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. They began as two songwriters that just wanted to make music together. As the years passed, WWM has found themselves getting more politically active. Beginning with Musicians Rising Up including Y.O.T.B. to their series, taking part in the anti ICE album compilation & participating in reproductive rights benefits.
Art is not meant to just be safe, it is also intended to inspire and sometimes make you uncomfortable, to challenge your mind and soul.
Bryan Casey, the mad man behind most of WWM’s unique electronic sounds, the king of guitar riffs, drummer and songwriter. As well as the in house recording engineer and graphic designer.
Melissa Dorres, songwriter & bassist. She is the mastermind behind most of WWM's tour management and booking. You can also check out an article Melissa 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, 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