Bob Levy & Alex Rybeck at the 2014 MAC Awards at BB Kings in NYC
Bob Levy with Dane Vannatter
Lynda D'Amour with Bob
"Dangerous Women" written by Bob Levy & Dennis Livingston opens this fun show in Australia at the 2013 Fringe Festival!!
One of my collaborators Dennis Livingston (son of Jerry Livingston) is having his music showcased on Sunday, November 18th. at 4 PM by the DC Cabaret Network. "OUT OF THE BOX" will include two of my favorite co-writes with Dennis. "MY NEVER ENDING DREAM" will be performed by Heather Frank and "WHY HAVEN'T I HEARD FROM YOU?" performed as a duet by George Fulginiti-Shakar & Alex Tang. http://youtu.be/aw9uqWQBvnk http://youtu.be/I1yKhp1WSCI
May 2009 Boston Association Of Cabaret Artists BACA Special Cabaret Showcase at Deane Hall in the Calderwood Pavilion, Tremont St. Boston, MA Mary Catherine Ward & Dane Vannatter with Bill Duffy on piano May 2, 2009 Carol Hall with Tex Arnold on piano followed by the 2009 BACA Songwriters Showcase with Dane Vannatter, Jan Peters, Lynda D’Amour, Phil Kassel & Ashley Lieberman with Tom La Mark on piano.
Live Performances From BACA Songwriters Showcase Vocals by Dane Vannatter, Jan Peters, Lynda D’Amour, Phil Kassel with Tom La Mark on piano.
"Talented songwriter, Bob Levy, returns with another fine release of his original vocal numbers. Again performed by a crack Nashville unit led by veteran keyboardist, Jamey Whiting, the songs often return to a day when melody was king. Vocalists Perry Danos, Carolyn Martin, Dane Vanatter lend their talents to presenting a collection of 18 tunes that showcase a wider range of Levy's songwriting abilities. Starting with Danos' smooth delivery on "Ever Since We Met" through Carolyn Martin's showstopping "Loving This Man" and the Brazilian-influenced title track, there are plenty of melodies that you'll find yourself humming along to. Cabaret jazz vocals, Broadway showtunes, flamenco ("You Can Say You're Sorry") pop ("Could This Be Love") and even bluesy rock ("One Reason") and country ("The Truth") are referenced with care. And again on this outing, the Nashville flavor shines through clearly, thanks to Whiting's Nashville pedigree and the professional sheen of the production. It is an appealing combination and one that fans of old-school songwriting will appreciate. Throughout it all, Levy's lyrics stand as intelligent and sensitive and somewhat of a throwback to a time when lyrics told a story in an intelligible manner. Listening to the good singing, solid playing and pleasant songwriting from Levy and his friends makes for an enjoyable evening with friends indeed." Brad Walseth, JazzChicago.net "Bob Levy's CD "Me & My Best Friends" is a combination of fantastic modern jazz songs with a touch of bossa, blues/jazz and a hint of country/americana. This is an impressive collection of songs that creates a total enjoyable listening experience as you go from track to track. Some of the tracks are reminiscent of Bob's previous cd "Out In The Cold" released in 2006 which was an overwhelming success for this exceptional songwriter. But as you continue to listen to each track, you will hear a transition from what is expected with touches of blues and country/americana while maintaining continuity. The songs are powerfully passionate and fully displays the talent of award-winning songwriter Bob Levy and his co-writers Dennis Livingston, Karen Jacobsen, David Coons, Harriet Goldberg and the artists that perform these songs. This includes vocal powerhouses Perry Danos, John Foster, Carolyn Martin, Dane Vannatter, Juli Maners, Mike Lusk, Karen Jacobsen and Shelly Miller. Key tracks on this magnificent CD are "One Reason", "This Time", "You Can Say You're Sorry", "You Won't Be Breaking My Heart", "Could This Be Love", "Between My Broken Heart and You", "The Truth" and "Sooner Than Someday". Bert Gagnon, Neon Productions Radio on Musictogousa.com"So great to hear even more wonderful tunes from the pen of Bob Levy following the terrific "Out In The Cold" CD! Bob has a talent for both the swinging and the sweet when it comes to his songs. These songs, paired with the outstanding vocals on this CD, make it downright intoxicating!"Julie Esposito, LA Vocalist"This CD is a wonderful example of the vast and excellent range of Bob Levy's writing style. The vocals are top-notch and each song is a gem. Bob's lyrics and music perfectly blend together to create truly wonderful, entertaining songs. I cannot wait to sink my teeth into one of his songs! Bravo!!"Francesca Amari, Vocalist
"I really appreciate receiving your CD - "Me & My Best Friends". I have been listening to it in my car here in Los Angeles. It's a really good collection of songs and the vocals are terrific! I especially like "That's What You'll Get From Me" and "What Are We Doing Here?".Michael Kerker, ASCAP Director of Musical Theatre
"('ME + MY BEST FRIENDS') Bob Levy’s songs seem to radiate a “nice guy” feel... Many tracks are in the country music style with hearts that are on the sleeve or broken... The most countryish are the bestish.Though some songs are sprinkled with well-worn phrases...there are also examples of finely crafted lines. My favorite: “Fate’s just an old cliché songwriters all adore/Your life’s a Gershwin score you orchestrate, so why wait?”Carolyn Martin plaintively sings three numbers... Half of the 18 tracks are sung by Perry Danos, who is a real asset with an attractive touch of sandpaper in his warm and fuzzy voice. On some of the tracks, he has a way of successfully defusing the sentimentality and adding a hip snap and crackle to the pop. He appeared on the previous Levy collection, Out in the Cold. Five other singers are on board, with one song apiece. One is cabaret artist Dane Vannatter (also on the prior CD) whose track is a smoothie and highlight: “Sooner Than Someday” (with co-writer Dennis Livingston and a different pianist, Jim Rice). A few other tracks feature writing collaborations: quite effective and polished is “This Time” with the writing partner du jour Karen Jacobsen doing the heartbreaking vocal." Rob Lester,Cabaret Scenes Magazine, December 2008 www.cabaretscenes.org
Bob & the Cast at The Beechman
Listen to live recordings from "A MUSICAL CELEBRATION" The Songs of Bob Levy Held on June 24, 2007 in New York City
Video clips from Bob's June 2007 Showcase at The Laurie Beechman Theater by Cayce Crown, www.thecrownview.com