The Law of Fives

The Law of Fives


Melodic rock influenced by '70's guitar bands and '90's Alternative.


The Law of Fives plays melodic rock influenced by ‘70’s guitar bands and ‘90’s alternative. The group features guitarist, singer and chief songwriter Christopher Gwinn (who also founded the band), bassist and singer Jordan Block and drummer Ethan Shorter. All three members are committed non-conformists that aspire to set musical trends rather than chase after them.

The latest Law of Fives CD (released in June 2005) is entitled "Love & Industry", containing eleven new songs penned by Gwinn and Block. Previously, they self-produced and released two full-length CD’s, “Obelisk” (Summer 2002) and “Plexor’s Lament” (Fall 2003), both of which garnered positive reviews and received college radio play in the Northeast. XM Satellite Radio added several of their songs to their Unsigned channel (where they remain in daily rotation), and in 2002-2003 the song “Waste Away” spent seven weeks on Unsigned’s Top 20 Most Played chart. The Law of Fives debuted live in New York City in January 2002 and has been performing regularly at well-known clubs and colleges throughout the New York City area and New England ever since. From their secret lair in Hell’s Kitchen the group is hatching a plot to tour regionally throughout the US in 2005 in support of their new disc.


Love & Industry - LP - Summer 2005 - samples on official website
Plexor's Lament - LP - Fall 2003 - samples on official band website
Obelisk - LP - Summer 2002 - samples on official band website

Set List

Wec can play anything from a thirty minute to a three hour set of all original music. Typically we play a 40 minute set of 9-10 songs. We rarely play covers. Our most popular songs include:
Stray From The Sun
The Walk
My Child
You Say
Pucci's Moment of Doubt
Waste Away
On Your Own
Close My Eyes
The Same