The Mike Messer Band

The Mike Messer Band

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Singer/songwriter Mike Messer is known for his uniquely stylized performances and songs that have touched the souls of his fans in NYC, where he's been a popular staple on the scene for years, and nationally through his vibrant perf. on HBO, CBS, MTV, Fox News Channel and the ever-popular Seasame St

Biography

Singer/songwriter Mike Messer is known for his uniquely stylized performances and songs that have touched the souls of his fans in New York City, where he's been a popular staple on the scene for years, and nationally through his vibrant performances on HBO, CBS, MTV, Fox News Channel and the ever-popular SESAME STREET. As the frontman for the Mike Messer Band (endorsed by Gibson guitars) he has developed a sound that has been described as “passionate, epic” (XM radio) “a cross between Paul Simon and Tom Petty” with “Funny, evocative lyrics, and beautiful melodies that are seldom what you may expect”. Mike’s songwriting partners include Chris Barron, the Grammy nominated lead singer of the SPIN DOCTORS, and Ty Taylor, of CBS’s Rock Star INXS.

Messer is also the the lead singer and principal songwriter of the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, “the first real rock band for kids” (FOX News). Praised as “the most exciting and innovative children’s music ever” by MTV, Nickelodeon’s offshoot channel Noggin plays their videos daily, making Mike and the band household icons to kids and young parents nationwide. With the DSFB Mike has sold out venues as legendary and diverse as Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, NYC’s Symphony Space and NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center. But even before that, Mike Messer was no stranger to the national audience. He was the lead singer on the British Rock Symphony Tour, where he shared the stage with the late, great Rock and Soul legend Billy Preston. He’s performed concerts all over the US and US territories, and toured internationally as the lead in the rock musical HAIR.

Drumming sensation Uwe Petersen came to the music world’s attention as the house drummer for the popular German TV show THE KNOFF HOFF SHOW, and went on to be the drummer for the R&B supergroup SUPERCHARGE, which toured from one end of Europe to the other for over 5 years. Uwe is the drummer in the Dirty Sock Funtime Band. In the very short time that he has been in New York, he has gained the respect and admiration of the New York City music community, playing and recording with the B.B. King band, and New Orleans legend Dr. John. Uwe is endorsed by Ludwig drums, Vater sticks and Zildjan cymbals.

Aussie wunderkind Jasper Leak’s groovy, in-the-pocket-style has made him one of the most sought after bas players in the New York City scene. He is the bassist in the Dirty Sock Funtime Band, and has toured the United States as the bass player for singer/songwriter Marc Broussard, selling out the House of Blues in both LA and Chicago, as well as NYC’s Irving Plaza.

Lyrics

No Bragg

Written By: Co-written by Mike Messer and Chris Barron (The Spin Doctors), Uwe Peterson, Jasper Leak

She don't like to bragg
it only makes her sad
Everyone's created equally
She is not a girl
who believes the world
is made of people not as good as she
nobody is better
Nobody is worse
She would never judge you by the contents of your purse

I guess in the end
I would just like a friend
who would just like me
just like I am
And I'd like her too
not cause she told me to
but because that's what you do when you're not fooled

Hey
I hear her say
You're already on the way to where you're going
to find
you won't be left behind

Feathers

Written By: The Mike Messer Band

In a hut on a river that resides on a cloud
that I'm sure you cant see with your eyes
a young heart wrote a poem but it fell upon deaf ears
so he curled into his love and he died.

She will show you the way home
embrace your fingers and lift your feet to fly

The world is round and it whirls til you're sick
but you couldnt fall off though you try
dont forget there is no net in the sea
hold your wings close while you ride

When we get there can I stay home
I love you dearly but know that I must fly

Lay your tears and your fears and your deaths to their rests
drop the sandbags or else we may land
once you reach every beach you can sit high and preach
but still all you end with is sand

when we get there can I stay home?
embrace your fingers and lift your feet to fly



Still Love

Written By: Mike Messer (Accoustic)

She didnt catch what I threw
that was new
she took the walk that I should have
No time
like the present she gave me
No time

Someday you, you're gonna break somebody's heart
The way that I am breaking yours now
You may not belive my words
But you'd do well to heed my words
There's gonna be more to the story of the boy

Don't even know where she's now
I only feel her
Just want to remove her from my sight
I smile cuz I know that I'm right

Someday you, you're gonna break somebody's heart
The way that I am breaking yours now
You may not belive my words
But you'd do well to heed my words
There's gonna be more to the story of the boy



Discography

No Bragg. - newest single and is streaming via www.myspace.com/medtickets; www.myspace.com/themikemesserband. It will be hitting the radio airwaves soon!

Set List

The Most
Feathers
No Bragg
Everything
Still Love
Shark Song
Come On Over
Highway 62
London
Exclusively

(plus many more, and not necessarily in this order. This is an 8 song set list example)