"From the heart of the prairies emerges master of the accordion Chris Messytone. Creating a strong balanced sound and hot blazing musical stew, he can take you to another dimension.
From ethnopop to Celtic, Cajun, rock, world, modern international European folk, and zydeco, close your eyes and be transported around the world. Tap your toes as Chris rocks the accordion, then let him draw you into a calmness through his hypnotic tunes.
According to Vancouver’s Georgia Strait, Chris is the "Ashley MacIsaac of the accordion." If that is not enough, let him astound you with his unique ability to give you a new musical experience in playing the accordion and keyboard simultaneously, adding unique textures and depth to his sound.
With original songs and instrumentals emanating from ethnic and world influences, Chris has the ability to rock the accordion and tailor his performance to captivate all kinds of audiences and styles of music, whether it’s familiar tunes or his creative innovations. Chris is a brilliant composer, a singer with a gravelly raspy voice, a songwriter that touches people’s lives, and part of the group The Messytones."
His latest musical project is a collaboration with Manitoba Metis artist Suzanne Bird. The up-and-coming duo have called themselves 'Soulful Cats.'
“Chris Messytone has taken the accordion to a new dimension. A stew brew of styles you never know what to expect.”