In Session

In Session


When you are truly In Session you are encountering a soulful experience in Groove, Rock and Reggae music. With rhythmic vibes, heartfelt instrumentation, and spirited vocals In Session has the unique ability to captivate diverse audiences by simply embracing what comes naturally…music!


The evolution of In Session is rooted in its groovy flavor and the musical diversity of this seven piece ensemble. By combining elements of rock, reggae, soul, and funk, In Session has carved its own signature into the music industry, coining a highly distinctive style now known to its audiences as Groove ~ Rock ~ Reggae.

Since its inception in 1999, In Session has aspired to new heights within its local and regional music industry. Right in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia they have already distinguished themselves as a band that can and has thrived in both smaller, more personal venues, as well as in arenas that are larger, and more commercial. This attribute showcases the diversity and quality of the music this group brings to the stage and studio alike. The esteemed Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Richmond Coliseum, Innsbrook After Hours, the Richmond International Raceway, and FOX TV are among the venues that have solidified this band’s passion for performing at the highest level.

Additionally, In Session has gained valuable recording experience, yielding two highly respectable products. Their first CD “Under the Moon” was created from studio sessions conducted in August 2001 and displays the group’s musical prowess in its early carnation. The CD has enjoyed success including radio play on the local stations 106.5 The Beat, and XL 102.1 (now 102.1 X). As for In Session’s latest recording endeavor, real diligence and commitment showed through with the completion of its best full length CD to date. Speed of Sound Studios, along with Grammy Award winning Airshow Mastering, set the stage for In Session to come away with ten top shelf tracks now known as “ALLWAYS”. “ALLWAYS” has been well received by Richmond’s radio community by way of Y101 and WRIR, respectively, and remains a favorite among In Session’s ever-growing fan base.

Having developed a solid original music repertoire, and a genuine love for performing live, In Session feels stronger than ever and possesses a real hunger for further development and exposure. Influences such as Carlos Santana, Bob Marley, Sublime, Stevie Wonder, Superdrag, Paul Simon, the Grateful Dead, and 311 are among many who fuel their passion, and have contributed to the depth of their music catalog. And whether you are a fellow musician, club owner, entertainment professional, or even a music enthusiast, you should know that In Session is motivated, alive, and excited about what the future holds. They realize that not every band has what it takes to make it to the top; however, this is certainly one group that is willing to reach for the stars, and work hard to become them!

A Special Note:

In Session has had the distinct pleasure of sharing the stage with such notables as The Wailers, Delbert McClinton, Soldiers of Jah Army, La Revancha, Dave Matthews Tribute Band, Sabor Latino, Modern Groove Syndicate, DJ Williams Projekt, Mandorico, Copper Sails, Three Quarter Squeegee, Solid Gold Fish Bowl, Crucial Elements, Jubeus, 59H20, Pennyshaker, Sin City Revival, Gill, 5th Generation, Passafire, The Movement, and many more.

In Session
7300 Hull Street Rd.
Richmond, VA 23235

- (804)683-6641

- Shane Edler (804)683-6641

Sound and Production:
- Jonathan DeMaio - Speed of Sound Studio
- (804)261-0574

References: See 'Press Reviews' Page


"Under the Moon" - Maddgame Studio & Mastering - Richmond, VA - December 2001

"ALLWAYS" - Speed of Sound Studio - Richmond, VA & Airshow Mastering - Springfield, VA - August 2004

Set List


In Session live sets offer a well crafted blend of original and cover songs. Consistent rehearsal and creativity are the key ingredients incorporated in an effort to keep the In Session catalogue fresh and inviting.

Seek Truth
Liquor Trip
Too Heavy
Déjà Vu
Settle Down
Dreamin’ Again
Scenes From Summer
Flip The Script
Under The Moon
Dirty Nasty Boogie
Smoke Filled Basement
Chyna Li
Spaceship Tangerine
The Devil And St. Michael
Papa Wheelie
Let Yourself Go
Beside Me While I Sleep
The Scarecrow
The Drama And The Backstory
Jill’s Jam
4Ever Beats
Part Of Me
Run N Hide


Get Up Stand Up - Bob Marley
Stir It Up - Bob Marley
Trechtown Rock - Bob Marley
Roots Rock Reggae - Bob Marley
Jammin’ - Bob Marley
Santeria - Sublime
Slow Ride - Sublime
Chili Water - Widespread Panic
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
Master Bla