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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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grooves ... dance festival hits .. show off - Jam Base

"LIVIN Record Release Party"

...tearing it up! - New York Press

"Celebrating Generosity"

This Saturday, 5,000 people are expected to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walks in New Jersey at Princeton’s Forrestal Village and at Verona Park.

In Verona, live music will be provided by LIVIN, an upbeat, funky rock band. LIVIN will also perform at the Morristown Light the Night Walk the following Saturday and has even formed a fundraising team. - Ginger Donnan Events

"Nassau, Suffolk PD Facing Off in Charity Lacrosse Game"

“The band has a tremendous amount of respect for what these men and women do,” Ames said. “It’s a tough, tough job. It’s pretty remarkable what they face on a day-to-day basis, so it’s a real privilege to be part of their day.” - Long Island Press

"A Flurry Of Notes: LIVIN is releasing their full-length debut album"

...vacuum tubes flourished at the studio as the band stays faithful to 100% analog tape recording - The Jam NYC

"LIVIN Album Review"

amazing bass lines ... well-written songs, and pretty jam-tastic! - The Aquarian Weekly

"LIVIN at Croton Presented By NYC Originals"

Funkalicious, deep and inviting grooves inspired by get-on-your-feet-and-dance Jam festival hits and scratchy soul records... - New York Press


LIVIN, Self-titled debut album, release date 6/3/2011. Engineered by Grammy-winning Ben Elliott (Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Nirvana, Mick Taylor, Hubert Sumlin)




"Well-written songs, and pretty jam-tastic!" -The Aquarian Weekly

"Rockin' guitar, rock steady rhythm section, and soulful vocals, combined with catchy original songs, make LIVIN a band worth listening to" -Allan Tannenbaum, Rock photojournalist / John Lennon Photographer

"Funkalicious, deep and inviting grooves inspired by get-on-your-feet-and-dance Jam festival hits and scratchy soul records" -New York Press

"LIVIN came through for us in a pinch! You guys are so much fun, you had us dancing all night" -Frank Crescitelli, Fisherman's Conservation Association Celebrity Charity Benefit

"We are overwhelmed at LIVIN's generosity" -Ginger Donnan Event Planning

"You are great, simply amazing!" -Wade Boggs, Baseball Hall-Of-Famer, Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees, Tampa Bay Devil Rays


Out Artfest Westchester, NY
Light The Night Cancer Benefits: Kearny, Verona, Morristown, NJ (Total crowd over 10,000)
Jim Thorpe, PA Earth Day Festival
Hofstra University Stadium, NY Halftime show (Capacity: 15,000)
FCA Celebrity Charity Benefit, New York, NY
Ground Zero Freedom Run, Liberty State Park, NJ
The Jammy Awards, New York, NY
The Red Lion, New York, NY
National Underground, New York, NY
Sullivan Hall, New York, NY
Bar Nine, New York, NY
Sessions 73, New York, NY
Rebel, New York, NY
Zum Schneider, New York, NY
Ace Of Clubs, New York, NY
Underscore, New York, NY
Hill Country BBQ, New York, NY
Alphabet Lounge, New York, NY
Croton Reservoir, New York, NY
Weddings and private parties in NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE, VT, MA, NH and ME


Billed as “Rock and Soul for your Heart”, LIVIN's style is best described as upbeat jam rock with extra funk, a little blues, and some classic rock, alternative and a lot of improvisation mixed in.

Proven with advanced DNA-testing, lead singer Teddy Ames is the love child of Sly Stone, Mick Jagger and Eddie Vedder!

Teddy and Dave Stann (Guitar) formed LIVIN while on European Tour with The Rolling Bones, the infamous NY based Rolling Stones Tribute band, seen on the Oprah Winfrey show and heard on the Don Imus show. On drums is Fernando Menendez, best known for recording an album on Slash/Warner Bros. Records and touring the world with Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes. Top session player Chuck Bernklau completes our lineup on Bass.

Our intention is to improve the quality of life on Earth by sharing our talents for creating and performing music. We support you in sharing your special gifts. Thank you for the opportunity to play for you!