Sash the Bash is the electrified, mutant brainchild of Sasha Vallely built on rip-roaring riffs and surf-infused astro punk. For fans of The Cramps, Iggy Pop, Blondie, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Distillers – expect a face full of bash to knock your ass straight from the stage to the pit. Following her recent unreleased single Hot Wired, a romping motorcycle of modern melody infused with vintage vibes and velvety vocals, Vallely has been given the rare opportunity to travel with a full band of miscreants to the legendary Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, Ca. The Rancho is the analog temple of sound built by desert visionary Fred Drake. Since Drake’s untimely passing it is now the residence of the esteemed engineer and producer Dave Catching alongside his Mojave shamans who have tended to this altar of recording for the likes of The Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Iggy Pop, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Fu Manchu and many more.
Vallely has been performing across the globe for over a decade with bands such as Midnight Larks, Spindrift, The Silver Chords, The Mobsters and The Warlocks, guested with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mondo Generator, Lords of Altamont, King Adora and members of QOTSA, The Hives, Portishead, Massive Attack, Cat Power, Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Masters of Reality, The Seeds, The Black Angels, Gong, Dead Meadow, Entrance Band, Yahowha 33 and Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys along with many others.
Vallely has also performed at many major festivals such as Atlanta’s Sweetwater 420 Fest, PBR Fest and Music Midtown where she performed alongside such acts as Bruno Mars and Mumford & Sons. She has played the Austin Reverberation Fest, Roadburn, Desert Daze and many others. She has earned opening slots for acts such as Cypress Hill, Kid Rock, Run The Jewels, Awolnation, Mastodon, NOFX, The Black Angels, Santigold, Black Mountain, Dead Meadow, Flaming Groovies, Strawberry Alarm Clock, King Khan, Shannon and The Clams, Night Beats, Biters, and The Coathangers. Vallely composed and performed on many independent and feature film scores such as El Gringo starring Christian Slater, has directed many music videos, and produced and starred in the documentary Spindrift, Ghost of The West.
After the tragic loss of her drummer Tony (2 Skulls) Dinneweth, Vallely began co-writing and recording two songs with Tuk Smith of Biters and breaking away from the two-piece with a full band currently comprised of Amy Epperley on bass, both Cullen Curtis and Ben Davidow on guitar, and Jason Monseur on drums.
Sash the Bash is set to record a four-song EP at Rancho de La Luna in late September of 2019, however it is easier said than done when faced with the realities of the world we live in. The band will need a considerable amount of funding to cover costs for not only the recording but also airfare, ground transportation, and lodging not to mention the costs of mixing mastering, pressing vinyl, radio and press promotion, music video production, posters, mailing campaigns, etc., etc. Help from family, friends, and fans will make a huge difference in carving this very tangible dream into reality. In return, there are many incentives offered by the band including private appearances, shows, vinyl, handwritten lyrics and much more.
Vallely and her band have individually sacrificed, out-of-pocket and have put any and all money they make from shows and merch sales towards funding this endeavor. As such they have managed to make an incredible music video and record two songs. However, it has already taken well over a year’s hard work to do this. It is now time where the band needs more funding than the members and the shows have to give.
To raise necessary funding SASH the BASH has turned to launching a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGOGO. Any and all help spreading the word and contributing to the campaign is much appreciated at this time!