Rich Levering

Rich Levering

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Rich Levering's music is an unique blend of up-beat feel good acoustic Pop mixed with rock / soul influential lyrics. His fun bar friendly pop melodies and instantly catchy hooks have the ability to engage and inspire listeners worldwide. (Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Sublime, + DMB genre).

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Biography

Rich Levering -
With a unique blend of raw talent and stage presence, singer/songwriter Rich Levering is emerging as an impressive new performing artist.
Rich recently recorded a three song EP at Philadelphia’s Temple University not far from where he opened for Lyle Lovitt at Philadelphia's acclaimed Kimmel Center through the Philadelphia Songwriters Project. He most recently performed on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico and was a part of GAP's 40th Anniversary "Born to Fit" Campaign & BEST BUY Live Music Series. His live sets are something to be seen.
A native of Philadelphia and a graduate of Berklee School of Music/Emerson College (Boston, MA), Rich recognized his love for music at the age of 5, when he was taught the Suzuki Method, learning how to play the guitar from ear while also discovering his affinity for singing. He wrote his first song at fourteen, but it wasn't until Berklee that he really found his love for writing meaningful, catchy, and memorable music.
After living and performing from coast to coast and overseas, Rich landed in Brooklyn, New York for a few years and now is currently back home in Philadelphia. He had the fortunate opportunity to work alongside talented producers of indie to multi-platinum success. These producers, who share Rich’s enthusiasm for writing relevant, universal music, gave Rich the experience and direction needed to help him embark on his already promising career.
Rich Levering, with his smooth pop-rock vocals infused with soulful beats and instantly catchy hooks, is sure to make first time listeners into longtime fans. The energy and passion showcased in not only his music but also in his spirited live shows are sure make you move. Rich performed across North America on Van's Warped Tour in the MySpace.com and Skull Candy tents, performed at the House of Blues in CA., as well as appearing on a national cable show on HGTV which he wrote and performed original music. This was a great opportunity to share his music with his already bi-costal, loyal fan-base, but also with a newer growing audience.
Rich has a simple but generous intention – to engage and inspire. "I feel like the music that I write has the power to connect positively with anyone that takes a listen.”
Rich, a storyteller at heart and musician at soul, is constantly at work writing new material while in New York City or at home in Philadelphia. He'll be performing his own original style of heartfelt love songs and feel good, bar-friendly, soul-infused pop to audiences throughout the Northeast this spring / summer to promote his newest EP.

* be on the lookout for his love song "Notice You" that recently received over 68,000 hits on YouTube so far!!

http://www.richlevering.com

Lyrics

Sleepy Night Night

Written By: Richard Levering

( will send ) have on home computer if needed

Boom Boom Sugar

Written By: Rich Levering


V1.

I see you baby and you line it up
Can't put it down cause it's never enough
I see you baby and you hold it tight
Your always fighting some losing fight

V2.

I don't care you don't have no right
If I see ya on that street we're gonna fight
I want you I want you to know
It's all about mind mind control

Chorus.

If that Boom Boom Sugar don't knock you down
Something's gonna come and hunt you down
Every night you pay that fee
And tell yourself it will never be me

V3.
So give it up and don't hesitate
You see your reflection but do you Even know the face so you take Another bump to get real high but
Six feet under you can't ask why

V4.
Well I know that I ain't no saint
But life's a canvas that you have to Paint and it's up to you for what you To do

Pre-Chorus.

You can't change nothing without
Changing you x 3

Chorus.

If that Boom Boom Sugar don't
Knock you down
Something's gonna come and hunt You down
Every night you pay that fee
And tell yourself it will never ever
Be me

Roads to Rome

Written By: Rich Levering

Roads to Rome
by
Rich Levering © 2007

V1

It’s never to late to run back home
Our dog is waiting and I’ll be sleeping by the phone
It’s never to late to come back home
Back screen door is open I’ll be hoping all alone

V2

I know she said she’d always be on my team
But now that time is gone the game is over
Up late one night we got into this huge fight
She screamed I laughed with her shoes she blew out the front door

Bridge

Don’t you know I will find you
Don’t you know I’ll be there
Don’t you know I’m right behind you
Don’t you know that I’ve always cared
Don’t you know I’m not going anywhere
But anyhow how would you know

Chorus

Just like all the roads always led to Rome
It’s just like all my love that finds a home in your heart
Just like all the roads always led to Rome
It’s just like all my love that finds a home in your heart
We could get so close
So close so close so close

Bridge

Chorus

It’s never to late to run back home
Our dog is waiting and I’ll be sleeping by the phone
It’s never to late to come back home
Back screen door is open I’ll be hoping all alone

Notice You

Written By: Rich Levering

Notice You
Rich Levering
c. - 2011

V1

I can’t help but notice you
And when you talk to me
You make me feel brand new

V2

Just like a newborn
We had the cleanest slate
You say “let’s step outside”
I said "I could not wait"

Chorus

If it makes you happy
Please know that I’ll be here
Even when I am gone
My love will still be there
To comfort you

V3

You always look your best
Sleeping in the morning time
And every since that day we met
This heart ache has been no friend of mine

V4

And now we have gone our separate ways
As lovers often do
But I can still feel to your skin
Ever since the day I notice you

Chorus

When I try to forget you
My memories begin to flood
Now I can’t shake you
Because I still feel your heart
In my blood
In my blood

V5

I can’t help but have all this love for you
And when my life is over
I"ll leave this world with one thing true
This unconditional love for you
Every since that day we meet
Every since I noticed you

One More Hit

Written By: Rich Levering


One More Hit ©2007
by
Rich Levering

V1

Time
I think we are running out
Life
Well life is just a struggle no doubt
High
How high can we really be
And for how long

Chorus

We don’t need no one more hit baby
It’s driving me crazy because you won’t stop
Till you bleed

V2

This World
This world ain’t fair sometimes
That don’t mean
You got to be fighting and fussing all the time
For Peace
How many more have to die in our streets
No more lies

Chorus

We don’t need no one more hit baby
It’s driving me crazy because you won’t stop
Till you bleed

Chorus

We don’t need no one more hit baby
It’s driving me crazy because you won’t stop
Till you bleed

Honest Man

Written By: Rich Levering

Honest Man ©2007
by
Rich Levering

V1

Wake up it’s a brand new morning
Rub your eyes come on do you remember back when
You said I’ll never care about money
Honest man now your counting your bills

V2

Your drive is only heading one way
Look around because this world is changing
And you said “I’m gonna make a difference”
Honest man I think it’s you that needs saving

Bridge

So reach inside those hungry eyes
Your gonna be the way you used to see
You know it’s life its just up to you to decide
All you got to do is truly be let free

Stop sleeping you got to start believing
Are you happy in life your leading right now
(Come on wake up)

V3

So tell me what are you gonna do
If you see some chance man will you break on through
You know in life there is going to be a whole lot of pain
But don’t you know there will be chance in that pain

Bridge

So reach inside those hungry eyes
Your gonna be the way you used to see
You know it’s life its just up to you to decide
All you got to do is truly believe

Chorus

Bridge

Valerie

Written By: Rich Levering

Valerie

Rich Levering
c. - 2011

V1.
Oh you got to jump sometimes
You could run out the house
Blaze down a trail or live it ounce by ounce
But whatcha gonna do be sad and blue

Yeah it may take sometime to make your move
But you may find you got nothing to loose
But its up for you to choose
Don't be sad and blue

Bridge.

If we could all tear down these walls we build so high
It would be like a good time maybe the best time
We ever had

V2.
Who cares they’re scared stuck listening to their tv screen (Oh boy)
Cause in the end it all depends
On how you lived and what you chose to believe
Don’t you see

Bridge.

If we could all tear down these walls we build so high
It would be like a New York night life
Type of night

V3.
Valerie shes knows it can’t hurt to try to believe
For once in her life
Cause if she doesn’t do it now
Boy she’ll turn into a tumbling weed
Many young hearts will bleed

Bridge.
If we could all tear down these walls we build so high
It would be like a movie we all were
Staring in

Don’t let your life fade out not play the game
Don’t let it slip by just grab your fame
Because in the end its all the same
You’ll only have you to blame
x3

Dance Dance Dance

Written By: Rich Levering

Dance Dance Dance

Rich Levering
2010 c.

V1.
When you put your body in motion
There ain’t no telling what you can do
It took me a long time to learn this
Baby I guess that’s what we’re sent down here to prove

V2.
Come on baby now find that smile
I know it’s under there somewhere
Lately you’ve been waiting awhile
To have a good time and give up the fight
(I don’t want to fight)

Chorus .
Dance Dance Dance
Dance cause you know you’re alive
Jump Jump Jump
Jumping just for some joy
Dance Dance Dance
Dance cause you feel this life
(feel your life)

Don’t stop moving even if you don’t want to
Life will stop if you let it
Cause that beat, that beat will never stop

V3.
When you put your mind in motion
There ain’t no telling what you can do
It took me a long time to learn this
Baby I guess that’s what we’re sent down here to prove

V4.
Come on baby now find that smile
I know it’s under there somewhere
Lately you’ve been waiting awhile
To have a good time and give up the fight
(I don’t want to fight)

Chorus .
Dance Dance Dance
Dance cause you know you’re alive
Jump Jump Jump
Jumping just for some joy
Dance Dance Dance
Dance cause you feel this life
(feel your life)

Don’t stop moving even if you don’t want to
Life will stop if you let it
Cause that beat, that beat will never stop

V5.
When you put your body in motion
There ain’t no telling what you can do
It took me a long time to learn this
Baby I guess that’s what we’re sent down here to prove

V6.
Come on baby now find that smile
I know it’s under there somewhere
Lately you’ve been waiting awhile
To have a good time and give up the fight
(I don’t want to fight)

Chorus .
Dance Dance Dance
Dance cause you know you’re alive
Jump Jump Jump
Jumping just for some joy
Dance Dance Dance
Dance cause you feel this life
(feel your life)

Don’t stop moving even if you don’t want to
Life will stop if you let it
Cause that beat, that beat will never stop

Not Set in Stone

Written By: Rich Levering

Not Set in Stone

Rich Levering
2010 c.

V1.
And you don’t care now
But you’ll break your back to get it
No more going back
No more thinking things are set in stone
Not set in stone
Not set in Stone

Chorus.
And you know it’s only gonna change
Everything in life don’t believe the little lies
And you know it’s only gonna change
Everything in life don’t believe the hype

V2.
And you’ll never know
When will life go and turn its page
Don’t look now
It’s your life whatcha do today
It’s not set in stone
It’s not set in stone

Chorus.
And you know it’s only gonna change
Everything in life don’t believe the little lies
And you know it’s only gonna change
Everything in life don’t believe the hype

V3.
And when the day is done
All that money really don’t mean much in heaven
So take it take it slow
Let it go common feel the flow
It’s not set in stone
It’s not set in stone

Chorus X 2

Discography

Rich Levering "Brooklyn Sessions" EP- January '08 Brooklyn, NY - Casa Nova Studios - Brooklyn, NY

Rich Levering EP - February '11 Philadelphia, PA
Temple University / The Under Carriage Studios

Set List

ORIGINALS:
One More Hit
Boom Boom Sugar
Love Games
Day by Day
Lucy
Roads to Rome
Three Little Words
Sleepy Night Night
Honest Man
Your So Kool
(plus 70 more and counting)

COVERS:
Sublime
Jeff Buckley
Stevie Wonder
Police
Bob Marley
Billy Joel
Glove
Prince
Beatles
Jack Johnson

Sets are usually 2 to 3 hours ( one break )