we're Mr.E(songwriter)and the totally obscure band
"out of all of life's Mr.E's , there is only one mystery(songwriter)"
"A mystery is something which we know that it is ,
we just don't know how it is"
june 15th 2006 Northeast In-Tune magazine
With music ranging the entire musical gamut, from Country and western to Alternative, Mr. E (songwriter) and the totally obscure band have achieved what very few bands have ever attempted. With seven albums in their repertoire their success is obvious. They have preformed in numerous venues and achieved many accommodations including three ASCAP Plus Awards for the 2004/2005 period for domestic writers. Their unique Dylan-esque vocals and beautiful music make for a unique blend of composition.
In â€œChristmas Timeâ€ the joy of one dayâ€™s effect on people and the world as a whole is rejoiced in tender loving lyrics. â€œEver been lonelyâ€ is a bluesy heartbreak song with fabulous harmonica and guitar riffs. â€œItâ€™s all about meâ€ has a country flavor with a little blues background to flavor the narcissistic lyrics. â€œMourn for the Cityâ€ is reminiscent of some of U2â€™s sad introspection about the human condition. The variety of genres that Mr. E (Songwriter) and the totally obscure band touch on makes their music unique and definitive.
Though little is know about the individual members of Mr. E (Gregg Christiansen; guitars, keyboards, vocals, Michael Ryan; rhythm guitar, harmonica and vocals, Richard Ord; bass guitar, percussion and vocals, Rolfe Newton; drums and percussion) their musical value is obvious. Aside from the ASCAP Plus awards they have also achieved a tribute on www.EBANDS.com for their moving song â€œWinds of Warâ€ (a tribute to the soldiers over seas), and varied invitations to perform at multinational concerts. A stunning set of musical ambassadors destined for great things.
reviewed by Kathleen Sharkey Northeast In-Tune magazine june 15th 2006
Mr.E(songwriter)'s vacation song is now available as a ringtone at the bottom of his page at nashville north productions.com
All of Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure bands songs have been digitized and are now available at your favorite digital download site ie: apple itunes
Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band 's song "ever been lonely" gets honorable mention in 13th annual BILLBOARD WORLD SONG CONTEST 2005...
"This letter is to express our congratulations on your songs' success by placing in the Honorable Mention catagory. This is quite an accomplishment considering the quality of this years entries. You are obviously writing at a high level...."
Mark Furnas, director BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST
Mr. E (songwriter) has been receiving good news about his work of late, including a shout-out from Unsigned Music Magazine, with a possible appearance on an upcoming compilation, as well as winning a cash prize from the ASCAPlus Awards program. Congrats!
michelle picardo/freetime magazine/words and music
Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band's hit song "winds of war" is being featured on the musical christmas tribute to our troops page at ZBANDS.com (the only place where you can see a picture of the band)
Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure (they're starting to play my music all over the place ie; broadjam ,xm radio etc. etc.
november 4 2005
Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band are to be featured in the new style section of an upcoming edition of UNSIGNED music magazine
Upon returning from a whirlwind trip to perform at the POP MONTREAL 2005 international music fest Mr.E (songwriter) was pleasently surprized to find that he recieved his 3rd consecutive A.S.C.A.P.lu$ award for domestic writers for the period 2005/2006
Mr.E(songwriter)& the totally obscure band's hit song "vote for me" has as of nov. 01 2004 received the following awards from garageband.com review system...
#12 Best Male Vocals in Modern Rock, all-time
#3 Best Lyrics in Modern Rock, all-time
#12 Best Melody in Modern Rock, all-time
#15 Best Mood in Modern Rock, all-time
#3 Most Original in Modern Rock, all-time
#1 Best Lyrics in Modern Rock, all-time
Best Male Vocals in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Best Guitars in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Best Production in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Best Lyrics in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Best Melody in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Most Original in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
Chill-Out Track in Modern Rock, week of 1Nov2004
The theme of this new cd evolves around the subject of homelessness , the wailing saxaphone of Vince Lenzi underlines the mournfulness of the poor on the song "vote for me" , the direction of searing guitar work by Tony Martino on the song "far away" makes one feel that being homeless is never that far away from any of us. The anguished voice of singer Don Lichter , on "mourn for the city" expresses the pain and saddness which society puts in a box so it dosen't have to deal with it.
the song "Elohim" which is a hymn of entreaty was inspired by the book "the Bible"/psalms and was written for the NATIONAL PRAYER DAY
having made their debut performance in rochester at the highly acclaimed Park Avenue Festival 2003 Mr. E. has performed original songs for audiences all over the Finger Lakes and Greater Rochester. With over a 200 songs to his credit, Mr. E.'s music has been described as an eclectic blend of styles diverse as Rock, Country, Folk, Blues , Gregorian Chant, and even entering the world of Rap/Hip Hop on this cd with the seemingly strange theme of the song "rap city and blue" which was co written by Gregg Christiansen about the plight of the homeless, and works off of the novel Massacre at Wounded Knee "the trail of tears" which is about the american indians of the late 1800's , proving that the homeless are with us always , but however one labels his style, all agree that this is honest music.
When Mr. E. sings about the plight of the homeless in "Mourn For the City", we are convinced that this is personal...that he himself has lived the life of the homeless person. The song "mourn for the city" is inspired from the book "the Bible"/rev.18.
When he satorizes political speech in "Vote for Me," we smile because he gives voice to our own thoughts about the duplicitous speech of some politicians.
But social commentary is not all Mr. E. writes about. His lyrical subjects are as varied as the music. Therefore the listener is pleasantly surprised to hear heartfelt but intelligent love songs as well as songs about the ups and downs hauling an eighteen-wheeler across country, as in Mr. E.'s "Truck Driver's Song."
"Mr.E(songwriter)& he totally obscure band will make their debut performance on saturday june 22 at the ontario county arts council in canandaigua in a benefit concert for the open door mission of rochester ny. This is big news as this talented songwriter ,Mr.E has always kept a pretty low profile, making this show extra special as he also celebrates the release of his new self titled record. the
album is an inspired blend of country, rock and acoustic sounds that meld into some catchy tunes"...Michelle Picardo/freetime magazine/words and music
Check out the artist's website:
1. Far Away
2. Truck Driver Song
3. Strange World
4. Vote For Me
5. Mourn For The City
6. Rap City N Blue
7. Diner Song
8. Freight Train