|Born||October 12, 1954|
San Jose, California, U.S.
|Genres||Christian alternative rock, rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Labels||Exit, Lo-Fidelity, Fools of the World|
|Associated acts||The 77s, Lost Dogs|
Michael Roe (born October 12, 1954) is an American, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is a member of the band The 77s.
The 77s is an American rock band consisting of Michael Roe on vocals/guitar, Mark Harmon on bass guitar, and Bruce Spencer on drums.
Although he has released several solo albums since the mid-1990s, Roe is primarily known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the Christian alternative rock band the 77s.In addition to releasing albums under the moniker 7&7iS, he has recorded several instrumental albums with bandmate Mark Harmon. Roe is also a founding member of Lost Dogs.
Christian alternative rock is a form of alternative rock music that is lyrically grounded in a Christian worldview. Some critics have suggested that unlike CCM and older Christian rock, Christian alternative rock generally emphasizes musical style over lyrical content as a defining genre characteristic, though the degree to which the faith appears in the music varies from artist to artist.
Lost Dogs are an American musical supergroup formed in 1991, comprising vocalists, songwriters, and guitarists from multiple Christian alternative rock bands. Their current lineup includes Terry Scott Taylor, Michael Roe, Derri Daugherty and Steve Hindalong. The original lineup included Gene Eugene, who died in 2000. The band's eclectic blending of folk, blues, country, and rock has been characterized as "a sort of CCM equivalent to the Traveling Wilburys". The band released their debut album Scenic Routes in 1992 as a one-time collaboration.
Mark Harmon is an American record producer, songwriter, and bassist, best known for his work with the rock group The 77s.
Fools of the World is an independent record label in Sacramento, California that was founded in 1996 by the American rock band The 77s.
Terry Scott Taylor is an American songwriter, record producer, writer and founding member of the bands Daniel Amos and The Swirling Eddies. Taylor is also a member of the roots and alternative music group, Lost Dogs. He is currently based in San Jose, California, U.S.
With The 77s
Ping Pong over the Abyss is the debut album of The 77s, released in 1982 on the Exit Records label.
Exit Records was an independent record label founded in 1982 and run by Mary Neely, a veteran of the music business and a host of several national rock and roll radio shows, including Rock Scope. The label folded in 1987.
All Fall Down is the title of The 77s' second album, released in 1984 on the Exit Records label.
Shut Down Volume 2 is the fifth album by the American rock band the Beach Boys, released on March 2, 1964 on Capitol. Produced by Brian Wilson, it was the first of three studio albums that the band would release in 1964. The album is the first not to feature rhythm guitarist David Marks, who departed from the band following disagreements with manager Murry Wilson.
"Gimme Little Sign" is a classic soul music song, originally performed by Brenton Wood. It was released in 1967 on the album Oogum Boogum. It was written by Wood, Joe Hooven and Jerry Winn. The most well known version is by Brenton Wood, which peaked at number 9 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also was top 10 in the UK Singles Chart and Australia. Mighty Mo Rodgers played the electronic organ on the recording.
Bowery Electric was an American band formed by Lawrence Chandler and Martha Schwendener in 1993.
Lo-Fidelity Records is a record label founded in 2002 by Jeffrey Kotthoff
88s is the title of The 77s' fifth album, released in 1991. The album was recorded live at the Warehouse in Sacramento, California on March 12, 1988.
Pray Naked is the title of The 77s' sixth album, released in 1992 on the Brainstorm Artists, Intl label.
Tom Tom Blues is the title of The 77s' eighth album, released in 1995 on the Brainstorm Artists, Intl label.
Echos O' Faith is the title of The 77s' second live album, released in 1996 on the band's own Fools of the World label. This album was recorded live at Echos Of Faith Church in Ontario, California on November 28, 1992.
EP is an EP by American rock band The 77s released in 1999 on the band's own Fools of the World label.
Late is the title of The 77s' eleventh album, released in 2000 on the band's own Fools of the World label.
A Golden Field of Radioactive Crows is the title of The 77s' twelfth album, released in 2001 on the band's own Fools of the World label, with distribution through Galaxy21 Music.
Direct is the title of The 77s' second EP, released in 2002 on the band's own Fools of the World label.
Mutt is an album by the band Lost Dogs, released on Fools of the World and Lo-Fidelity Records in 2004.
"Gimme Shelter" is the opening track to the 1969 album Let It Bleed by the Rolling Stones. Greil Marcus, writing in Rolling Stone magazine at the time of its release, praised the song, stating that the band has "never done anything better".
Alternative Records was an independent record label based in Eugene, Oregon. The label started in 1989 and has not released an album since 1998.
"Gimme More" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her fifth studio album, Blackout (2007). It was released on September 20, 2007 by Jive Records as the lead single from the album. "Gimme More" was recorded in 2006 during Spears' second pregnancy, and was one of the first solo productions by Danja. The song opens with an intro in which Spears utters the phrase "It's Britney, bitch". Musically, "Gimme More" is a dance-pop and electropop song with breathy vocals. The track closes with a speak-sing outro by Danja.
The Tyranny of Will is the second studio album by American crossover thrash band Iron Reagan. Released in September 2014, it was their first under the Relapse Records label and the first to feature bassist Rob Skotis.