Bassh is a collaborative project led by Jimmy Brown which includes many live musicians, producers, engineers, creative types, mixers, songwriters etc. It began in 2015 when Brown (lead singer/guitar) teamed up with Grammy nominated producer Bill Reynolds who is also the bassist for "Band Of Horses". They created their cult hit "Body" which received significant airplay in the USA from taste maker stations like WRLT, XPN, WNRN and many more. Reynolds introduced Jimmy to producer Lincoln Parish who is also a former member of "Cage The Elephant" and within no time Jimmy & Lincoln wrote what became Bassh's next single, "Animal". The track received glowing reviews and spins on alternative radio stations like KROQ, WEND and more. It didn't take long for Jimmy and Lincoln to get together again and the songs started flowing. Bassh has been enjoying live success playing club dates supporting acts like Blink 182 and Bleachers while performing at festivals like SXSW and Hangout Fest.
Chase the River
The key to the success of Chase the River has been the approach to storytelling. The songs bleed honesty and are incredibly heartfelt, coming across abundantly in the live show. In between the songs, the audience is brought into the world being created through tales of the road, from sleeping in cars, to countless memories and tales that make you feel a part of the story being told.
Indeed, the Belfast Nashville festival unequivocally stated that “The live show is NOT to be missed”
After the success of being nominated for ‘Best Irish Act’ and ‘Best EP’ at the Pure M music awards, and widespread radio airplay including RTE 2XM and the Deuce music show, broadcasting in 60 locations world wide 2017 has seen the continued growth of Chase the River. Significant highlights have included a UK and Ireland tour of 15 dates and Festivals across Europe including the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival and the Copenhagen Songwriters Festival.
The new, full length album, ‘Recycle your Regrets’, released in June 2017, to much critical acclaim, with the music site describing it as "a supremely talented songwriter representing the return and hopefully, the future of folk music." Comparisons have been drawn from far and wide, from Tracey Chapman, to the white buffalo, to Joshua Radin. It is these varied comparisons that make Chase the River such a potent mix, memorable, yet raw, catchy but heartfelt. On the face of it, it is just another storyteller, but when you see Chase the River, it is so much more.