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 was born the summer of 2014. The two northwest natives bring each of their own songwriting styles together to collaborate and create a unique sound. Choosing to stay a two piece, but also wanting the sound of a full band, When We Met uses handcrafted backing tracks a lot of the time for the more punky tunes. They also incorporate a handmade percussion stand, multiple guitar and bass effect peddles to lend to their psychedelic side.
Bryan Casey is the mad man behind most of WWM’s unique electronic sounds, the king of guitar riffs, drummer and songwriter. He is also the in house recording engineer and graphic designer.
Melissa Dorres, songwriter and bassist. She is the mastermind behind most of WWM's tour management and booking.
Together, trading off on lead locals, collaborating and purposefully daring to be different. When We Met creates music that makes fans feel connected, with the goal to touch people the way music has touched them throughout their lives.
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.
•Julia Louis Dreyfest / 2019 / Billings, MT
•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