Dereak Messer, Lead Vocals
Donnie Deville, Guitar/Vocals
Javier Contreras, Guitar/Vocals
Kenn Youngar, Drums/Vocals
Maddox Messer, Bass/ Vocals
After the unexpected break amid the Global Pandemic of 2020 the men of Messer are recharged and ready to pick up where they left off. Messer have signed a deal with Nashville based Curtain Call Records in May of 2021 and the band has released their first cover song under the newly inked deal. Their cover song “Name” by the Goo Goo Dolls was released in June of 2021 to all streaming platforms and was quickly picked up by several radio stations. In addition to “Name” the band has recorded a Youtube only Video release of “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed as an homage to the fans that support and motivate the band to keep making new music. Messer is set to release their new single “Everything Beautiful” with an animated video to accompany in July of 2021 created by deadeyes art (Attack Attack) The band plans to follow up with a another new single in early Fall 2021. With several dates already booked for 2021, the future is shaping up for Messer to continue cutting a swath through the noise, carving out their place in rock music and solidifying their unique brand of positive messages and music that cuts to the soul. Catch Messer on tour and experience the Messer machine for yourself.
Messer continued their momentum from their breakout year with the release of "Simple Man", the 3rd single and video from their self-titled debut album, which bowed at #3 on the Soundscan New Artist chart and was named "New and Noteworthy" at iTunes and Amazon Music. The Dallas, Texas based band had a banner year in 2018 with first single “Make This Life” reaching #25 on the Active Rock radio charts, and second single "Save Myself" also made it into the Top 30 - the only truly independent act to do so.
"Simple Man" peaked at #23 on the Active Rock charts, and is the highest charting single for the band to date. It garnered attention throughout the rock world with spots on key Hard Rock playlists @ Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora Radio, Google Play Music, Youtube and Slacker Radio. The band has received accolades @ Loudwire, AXS, Alternative Press, Revolver, New Noise, Pure Grain Audio, and more.
The band was relentless touring hard in 2019, opening for Pop Evil, Scott Stapp, and headlining their own tour. Messer played more than 250 shows in 2019, including a 40-city sold out tour with RED and Lacey Sturm. The band was personally invited by Kevin Lyman to play the Texas leg of the final Vans Warped Tour.
The band's cutting-edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like Pantera, Drowning Pool, Hell Yeah, and King's X. The band grew their fan base locally, and began to branch out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Hinder, Vince Neil, Black Stone Cherry, Drowning Pool, Metallica, Scott Stapp Of Creed, and Avenged Sevenfold, among others. It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason. The band felt an immediate camaraderie with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became "Simple Man". Fan favorite "Whiskey" soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would become their self-titled debut album "Messer". The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa Roach, David Bowie, Motley Crue).
Media/Press/Online Radio & Playlists/Video Booking Contact:
GiGi Ghibon-Elhenaway / 561.324.6157 / Curtaincallrecords@gmail.com