Ethan

Ethan

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Ethan is a contemporary R & B singer whose musical range and experience stems from classical training to gospel to R & B and soft hip hop. During a sabatical in Florida, he has been working on cross cultural songs as he excplores the music of his Mexican heritage.

Biography

Ethan, a 22 year old Hispanic R & B artist from Flint, Michigan, has performed in several New York City venues, including Radio City Music Hall, the Soul Café and Campanula's. His style is a combination of contemporary R & B with a tinge of Hip Hop. He made his New York club debut at the Soul Café in November 2003 wowing the crowd with the lead song on the album, Forever and an upbeat hip-hop entitled You Ain’t Worth it. In addition to the soul Café, he has also performed at Radio City Music Hall and Campanula’s.

As a student in musical theatre in Manhattan, he worked closely with Soul Driven Music, a loose collection of performers and producers, as he developed the concepts of his debut EP. His first single, "You Ain’t Worth It" is scheduled to be released in the fall 2005 from his developing EP/CD entitled “In Need of Love.” His independent web site can be found at: http://www.myspace.com/ethanflinttown

Lyrics

Not Mine

Written By: Ethan Veenhuis

Not Mine-

From the first time I looked into your eyes
I was hooked, Like the drug of a fiend
Your eyes kept calling out to me
Your curly hair, The way your lips curve
when you smile oh yea I want you there
Wherever I am
But your man is my best friend
And if I did this to him
Then I would be disgusted with myself but
I love you
So why try to fight it
I don’t know how to hide it
Every time I look into your eyes

I need you, though your not mine to need
And I want you, though your not mine to want
And I love you, though your not mine to love
And I have you every night
Though your not mine

So now we’re sneaking around All over the town
So we wont be found when we get down
You intoxicate me, got me making mistakes see
And if we get caught then baby
Everything will be lost baby
Cuz your man is my best friend
Cant believe that I did this to him
And I am so disgusted with myself but I love you
So why try to fight it
I don’t know how to hide it
Every time I look into your eyes

I need you, though your not mine to need
And I want you, though your not mine to want
And I love you, though your not mine to love
And I have you every night
Though your not mine

I tried over and over again to let you go
But I could feel you calling my name
deep down in my soul
I tried to let you go time after time
but I fell in love with you though your not mine

You Ain't Worth It

Written By: Ethan Veenhuis, Kirk Dickson

You Ain’t Worth It-
 
Every time that I see your face,
I wonder what lies beneath your eyes.
And every time that I hear your voice
I wonder what motivates your lies.
See you and me we had the world,
But you aint wanna be my girl,
Well you had your chance
You better take a glance
Cuz it’s the last one you’ll ever have.

You aint worth it
You aint worth it no more
Time and time I’ve tried
Till I lost my mind
And now its time for me to go.
Cuz you aint worth it. No, no, no.

See I know that,
You are still in love girl
But your too proud to let me know the truth.
And now I might be, still in love with you too but I’ve cut my losses, now understand I’m thru.
See you and me we had the world,
But you aint wanna be my girl,
Well you had your chance
You better take a glance
Cuz it’s the last one you’ll ever have.

You aint worth it
You aint worth it no more
Time and time I’ve tried
Till I lost my mind
And now its time for me to go.

Mama Don't Love Us

Written By: Ethan Veenhuis

Mama Don’t Love Us-
 
Mama don’t love us no more
That’s why she hightailed it right out the door
Mama don’t want us around
That’s why when we call her we don’t hear a sound

(repeat)
 
 That’s what your son says
Every time his birthday comes and you forget
To send
Him a birthday card again
That’s what your daughter says
Every time she loses a tooth and there’s no proof
That you exist
She says why do we pretend
That mamas coming home again
There’s a hole in their hearts
That all of my love just cant mend
And at night when I put them to bed
They’re sayin

Mama don’t love us no more
That’s why she hightailed it right out the door
Mama don’t want us around
That’s why when we call her we don’t hear a sound

That’s what I wanna say
Every time I've had a fucked up day
And I cant say kids go away
Go bug your mother
Cuz they wouldn’t recognize your face
Now we were both just young and dumb
But sometimes I let my mind run
To the question
Of why weren’t we enough
And at night when I’m going to bed
I’m saying
Why she don’t love us no more
Why’d she hightail it right out the door
Why she don’t want us around
Why when we call her we don’t hear a sound
We don’t hear a sound
Mama don’t love us no more
That’s why she hightailed it right out the door
Mama don’t want us around
That’s why when we call her we don’t hear a sound

(repeat)
 
Bridge-

Every time I try to make this house a home
You burn it down,
(you burn it down, you burn it down)
And every time I try to make up for your loss
I hear the sound
(I hear the sound, I hear the sound)
Of my kids sayin, why?

Discography

Ethan is currently working on a six song EP entitled In Need of Love. Originally recorded in New York City, the album is under-going fine tuning for an independent release in the spring 2006.

Set List

Typical set list includes both original music that can best be described as contemporary rythym and blues to covers of contemporary R & B music. The primary set list includes six original songs:

1. You Ain't Worth It
2. Mama Don't Love Us
3. Forever
4. Not Mine
5. Tonight
6. In Need of Love

His cover songs include Lately by Stevie Wonder