Maggi, Pierce And E.J. live in a time capsule. Three pilots and a dog. They
leave pieces of their lives in lines of songs. They share their music with fans
in the U.S, U.K. and Europe playing at colleges, festivals, listening rooms and
clubs. Their live show is fiery, spontaneous and unforgettable. Their diverse
mix of music borrows from many familiar sources, but combines into such a unique
blend that can only be described as fabulous, freaky, frothy and fantastic!
Recently they were quoted as one of the best unsigned bands in America (Sun
MPE's latest original triple album (Silver) was
recorded in Berlin and mixed in the U.S. with Grammy winners Ben Wisch and Phil
"Hugely eclectic folk-rockers, Maggi, Pierce And E.J. built a strong
grassroots following through constant touring since the late '90s. Their 7
self-released CD's range from coffeehouse folk to rootsy rock & roll,
country, jazz, pop, and alternative rock. MPE tie its freewheeling music
together with smooth three-part harmonies and energetic concert performances in
which all three members switch instruments at a dizzying pace."-all music
"They're funny yet deep, they cut through, yet they're light hearted
and their harmonies and instrument rotation really trips me out!"
were one of ten Finalists out of over 1,500 entrants in this year's (2006)
Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.
Their song, 'Flame' was chosen as a
winner in the choir contest in The Philadelphia's Songwriter's Project where a
40 piece choir will perform it in the Spring.
MPE were featured in a
syndicated program called "Hipster London" on the discovery travel channel and 5
of their songs were part of an A&E series in 2005.
'Yipee-i-a', a song
from their silver triple album was in this season's Discovery's show, "The
Deadliest Catch" 2006. They recently finished editing a 17 minute short
documentary of their two week, gasoline free, walking tour from Philly to D.C.
"Whole Steps Toward Peace.-aka: Screw the Van," where they walked 218 miles in
16 days (with their dog, Pokey), instruments on backs and concerts most every
night. (see 15 second video clip) It was chosen as a finalist in the Tribecca
Film contest. Click here for a 2 minutes preview!
MPE's latest release, "Live Covers" features songs by such artists
as Van Halen, David Bowie, Melanie, Yoko Ono and others. It has been getting a
great deal of Triple A airplay. On a side note, Pierce and E.J. are former
members of the groundbreaking hip-hop band, "The Goats" (Sony/Columbia).