LIVRE
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LIVRE

bronx, New York, United States | INDIE

bronx, New York, United States | INDIE
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Jun
15
LIVRE @ GREATER FAITH TEMPLE

Bronx, New York, USA

Bronx, New York, USA

May
04
LIVRE @ Greater Centennial AME Zion, 312 S 8th Ave

Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Apr
21
LIVRE @ FIRST PRESBTERIAN CHURCH NORFOLK, 820 COLONIAL AVENUE

NORFOLK, Virginia, USA

NORFOLK, Virginia, USA

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"..The showcase was to introduce what’s happening for the next decade for MBK. They introduced some of their new artists, Jermaine Paul, (former background singer for Alicia Keys) Elle Varner (who has a deal with J Records), Black Buddafly (who also has a deal with J), Letoya Luckett, 12-year-old phenom Gabi Wilson, and gospel group Livre" - Blastmagazine.com


"..LIVRÉ (free in Portuguese) is a young Gospel group from the Bronx comprised of seven singers and three instrumentalists. Here they are singing at Gospel Uptown in Harlem, NY. They are the opening act for Juda Camp/ Juda Muzik..." - Baja Tv


"A vision has the ability to bring people together. A vision given to some young people from the Bronx brought forth a group called Livré (Pronounced Liv-Ray), which means free in Portuguese. Livré is the newest, young dynamic group out of New York City to hit the gospel scene.

In August of 2007, one of the band member’s Eugene Tolbert was having a revival at his church. He was searching for a worship and praise team for the event. He and his cousins decided to ask some friends to sing and play during the revival. The worship team consisted of Richard Tolbert, Kenneth Williams, Ajanee Hambrick, Ariel Malloy, André Plaskett, and Eugene Tolbert on the piano. They performed for the entire week and were well received. They decided to stay together and form a permanent union. Thus, Livré was born. They later added Bria McDaniel, Darius Woodley (on drums), Guy Jenkins (on bass) and Malik Spence to the roster. The group Livré has 10 members, 7 singers and 3 band members.

It was at the Bronx Mass Reunion that Livré caught the attention of Alicia Keys Manager’s Jeff and Conrad Robinson. They recognized as with Alicia this group had something really special. They immediately knew they wanted to get involved with this group and be responsible for taking them to the next level and introducing them to the world. Thus, with the establishment of Glory 2 Glory Records, Livre is now the first group signed to the highly anticipated Gospel Division of MBK Entertainment. The team that has been put together for Livré has the formula for success for these young people. Currently Livré’s management team consists of Conrad Robinson, Clarissa Robinson and Rev. Roger Hambrick, each with their own extensive resume in regards to the music industry. Livré is currently working on their debut album which is being executive produced by Alicia Keys and Israel Houghton.

The songs in Livré’s repertoire truly minister to the heart and soul of all ages. They are proving that today’s urban youth generation, are being called by God to touch lives. The group consists of writers, producers, gifted musicians and astounding voices. The first song Livré sang together was “Survivor”, a personal testimony from the group. “There aren’t a lot of words to it, but we feel like people need to hear things over and over so they can understand the message we are trying to deliver,” says André. “Songs like ‘Survivor’ will keep you saved”. Livré takes in consideration that young people go through many difficult things in our society. Livré believes that the devil attacks the youth because the enemy knows today’s generation is called now to do Gods work.

This young, energetic group from New York City truly believes they are appointed for this time and season. Livré was born to sing God’s praise! Get ready for heartfelt, soul-searching songs such as SURVIVOR, a testimony of survival through trial and tribulation – J.E.S.U.S., a declaration of salvation found in only in one great name – and BELIEVE, an emotional performance of faith and hope that will touch anyone who hears. Livré is sure to make an impact not just on the Gospel industry and community, but all throughout the world." - GOSPELLYFE.COM


"Kicking off Friday night, May 13th was the “I Hear Music Concert” at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Downtown Cincinnati. The lineup was impressive with Zebellion Ellis, Joshua’s Troop, New Direction, Livre, Nevel Sisters, 21:03, J. Moss and Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir.

Zebellion Ellis, opened with back to back Praise and Worship tunes that not only set the atmosphere for the evening but delivered a melodic sound to the ear and touching to the soul.

Escalating the energy next were Livre, all the way from Bronx New York and Joshua’s Troop, along with their director Percy Grey, who had traveled from Chicago!

For lunch, attendees were treated to a special luncheon that included guest performances by Doris Stokes, Livre, Zebellion Ellis and several others. Two high profile panel discussions were also held during this time including “State of Our Faith” and “The State of the Gospel Industry” with Ambassador Bobby Jones moderating and with panelists, Bryant Scott, Sheilah Belle aka “The Belle”, James Walker, Esq., Rodney Posey and Al “The Bishop Hobbs." - The Belle Report


The showcase was to introduce what’s happening for the next decade for MBK. They introduced some of their new artists, Jermaine Paul, (former background singer for Alicia Keys) Elle Varner (who has a deal with J Records), Black Buddafly (who also has a deal with J), Letoya Luckett, 12-year-old phenom Gabi Wilson, and gospel group Livre. - Blastmagazine.com


"I hear Music in the Air, delivers solid music weekend" - WPZZ PRAISE RICHMOND"

"...On opening night, attendees were treated to an amazing concert with special guests, Zebellion Ellis (who was simply amazing), Joshua’s Troop, Nu Direction, Livre, the Nevel Sisters, 21:03 , J. Moss and Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir who were simply blessed beyond measure and SHUT IT DOWN!..." - WPZZ PRAISE RICHMOND


"The 12 members of Livre all had similar upbringings. They spent large parts of their formative years at churches throughout the Bronx.

By spending so much time at churches, mainly thanks to parents or relatives, they developed an affinity for gospel music. Many of the band members, who range in age from 18 to 28 were also the offspring of a gospel group called the Bronx Mass Choir.

But like each new generation, the members of Livre had to put their own spin on things.

The group, which formed in 2008, is trying to use their brand of urban R&B-infused gospel to bring spiritual music to mainstream audiences. The group is under contract with gospel label Glory2Glory and plans to release its debut album by the end of the year.

Five of the band’s members play instruments, while the rest are singers.

“Our vision was always to reach people that are not being reached,” said keyboardist and founding member Andre Plaskett, of Baychester. “Not just singing to a church crowd. We wanted to go out and sing in clubs, basically to minister to the people that some gospel artists are afraid to reach.”

At 28, Plaskett is the group’s elder statesman and one of its leaders.

“Every time we would go to a concert I told them we would stay for every artist’s performance,” he said. “If you want people to support you, you have to support them.”

There has been a lot of standing for the members of Livre. They spent the summer touring the country and have done shows as far away as Israel.

Many of the group’s members decided to postpone college so they could focus on their music careers.

Twenty-one-year-old Malik Spence graduated from the Bronx High School of Performance and Stagecraft on Boston Road and enrolled at Onondaga Community College near Syracuse. He didn’t even last a semester, so he moved back home, auditioned for Livre and got in.

“Right now I’m devoting myself fully to the gospel music and music in general,” he said. “But I do plan on going back to school to study music theory and music composition.”

Spence’s mother is the bishop at Cathedral United Baptist Church on Prospect Avenue. He is also a young minister there.

“We’re all pretty much preacher’s kids,” he said. “And gospel is what we grew up on. We also listened to R&B but gospel played the main role, as far as out music careers go.”

Ariel Malloy just started her senior year at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, so she has had to schedule her recording and performing around school breaks and weekends.

“It’s pretty difficult,” the 21-year-old said. “I just try to come down to the Bronx as much as I can. Whenever they really need me.”

And despite getting the chance to do shows around the country and around the globe, Malloy’s preferred place to play is Green Pastures Baptist Church on Ward Avenue in Soundview, where he uncle is pastor.

“I would have to say my church is my favorite church to perform,” she said. “Because a lot of my family and friends are there.” - BronxTimes


"An acoustic conversation series featuring: Tyrese" - urbanbridgez.com

".."...From beginning till end, Tyrese in true form and fashion managed to captivate the audience (filled with many screaming female fans). He kicked off his acoustic set with his debut single “Stay” backed by three vocalists from the gospel group Livre (MBK Entertainment)..." - urbanbridgez.com


Fashion & Faith at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards

Gospel Group, LIVRE - ROOTMAGAZINEONLINE.COM


Torrence talks to Livre backstage at B.E.T.'S Bobby Jones Gospel. - Torrence talks to Livre backstage at B.E.T.'S Bobby Jones Gospel.


"...Emceed by Dr. Antipas Harris, assistant professor in Regent's School of Divinity, and Ashley Smith, a graduate student in the School of Communication & the Arts and the current Miss United States, Gospel Fest featured several local choirs and gospel artists: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church choir, Chesapeake, Va.; Pleasant Grove Baptist Church choir, Virginia Beach, Va.; Calvary Revival Church choir, Norfolk, Va.; Gethsemane Baptist Church choir, Newport News, Va.; gospel artist Harriett Vanderpool, Chesapeake, Va.; and gospel music group Livre', New York City." - Regent University


"..After the pre-show ended, the main event began with back to back seamless performances by some of the nation’s most renowned gospel artists. Festival performers included Tamela Mann, David Mann, Regina Belle, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Earnest Pugh, Crystal Aikin, Brian Courtney Wilson, Ricky Dillard and New G, Damita Haddon, Lonnie Hunter & Structure, Martha Munizzi, Gloryland Pastor’s Choir, Benjamin Cone & Worship, Stephen Hurd, Rizen, Donte Everhart & the End Time Movement, Livre, Kevin Davidson and Dominion, Darrell Petties and Strength in Praise, Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Faith Choir, and Miracle Temple Sanctuary Choir." - Black Gospel Music Channel


Livre is a young and energetic group that truly believes they are appointed for this time and season. Formed in Bronx, NY, this dynamic group conists of 7 oustanding voices and 5 gifted musicians who all write and produce. Crafted and fashioned by God for the purpose of singing his praise and spreading his love, Livre (pronounced Liv-Ray) proves that the youth of today are responding to the call to reach out and touch lives. Their mission is to use their music ministry to minister to the heart and soul of all ages. - NuthinBut Gospel:


Livre's "the Only God" Release - Cherokee Tribune

Livre' is the newest dynamic group coming out of NYC to hit the gospel scene, and ellates on the announcement of their VERY FIRST single release for "The Only God" June 15th, at the GREATER FAITH TEMPLE, in BRONX, NY. The gospel group consists of six (6) outstanding voices and 5 gifted musicians who all write and produce. They have shared the stage with Alicia Keys, Donnie McClurklin, Isreal Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary, and the list goes on. Livre' is featured on "How Does it Feel to Fly" on Alicia Keys' CD "ELEMENTS OF FREEDOM", and are currently in the studio finishing their debut CD featuring MS KEYS and ISRAEL HOUSTON. This young energetic group truly believes they are appointed for this time and season.



From a praise and worship team in the Bronx, to performing at churches in other states, to performing on the B.E.T Bobby Jones Show, to performing on the Stellar Awards, to recording in a studio with Alicia Keys, to so many other avenues, it's DEFINITELY been a wonderful experience thus far.

To partake in the celebration, come join them at the GREATER FAITH TEMPLE in BRONX NY. For more details, go to WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LIVREOFFICIAL.

-LIVRE' - Cherokee Tribune


Livre' is the newest dynamic group coming out of NYC to hit the gospel scene, and ellates on the announcement of their VERY FIRST single release for "The Only God" June 15th, at the GREATER FAITH TEMPLE, in BRONX, NY. The gospel group consists of six (6) outstanding voices and 5 gifted musicians who all write and produce. They have shared the stage with Alicia Keys, Donnie McClurklin, Isreal Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary, and the list goes on. Livre' is featured on "How Does it Feel to Fly" on Alicia Keys' CD "ELEMENTS OF FREEDOM", and are currently in the studio finishing their debut CD featuring MS KEYS and ISRAEL HOUSTON. This young energetic group truly believes they are appointed for this time and season.



From a praise and worship team in the Bronx, to performing at churches in other states, to performing on the B.E.T Bobby Jones Show, to performing on the Stellar Awards, to recording in a studio with Alicia Keys, to so many other avenues, it's DEFINITELY been a wonderful experience thus far.

To partake in the celebration, come join them at the GREATER FAITH TEMPLE in BRONX NY. For more details, go to WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/LIVREOFFICIAL. - YesLordRadio.com


Discography

"J.E.S.U.S (I'M SAVED)"

"THE ONLY GOD"

"HAPPINESS"

"SURVIVOR"

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Livre' is the newest dynamic group coming out of NYC to hit the gospel scene. Livre' consists of six (6) outstanding voices and 5 gifted musicians who all write and produce. They have shared the stage with Alicia Keys, Donnie McClurklin, Isreal Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary, and the list goes on. They are featured on "How Does it Feel to Fly" on Alicia Keys' CD "ELEMENTS OF FREEDOM", and are currently in the studio finishing their debut CD featuring MS KEYS and ISRAEL HOUSTON.