Ross Livermore Band
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Ross Livermore Band

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

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"Music Down To Your Soul"

"All conversation abruptly stopped when the sound of an acoustic guitar and a unique voice began to sing. (…) Offering tightly constructed melodic material with a folk song quality, the Ross Livermore Band creates flowing organic music that is great to experience live."

-- Music Down To Your Soul -

"VH1 Songwriters Contest"

"His lyrics possess a magically poetic flare that dazzles the listener with fun, upbeat imagery. The music jumps with an upbeat energy that reminds me of a reggae influenced feel-good songs" - VH1

"Peabody High grad toasts 'To Life'"

Ross Livermore sees himself as an optimistic person, and his new solo CD, "To Life," is a reflection of the glass-half-full philosophy.

Livermore's sanguine disposition is evident in "Spaces in Between," the second tune on his five-song EP, one of the first he wrote as a solo artist.

"('Spaces in Between') is really about being around friends and people that care about you," said Livermore, 24, of Peabody, who added he was brought up to see the bright side of life.

Similarly, the title track is meant to be uplifting. He calls each verse a significant snapshot in time: a father and his son playing in the park; a young couple expecting a child; a single mother and her daughter; all toasting "... to life happily ever after."

"The most important moments are sometimes the smallest moments in your life," said Livermore, who tries to make a difference through his art.

"It seems like the world (has gone) downhill in the last few years, and I try to help people out through music, as cheesy as it sounds," he said.

He recorded "To Life" in the home studio of Jesse Ciarmataro, who plays organ, Wurlitzer piano and bass on the CD. Paul Dumas of Peabody plays drums on the CD and is in Livermore's band, along with Max Spaderna, a Peabody native, on bass, and lead guitarist Brad Garone and saxophonist John Bosquet, both of Lowell.

Spaderna, Dumas and Livermore are all former members of Brake for Moose, a band they started in Peabody High School.

Livermore works at Victoria Station in Salem as a waiter, which he calls a stereotypical job for a musician. He hopes to go on tour soon.

"Life's short, and you have to make the best you can out of it," he said.

The band will play Oliver's at The Cask and Flagon in Boston on Thursday, March 12, and Dodge Street Bar and Grill in Salem on Saturday, April 11.

Staff writer Larry Claflin Jr. writes his "Music Notes" column regularly. He can be reached at - The Salem News

"Free Trade"

I have officially been introduced to the artistic side of Ross and his band of musicians who are proud to perform and record under his name. This band has the potential for longevity in a musical market that is confused on which way to turn. I encourage you to grab a brew or Irish coffee, call a few friends, and blast Ross Livermore’s album Lost and Found. -


"Ross Livermore" (Solo demo) 2006
" life" (Ross Livermore) EP 2008
Ross Livermore Band "Lost & Found" EP 2010
Ross Livermore Band "Self Title" 2011



Since coming together just a few years ago, The Ross Livermore Band has been creating buzz in Boston and gaining momentum along the East Coast. From modest beginnings at open mic nights on the North Shore, to packing some of Boston’s most well-known music halls, RLB has a way of connecting with their audiences that makes fans feel as though they’ve known them for years.

After performing as a solo artist on Massachusetts’ North Shore, lead singer and songwriter Ross Livermore got the band together in 2008. Led by Livermore’s heartfelt and revealing songwriting, RLB’s music is carried by one of Boston’s newest and most impressive rhythm sections - Paul Dumas on drums and Neil Taylor on bass. Jonathan Bousquet (otherwise known as “Biscuit” to those who know him best) moves listeners with his staggering saxophone solos, and newest addition Andrew Bayardi lends his talents on guitar.

Taking cues from influences like Stevie Wonder, Incubus and Dave Matthews Band, the Ross Livermore Band blends rock, funk and pop to create a profound and energetic sound that gets their fans dancing and hearts stirring.

The band’s first full length album, due out in the fall of 2011, was recorded this past spring at Chiller Sound in New York, NY, with the help of producers Joseph Anthony Secchiaroli and Danielle Warman. This latest project reunited the band with Secchiaroli, who put out the group’s first EP, “Lost and Found”, in spring 2010.

RLB’s self-titled debut showcases the band’s dynamic musical abilities, while at the same time letting each song’s individuality stand on its own. The album’s tracks alternate between upbeat jams like “Alright with a Bad Side” and “Along for the Ride” and rousing, emotional strains like “Free.”

Livermore says that while writing for this album, he wanted to reveal the band’s talents, while keeping in mind that those shouldn’t get in the way of what listeners grasp in a song – melody and feel.

“We want our fans to feel like they are a part of something when they listen to these songs,” says Livermore.

The upcoming release was funded almost entirely by the group’s loyal fan base through a partnership with Pledge Music.

“Working with Pledgemusic on this release has been such a memorable experience. They have perfected a way to connect fans and artists together in such a way that the fans feel as though they are a part of the project. Our fans are now the reason this album came to life,” says Livermore.

Having established a solid following in the Boston area, the Ross Livermore Band has secured residencies at both Toad and the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, and has headlined several performances at Somerville music institution Johnny D’s. The band has also played to sold-out crowds at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End, garnered radio attention on Radio YouBoston’s 92.9 and MYV Martha’s Vineyard, and performed at Brandeis University, University of New Hampshire and Westfield State and Salem State Colleges.

RLB spent summer 2010 touring venues up and down the East Coast promoting
”Lost and Found.” The band plans on doubling last summer’s touring efforts this coming fall in support of their latest release

So don’t be a stranger – check back often to see when RLB is going to be playing at a place near you.