The dynamic duo, When We Met, has been playing in Portland for several years now, and is well-known for their high energy live set. The duo, consisting of Melissa Dorres on bass and vocals and Bryan Casey on guitar and…Read more
When We Met is an experimental rock duo with an 80's new wave and 90's indie rock vibes. Known for delivering a big sound for two people, When We Met crafts unique layers of instruments to enhance and intertwine the songs into their signature sound. With the goal in mind to be diverse in their music, the two switch off on lead vocals and always experiment with songwriting and recording techniques.
When We Met is the experimental rock duo of Bryan Casey and Melissa Dorres. The two musicians met at a concert in 2010 and began tinkering with songwriting together. Working around their busy lifestyles they eventually cowrote some songs, got an EP recorded and figured out a unique way to perform as a duo with the big rock and roll sound they wanted. When We Met made their debut performance in 2014.
Oh, you want to know more? Bryan Casey is the king of guitar riffs and electronic music wizard. He plays the drums (electronic and natural set), keyboards and sings for WWM. Melissa Dorres lays down the low end on bass guitar, sings lead and back ups, as well as contributes some keyboards and beats. With all the instrumentation recorded and performed by the two of them you will have to watch some youtube videos or come to show to see how they do it. With a sense of adventure and openness When We Met also has done acoustic sets and has had guest drums join at events.
The dynamic duo continuously evolves as musicians and performers, looking forward to the next adventures!
As well as being energetic and fun performers, When We Met enjoys creating music videos (whether it be DIY or a collaboration), other creative content, writing and recording new music.
Guest appearances and live performance: KGW News Channel 8, KBOO Radio, KPSU College Radio, Portland Radio Project, Freeform Portland, Radio Hot Tub, and Anarchy Radio.
States toured: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona & California.
"Things We Talked About" played at halftime at Portland Trailblazer NBA Game.
"Exist" made it on the Local Roots music compilation Vol 4 as well as performing at their festival.
In 2017 WWM released their first Official music video, "Ride The Tide" animated by cartoonist Zachary Whitmore, who also created a killer video for "It's Too Late". "Ride The Tide" was a global hit on amazon prime, available ine USA, Germany and Japan!
"Ride the Tide" music video was screened at the Jerome Indie Film and Music Fest 2018 & Austin Music Video Festival 2018.
•Noggin Fest / 2018 / Portland, OR
•Party at the Square / 2018 / Portland, OR
•BuddyStock / 2018 / Moiser, OR
•420 Music Festival / 2018 / Oregon City, OR
•Local Roots Music Fest / 2018 / Portland, OR
•SHIFT Festival / 2017 / Grass Valley, OR
•Dusu Fest / 2016 / Welches, OR
•Art.Music.Passion / 2016 / Ashland, OR
•Mystery Gallery Music & Art Fest / 2015 & 2016 / Milwaukie, OR
•Chocolate and Art Show / 2015 / Portland, OR
•The Bite Portland / 2015 / Portland, OR
•National Night Out / 2015 / Portland, OR
•Rose Festival / 2015 / Portland, OR
•Paul Mitchell Fashion Expo / 2014 / Portland. OR
•Music Millennium Customer Appreciation BBQ / 2014 / Portland, OR