nosmallwonder

nosmallwonder

BandChristianAcoustic

We rock as hard as humanly possible for an Acoustic Rock band

Biography

Taking acoustic minimalism to a new level, nosmallwonder has redefined the limits of a three piece band. With 3 Guitars and a drummer, the group has taken its blending of soft acoustic ballads and driving rythmic anthems into the hearts of youth in the Midwest and Southern California. 120+ concerts later, they can hardly believe the overwhelming response to their music, especially considering their beginnings:

nosmallwonder was the instant connection of Eric Stuberg and David Mau in North Dakota in the spring of 2002. Since the Band's debut at Knollapalooza Festival in May of 2004, the group has exploded onto the scene, playing an average of 6 concerts a month. Beyond Minot, North Dakota, nosmallwonder has been able to take their mission and their music to not only Minnesota, but the entire midwest, and now Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego...

The expolsion has been most noticible online. On myspace.com alone, the band has had over 135,000 plays, making them the #1 christian acoustic act in the Midwest or Southern California. Reviews, Fans, and most importantly the impact they see on others lives is what motivates nosmallwonder towards making music that encourages others:

"The Top up-and-coming artists in Minnesota."
-Kim King of the Fine Line Music Cafe (www.finelinemusic.com)

"I just wanted to thank you for playing at Sonshine (Festival). It really meant alot to me, more than you'll ever know. Your songs touched me in a way i can't explain. This year has been very hard for me and the message in your songs hit me in such a transforming way. So thank you guys for you music. Thank you for everything i hope that you understand and know that your music is helping me to turn my life back on the right track, that your changing at least one life. Thank you from the bottom of me heart."
-Katie Grohs of St. Paul

"I'm always looking forward to No Small Wonder. The beauty of their lyrics and music grows vastly with each show."
-Mike Bain, Organizer of Torchfest 2005

"I usually am a little iffy about Christian music, but when I first heard your songs a few days ago I was floored. They are fabulous! Anyways Just thought that I would drop you a little message to let you know how much I appreciate your uncommonly good Christian music "
-Tasha Robinson of the A.V. Club (http://www.avclub.com/content/home)

"...it looks as though these boys are starting to get used to the spotlight."
-Pulse of the Twin Cities (October 2004)

"I have only recently discovered SoundClick and spent most of my working day playing your gorgeous song Approaching The Distance. Thank you so much for bringing this song into my life. I couldn't believe my luck to stumble
across such an absoulutely beautiful gem."
-Catherine Brenanne of England

"I dont say this often, but i really liked your demo. good stuff"
-Mikee Bridges, Coordinator of Tomfest Festival

"A voice like French silk pie, something you can’t seem to get enough of..."
-Music Refuge.com(http://www.musicrefuge.com/?go=reviews&review_id=749)

"Good, simple, clean, acoustic songs. Keep it up..."
-Mo Thieman-Nightvision Artist Management

"I don't do A&R, but if I did, [Wave the town goodbye] is exactly what I'd be looking for."
-Aaron Manes-Word Records

Lyrics

Falling Recklessly

Written By: David Mau

Falling Recklessly by now it seems i've changed
There's supposed to be a safety net catching me
I'm confused by all I do and see in this crazy world
Took my life, my pride, my everything,
Everything but you...
Everything but you
Everything but you
Everything but you

And I won't
I won't pretend there's something
more to all the things that capture me
You wanted more, you wanted more
You wanted more, you wanted...
I won't pretend there's something
more to all the things that capture me
You wanted more, you wanted more
You wanted more
Oh but you wanted more...

Wandering hopelessly forever more, why me?
I've been known to lose my sanity, like now
Trying desperately to fix my flats on the road of life
And it seems to hide the love inside,
Though it's always there...
Though it's always there...
Though it's always there...
Though it's always there...

And I won't
I won't pretend there's something
more to all the things that capture me
You wanted more, you wanted more
You wanted more, well you wanted...
I won't pretend there's something
more to all the things that capture me
You wanted more, you wanted more
You wanted more
Oh but you wanted more...

Megan's Song

Written By: David Mau

Close your eyes
Rest inside the arms that I give
For your heart to live

Rest my sweet
All you need is waiting for you
Where dreaming is true

And you've sold all your feeling
for one cent an evening
to things that don't matter at all

And you've torn through the pages of life,
lived in stages,
and cried cause it wasn't your fault

Take my hand
Understand that my love is yours
It's you I adore

I love you
I've been through the valley to say
I love you today

And I'm whispering sweetly
in your ear, completely
Enchanted by all that you are
And I've wanted to show you forver
and hold you
so closely that my breath is yours

So Innocent

Written By: David Mau

And I guess I'm mistaken
'cause my heart is aching for love
So she talks to me sweetly
Though it won't complete me right now

I forget that I'm empty
Though it's awfully tempting for me
And confusion surrounds my intentions
For everything...

So, I'll rest in you
Though my rags are torn
So you died in lieu
Of my needing more

And I guess that I'm guilty
of whatever is in me right now
So pathetic, so helpless
So weak I can't tell this to you

But you silenced my pleading
Your body was broken for me
As you hung there in silence
The world waited effortlessly

So, I'll rest in you
Though my rags are torn
So you died in lieu
Of my needing more

So innocent, (that you'd give)
You're eveything (to me)
So innocent, (that you'd give)
You're eveything (to me)

Discography

The Lost Youth (August 2007)
In Case You Were Wondering (April 2006)
brokennearsperfection (January 2005)

Set List

Our set list ranges from 35-50 minutes.
Songs:

Falling Recklessly
Don't Go
So Innocent
Rasberry Island
You Were Meant to Be
Approcahing the Distance
Wave the Town Goodbye
Forget September
Kristin

Covers:
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Don't Panic - Coldplay
When She Says She Loves Me - Tonic
Nothing Left to Lose - Matt Kearney
Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble - Delirious
Linger - Cranberries
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Screaming Infidelities - Dashboard Confessional