MEET “THE LIVESAYS” (Pronounced “the le-vah-sees”)
• BILLY LIVESAY: Guitars, Lead vocals
• EDDIE ZYNE: Drums, Cajon, Percussion
• JORGE LAPLUME: Bass, Vocals
• CUQUI BERRIOS: B-3 Organ, Vocals
• TIM MURPHY: Piano, Electric Keyboard, Vocals
Ft. Lauderderdale, FL
Memorable pop/rock tunes, soulful vocals, fresh melodies, catchy hooks, sentimental and thought provoking lyrics, wailing guitars, screaming organ, sultry piano and pounding drums are what you can expect to hear from The Livesays. If asked for their “recipe”, we’d say “Take 2 pints Springsteen, 1 pint John Mellancamp, add a heaping spoonful of Beatles, a pinch of Stones, a sprinkle of Rod Stewart, and a dash of Bruno Mars. Beat well, bring to a boil, simmer.”
THE LIVESAYS are an accomplished five-piece pop/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 Baldes (Night Ranger), and more. Billy will be playing guitar for Eddie Money at at an event at Hard Rock Live in March. His resume continues to grow.
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.
EDDIE ZYNE, long-time Pearl Drum and Sabian Cymbals endorsee, is no stranger to arenas. Eddie’s impressive biography began in 1974 when he landed himself the drumming position with Hall and Oates. Eddie has toured and/or recorded with Todd Rungren, Desmond Child, The Monkees, The Grass Roots, Gary Puckett, “Lonesome Dave” Peverett in Foghat, Tom Dowd, Rick Derringer, and Brian Howe of Bad Company. Eddie’s been with Billy since the inception of The Livesays in ’98 and also plays drums in SLOW RiDE.
THE LIVESAYS’ lineup is rounded out with JORGE, CUQUI & TIM, all of whom have impressive resumes of their own. Victor “Cuqui” Berrios, who grew up in New York City, offers a touch of the Big Apple to the band with his Hammond B3 and impassioned vocals. Tim Murphy brings his ear for harmony and his unique Elton John style piano. Bassist Jorge Laplume, from Havana, Cuba, with his Latin roots coupled with a steady diet of the rock groups The Who and Free, delivers a bass sound that is both funky and thunderous. These five seasoned pros, with their versatile backgrounds, incomparable 3 part harmonies, energy level and undeniable chemistry, create real magic on stage together and put on one heck of a dynamic live performance!
LIVE PERFORMANCE OPTIONS:
For Concerts, Festivals, Headlining & opening slots: The Livesays perform a power-packed set of their memorable radio-ready originals blended with their show-stopping twist on some unexpected classic covers by artists such Springsteen, Rod Stewart, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Clapton, Talking Heads and more.
For Club/Casino/Corporate Gigs: The Livesays can perform 2 75-minute sets or 3 one-hour sets, a blend of originals and covers. Full song list provided upon request.
* Performance option (larger budget shows): For added flair, The Livesays are also available as a six piece with legendary saxophonist Phil Kenzie, known for his outstanding sax work with The Eagles, Rod Stewart, Al Stewart, The Beatles, Wings, Poco and more! You might not recognize his name, but you surely would recognize his masterful soloing: http://michaelherring.com/songs/phil1.mp3
• The Livesays “Crossroads” (cover) & “Magic Hat” (original) live at WNTI Stage Festival in New Jersey: http://youtu.be/9zfr3MgfCE4
• The Livesays with Phil Kenzie at Mizner Park Amphitheatre “I’ll Go Crazy” (James Brown) & “Born To Run” (Springsteen): http://youtu.be/XdOf36bblZk
• Music video – original song “Until You Kissed Me Like That” http://youtu.be/7oJmHuR1e2M
• Music video – original song “I Couldn’t Be” http://youtu.be/3w3ov8iakEg
Dozens more live performance clips can be found on YouTube, including fan videos and on the band’s YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/TheLivesaysMusic
“Rose Colored Glasses” released with critical acclaim in Dec ’11 on EchoXS Records Label available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby & more.
“Faith, Hope & Love” will be released Spring of 2014, 10 brand new original songs!!
Have a listen! Audio links: http://thelivesaysmusic.com/music
MEDIA / RAVE REVIEWS:
For MORE INFO / COMPLETE SCHEDULE; www.thelivesaysmusic.com
Bookings: Judy Blem, Band Manager
(Owner, Main Event Talent Agency)