LIVESAY is a prime example of a band that has flown under the proverbial radar and has self-sustained four incredible albums - Livesay - S/T (1996), Darkest Hour (2000), Awaken the Giant (2010) and Frozen Hell (2016). LIVESAY is not a novice to the big stage and has opened for a multitude of hard rock premier acts such as Ronnie James Dio, Y&T, Dokken, Lynch Mob, Ratt, Thin Lizzy, Vince Neil, Sebastian Bach, Quiet Riot, Michael Schenker, UFO, Fates Warning and many others. In addition to appearing at the 'Rock N' Skull' Festival 2 years in a row, they have headlines many times as well. With very little major backing, it's been a willingness and belief that has driven this band. Gregg Livesay had this to say. "It has always been about all the members of this band, not just me." "I would have nothing without them and their dedication to delivering a top-notch product to the fans."
LIVESAY's sound is not easily classified; musical diversity is what powers these guys. It can best be described as neo-classical, melodic, hard rock meshed with progressive elements that combined, deliver a sonic, dream symphony. The band draws influences & inspiration from the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, classic Deep Purple, Racer X, early Dream Theater and early Fates Warning. With a magnitude of melodic, catchy hooks and vocal harmonies to the dark, mystical, heavy, technical progression, there is something for every rock genre to latch onto.
Gregg started playing guitar at the age of 13. With his first private teacher he studied classical nylon string acoustic guitar for 4 1/2 years. With subsequent private instruction he then progressed into rock guitar continuing to take private lessons throughout the years until 1991. A diverse style influenced by classical music, progressive and Neo classical rock was developed. The combination of technical ability with emotional content behind it is what he considers the gold standard of guitar playing and what he strives for in his own style.
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Mike is a professional Vocalist and has been a New England staple for the past 30 years with many bands, including Beyond Purple. Mike's stinging vocals and energetic stage presence brings every song to life.
Rich is a veteran bassist, his desire to play bass started at an early age.He grew up playing all styles of Jazz,Rock & Metal. Rich has made his music his life's passion. He's has played with many local bands and opened for countless National acts. Rich's arsenal of Ampeg, Hartke and Spector basses, keep the Rhythm section in Livesay solid and thundering. Rich joined Livesay in 2017 and feels blessed to be with such a talented group of musicians.
Mark has been writing, recording and performing live for over 40 years. Classically trained, his passion is melodic rock with an edge. He has played in numerous bands over the years and brings drive along with a strong stage presence to every show. Getting the best keyboard sounds are a priority. Background vocals are an added benefit.
Tim has been playing drums since the age of 10. He has studied drums & percussion with numerous teachers including Dom Famularo & Joe Franco. Tim has performed with wind ensembles, symphony orchestras, big band jazz and mostly rock bands throughout his career. Tim has had the opportunity of performing with LIVESAY on and off since the early 2000's. He also has recorded two albums with the band.