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Basic info
Name Mr.E (songwriter) & The Totally Obscure Band
Formed On 1988
# of Members Many
Homepage cdbaby.com/all/mre
Contact/Booking info
Name michael j ryan
Phone 585-396-1608
E-mail mresongwriter@juno.com

original folk, rock, blues, country, chant, etc. etc.

gregg christiansen -guitars b/u vocals
richard ord -bass
john winkler- vocals and harmonicas
michael j ryan -guitars vocals songwriter
Rolfe Newton -drums percussion

many different styles and influences coming thru on each and every song,along the lines (i've been told) of dylan, clapton,beatles,blues traveler, etc.etc.

SINCE 1983

"out of all of life's Mr.E's ,there is only one,
mystery (songwriter)"....me

"A mystery is something of which we know that it is , we just don't know how it is"......me too

"someone told me what we do is Americana , well
thats alright with me"....Mr.E(songwriter)

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, yahoo music, rapsody, etc. etc........

april 15,2006

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)

november 2005
Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band(they're starting to play my music all over the place ie; broadjam ,xm radio , the buzz 98.9 rochester ny , 88.5 fm iradio LA, etc. etc.

october 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

october 2005
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

august 20 2005

Mr.E (songwriter) & the totally obscure band has been selected out of thousands of entries to perform their original music at this years international POP MONTREAL 2005 music festival, one of the largest in North America

You can't put this great band into one box , no gimmicks just great music , covering a great variety of genre , reaching out to as wide of range of music loving listeners as possible

Mr.E/T.O.B. has reached #1 artist on the top 500 internet music charts mp3tunes.com/rock/extendedjams may 20 2005
Mr.E/T.O.B. album Planet E has reached #1 album july 4th 2005 mp3tunes.com/rock/extended jams
Mr.E/T.O.B. is now on the gospel country charts at mp3tunes/gospel/country at #3 slot

you can now find this great band on over 200 internet radio staions/online digital distributors check out thefeveredbrainofradiomike.com or your favorite radio station on the net

FLASH MAY 01 2005

Mr.E(songwriter)& the totally obscure bands
new hit song
"it's all about me"
which will be on their soon to be released cd called "just country" , is a song inspired from a funny little bit done a while ago by an on air personality in the morning. stay tuned......there's a new dance that goes with it. It's called the I-dance .


This album is a compilation, and sampling, of some of the great songs that this great band under the promotional auspices of

Nashville North Productions

has produced and recorded over the last 4 years

For 24 hours on Tuesday, the 28th of December, 2004 (PST) "christmas song" will be featured on GarageBand.com's Folk Rock front page. also the christmas song has received the following Awards!
Best Lyrics in Folk Rock, week of 20Dec2004
Feel Good Track in Folk Rock, week of 20Dec2004

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 song "vote for me" was originally writen for the campaigns of Bush 1 and Bill Clinton hence the sax

Mr.E(songwriter)& the totally obscure band's hit song "ever been lonely" having hit the top 100 charts at mp3songs.org.uk in june of 2004 is now as of august 8th 2004 at the number ten slot on the top 100 charts at mp3songs.org.uk,and rising...eventually making it to number 2, oh well still not bad.
"ever been lonely' is the first "blues" song that Mr.E had ever written to this point.

A little off the radar, the Potter Music Fest in Potter Park (Rt. 364, Potter, NY) will feature music from Mr. E., Kate Wright, Buford, Crosseyed Cats, Lisa Bigwood,and more on Sunday, August 29th 2004 (noon-7pm),speaking of Mr. E., a congratulations goes out to the area songwriter who just received his second consecutive ASCAP Plus Award for the 2004/2005 period for domestic writers...Freetime magazine/Michelle Picardo /words and music
a great little festival that draws more every year

More new local releases on the horizon for 2004 include from the enigmatic Mr.E(songwriter), whose forthcoming CD, Planet E, is due out in February. We had a listen to the first song, "Planet Earth," an endearing, low-fi reflection on appreciating what we have.
the song "planet earth" was inspired from the book "the bible"/genisis

Also, congratulations to Mr. E., who was presented with a National Leadership Award this past summer by
Tom Delay ...Michelle Picardo/words and music/freetime magazine upstate n.y.

Mr.E(songwriter) has been writing songs for over 25 years . all original music , over 200 songs ready to go. the bands offically been together with several variations for only about 3 years.

Mr.E (songwriter) and the "totally obscure" band has been featured twice on garageband.com, where artists from around the world review your music. With good reviews you climb the charts.
#1)."ever been lonely?" on the blues front page "track of the day" friday august 1 2003,and
#2)."truck driver song" on the country front page the "track of the day" sunday august 3rd 2003

Mr.E(songwriter)also is 2 time receipient of an a.s.c.a.p. plu$ popular music award 2003/2004 , 2004/2005

Mr.E(songwriter) and the "totally obscure" band's "mourn for the city" and "rap city n blue" was incorperated into the national coalition of the homeless educational and awareness policy which as presented to the 108th congress in wash. d.c.
these songs can be found on the cd "the huddled" a thematic project about the subject of homelessness.

"And speaking of our troops, local songwriter Mr.E was recently recognized for his moving song, "Winds of War," which was chosen to be on a CD/book compilation for the "New Songs For Peace" project sponsored by U.N.E.S.C.O., a division of the United Nations. Find out more at newsongsforpeace.com,

Mr.E(songwriter & the totally obscure band has been selected to perform at this years 2003 prestigous Park Avenue festival rochester new york , one of the largest in the northeast

here's a list of the floating members/guest artists, who have or are now playing with Mr.E(songwriter)& the "totally obscure" band.......
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