THE LIVESAYS - BIOGRAPHY
The Livesays are an accomplished four-piece rock band fronted by the band’s namesake critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay, who spent 12 years performing, recording and touring with E-Streeter Clarence Clemons' band "Temple of Soul." During his 12-year tenure with the beloved “Big Man,” Billy recorded and released "Live in Asbury Park" Volumes I & II at The Stone Pony, the second album which features Springsteen.
Billy Livesay has shared the stage with industry giants including Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship), Gerry Beckley (America), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Steve Augeri (Journey), Mike Reno (Loverboy), Wally Palmer, Davey Jones (The Monkees), Willie Nile, Coz Canler & Dave Petratos (The Romantics), David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), Brian Howe (Bad Company), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Wayne Nelson (Little River Band), sax great Phil Kenzie (Al Stewart, Rod Stewart, Eagles), David Pack (Ambrosia), Kelly Keagy & Jack Blades (Night Ranger), Eddie Money and more. His resume continues to grow.
Billy is a long-time respected performer on the South Florida music scene. His band SLYDER was a favorite among the bands who performed at places like Button South and Sunrise Musical Theatre prior to touring nationally. Slyder was featured in the 2008 Rockumentary movie "Rock and a Hard Place: Another Night at The Agora" with other bands including The Kids with Johnny Depp. You may view movie trailer here:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1207745
Billy is endorsed by Orange Amplifiers and has a publishing deal with Transition Music and Kid Gloves Music. Dozens of his songs have been placed in television shows and in movies, most recently his song "Little Bit of Hurt" appeared in "Promised Land" starring Matt Damon. Billy is also the lead singing guitarist for Tony Stevens' SLOW RiDE Original Foghat who tour internationally, most recently in Canada and California.
Drummer Howard Goldberg was a co-founding member and drummer for critically acclaimed funk band “Rudy” who garnished a wide range of international song placements on MTV, MTV2, Disney Channel and more, and was voted Best Funk Band in Florida by Jam Magazine readers. Howard has shared the stage with dozens of national artists, including B.B. King, The Disco Biscuits, Blues Traveler, Barenaked Ladies, Edwin McCain, Bow Wow Wow, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Train, and he has played drums with Calton Coffie (Inner Circle), Spin Doctors, Blues Traveler, Ben Harper’s band, Brett Scallions (Fuel), and Matt Kramer and Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick).
The Livesays' lineup is rounded out with Jorge Laplume on bass (who was also in Slyder with Billy), and Victor "Cuqui" Berrios on Hammond B-3 organ, both of whom have impressive resumes of their own. Cuqui, who grew up in New York City, offers a touch of the Big Apple to the band with his Hammond B3 and impassioned vocals. Jorge hails from Havana, Cuba; with his latin roots coupled with a steady diet of the rock groups The Who and Free, he delivers a bass sound that is both funky and thunderous.
The combination of these four seasoned pros, with their versatile backgrounds, incomparable harmonies, energy level, and undeniable chemistry, create real magic on stage together and put on one heck of a dynamic live performance.
The Livesays CD "Rose Colored Glasses" was released Dec 2011. "Faith, Hope & Love" was released May 2014. "Hold On... Life is Calling" was released Oct 2016. All three are on the Echo XS Records Label.
What The Livesays have created are three albums that are both memorable and moving with stories ranging from adolescence to adulthood, from finding love to losing love, that will touch each listener's heart.
The guys are hard at work in the studio writing and recording their 4th album. Release date to be announced.
Give their songs your full attention; you will undoubtedly relate so closely with a tune or two, you just may feel as though it was written specifically for you.