about the band

Live is a rock band hailing from Pennsylvania. Their albums are aggressive but melodic, and definitely full of passion. The core members of the band have known each other since middle school and formed their band then, and continued through high school.

Members Ed Kowalczyk (former lead singer), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), and Chad Gracey (drums) experienced commerical succes with their 2nd studio album "Throwing Copper" and their song "Lightning Crashes". The albums that followed received varying success, and eventually tensions between Kowalczyk and the rest of the band lead to him leaving the band in 2009. A new lead singer joined the band, Chris Shinn.

I had been a fan of the band since I heard "I Alone" and "Lightning Crashes". The power of Kowalczyk's voice and music was what made me fall in love with this band, so for me, something was missing after he left.

But the band is still making good music and something new can come out of the change.