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The Funky Biscuit Presents The Livesays With Special Guests The Deadly Blank

Funky Biscuit Enterprises, Inc

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

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 "Take two pints Springsteen, one pint Sheryl Crow, a cup of Beatles, a tablespoon of Stones, a sprinkle of Rod Stewart, mix well, bring to a boil, then let simmer. That's pretty much the recipe for The Livesays."

Backstage in South Florida: Catching Up With the Livesays on Bruce Springsteen, Foghat, and Rose Colored Glasses
Broward/Palm Beach New Times {Feb. 2012}
by Lee Zimmerman

Livesay's pop influences are all too obvious. Taking its cue from the Beatles, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer, Maroon 5, and Train, the album reflects a classic-rock sensibility that draws on radio-ready hooks, well-brewed arrangements, and songs that quickly sink into the consciousness even on first hearing. The title track strikes an immediate boisterous impression, while the sentimental ballad "I Waited Too Long" tugs at the heartstrings. What's more, the band's remake of the Byrds' "My Back Pages" is a close contender for what may well be the best cover of this classic ever recorded.

"I am a classic-rock/pop guy," Livesay says. And with the aptly titled Rose Colored Glasses, he proves adept at mining his muse.

5 STAR REVIEW of The Livesays' "Rose Colored Glasses"
by Janet Goodman

South Florida pop/rock band The Livesays deserves to be heard on a national stage. Locals have known this to be so since their inception in 1996. The quintet of seasoned veteran musicians has got the radio-ready mojo going on – a chemistry and sound that are all at once comfortably familiar and walking the edge of “Who is THAT?”

Led by Billy Livesay, longtime lead singer and guitarist for the late Clarence Clemons’ band Temple of Soul, whose soulful, smoky rasp and vocal range are nothing short of killer, the group has recorded their latest album, “Rose Colored Glasses,” released by Echo XS Entertainment. Twelve of the thirteen tracks are written or co-written by the singer, with one cool cover – Dylan’s “My Back Pages.” This record oozes talent, from the solid musicianship to memorably commercial melodies to dead-on rock arrangements by Livesay.

First thing that’s clear here is his story-telling ability. This raconteur knows how to wring emotion out of every sung syllable, and his lyrics are a-bloom with imagery. In “I Waited Too Long” – a moving tale of regret – Livesay brings us into his world: “I tilt my head when I look in the mirror/I look like my father or so I’ve been told/I wanted to see him, reach out and touch him/But I was a secret and that was so long ago.” A tortured electric guitar and music breakdown on the final chorus, as well as not-so blatant, ticking clock-like drumming, all add to the drama of the scene.

We witness the slow death of a marriage in “Little Wars,” and an intimate moment between lovers in the sexy Latin-tinged “Until You Kissed Me Like That.” “Riding Fences” offers up an eerie piano riff, while stand-out track “Sentimental Fool” has a smooth chorus melody and heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics about being “hopped up on romance”: “Wake me, shake me, don’t let me sleep/Cause I’m feeling too good today/I found love when I thought that there was none/And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Eddie Zyne on drums, Jorge Laplume on bass, Cuqui Berrios on Hammond organ and Tim Murphy on piano round out this dynamic rock band. “Rose Colored Glasses” ought to be on “Best Of” lists everywhere.

Review of The Livesays' "Rose Colored Glasses" Jan 2012
by Leicester Bangs "words-R-us" (Leicester, England)  

The Livesays - Rose Colored Glasses (ECHOXS) The Livesays are fronted by vocalist-guitarist-songwriter Billy Livesay who, for twelve years, toured with Clarence Clemons' band Temple of Soul, cutting a couple of albums and sharing stages with the great and the good. He can also be found playing in Slow Ride with original Foghat bassist Tony Stevens. That's some resume, and on "Rose Colored Glasses" Livesay illustrates just why other musicians seek him out.

The band, which also includes drummer Eddie Zyne (Hall and Oates, the Monkees, Rick Derringer, Foghat and many others) are based in Florida, but it's no surprise that it's to the New Jersey shoreline they take their inspiration. Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny are both easy reference points as the band whip up a blues-groove, rock `n' soul vibe that's topped by Livesay's sandpaper croon.

There's no doubting any of the performances on "Rose Colored Glasses". They open proceedings with the title track, a big song with Livesay and the band providing so much energy. When they slow things down on tracks like "I Waited Too Long" and "Until You Kissed Me Like That" they're just as intense. They end the record with a muscular version of Dylan's "My Back Pages", a song covered by many, including fine versions by The Byrds and Steve Earle. This one's up there with the best of them.

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The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EDT)

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