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Kenny Youngar
Messer
Dallas, TX USA
1 set of Pro V-1 Double Pedals + Big Foot Replacement Boards
1 set of Dominator Double Pedals
1 Pro V-1 Hi Hat Stand
1 Predator Remote Hi Hat with 3' Cable
1 Trick Pedal Case
8 Resonator Cymbal Toppers
2 Trick 14" 360 Mount for Snares
1 Trick 14" 360 Mount for Toms
2 Hi Hat Extension Arms
Born: Ft. Erie, Ont., Canada Residence: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Drummer for MESSER
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Committee Nominations:
Turning Point - 50th annual American Grammy Awards (2008).
Record of the Year (Ballot #601),
Song of the Year (Ballot #161),
Best Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals (Ballot #203),
Rock Song of the Year (Ballot #059)
Television: Reality show: Eye for an Eye: “The Bar Poured a Stiff One”, E! Channel Soup “Top 10 Best Courtroom Moments”, VH1 “Top 10 Most Outrageous Reality Moments”, VH1 Daisy of Love, "All Jacked Up" CBS 11 (two episodes)
Performed as main support with: Ric Emmett, Lillian Axe, Styx, L.A. Guns, Angel, Bullet Boys, Pretty Boy Floyd, Faster Pussycat, Lynch Mob, Molly Hatchet, Seven Mary Three, Tantric, Flaw, Fastball, Blackberry Smoke, Dokken, The Romantics, Tracii Guns, Bang Tango, George Lynch, Candlebox, FLAW, Black Stone Cherry, Burn Halo, Drowning Pool, Adema, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Protest The Hero, Black Label Society, Sick Puppies.
Tours of mention: Performed overseas with the Armed Forces Entertainment division in support of Canadian, Australian, British and American Troops in Japan, Singapore, Diego Garcia and throughout the Pacific (2006-07) Kenn nationally toured with Turning Point as main support for Immortal Recording Artist ADEMA for over 30 dates. (2007) Mentionable acts performed with on the ADEMA tour: Alice Cooper, Heaven and Hell featuring Ronnie James Dio, Queensryche, Shadows Fall and Evans Blue. (2007) Loco Bazooka Festival, Boston, MA. 2012 Cross Canadian tour with Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Pop Evil and Protest the Hero. The Breaking Silence Tour 2016
Charity: -Kenn co organize and performed a 10 day tour of Costa Rica in support of the Roberta Felix Foundation benefiting underprivileged children of the rain forest with 5 American, 1 Mexican and 11 Costa Rican bands. (2008) -Co-organizing 12 day “In Rock We Trust” concert series benefiting Rain Forest Aid 2009, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Central America. -Kenn also performed a 45 minute set with Nikki McKibbin of American Idol for “Rock the Cure” cancer benefit. (2008) Music for Relief (2011) Make a Wish Foundation (2011) with Vince Neil for his Rockin’ The Red Carpet events (Nashville, TN, Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA and Cheyenne, WY)
--Other Charities include: Passion 4 Patriots, Palliative Care Telethon Canada, Hurricane Katrina Benefit, Breast Cancer Benefit, Tsunami Relief, Coalition to Salute Americas Hero’s, Arms Of Hope, The Shaken Baby Alliance, Project Purple (Benefitting wounded soldiers), Humane Society of the United States, Children of Fallen Soldiers, Metroplex Animal Coalition, Music for Relief, Warriors Project, Hopes Door women’s shelter and Make a Wish Foundation.
Modern Drummer: https://www.moderndrummer.com/2014/06/kenn-youngar-of-messer-drummer-blog-interview/

Renegade Radio: https://renegaderadio.net/2017/04/01/an-evening-with-kenny-youngar/

Lewitt Audio Interview: https://www.lewitt-audio.com/blog/messer-drummer-kenny-youngar

Muen Magazine: http://www.muenmagazine.net/2013/01/interview-with-kenny-youngar-of-messer-january-162013/

Dallas Observer Article: http://www.dallasobserver.com/music/messers-kenny-youngar-makes-an-unexpected-turn-as-dallas-uber-cop-7071248

Messer – Updated Bullet Points & Tour Dates – 2/6/18 **Video premiered @ AXS: https://www.axs.com/premiere-messer-debut-video-for-anthemic-single-make-this-life-127760#slide=1

Radio/Online Radio/Playlists

- “Make This Life” is off to a fast start @ Active Rock Radio with SiriusXM Octane "Test Drive" rotation and an early add @ Music Choice Rock, along with 39 more Active Rock adds in the first 4 weeks.

- #41 Media-base Active Rock

- “Make This Life” has been added to Spotify’s Rock Hard playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWWJOmJ7nRx0C

- “Make This Life” has been added to Apple Music’s Breaking Hard Rock playlist: https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/breaking-hard-rock/pl.a6940bcf731542ecb42635601bb42635

- “Make This Life” has been added to Amazon Music’s Fresh Rock playlist : https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Rock/dp/B07597X59H/ref=sr_1_90

- “Make This Life” has been added to Google Play Music’s Today’s Heavy Rock Playlist: https://play.google.com/music/preview/Lrowhjrnoa4744tdbtiy5d3ypzu

- “Make This Life” has been added to Slacker Radio’s New Rock Now Station: https://www.slacker.com/station/new-rock-now - “Make This Life” has been added to Metal Nation Radio: http://metalnationradio.com

- “Make This Life” has been added to Metal Express Radio: http://www.metalexpressradio.com/ - “Make This Life” has been added to KNAC.com: http://knac.com

- “Make This Life” has been added to WDSP-DB 101.9 Fox FM (Myrtle Beach, SC): https://www.facebook.com/1019foxfm

- “Make This Life” has been added to Stone Chrome Radio: https://www.stonechromeradio.com/ - “Make This Life” has been added to iRock Radio: http://irockradio.me/

- “Make This Life” has been added to Rebel Radio (Chicago – internet and terrestrial): http://rebelradio.com

- “Make This Life” has been added to Ignite Rocks Show (London, England): http://www.igniteamr.com/

- “Make this Life” has been added to Midlands Metalheads Radio (Birmingham, England): http://www.midlandsmetalheads.com

- “Make This Life” has been added to Lets Rock Radio (Northwest Germany): http://www.letsrockradio.de/

- “Make This Life” has been added to Digital Revolution Radio: http://www.digitalrevolutionradio.com - “Make This Life” has been added to Boston Rock Radio: http://www.bostonrockradio.com - “Make This Life” has been added to Total Metal Radio: https://www.totalmetalradio.com/

Press: AXS interview: https://www.axs.com/interview-texas-messer-unveils-empowering-debut-single-make-this-life-127491 iHeartradio feature on “Make This Life” video: https://kegl.iheart.com/content/2018-02-02-messers-new-video-make-this-life/ Metal Nation: http://metalnation.com/texas-heavy-rock-outfit-messer-ready-debut-single-make-life/

“Make This Life” single feature at Shockwave Magazine: http://shockwavemagazine.com/messer-make-this-life/

“Make This Life” single feature at Mayhem Rockstar Magazine: http://mayhemrockstarmagazine.us/messer-announces-2018-winter-tour

“Make This Life” single review at Boston Rock Radio: http://www.bostonrockradio.com/forum3/articles.php?article_id=173 “Make This Life” single review @ Rock All: http://rockallphotography.com/?p=17512 “Make This Life” single review @ Under Air: http://www.underairmedia.com/messer-make-this-life-single-review/

“Make This Life” single feature @ Rock All Photography (Cincinnati): http://rockallphotography.com/?p=17512

The Revelator Show (Nashville) interview is now available on demand: www.revelatorshow.com/shows/236 **The Interview starts around the 44 minute mark into the show.

Badass Podcast (Chicago) interview: https://www.badassproductions1.com/evanjthomasallaccess/messer-bassist-vocalist-maddox-messer-joined-me-to-talk-about-their-upcoming-album-messer-due-out-420-as-well-as-his-jobs-before-being-a-musician-much-more-listen

“Make This Life” single feature @ Live Metal blog: https://livemetalblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/messer-releases-debut-single-make-this-life/

Abilene Reporter News: http://www.reporternews.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/02/01/live-abilene-stages-messer-paco-estrada-and-prophets-and-outlaws-weekend/1079257001KFMX – Lubbock show mention: http://kfmx.com/events-lubbock/messer-back-at-backstage-february-10/10-february-2018-backstage-lubbock-23/ Killer show review from the Austin show: https://yesterdazenews.com/2018/02/06/messer-make-this-life-austin The RockPit: https://www.therockpit.net/2018/interview-maddox-messer/

Dread music: http://dreadmusicreview.com/messer-to-release-debut-album-on-4-20-18-tour-with-red-lacey-sturm-and-righteous-vendetta

http://thephotopit.com/messer-to-release-debut-album-on-4-20-18-tour-with-red-lacey-sturm-and-righteous-vendetta

https://www.therockpit.net/2018/messer-to-release-debut-album-in-april-plus-announcement-of-tour/ (Australia)

http://www.nataliezworld.com/2018/02/messer-announces-new-album-and-tour.html

http://www.patchchordnews.com/messer-release-debut-album-tour-red-lacey-sturm-righteous-vendetta/

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/MESSER-To-Release-Debut-Self-Titled-Album-This-April-20180220

http://www.metalmeyhemradio.com/news/messer-to-release-debut-album-on-4-20-18-tour-with-red-lacey-sturm-and-righteous-vendetta-944

Connect with Messer: Official website: https://www.messerband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/messerband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/messerband/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/messerband
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeviKEkkdtY Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7qNZ1MXOnu60GMYoZPLoRT
iTunes/Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1330811425?ls=1&app=itunes Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/messerband
Slacker: https://www.slacker.com/song/messer/make-this-life/60068016 Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messer_(band