Marie Martens & the Messarounds

Marie Martens & the Messarounds

“Sizzling SLide Blues, Action packed Rock n Roll, Funky Grooves”

Marie Martens - Slide guitar/guitar and vocals is no newbie when it comes to playing blues, touring Scandinavia/Germany /England and Japan before relocating to the US. Here she is leading her own four piece band, the Messarounds, playing original blues as well as covering blues legends from Hound Dog Taylor, Elmore James, Mississippi Fred McDowell to Slim Harpo and Magic Sam. Sometimes mixed with some roots and Louisiana grooves.

The Messarounds' mixture of added percussion to the guitar/ bass/drums gives the band that extra spice to both sound and stage performance.

Marie Martens Slide Guitar , Guitar & Vocals
Ronnie "TwoTimes" Cacioppo , Percussion & Vocals
Jimmy B Natural , Bass
Tom Selear , Drums


Marie has a charismatic voice. I really liked their vibe. Energetic!”

— Windy City Blues

Now  #3 on Wisconsin Album and Song Chart,
# 18 Blues Rock Album Chart and #20 on the Blues Rock song Chart (RMR feb 3 - 2020)

Marie Martens

Swedish born and raised Marie Martens takes the intensity and feeling of blues and various rock n roll and roots music to a new level.  
With the help of a slide and a wah-wah she enhances the experience of funky groves to swamp pop to rock ‘n’ roll and of course that always present deep blues.  

Marie has also a long history of playing bass and guitar with various bands and styles of music and has recorded and toured around Europe, Asia with some of Sweden’s greatest blues and rock artists.  

Marie is now based in South East Wisconsin  Mainly working as a front person in her own band the Messarounds  but on occasion picking up a bass and playing with some of Chicago’s great artists doing some 120+ gigs yearly.

 Some of the places played: 

Notodden Blues fest, Norway 
Odda Blues Festival, Norway 
Aligator Club, Tokyo , Japan 
Buddy Guys Legends, Chicago, IL, US 
Chicago Blues Fest, Chicago, IL, US 
Stockholm Water Festival, Sweden 
Fashing, Stockholm , Sweden 
Åmål Blues Fest , Sweden 
Mönsterås Roots and Blues Fest, Sweden 
Hemsby Rock n Roll Weekend, UK 
Lahti Blues Fest , Finland 
Bluesparty, Kokkola, Finland 
Gunsberg , Germany  
Amsterdam, Holland 
Copenhagen, Denmark

 Some acts Recorded and or Toured with :

Marie Martens & the Messarounds
Tommy Cougar & the Stingrays
Clas Yngström
Sky High
Sid & Things
Jacks Babes
Satin Dolls
Little Jenny & the Blue Beans
The Surfin Gorillas
Jim Metcalfe
Rockin' Johnny Burgin
Charles Delta Blues Hog Hays


Incredibly good slide playing,...A strong and refreshing disc from Marie Martens & The Messarounds. ”

— “Olle Wallin“ Jefferson Blues Magazine Sept 2019

Candidate for my album of the year. This long player is pretty fantastic - wonderful recording and mix, great songs including four Martens’ originals, the band is tight, and Marie plays and sings her... head... off. Really.”

— Ron Kern, IN

sounds as if it could have been recorded in the ‘60s”

— Blues Blast Magazine, Nov 2019

MARIE MARTENS & the Messarounds/Traveled:
Don't go calling this Swedish white gal with the blues another Bonnie Raitt just because she digs blues and plays slide. If you called her another anything, it would be another Hendrix--but that wouldn't be fair either as she's forging her own path. More concerned with raising blood pressures one at a time than hitting the top of the charts, this nuclear powered steam roller assault hits hard and often in the best possible way. Way cool hot stuff and this is just her debut.

— Volume 44/Number 63 January 2, 2020 MIDWEST RECORD

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