Glen Brandon’s Mess:Age: Music, Spirituality, and Rebellion

Hey, listen, let me tells you about this talented musician named Glen Brandon but everybody knows him as Ziggy. He’s the mastermind behind The Mess:Age: The unique mix of the pop rock with elements of spirituality that is represented in a musical project of the same name. It is unique and it feels like you are listening to something that you have never heard before.

“MR W. H. O” is a classic example of what he is all about. It is this laid-back, fun tropical pop song that will make you want to dance but when you pay attention to the lyrics, then the song is actually full of themes of freedom for oneself and criticism of society.

Glen is an outstanding creative person originally from London. Not only is he a musician but is also a composer, music producer, and even a sound engineer. You can surely feel the echoes of Bowie and Kate Bush and something reminiscent of Elton John in his songs.

I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Glen and dive into his journey as the creative force behind The Mess:Age. We discussed all the matters starting from childhood and the works that he is currently working on, and let me inform you that he has such incredible perception about the impact of music in the current society.

In concrete manner, Glen have the unique ability to use his music to touch the hearts of the people, to provoke their minds and to share the message of love. Join me as we explore the world of The Mess:And finally, age and see how Glen is doing it with his art here, you will definitely not want to miss this!

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What is your stage name

The Mess:Age , ha ha, i am The messenger

Is there a story behind your stage name?

Absolutely, you can blame those within par “ liar “ ment for its creation for it is they who are responsible for The Mess

Where do you find inspiration?

I sometimes channel from the ether or ” holy Spirit “ as on occasions melodies have poured into me when i’m in a relaxed state, either about to sleep , or about to awaken but mainly “ within the physical realm “ from world events and history , or even ignorance within personal family circles or discrepancies within love relationships i like to learn from all man-kinds mistakes and turn them around into something creatively positive, so that in turn within the vibration of my songs, i hopefully will imprint them forever upon ones mind.

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?

is was like being surrounded at birth, born into an orgy of the greatest musicians,

and later when growing up , many now famous friends, expressing their art forms and orgasms, basically i couldn’t live without it. But if you mean whats was my first ever experience it was playing the piano, then later taking up drums. then eventually guitar, I always sang in church as a child growing up as it felt euphoric.


Are you from a musical or artistic family?

yes my uncle and mother played the piano and on my fathers side they were stage actors singers and performers in east London, my great great great grandma apparently was quite a famous concert pianist who escaped persecution within Russia.

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?

Wow there are many “unique geniuses” throughout musical history and ill name some of them here for you, Kate Bush, David Bowie, Billy Joel,{ i love that man with my every single breath } especially not forgetting Prince, but going back in history Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, along with the unforgettable most beautiful velvet voice of Nat king Cole, then of coarse in the 60-70s came Deep Purple,The Rolling Stones,Roxy music,Pink Floyd , and another “Hero of mine” Phill Lynott and the Thunderous Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, Queen, Bryan Adams and Steve Perry and Journey just to add on the end.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?

i am self taught , i was brought up in 2 pubs owned by my parents in east London , one of those pubs “in hackney”  had a stage where i performed on occasions playing drums or singing, aged 8 i used to read newspapers sitting at the bar counter “ like on old man”, but understood even then wrong from right in the political Arena, i had a reading age of 16 aged only 8 so my teachers at school explained to my parents early on, hence my knack i suppose for words poems and lyrics [ i used to also read keats ,Oscar Wilde, William Blake,Rudyard Kipling, and not forgetting within the more modern era Spike Milligan.

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?

The Rock Group Boston, “more than a feeling” then Van Halen and White Snake all within the same month.

How could you describe your music?

my music is sacred, it speaks only truth from experiences, it is spiritual commercial pop/rock, it is the essence of my vibration, therefore …i love to paint songs.

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my music is sacred, it speaks only truth from experiences,

Describe your creative process.

Ohh thats easy , sometimes in the studio it just flows so easily pouring from me fast and furious, but other times i am literally in agony when “living the song” as “physical tears” have fallen onto my piano keys whilst laying down a song track.

What is your main inspiration?

ha ha another easy one to answer, “LOVE” i only want to spread The Love within Almighty Gods Creation for “ words are more powerful than knives “

What musician do you admire most and why?

ohh wow thats a really tuff Q ? there are many, however if you pinned me down in all fairness, i can only answer you within this way, that equally Kate Bush, David Bowie , and Billy Joel are all geniuses within their own unique way, dare i say the word “ Savant “ and the world would be a very sad, empty and lonely place without their tremendous gifts and awe-inspiring input into the musical realm.

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?

yes along my musical journey i have kind of polished my unique sound and being a complete “ non conformist “ i am forever and always will be forever James Dean… Ha Ha “ A rebel with a cause “

Who do you see as your main competitor?

a bold statement but id have to say NO ON, as My Music and The Mess:Age are unique.

What are your interests outside of music?

firstly survival, then i like to lay upon a soft sandy beach, guitar to hand, the scent of flowers blowing through the breeze, and hearing the waves crashing against the rocks, for there is a such a place, for i have been there, and it is a place i that i will never ever forget, and still dream of to this day, it is paradise [ but i wont tell you where  ..ha ha. ]

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?

i think id already be dead, my life has been quite tough growing up on the streets of east London, therefore without music being my best friend, id be “long gone” but my straight answer would be buying, renovating and selling property.

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?

breaking down doors of total ignorance and very bias deaf ears.

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?

to rid the controlling powers that be, who constantly spew out utter garbage upon the brain washed masses and to set free the unheard and the unseen “ most talented “ heroes who have only suffered in agony and torture witnessing all their crimes.

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?

MR W.H.O speaks for itself, it is the key song track Release taken from my new album entitled AGE OF MESS it is“ A beacon of light “ leading the way to enlighten humanity to bring forth and manifest EDEN for our thoughts are energy, we are creators of our own existence therefore combined, we manifest All matter, therefore sing with pride MR W.H.O with all your joyous hearts and manifest and become the Vibe that brings forth All what has been stolen from us for the last two thousand years…Paradise on Mother Earth.

What are your plans for the coming months?

i am currently working in the studio and near completion of my 3rd Album entitled “ SPEED OF LIGHT “ i am also halfway through a forth Album” which is fully written, but currently has no title?

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans

Not at present, as i am so overwhelmingly busy, as i also create all the artworks for the lyric booklets and song track covers , along with the editing and production of all my videos.

What message would you like to give to your fans?

after all thats said and done, and your life has just begun. you’l hear somewhere when i’m gone my songs remain, and underneath the setting sun, when you All will sing as one, somewhere when i am long gone …you will remain.

The human spirit is immortal , and it is those afraid of dying that never learn to dance. So spread “only love” upon your journey and Smile ” for you are the children of the dawn “  Ziggy X

Mister Styx
Mister Styx
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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