Me Like Bees

Me Like Bees

 Joplin, Missouri, USA

Four narcissistic friends run an Indie Rock band where their juvenile behavior brings situations from uncomfortable to hysterically horrible.


Me Like Bees is an American Indie Rock band hailing from the heart of Joplin, Missouri.  Formed in 2009 the band has traveled thousands of miles and played hundreds of shows across the nation.  By 2013, they released their first full-length record “The Ides” (LoveWay Records) produced by Jeff Smith (Never Shout Never, Trust Company, Carter Hulsey).  The Album received rave reviews by many internet media outlets. 

“I’m not sure what stage of the game Me Like Bees is in, but their album The Ides is an indie album that stands out. With asymmetrical song structures that can abruptly go from bouncy and light, to slow and heavy and back again, the listener is rewarded with an experience that is anything but dull.” - The Music Ninja

“The first full-length release from these Joplin, Missouri rockers prominently features the band’s tornado-relief single, “Naked Trees,” a surprisingly delicate contemplation of what just happened and what do we do now. The answer is the rest of the record, a rambunctious and adventurous fight for community in a world of individual nightmares” -Dave Marsh / Rap Rock Confidential 

“The entire The Ides album from Me Like Bees is whimsical in that all-American rock and roll sense of a Modest Mouse from Joplin, MO, but with hints of the goofiness of a Blind Melon” - Joel Frieders / SYFFAL 

By June of 2013, Me Like Bees won a spot to compete in the Ernie Ball Music Man Battle of the Bands (17th Consecutive Year).  After passing many rounds and surpassing many opponents, Me Like Bees won the final showcase at the House Of Blues in Hollywood California on January 17th, 2014, outlasting over 20,000 other bands. 

“Me Like Bees put on quite a performance at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA, regardless of their opening slot. With an audience just starting their night, the guys played their hearts out, through broken equipment and all, to impress the judges which included Brian Ball of Ernie Ball, John Feldman, creator of the Vans Warped Tour Kevin Lyman, and Dustin Hinz of Guitar Center. Before the headlining performers, We Came As Romans, took the stage, Me Like Bees were crowned victorious.” - Ernie Ball / Music Man’s Tumblr 

Now in 2015, Me Like Bees has just finished a new EP “There will be time” with award-winning producer, John Feldmann (Five Seconds of Summer, The Used, Panic! at the Disco, Goldfinger, Good Charlotte, Plain White T’s) set to release in the fall.  They also just finished a nation wide tour with Never Shout Never (Warner Bros) spanning from the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood, California to Brighton Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. 

To be honest my favourite performance of the night was openers Me Like Bees.  As the support to NeverShoutNever, Bees gave the band a run for its money. As an indie/rock band out of Joplin, Missouri, they put on roots-driven performance that delighted the crowd . It was their first show outside of the US, which I’m sure is only the first of many to come.” - Lithium Magazine, Toronto Ontario. 

Me Like Bees is always touring and making new fans wherever there’s a venue to take them.  They have a passion for writing witty songs with complex but catchy melodies.  Keep an ear to the ground for them as they finish their second full-length album next year.


The Ides. (2009 Loveway Records)