When We Met is a rock duo out of Portland, Oregon. Trading off on vocals, featuring heavily effected guitars, driving psychedelic tracks and unique percussion. Creating a mix of new wave, post punk, 90's indie / alternative rock music. Known for their engaging and energetic live performances, tour documentaries and continuing animated music video collaborations with Zachary Whitmore.
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When We Met is a rock duo founded by Bryan Casey and Melissa Dorres. The two met by chance at a concert back in 2010, bonding over their love of Ween, they were instantly inseparable. In 2014, WWM released an EP and made their live debut at Dante’s in their hometown, Portland, Oregon. Since then When We Met has become a favorite “couple rock band” in their music community. Described as new wave, indie rock, post punk and even bedroom pop. WWM consider themselves as genre blenders who take influence from a lot of their favorite 90's bands like Ween, Pixies, Radiohead and PJ Harvey to name a few. The two piece uses a mixture of live instrumentation and pre-recorded tracks to bring the music to life live, continuously evolving their energetic and engaging live performances.
As one of the hardest working DYI bands, Bryan and Melissa take on many duties outside of creating music together. Bryan is the mad man behind most of WWM’s unique electronic sounds, the in house recording engineer and graphic designer. Melissa is the mastermind behind most of WWM's tour management, booking and web design. Shared duties include songwriting, video editing and kicking ass.
The necessity of these creative outlets for sanity's sake and going on tour is what keeps When We Met going. WWM is here to stay, in fact the duo recently got married in 2019, making it even more solidified that we will continue to see and hear more When We Met creations and tour dates!
Music Video Festivals:
"Falling Apart" animated music video featured at Another PDX Music Video Festival in 2019.
2018 - KGW news channel 8 in Portland, Oregon.
Radio guests at KCRW, KBOO, KPSU College Radio, Portland Radio Project, Freeform Portland, Radio Hot Tub, and Anarchy Radio to name a few..
Reviews / Quotes
"When We Met is a duo that performs effusive, punkish power pop anthems. Both members sing and are also accompanied by an arsenal of samples and drum programming, which gives them a surprisingly big sound for such a small group. The two also bounce around stage, creating an engaging and electrifying performance." - ALISON DENNIS, Portland Notes
"Their chemistry was infectious and their sound highly energetic, often danceable, a mix of late 80’s New Wave and mid 90’s Indie Rock. Both of them shared vocal duties and sang about everything from women’s rights to their own personal demons." - Freeform Portland
"This Portland, OR, duo brings that great new wave/punk touch in a manner similar to the B-52’s and DEVO with that Pixies attitude thrown in. Get off your ass and dance your blues away." - Audio Fuzz