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Johnny Hart and the Mess celebrate the history of rock n roll while paving the way for a new era.  With influences from across the board, the band has its roots soaked in rock, but wanders off the beaten bath and delves into various veins of music and sound.  Most fittingly is the "Alt Rock" nomenclature because it is so broadly defined.  At any given point, the band can sound like a pop band, a blues band, a country band, a jam band or a funk band.  Suppose it depends on the day, the night and the crowd.

Having shared the stage with acts like Fitz and the Tantrums, Shaed, Grace Potter, The Sheepdogs, Andy Frasco, Neal Francis, Joey Harkum and many more, Johnny Hart and the Mess have solidified themselves as a " Soulfully urgent Alt Rock Powerhouse".

Notable Venues we have performed at:  Key Bank Center (Sabres House Band 6x), Tralf Music Hall, Town Ballroom, Buffalo Iron Works, Rec Room, Jack Rabbit, Sportsmens Tavern, 500 Pearl, Babeville, Buffalo Riverworks.

Festivals/Concert Series we're been a part of:  Cobblestone Live, Elmwood Summerfest, South Buffalo Irish Festival, Music in the Park, Beau Fleuve Festival, Music is Art Festival, Bristol Mountain Fall Festival, Snow Jam Music Fest, Thursday and Main, live at Larkin Square, Hamburg Music Festival, East Aurora Music Festival.

Discography:  3 studio albums, 1 live album.  Something Live This - 2017.  Deserland - 2019 - pressed on Sky Blue vinyl.  Let's F*cking Go - Live at The Tralf - 2020.  Neon Eyes - 2021 - pressed on Hot Pink vinyl.


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"The Mess' guitar based sound is as gritty as the city from where it was born." - Jeremy Hoyle (Strictly Hip & Tralf Music Hall)

"Soulfully urgent alt-rock powerhouse..." - Jeff Miers (Buffalo News Music Critic)

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