Greg Englesson (Alias Mr. E) is an alternative troubadour performing original, topical, high energy acoustic songs that are entertaining and thought provoking. "Sometimes political, sometimes comical, sometimes mystical, but usually danceable". Equally at home in the intimacy of a coffee house or all out "balls to the wall" in any size club or festival. "He's a funky, rootsy, rock and roll show". Influenced by the Beat Poets, BeBop, Punk Rock, Rap, Blues, Anti-Folk, Soul and Funk. (All rolled into an enigmatic, unique form of self-expressed realness.)
Greg Englesson has been a street musician in the US and Canada. While pursuing a degree in philosophy he put together a music and poetry performance group in Boston called The Social Beings. Upon moving to New York City he appeared solo as The Social Pariah. He then founded and fronted the garage-punk band The Chronic Citizens and produced their debut album "Capital Cult". (Which was almost recorded at the studio They Might be Giants recorded their break out first album, incedently they opened for The Chronics back in the day in Alphabet City) . “Capital Cult” was distributed in the US and Europe... referred to by British press as a "modern R&B alternative" and was an underground hit in the USSR (on home-copied cassette tapes). The band reached cult status before it crashed and burned. Greg arose from the ashes with his book of poetry and an infinitely growing catalog of songs appearing around NYC and the Northeast as The Chronic Citizen. He moved to Woodstock NY for the summer, became Mr. E, had a child and never left.
After some film and voice-over experience and a string of homespun Mr. E demo's Greg reemerged with his first solo CD, “Mr. E Demystified" and has been untangling the web of mystery ever since. The Album appeared everywhere & anywhere next to anyone but me. The Album has been re packaged with my name front & center in hopes to identify this all with me. I welcome anyone and everyone to enter the realm of Mr. E and unravel the convoluted trail. I look forward to your report.
While writing & recording material for his next Album, Greg came upon a wealth of archived material timely and relevant some of which became the 2011 release “on the brink of it all” and 2012 release “Art Not War”. The “next Album” morphed into three & are coming to fruition somehow simultaneously. Having played everywhere from CBGB'S and The Limelight to Union Square and The Knitting Factory Greg Englesson is presently booking clubs, coffee houses and festivals throughout the Northeast and beyond.