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.
With 4 albums and a DVD already under their belts, Big Mess are soon to release their 6th album "Dukes Of Uke". There latest album released May 11th 2017 features 12 brand new songs including a cover version of the Ramones classic "I Wanna Be Sedated."
Chad Carrier (Bass/Guitar/Vocals) started right in the middle of the punk scene with a group called Easter which was one of the pioneers of the 80’s sound. He's played on hit songs featured on the world famous KROQ as well as VH1 and MTV. He lives his life large and enjoys every moment of it. After Easter he joined the intense and volatile, almost all girls band Lovedog. With an album released in Germany and tours of Europe and the West Coast, the band were courted by but not signed by any major labels causing the disintegration of the band. He found local success with Black Eyed Susans, CC at the Jackpot Prize and Irish music sensations the Shillaly Brothers who were nominated for an Academy Award for there song Pop in the movie White Irish Drinkers.. Ready to start something fresh and without pretense, Chad formed Big Mess.
Bernie Deal (drums) hails from the punk rock era. Originally from Maryland, he’s a musician’s drummer easily tackling styles from rock to metal to funk. He first made a name for himself playing with The Blob. He can play anything and one of the main reasons why he’s with Big Mess.
Dave Carradi (Guitar) A veteran guitarist who has played with many top level bands like Danny Dean and The Homewreckers and easter. A perfect balance for the Mess.
Ron Hopkins (Guitar) Our latest addition from the band Beyond Reason and playing in the scene with Big Mess and their friends.