'We Bless This Mess' to tour with 'Ducking Punches' this November!


Heartfelt Folk-Punk arrives in the UK via Portugal 

“Ocean” is the latest release from We Bless This Mess. It talks of genuine love and keeps in theme with the message that Nelson keeps: “We breathe, we are alive. This is the greatest gift and it’s so simple.”- Nelson. It is not over glamourized but is more telling of the notion that “less is more” and subsequently, the desire to externalize the positivity to the world.

We Bless This Mess is a project created by the Portuguese musician and tattoo artist Nelson Graf Reis, a young man moved through his passions and beliefs, arriving in the UK for exclusive shows alongside critically acclaimed band: Ducking Punches.

In late 2014, a trip to Brazil by the well travelled Reis resulted in the birth and recording of the debut EP “Love and Thrive” at FM2 Audio Studios. Since the project’s inception, songsmith Nelson has proven to be a driving force of creativity. In the first year We Bless This Mess performed 49 dates, both solo and with band across Portugal, Germany and England to promote the folk-punk future anthems: “Love and Thrive” and “Contemplate”.

Providing an outlet for his troughs of creativity, Nelson and brother Marcelo founded the independent record label “Oh Lee Records” in 2016, supporting several other musical projects with releases and collaborative tours with other folk-punk and country rock singer-songwriters across Europe. Today, Oh Lee Records’ team provides industry services including recording, bookings, PR and publishing in collaboration with Lusitanian Agency

With the sudden growth of the “Why Portugal” movement, a platform to export national musicians, We Bless This Mess have exploded across festival line-ups across Europe playing Reeperbahn Festival, Germany, and Eurosonic Noorderslag (Netherlands representing Portugal, the focus county for the festival.) The talented one-man army has since played at The Great Escape, UK in 2017 with multiple releases and tours lined up throughout the year included the highly anticipated tour with Ducking Punches.

Stream exclusive tracks here:

Catch We Bless This Mess on tour this autumn alongside Ducking Punches in the UK:

  • 15/11/2017     BRISTOL, Exchange
  • 16/11/2017     EXETER, Cavern
  • 17/11/2017     LONDON, Surya
  • 18/11/2017     BIRMINGHAM, Sunflower
  • 19/11/2017     MANCHESTER, Gulliver’s
  • 20/11/2017     YORK, Fibbers


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Watch the video for the romantic “Oceans” below:

November 3, 2017 8:41am ET by IAA Touring   Comments (0)

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