Greetings Livity Crew!
What a year 2014 has been! We’ve played a ton of shows all over the region, we’ve performed with some amazing artists, we reached some lofty goals, and we’ve met some really great people along the way. And we have a blast in the process. Thank each of you for helping make it all possible.
But we’re not quite done with 2014. This Saturday 12/20 we’ll be at Mac’s Pizza in Landen, OH for a FREE SHOW! They have a great space, great pizza, and great brews on tap. Call it the ELP Holiday party and be sure to bring your friends and family! Check the links on this page for more show details.
On New Year’s Eve, we’ll be throwing down at Stanley’s Pub in Cincinnati, OH with our good friends Baoku, Mr. Brown’s Mysterious Sounds, and Napoleon Maddox. There will be drumming, dancing, singing, a champagne toast and more! Don’t miss the best new year eve party in town and the last ELP show of 2014.
AND we are also thrilled, honored, and humbled to announce that for the second year in a row, Elementree Livity Project has been nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award by the good folks over at Cincinnati CityBeat and all of you music-loving, good people out there that voted for us. Thank you all so much! We’ve been nominated alongside some stiff competition with The Cliftones; Junya Be; Lagniappe; Baoku Moses & the Image Afro-beat Band; & Keshvar Project, many of whom we call friends.
The awards will be held at Madison Theater in Covington on Jan 25th, and voting starts this Friday at noon. So be sure to head on over to CityBeat.com to vote for your favorites and support local music! And maybe if enough of you all ask for it, the CityBeat crew will have us out to perform at the awards show. You never know if you don’t ask. Thanks again to each and every one of you and hope to see you soon!
ELEMENTREE LIVITY PROJECT
This Tuesday 11/18/14 at the Thomson House in Newport, Kentucky; Elementree Livity Project has the honor and privilege of sharing the stage with the grammy award-winning, Shaggy! The one and only Mr. Boombastic himself!
Hey there, friends! It’s Elementree Livity Project coming at you once again for another monthly update. October brought us some great experiences including a killer set at Resonance Music and Arts Festival featuring Chris Houser from The Werks, as well as a blistering performance at Jimmie’s ladder 11 in Dayton, Ohio with our dear friends, Jonny Dreads and The Mystiks. On top of that, we hit 5,000 likes on Facebook in only 14 months of playing out!!!! We certainly could not have done it without all of the love and support that our growing fan base has shown us. We’ve all been to a lot of shows in our lives, however, we’ve never witnessed such an outpouring of love and good vibes, as it seems to simply ooze out of Livity fans. We are truly blessed, humbled, and thankful for all of you.
Coming up, we have a slew of great shows lined up as we take the road to places like Columbus, Huntington, Covington, and Newport where we will be throwin’ it down with some of our favorite bands like the mighty Shrub, our dear brethren from Roots of a Rebellion, the super trippy Consider The Source and the Grammy award-winning Shaggy! Get your tickets before they sell out by clicking HERE!
Can’t wait to see you all very soon!!!!
– Elementree Livity Project
Elementree Livity Project, The Ohms, Shrub, Tropidelic, Sassafraz, Peridoni, Alex Hall’s Figurehead, Jah Sol, Aliver Hall, Junya Be, The Mucklebuck, R.O.A.R., Mr. Brown’s Mysterious Sounds and The Almighty Get Down are just a handful of the bands on the most stacked lineup in Ohmstead History!!! Known for being the longest running festival in Southwest Ohio, Ohmstead 2014 is the best bang for your buck that you will find all year long.
The boys of ELP continue to stay busy with recent performances at Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival, FreeForAll Festival and the Woodlands Tavern to name a few.
Aside from a busy performance schedule, the band has completed all tracking for their upcoming , five track EP release. In its final mixing/mastering stages, the first official recording will be available for purchase very soon!!
With all efforts being focused on hosting Ohmstead 2014, ELP plans to take a few weeks off to focus on their songwriting as they wrap up the festival season. Following Ohmstead, the next big show is Resonance Music and Arts Festival on October 2nd at the legendary Frontier Ranch in Pataskula, Ohio.
Be sure to spread the message of Livity in your daily lives and you will be rewarded beyond your expectations. The band thrives on this concept of love and believe that is sorely needed in this troubled world that we live in today.
Don’t forget to purchase your Ohmstead tickets as soon as possible and stay tuned for more big news from Elementree Livity Project by texting the word, “LOVE” to 24587. Be blessed!!!
It’s pretty hard to believe that the five of us have only been playing shows together as Elementree Livity Project for just one year. We decided that it was important to start a blog that would help us to capture the special moments that have happened to our musical family while keeping our extended family of fans in the proverbial “know”. This past weekend marked the one year anniversary show which was, ironically, the same event. That event was the Stanley’s Fourth Annual Reggae Fest featuring local powerhouse reggae bands Know Prisoners, The All Star Jammerz and The Cliftones alongside ELP. The band has already had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of The Wailers, Everton Blender, Warrior King, Keller Williams, Papadosio and The Revivalists to name a few. As the festival season swings in to high gear, keep your eyes out for ELP at such festivals as FreeForAll Fest, Rootwire, Resonance as well as our very own festival, Ohmstead!!!
Currently, the band is working hard on the completion of their very first release from the studio. The tracking is nearly complete and then we will be in the mixing and mastering stages. The band is hopeful for a release prior to Ohmstead Music Festival which takes place August 22-24. Tickets for the festival can be purchased here.
In the meantime, here is the most recent review of the band for everyone to enjoy. Also, please swing on by the Facebook page to give us a like and share with your friends and family as well. We wouldn’t be where we are if it wasn’t for all of the beautiful fans that have encouraged us from the beginning. Thank you all for making our first year so memorable.
Namaste! Livity! One Love!!!
PHOTOS FROM THIS YEAR:
From the land of the seven hills, is born a new breed of sound, a melting pot of reggae rhythms, hip hop grooves, & blistering jams. In an Ohio river town, rich with history of steamboats and pork production; and mostly known for it’s chili, micro brews, sports, & ice cream; Elementree Livity Project is carving out a space all its own.
Since hitting the stage for the first time in June of 2013, Livity has already gladly shared the stage with the likes of The Original Wailers, Warrior King, Everton Blender, The Luminaries, Tropidelic, Shrub, The Cliftones, Roots of a Rebellion, Sensamotion, & Baoku Moses & The Afrobeat Image Band. And they’re just getting started….
Elementree Livity Project brings to the stage a positive, conscious message, an infectious groove, and irresistible melodies. The band is comprised of David “Elementree” Danforth (Vocals & Guitar), Brandon “Bean” Bastin (Lead Guitar & Vocals), Stephen Buttree (Sax, Keys, & Vocals), Michael Walker (Bass), & Cisco Hughes (Drums).
The goal is simple; to bring the message of Livity to the masses. The Livity Project is about spreading positive vibes; a message of peace, harmony, & acceptance for all people; it is a message of love & understanding for all. Peace and one love!