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Chris Mess

by Chris Mess

Seattle's premier indie, glam, rock aestheticians, prone to absurdity and total rocknroll vocal insanity...coming down the chimney to rock your arse.
Genre: Rock: Glam
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1. Song for Zed
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2. Bong for Your Mom
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4. Don't Make Me Hate
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5. Boom Boom Pow
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7. Song for Zed (Acapella)
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Chris is a Seattle native, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who toiled in an array of Seattle rock, indie, and punk bands through the 1990's and 2000's, as leader and sideman. He got his live wings schlepping his battered gear across a cross-section of Seattle stages of today and yore—The Sunset Tavern, The Crocodile Cafe, The Fun House, Chop Suey, El Corazon, and defunct but fondly remembered 206 dives like The Lobo and Sit 'n Spin.

A few years into the “oughts”, several things collided in Chris’ mind: A childhood spent listening to 1970’s Seattle radio stations like KJR and KZOK—the bright AM radio shimmer of KJR’s top 40, the lysergic and obscure KZOK FM hard rock playlists of that decade. And then there was the stamp (scar?) left from a brief, hair-raising time gigging in Hollywood, California in the late 1980’s. And finally, contemporary caffeinated life in Seattle.

All was clear: Less than five years to 2020, what better time to embrace the majesty of rock, the pageantry of roll—a bit of pomp to go with current circumstances. Whatever. Against odds and good sense, Chris Mess was born.

The band that is Chris Mess has a sound rooted in and inspired by original era glam, indie, rock ‘n roll, and power pop aesthetics: A bit of loud Cheap Trick strut, with a smattering of absurdity and vocal craziness a la Queen, The Darkness, Ziggy-era David Bowie, The Sweet—striving to move that needle forward. Chris Mess has received airplay on Seattle indie KEXP 90.3 FM on the "Audio Oasis" program.



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