Genres: Pop / Indie Rock / Film Music
Keith Livingston’s music is sometimes electric, sometimes acoustic, sometimes gentle, sometimes blistering and always melodic. Keith’s music has been compared to that of John Mayer, Minus The Bear, Jason Mraz and Death Cab for Cutie. With elements of Neil Diamond and Blue Oyster Cult thrown in, it’s an eclectic mix of pop/folk/rock that ranges from melancholy to downright optimistic.
With roots in pop, rock, punk, classical and classics, Keith draws from a wide range of musical styles. He says, “I was a program director for a rock radio station in Russia. We played everything, and I loved elements of all of it. I learned you could put ’60s classic rock songs next to the latest alternative rock and it would work. It’s about using melody, arrangement, lyrics — all the tools music has to offer — to move someone. You can draw from all of it; It’s all about the song and making the song work.”
Seattle-area producer and audio engineer, Keith has more than a dozen CDs under his belt as a producer and/or engineer. Production credits include Slam Suzzanne and the Accused. Keith played guitar on two national tours with The Dehumanizers. As a live sound engineer, Keith has worked arena sized venues (the Tacoma Dome, Seattle Center Arena) and major clubs in the Seattle area. Combining his punk experience with melodic sensibilities, Keith’s music is both catchy and moving.
Keith worked his way through studios and record companies in Seattle and ended up teaching audio engineering at a local college. He left to work in radio in Russia. Returning home, he took time away from the music business to pursue a career as a hypnotherapist. Now he’s back.
Keith writes about everything from science fiction to religious oppression and stupidity. He says. “Music has the power to move us and make us think. It’s my purpose to tap into that for myself and share it with people that resonate with it.”