Big Mess is a band made up of veteran musicians who enjoy laughing and having a good time and most of all – playing music together. Their backgrounds are diverse but all have this one common thread running through them and that’s heritage. They love to rock and they love mayhem, but when these guys put these two main ingredients together, you get a high voltage raw and uncensored brilliance that keeps the audiences coming each and every time. Members of Big Mess are the right musicians who have the right personalities, the right state of mind and live for one purpose..... to deliver the goods.
Big Mess tour the Southwest states throughout the year and have garnered fans around the world including over 10,000 followers on Facebook. The band's 2016 release I Am American (their 5th album) earned Big Mess the Best Alternative Band and Best Rock Recording wins at the Indie Music Channel Awards.
Just "a few" of the bands Big Mess have shared the stage with: Iggy Pop, Rage Against the Machine, Social Distortion, Ice T, Snoop Dog, The Go Go's, Blondie, The Stranglers, The Damned, TSOL, The English Beat, Bow Wow Wow, A Flock of Seagulls, The Adolescents, Big Country, 999, The Alarm, Mary's Danish, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Dead Boys, X, 4 Non Blondes, L7, L.A. Guns and Bang Tango.
Lord Cash Pockets Records has just released a new Big Mess album, Dukes of Uke (fall of 2018). This follow-up to the their award-winning 2016 release I Am American finds the band setting aside their electric guitars, picking up their ukuleles and delivering a skillfully played 12 song set of cover songs and originals.
Carefully chosen from their influential roots. the Dukes of Uke set list runs the gamut from rock classics to country, blues, reggae, and punk. Big Mess consummately pay homage to the likes of Traffic, Ringo Starr, Johnny Cash, Canned Heat, Robert Johnson and The Cramps, among other renowned songwriters. Dukes of Uke just goes to show you that sometimes 4 strings are better than 6.
Also on October 19, 2018, Big Mess is releasing a new 5 song CD called EP. The disc features 5 previously unreleased songs including 4 originals and a cover of the Sex Pistol's classic Pretty Vacant.