Kang, mando-guitar (String Cheese Incident), Christian Teele, drums (ETown), Pete Wall, sax and Basso on bass.  The show created a solid buzz in the Jam Band community including a great live review from Musicmarauders.com






KDNK 88.1 FM Carbondale, CO


Cristian turned to the MIDI bass for inspiration while writing for The Sessh. The MIDI bass is used as both a MIDI instrument, generating numerous low end sounds and FX, as well as to trigger production changes during live performances. Cristian invited Trevor Jones, and Roy Burki to bring their musical talents to The Sessh. This dynamic trio fuses new soundscapes through the use of both vintage instruments and electronica to form what they call "Electro-Funk".

The Sessh’s musical rue uses funk-rock and soul flavored ingredients from New Orleans as well as early 70’s funk, hip-hop and driving rock. The band has completed their first EP “Fressh Vol.1” and continues to add to their repertoire of original material while allowing the music to grow from their experiences together.

The SESSH to release the "FRESSH" EP in November throughout Colorado!!!!

Dates for The Sessh's EP release have been confirmed!!!!  Please join us to celebrate the Funk Nation with our upcoming shows:

Thank you to everyone who came out early to support The Sessh in Aspen with:



January 20 and 21, The Vic, Salida, CO

January 31, Agave, Avon, CO


The SESSH on the radio:


Royal Peeps Music
01 - Sweet Life More Info -
02 - It's a Love Thing More Info -
03 - Have No Doubt More Info -
04 - Wishful Thinking More Info -
05 - Sneaky Love More Info -
06 - Alessia's Walk More Info -
07 - Give and Give More Info -
08 - Apple Face (Blue Skies) More Info -
09 - Supersonic More Info -
10 - Bittersweet More Info -
11 - Caring for a Stranger More Info -
12 - Alessia's Walk(Entire Album) More Info -
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The Sessh returns to Belly Up Aspen, CO - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

After a successful Monday night show in August where 250 people were grooving with The Sessh and Frogs Gone Fishin', The Sessh has been invited back.  The band will be supporting YAMN on Thursday Sept. 15th 9PM.  Come on out and be in the band's video and be heard while they record the show that night!  The Belly Up is a state of the art venuew complete with surround sound making it a perfect venue for the Sessh who performs surround sound electro-funk.

Contra Basso Music Recording The Sessh and Royal Peeps - Sunday, August 21, 2011

Contra Basso Music is proud to announce that both The Sessh and Royal Peeps are nearing the completion of their recordings.  The Sessh is recording a 5 song EP while they eye a spring 2012 European tour.  Royal Peeps currently have three new songs being mixed for release just in time for the holidays 2011.   Both bands are recording and mixing in the Funk Bunker, Eagle, CO and will have their final mixes created by Joel Geist of The Sea Palace Studio in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.  All material will be available for download here at the home of Contra Basso Music.

Contra Basso Music Goes to Florence, Italy - Sunday, March 27, 2011

Contra Basso Music heads to Florence, Italy this month in hopes of establishing solid music connections with Europe.  Our intentions are to bring The Sessh and other Contra Basso Music artists into the European market for live performance.  Currently, the region of Tuscany is being focused on for future touring.

Royal Peeps Land in the UK : European Review 9 out of 10 Stars! - Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Contra Basso Music is pleased to share this link to the Royal Peeps first European review of their debut release "Alessia's Walk"  http://www.thisisnotascene.com/2011/royal-peeps-alessias-walk/

Royal Peeps singer Ty Taylor and Vintage Trouble sign with the Legendary Doc McGhee - Monday, January 31, 2011

 Royal Peeps front man Ty Taylor and his rock-soul band Vintage Trouble signed with the legendary Doc McGhee for management.  Vintage Trouble will be traveling to the UK for a series of shows supporting their release "The Bomb Shelter Sessions".  www.vintagetrouble.com

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K-CMV 106.3FM Breckenridge, CO supports Royal Peeps - Thursday, January 20, 2011

DJ Samantha Kaye aired Royal Peeps "It's a Love Thing" today on her morning show.  An on air interview will be conducted on Friday Jan 21 @ 9:15AM.  Tune into 106.3 FM (Breckenridge, CO) to hear new tracks off Royal Peeps debut CD Alessia's Walk.

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WWOZ 90.7 FM Continues to spin Royal Peeps in 2011 - Thursday, January 13, 2011

 Continued support for Royal Peeps release Alessia's Walk is found WWOZ in New Orleans, LA www.wwoz.org   "It's a Love Thing" has appeared on the Sherwood Collins and the Murf Reeves show along side of great New Oreans artist like The Meters, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Walter Wolfman Washington, Dupstaphunk and Billy Iuso.

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King Pigeon NYE Concert Review - Thursday, January 06, 2011

King Pigeon performed in Denver, CO NYE at Quixote's True Blue.  The band consisted of Steve Molitz, keys (Particle/Phil Lesh), Michael Kang, Mandoguitar (String Cheese Incident), Pete Wall, sax, Christian Teele, drums (ETown) and Cristian Basso, bass (Royal Peeps).  Music Mauraders out of Denver, CO attended the show and wrote this review of the performance.  Enjoy! http://www.musicmarauders.com/2011/01/new-years-2011-king-pigeon-123110.html

NYE Denver: King Pigeon Pre WSP Party - Monday, December 13, 2010

King Pigeon will play Quixotes True Blue NYE Dec 31 @ 5pm-8pm.  The concert is a pre party for the NYE Wide Spread Panic NYE show being held at the Pepsi Center in Denver. King Pigeon consists of Steve Molitz, keys (Particle, Phil Lesh and Friends), Michael Kang, guitar (String Cheese Incident), Christian Teele, drums, Pete Wall, sax and Cristian Basso, bass (Royal Peeps). 

WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans Airs "Sweet Life" by Royal Peeps - Monday, November 15, 2010

The New Orleans Music Show with Murf Reeves on WWOZ 90.7 FM put the Royal Peeps song "Sweet Life" into rotation.  Here was their complete track list for the day:  http://www.wwoz.org/programs/playlists/2010/11/15/11+00am/98995

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Marquee Magazine Denver, CO Reviews Alessia's Walk - Thursday, November 04, 2010

Contra Basso Music is proud to announce that Denver's major music magazine has review the Royal Peeps debut CD Alessia's Walk.  Check out the review by following this link:  http://marqueemag.com/2010/11/04/royal-peeps/

Apogee Digital Assisting with MIDI Bass templates - Saturday, October 30, 2010

A special thanks is going out to Sergio at Apogee Digital for assisting Cristian with creating custum templates for his live MIDI bass performance with his band The SESSH.

The SESSH Begin to Record debut CD at the FUNK BUNKER - Saturday, October 23, 2010

The SESSH have started writing songs for their debut recording.  The SESSHions are taking place in Colorado at the Funk Bunker Studio.  The band is experiementing with a "FUNK on Steriods" sound that focuses on uptempo dance music complementing each members musical style.

Royal Peeps Begin Recording Sophmore CD - Friday, October 22, 2010

Royal Peeps have begun to record their follow up CD to Alessia's Walk.  Mixing for three new songs have started at Sea Palace Studio in Palos Verdes, CA.  


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