LIVEWARE is a Classic Rock / A.O.R. band from Recklinghausen/Germany.
Influenced by the rock music of the 80s and 90s, the six-piece formation transforms even the smallest club into a stadium during their live concerts. Extensive guitar solos, distinctive keyboard parts and a wall of drums and bass form the foundation for a unique and powerful voice. With LIVEWARE everything you hear and see is 100% live!
LIVEWARE was founded in 2009 by Andy Kohaupt, Max Kettler and the brothers Christoph, Lukas and Matthias Martinetz. Quickly numerous, rather progressive songs are created, which are played live with changing singers. The debut album “A Look Inside The Mirror“, released in 2012, contains 8 tracks and earns the band some airplay on regional radio stations and extremely flattering reviews from well-known magazines.
“What these guys deliver here is an all-around progressive gem, packed with 51 minutes of the purest entertainment. Not one weak point in the songwriting and everything else is just right. Liveware has succeeded in creating a mature, well thought-out epic that leaves the listener spellbound from the first to the last minute, wondering what the sextet will come up with next. Mandatory for all progressive fans anyway, and even otherwise a broad mass could find pleasure in “A Look Inside The Mirror”.” (Metal Trails)
In 2015 the EP “Unity” follows with 5 songs. Vocalist on the record is the band’s longtime friend Nico Koslowski, who already performed on stage with LIVEWARE in earlier years.
“I would like to translate the band name LIVEWARE with “life juice“, because the same bubbles in abundance on this Cardboard CD. Whether it’s the snappy opener “Through My Eye,” the more thoughtfully staged “Live Again,” or the somewhat epic-tinged, overlong closing song “Far From Heaven,” this band from Recklinghausen is a lot of fun with its melodic heavy rock, while also performing at a high musical level.” (RockHard)
In 2018, the single “Your Time Will Come” with official music video is released. At this time, more songs are created, but they do not exceed the instrumental status. Due to a lack of prospects, the band dissolves.
Only at the beginning of 2020 and with the entrance of frontman Thomas Droberg LIVEWARE decide to continue. The first rehearsals together create an immediate and unprecedented musical and human bond and bring forth numerous song ideas. Even though overshadowed by lockdowns and the Corona pandemic, it quickly becomes clear that there must be a third studio album.
In February 2021, the recordings start for the work to be released in 2023. “Golden Sky” will contain 10 songs that bring out all facets of the band. Crisp classic rock songs, power ballads and epic AOR songs in overlength should really cast a spell over LIVEWARE’s every listener.
January 2022: The power ballad “Glorious Days” is released with an official music video.
September 2022: The title track “Golden Sky” is released with an overlength music video.
November 2022: The classic rock song “Liar” is released with an official music video.