Fender Studio Sessions
Grouplove Recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, CA

Grouplove might just own the best “how did your band get together story” ever. And for those who haven’t heard it, allow us to recap.

Singer Hannah Hooper, who wasn’t a singer at the time but a starving artist who barely left her art studio in Chinatown, was dragged out one night to Manhattan’s Lower East Side to see some band play.

Said band featured Christian Zucconi, a talented-yet-struggling musician who scraped rent together by gigs with his band, bartending and driving a commercial production truck.

As destiny would have it, the two met out on the street later that night.

“She just really fell in love with the music I was playing and then we fell in love with each other,” shared Zucconi.

Meanwhile, guitarist Andrew Wessen’s older brother, Matt, had also just met Hooper on a park bench earlier that week. He proceeded to visit her studio and upon seeing her paintings, invited her to the Greek Island of Crete for the upcoming summer (2008) to take part in an experimental artist commune he was spearheading.

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Experience the legendary Fender sound from another perspective Fender Studio Sessions bring you inside some of the nation’s most acclaimed recording studios for an intimate look at live performance sessions with a diverse group of impressive artists. Music fans can enjoy artist performances captured at historic venues and studios across the country. And with uncompromised sound and a truly intimate vibe, Fender Studio Sessions offer a unique opportunity to catch your favorite bands as you have never seen or heard them before. Fender’s inaugural Studio Session series kicks off in the legendary Studio A at Capitol Records and revives the energy and sonic excellence of one of the most revered record labels. Now a music industry landmark, the familiar circular building at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine harkens back to a musical golden age, when Capitol breathed life into early rock ‘n’ roll, helped the Beach Boys define their California sound and introduced an American audience to the Beatles.

Past Performances

  • Meg Myers

  • Youngblood Hawke

  • Vintage Trouble

  • Grouplove

  • Butch Walker

  • Michael Landau

  • Dum Dum Girls