Biography

The Upsessions – the early reggae story

BOOM… Here they are! Sharp-dressed, infectious, including an unbelievable organ sound and incredible stage performance.
Since 2005 the Upsessions have played all over Europe. Playing early reggae, ska, funk, Calypso and soul.
After releasing their first album “the new Heavyweight champion” on the legendary “Moon Ska” label, the Upsessions immediately played on Europe’s best reggae and ska festivals like Germany’s “This is ska festival“, “Potsdammer skafestival“, and Spain’s “Rudecat” festival in Girona.

Their second album “Beat you reggae“, released in 2009 on Grover Records/Excelsior recordings, resulted in a 10 day headliner tour across Europe, visiting 6 countries and a show on the legendary “Mighty sounds festival” in Czech republic. In 2010 the Upsessions’ big dream came true; they played a top spot on the Lowlands festival in Holland.

After bringing out their third album ‘Below the Belt’ the Upsessions played as support band for ska heroes Madness and the Specials, played all the big festivals in Holland and their music was used in movies and TV series, both in Holland and the US. In the beginning of 2014 the Upsessions even headlined the ‘Carnaska’ festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

After the release of their fourth album “Shake it” ( featuring the legendary Jamaican producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry ) the Upsessions played several Dutch radio shows and they kept on doing what they like most; touring all over Europe and let the people hear their incredible pumping soulfull early reggae sound….

“Cool and deadly, rough and badly, this band is gonna rock you up madly!”