Mr.E(songwriter)& the totally obscure band

Mr.E(songwriter)& the totally obscure band

BandAmericanaRock

just great music , original with compositions geared toward the mind and ear

Biography

"they say that what we do is AMERICANA , well that's all right with me"...Mr.E(songwriter)

april 18 2007
Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band's song "winds of war " and "vote for me" have been selected to be part of neil young's project of gathering protest songs on his "living with war" protest songs on Neil Young's website the song is # 1665
www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/index.html

april 14 2007
Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band performed at a benefit concert for the hospeace house in naples new york , along with other local artists Maria Gillard , Lisa Bigwood , Tom Farley , Laurie Leenhouts , John Dennison ,

jan 2007
Mr.E recieves his 4th consecutive a.s.c.a.p.lu$ award for domestic writers 2006/2007

Congratulations Mr.E(songwriter) And The Totally Obscure Band!
Listeners on American Idol Underground have rated your song (somedays) among the top 50 tracks in the Country genre during the previous week.
See your place on the charts by clicking here.
See you on the site,
The American Idol Underground Team

Get Your Music Heard!
www.idolunderground.com

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 “Christmas Song” the joy of one day’s effect on people and the world as a whole is rejoiced in tender loving lyrics. “Ever been lonely” is a bluesy heartbreak song with fabulous harmonica (juke joint johnny winkler) and guitar riffs. “It’s all about me” has a country flavor with a little blues background to flavor the narcissistic lyrics. “Mourn for the City” is reminiscent of some of U2’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.ZBANDS.com for their moving song “Winds of War” (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 , winds of war and its all about me are now available as a ringtone at isound.com/mresongwriter

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

august 2006
Mr.E and company plays at this years Potter onion festival Potter new york

june 14 2006

Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band is getting a review this month in the online magazine Northeast In tune

june 5 2006

Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band's hit cd "JUST COUNTRY" has just hit the top 100 country album charts on itunes-JAPAN

April 2006

Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band has just received an HONORABLE MENTION in recognition of having his original song composition "Ever Been Lonely?" among the top 1500 entries of the 13th annual BILLBOARD WORLD SONGWRITING CONTEST

november 2005
Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band's hit song "winds of war" is featured on the musical tribute to our troops page at ZBANDS.com


Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band has been selected thru sonicbids to be featured artist in the new style music section of an upcoming UNSIGNED music magazine out of atlanta georgia,

Upon returning from POP MONTREAL 2005 a great time, Mr.E received his 3rd consecutive A.S.C.A.P.lu$ award for 2005/2006 period for domestic writers
Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band has been selected thru sonicbids to perform at this years POP MONTREAL 2005 international music festival held the week of sept 28 to october 2 2005 in Montreal Quebec Canada

august 28 2005 opening up act for the new potter onion festival potter new york rte 364 yates county

FLASH
may 20 2005
Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band reached #1 in the artist catagory out of 55,000 bands on mp3tunes.com rock/extended jams with the cd Planet E also every song on the cd is on the top 500 songs cool
END FLASH
may 2005 Mr.E(songwriter) just releases new cd called "JUST COUNTRY" with the smash hit "it's all about me"

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Lyrics

mourn for the city

Written By: michael j ryan

mourn for the city

out in the city
out in the cold
a little child huddles
dying to stay warm

an somewhere in the city
someplace out cold
there's a man in the gutter
not twenty years old

an out in the city
somewhere unknown
there's a man and his family
without a home

so let's mourn for the city
her purple and gold
her clothes there all tattered
and her hearts grown so cold

your captains are standing
and they watch while you burn
your fortunes have left you
never to return

so let's mourn for the city
her purple and gold
her clothes there all tattered
and her hearts grown so cold

truck drivers song

Written By: michael j ryan

a truck drivers life is so crazy
out there pounding that road
so far away from your family
10,000 miles or more

and your thinking 'bout that time
at the end of the line you unload turn around an head back home

a truck drivers life is so crazy out there jamming them gears
so far away from your family
seems like ya aint seen them in years

and your thinking 'bout that time at the end of the line you unload turn around an head back home

it's all about me

Written By: michael j ryan

"vote for me"

I got everything under the sun
fame and fortune and money to burn
i got everything that my heart desires
lotsa money fast boats and cars so vote for me
vote for money
a vote for me's
like a vote for the poor

FORTUNATUS got nothing on me
cause i'm rolling in the green
give me copper silver and gold
i want more money before i grow old
so vote for me
vote for money
a vote for me's
like a vote for the poor

ever been lonely?

Written By: michael j ryan

ever been lonely

ya ever been lonely
so lonely
that it hurt
ya ever been down so low in the dirt
well if ya haven't then listen to me
it ain't nowhere that you want to be
so turn around and head out to see
if ya ever been lonely
so lonely
ya turned blue
ya ever been down so low in the glue
well if ya haven't then listen to me
it ain't nowhere that you want to be
so turn around and head out to see
if ya ever been lonely
so lonely
yer confused
ya ever been down so low that ya lose

vote for me

Written By: michael j ryan

vote for me

i got everything under the sun fame and fortune and money to burn
i got everything that my heart desires
lotsa money fast boats and cars
so vote for me
vote for money
a vote for me's
like a vote for the poor

FORTUNATUS got nothing on me
cause i'm rolling in the green
give me copper silver and gold
i want more money before i grow old

so vote for me
vote for money
a vote for me's
like a vote for the poor

Bozanna (God's given)

Written By: michael j ryan

Bozanna

(Gods given)

Amanda me inamarato, you inamarata,mei da ab intra

Cum ama et tum, droit ab ovo,je aimerais apporter, tu a la page

Je ama amicus, humani generis,not anima mundi an a outrance

Ansi ma chere, ars est celare artem, ars gratia artis, ce an affaire de cour

Je-von drais tu savoir, mei contra mundum,Cum cacoethes-loquendi to femme savant

CeJe Bosoin tu to montros beau monde tho im not haute mondi i sing billet-doux

Ansi en tu De moi ex animo et an ex ami in perpetuum

Dei Gratia ArsNasitur Nonfit Votre Ami Je Esperance

translation:

Amanda, me man , you woman , i give from my heart,

with love and desire, right from the beginning, id like to bring you up to date.

i am a friend of the human race, not of the world spirit,to the end.

so my friend , true art is to conceal art , but , art for arts sake , is an affair of the heart.

i want to tell you, im againest the world, standing alone with a burning desire,

to talk to a learned and cultured women

and that i need you,an to demonstrate in a fashionable way, tho im not high class,

i sing a love letter

and so to you from me from the heart , and in friendship forever,

By the grace of God , artists are born , not made.

written by michael j ryan a.k.a. Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band
contact michael j ryan
2739 cty rd. 10
canandaigua new york 14424
phone 585-396-1608
e-mail mresongwriter@juno.com

Discography

1-Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band-unfinished works
2-Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band-Mr.E the totally obscure
3-Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band-the huddled
4-Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band-the tall ships
5-Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band- Planet E
6-Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band-greatest hits one
7- Mr.E(songwriter) & the totally obscure band-just country

Set List

1 hour shows, all original, no covers
average 10 to 15 songs per show a well blended mix of americana folk rock blues country