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I worked with Sean Cody’s father, Bob Cody, in our first band “Ozmantis” many years ago so this is a rare opportunity for me. LIVALIE was a short lived but brilliant formation of like-minded friends who came together bound by an idea to create and perform music. Their four year unity produced “A Perfect Compromise” which was an eight song EP of richly textured and tightly executed songs showcasing the talent of each individual member of this band. I think the work done here is exemplary both on the part of the players and the production on the EP itself and I personally enjoy the fact that Bob must be very proud.
"The name Livalie comes from the idea of who people become in today's society,"Paul Wright said. "They live their lives with alter egos, being one person in public and a completely different person in their private lives." "No one is really true to themselves anymore - politicians, music artists, the average businessman; almost everyone 'lives a lie.' People constantly sell their integrity, morals and values for anything. You won't ever see [us] posing as anyone else or changing ourselves onstage. We are who we are."- Paul Wright (Guitar) - The Johnsonian Behind The Music.
Some consider the lines of rock to be blurred beyond all belief. There is no way to make a mainstream sound without becoming a sell-out, and there is no way to create complex entertaining music without being underground. People feel forced to choose a side. A Side? Since when did music have a side? Why can't we create sounds of each genre and create something that does not redefine music, but catches us all? Livalie, in fact, does just that.
Combining heavy guitar riffs reminiscent of Sevendust and Incubus days with beautiful piano and synth parts, Livalie is able to maintain and make a sound that is distinct, catchy, and appealing to practically everyone. With considerably pop, sometimes even R&B style vocals, frontman Drew Cyphers put's his spin on top of the bands heavy rhythmic style that seals them off from other artists in todays music industry. It creates a groove, a feel that grabs you.
On their first debut release EP A Perfect Compromise, Livalie comes together to do the things that we are not "supposed" to do with music, to work with no limits, no time for stereotypes and one sided listeners, Livalie comes together to bring you what they feel, know, and love; rock music.
Drew Cyphers - Vocals
Paul Wright - Guitar/Vocals
Sean Cody - Guitar
Kyle Sanderson - Synth/Piano
Jeremiah Park - Bass
Pat Gerasia – Drums