Audrye Sessions have been playing music together for about 7 years in the greater Bay Area and so it is with a heavy heart that they pack up their instruments and play one last show before calling it quits.
I have seen and played with Audrye Sessions many times since 2004 with my previous band Shafter and then with my current Buckeye Knoll. I think I remember seeing a poster for one of their shows on the UC Santa Cruz campus, back when it was their original line up and Anton Patzner was in the band full time playing violin and singing. They were playing in this old dining hall on campus but what I remember was looking at the poster and seeing 5 beautiful people sitting together in this photo. Audrye Sessions had to be one of the all-time best-looking bands in the Bay Area music scene.
Anyway, image aside (although myself and every other male who’s seen them has at one point had a huge crush on their bass player Alicia) Audrye Sessions have been a phenomenal band. Their albums have all been stellar, their live show is absolutely amazing and they’re one hell of a group of people.
I won’t even begin to recount all of the amazing steps that Audrye Sessions has taken as a band over the course of their career together from DIY tours to releasing an LP on a major label and touring the country winning over hearts all over the US for years at a time.
Many bands come and go, Audrye Sessions are leaving a lasting impression on the Bay Area music community and beyond.
Come see them for one last show at the New Parish in Oakland on Friday, August 27th