Diane de Mesa & the LSS Sessionists
Diane de Mesa is a singer/songwriter, independent music artist and lead vocalist from Northern California Bay Area. Born in the Philippines, she migrated to the United States with her family in the 90’s. Diane discovered her talent for writing songs at the age of 7. She can easily create melodies in her head, she has written over 1,000 songs as well as poems. Diane has performed in local Filipino concerts, open mics, talent shows, and live bands. By profession, Diane is a Registered Nurse (RN) but continues to pursue her passion and love for music.
Diane has been tagged as the "Princess of love songs" in the Philippines by the renowned broadcaster, Andy Verde. She has released her original albums "Fly Away" (2011), acoustic covers album “Heartstrings” (2013), "Only for you" (2016), "With love" (2019) and "My everything" (2022). Diane is also broadcasting on the side as VJ Diane via DDM Studio Live Facebook page.
Check out Diane’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Pandora and other digital sites. Follow her music in all her social media: facebook.com/dianedemesamusic / Facebook group: Dianaticz, and subscribe to her youtube channel: youtube.com/msdianeg and follow her Instagram @msdianeg.
Diane de Mesa's band, the "LSS Sessionists" is a live band group in the Bay Area music scene. The LSS Sessionists is composed of the musician brothers and seasoned veterans in the live music scene, Greg Felix on guitar and Audy Felix on drums. They also collaborate with other musicians on some gigs and music projects. LSS with the newest band member on bass, Jason Marrero. (Former member: Jayson Altuna)
Greg started playing the ukelele at 7 years of age, then learned how to play the acoustic guitar then electric. Originally, he wanted to play drums but learned how to specialize in guitar, although he can play the other instruments as well as keyboard. Greg is a musical arranger and seasoned guitar player in the Bay Area, CA.
Started in the early 1980's, Greg toured in Alaska with his brother Audy with their band. Around the early 80's, Greg and Audy found jobs in Santa Maria, CA then later on moved to the Bay Area where they stayed for good since 1984. Since then, they have been playing in the Bay Area for the past 30 years as part of bands and rhythm sections for local artists.
In 2002, the home to the local Bay Area artists and musicians for their recording demos and mixes, "Liberty Sound Studio" was built. Greg arranges music to various local artists, such as Diane de Mesa, Ash Khajvandi, Pam Serrano, etc. Greg and Audy became the "LSS Sessionists" to back up all the other musicians, cover and original artists.
Musical influences: Beatles, Eagles, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton
Audy, younger brother of Greg, started music late when he was 21-22 years of age. He plays drums, although he can also play a little bit of bass and guitar.
Born from family of musicians, Audy and Greg's grandparents and aunties were also acoustic guitar players and singers.
Musical influences: Average White Band, Omar Hakim
Jason grew up in Baguio City, a town located in the northern mountains of the Philippines. Raised on the region’s diverse art and music scene, he joined his first band at 12 years old. During his college years, he began teaching bass at a local music school while playing across the city’s bars and music lounges, guided and led by the scene’s veteran musicians.
Since migrating to the US in 2014, he has covered bass duties for various groups, including "Ang Grupong Pendong", the "Uncle Experience", and "Diane de Mesa & the LSS Sessionists", among others. Jason's musical influences range from "Johnny Cash to A Tribe Called Quest, from Cynthia Alexander to Greyhoundz.”
Diane and LSS Sessionists sings and plays from the heart from a variety of genres from ballads, pop, acoustic, r&b, rock, and opm music. Make sure to catch them in one of their events and feel the good vibe of original music and their renditions of familiar love song favorites.