Official Metal Sludge review: “The Chris Mess EP”

“Among the brightest new rock hopefuls is Chris Mess, who has a put out a self-titled CD that leans toward 70s-era glam with a hint of British glitter a la The Darkness and early Queen…..the production is absolutely sparkling — include 13-part harmonies on “centerpiece”  track “Song For Zed” that recalls the awesome splendor of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” – Gerry Gittleson, METAL SLUDGE, June 2016

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry…with City Weekly’s 2016 alternative holiday playlist.

#3 Bong for Your Mom, Chris Mess. “…now you have an idea what to give the woman who gave you life this year. Not to mention a kickass new band in your life. Check out the whole EP by these Seattle glam-rockers…fronted by a creative genius who looks like a settled-down Hedwig.” – Randy Harward,, Dec. 2016



Rock ‘n’ Mailbag #4 Chris Mess EP Review

“Overall, the CHRIS MESS EP is hands down one of the better things sent into the ROCK ‘N’ MAILBAG. The original songs show real promise and the band seems adept at blending their influences together.” –, Aug. 2016.


“Chris Mess deliver an EP that pays tribute to some of the great glam bands from yesteryear while not sounding dated.” – Olivier, SLEAZE ROXX,  April 2016



“Despite the name, this isn’t holiday music for dysfunctional families, but rather guitar-driven, glammy power pop from a quartet of Seattle scene veterans.” – Ma’Chell Duma Lavassar, SEATTLE WEEKLY, January 2011