Live Society is a family for real. The 8 piece band has a sound and stage show that's a mix of alt rock indy song-craft and classic Motown soul. It's like Maroon 5 meets the Jackson 5. Live Society has created songs so rich and hooky that you won't be able to get them out of your head. The band, fronted by brothers Kevin and Brian Collazo and their cousin Jason Vargas, sing with the unity of family.
While the players, blood brothers John Kaiteris (guitarist songwriter), Anthony Candullo on bass, Scotty Harper on sax, and Erik Perez on drums are as connected to the pulse as the front line is to the message.
Their songs, co-crafted by Brian Collazo and John Kaiteris are written with such honesty that while they are telling their story, you are compelled to think of yours. Their first single "Beautiful Way" , was featured in The ABC Family movie "The Prince and the Pauper", a modern retelling of the Mark Twain classic. Kenny Gorka owner of the legendary NY club the Bitter End, where Live Society regularly plays, said, "I put on their EP and it floored me the first time I heard it. "They're so tight without playing to each other, because they're all in different directions. But the music comes out like they're staring at each other."
Within one set, you're taken on a journey through heartbreak, love, joy and reflection. Throughout it all there is constant playfulness that comes through the band's unbroken circle of energy. Songs like Sweetest Waste of Time, We Got Us, Carry Me Back, Move, Just A Memory, hit the ear like instant classics. Their music drives you to some deep places where country, soul, salsa and rock all come home, home to their house, that special New York place where Live Society lives.
Brian Collazo of Live Society and Lawson from Rent are longtime friends from Newburgh, NY, who now reside in New York City and Los Angeles, respectively. While they were catching up on one of their bicoastal chats, they hatched the idea of putting on a really cool Christmas show back home.
They've invited an all-star cast of artists from the Hudson Valley and NYC area to sit in, jam out, and duet the night away for an intimate, jazzed out Christmas bash.
Special guests scheduled to appear include Freedom Bremner (Screaming Headless Torsos), Kevin Collazo & Jay Vegas (Live Society), Akie Bermiss (Aabaraki), Joel Rosenblatt (Spyro Gyra), JP & Rich Molfetta (Temple Hill) and many more.