Livvie offers a refreshing modern approach to singing and performing modern, popular, and rock music. Her ability to make cover songs completely unique demonstrates her talented and creative musical ear, and she writes original music, as well. Learn guitar and ukulele in lessons as an added option, and learn how to play and sing. Livvie will take your singing and artistry to the next level.
Livvie Forbes Bio:
Livvie Forbes, a young and powerful singer began writing and singing at the tender of age of nine, after she developed several medical conditions which resulted in bullying from many people she thought were her friends. Her resultant anxiety and depression pushed her deep inside only to find a unique and soulful voice, both in tone and expression. Livvie’s original songs shine a cold light on living in a confrontational world. She hopes to empower and comfort those who also suffer with loneliness, hopelessness and chronic pain.
Livvie, at 18, has already performed and recorded with Grammy nominee
Eric Bazilian, of the Hooters and David Uosikkinen, Hooters drummer and
founder/ producer of the popular, In The Pocket ensemble of legendary Philadelphia musicians.
Livvie’s recent performance with Eric Bazilian’s Cavalcade of Stars at the Sellersville Theater earned her a rousing ovation and a legion of new fans with her moving rendition of “Until The Bitter End” written by up and coming songwriter Nate Rylan.
Livvie began recording her original songs at the age of 15 with Dan Minutolo a/k/a Dan Michael, who engineered songs for Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff and is currently bassist for popular, Philadelphia blues group, the Bosom Band.
CHRONIC, performed by Livvie and produced by David Uosikkinen, Eric Bazilian and Stephen Butler, is a unique blend of originals (“Small”) and Livvie’s interpretations of new and older songs ranging from George Ezra’s “Budapest” to Fleetwood Mac’s “Edge of Seventeen”. Her strong, deep and soulful voice belts out Eric Bazilian’s “Love Is All” a song written years ago by Eric, Glenn Goss and Michael Caruso but only now recorded because of what Livvie and Eric could create together. Eric played many of the instruments on those songs accompanied by David on the drums. Livvie recorded her original songs, “Small” and “Addict” with David on the drums along with Smash Palace’s Stephen Butler and Wally Smith and former Bob Dylan and Billy Idol bassist, Kenny Aaronson, currently playing with the re-formed Yardbirds. The Hooter’s Fran Smith, Jr., played bass on Livvie’s interpretation of “Gangsta’s Paradise”.
Liv is a dedicated fighter for those who feel powerless as illustrated by her Presidency of Gender Sexuality Alliance club, an advocacy group which includes kids struggling with gender identity. Livvie, never shy about carrying a protest sign, has been seen at many events in Philadelphia, furthering the rights of those harshly judged for whom they choose to love.
Livvie’s old soul shines through each song. Chronic offers something for everyone. All who have listened to it often remark that they choose a favorite, but then their favorite changes with each spin. This is a top quality production of some of the most seasoned professionals in the business, supporting a fresh new talent Livvie Forbes