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 the experimental rock duo of Bryan Casey and Melissa Dorres. Both heavily influenced by Ween. loving the way they can go from weird and disturbing to beautiful and deep. When the two songwriters decide to create together they shared the desire to be diverse. Therefore they do not have one formula for songwriting, but are experimenting and continually trying new things.
Bryan Casey is the mad man behind most of WWM’s unique electronic sounds, the king of guitar riffs, drummer (although you will not see him playing drums live) as well as the in house recording engineer and graphic designer.
Melissa Dorres is responsible for the driving force of the bass guitar. With rich history she takes great pride in supplying the low end of WWM. You can also check out an article she wrote for SHE SHREDS all about the bass.
Together, trading off on lead locals, collaborating and purposefully daring to be different, When We Met creates music that makes fans feel connected, that touches people the way music has touched them throughout their lives. Being dubbed, fun music that rocks!
The dynamic duo continuously evolves as musicians and performers, looking forward to the next adventures!
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..
"Things We Talked About" played at halftime at Portland Trailblazer NBA Game.
"Exist" made it on the Local Roots music compilation Vol 4
“Bring Them Back” is one the anti ICE compilation, by ICEBreakers
"Ride the Tide” video was featured at the Jerome Indie Music and Film Festival, 2018 & The Austin Music Music Video Festival, 2018.
"Falling Apart" video featured at Another PDX Music Video Festival, 2019.
•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