The Livesays present "A Tribute to Asbury Park"
A Musical Journey to the Jersey Shore
Demo video recorded live includes clips of multiple songs with voiceover introduction by renowned radio personality Steve Stansell
“Tenth Avenue Freeze-out” Springsteen cover live from The Funky Biscuit
IT'S ALL ABOUT INFLUENCES.
Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay spent twelve years performing with "The Big Man" Clarence Clemons in "Temple of Soul," during which time they recorded at the iconic Stone Pony concert venue and released "Live at Asbury Park" Volumes I & II, the second of which features "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen. The "New Jersey Vibe" has always been prevalent in Billy's original songs and arrangement of classic covers. Springsteen, in particular, has influenced Billy Livesay's music more than any other artist. It seemed fitting that this evolved into a tribute to the historic bands who influenced the sounds of Asbury Park.
Sit back and listen or get up and dance as Billy and his bandmates in The Livesays take you on a musical journey to a small beach town nestled in between Atlantic City and Harlem where concerts and summer entertainment by the ocean were a respite from the unrest that was gripping the country back in the nineteen sixties … The music capital of the Jersey Shore… Asbury Park... famous for its boardwalk … more so for its music! You will hear a heavy dose of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band … along with a unique blend of songs influenced by Philadelphia’s Soul, The Motor City’s Motown, Memphis’ Blues, Tin Pan Alley’s Doo-Wop, and 60's Rock.
The Livesays’ Tribute to Asbury Park was established in 2012.
Live Performance Video - Motown Medley
Recorded live at The Venu
The Fiestas “So Fine” (© Johnny Otis)
Temptations “The Way You Do The Things You Do” (© Smokey Robinson/Bobby Rogers)
Wilson Pickett “634-5789” (© Eddie Floyd/Steve Cropper)
Don Garner and Dee Dee Ford “I Need Your Lovin” (© Don Garner)