Today, Mark and I had the pleasure of meeting two beautiful and very talented women from New York. Lynda McLaughlin is the LY and Valerie Gurka the VA…put them together and, of course, you have – LYVA!
There were a few bad connections at the start of the show. However, once Lynda found a tree with some good reception up in the hills…we were all good!!! Lol – got to love good old Skype!!!!!
Not only do Lynda and Valerie write great music, they produce and promote. In fact, just about everything they do with their music business they do by themselves! Lynda said they are a ONE STOP SHOP!!!!
They were telling us how girl power has taking over the band; they are an 8 piece band and 5 of the members are female!!!! I’m only saying this because on most of the shows I am surrounded by guys. So it made a nice change to have two females on the show this week. It made it hard for Mark to get a word in at times!!!! Go us! Lol
I was impressed with the name of their record label, EXPRESSO SOUNDS PUBLISHING, named, of course, because of their love of coffee. They are girls after my own heart. I, too, love my French Press (Purple btw). I forgot to ask the girls how many STARBUCKS cafes there were in New York!!!!
LYVA play in some of the coolest venues. The one I liked the name of was the KNITTING FACTORY! This week they played a 30 minute set at this big department store called BEST BUY. How cool would that be to shop and have live music? It’s not something you see often here in Perth, where I live!
LYVA describes their gigs as a “Party on a Stage” and you are guaranteed to have a great time! If you are game enough, you can even get up on stage with them and sing. That is just how Valerie met Lynda back in 2005 – by doing just that!!!
Lynda and Valarie were much more informative than my mere blog can portray. I would suggest that you listen to the podcast!
Of course, the web page for LYVA:
LYVA’s style of music ranges from pop, soul, rock to Latin! Basically what they feel goes at the time they will write and play it! During the show we presented three of their songs:
(Please could you please insert a brief description of each song)
BE THE QUESTION
I DON’T WANNA FIGHT
FEEL THE SUNSHINE – newest single
LYVA also have an EP available for purchase:
Check out some of their videos too and join their you tube page:
LYVA can also be followed on twitter:
Lyva also have this great vlog where they feature other indie artist, and a great job they do too…puts mine to shame lol
Well, I would like to just finish by saying: Despite a few technical hitches, it was a great show. Mark and I would like to thank you both for taking the time to join us and share some of your music with us! Btw, I will take you up on that shopping trip offer when I get to New York!!!!
ACCORDING TO YOU – WHY
BLINDNESS – CONFESSIONS
SUSIE Q – FALLIN STAR
MODERN DISSENT – BEATEN DOWN