Introducing The Blue Effect

The Blue Effect

Picture courtesy of The Blue Effect
Biography submitted by keyboard and back-up vocalist, Brian Burgoyne, and bassist, Peter Livesey.

With a vision to become a pop band that did not sound like every other pop/rock act out there today, The Blue Effect has honed a retro sound, driven by piano and saxophone, with a distinct 1960’s-influence.

Formed in 2007, the band has created a full length album available on iTunes released under their former record label, Diversion Productions, in Southfield, Michigan. The band has been a featured artist on Break Thru Radio (highlighting top college bands) and their song, “Mother Mary,” was the song of the month in April for an online showcase of Singer/Songwriters. This summer, the band has played high profile shows throughout Michigan such as the Crofoot Ballroom, Pike Room, the Blind Pig, the Modern Exchange, and St. Andrews Hall. July has seen the band touring the Midwest, headlining at the Verve in Indianapolis and co-headlining at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago. They are currently looking for a serious management company to bring them into the regional/national music scene.

Below please find mp3’s of “Whole” from the album, The Blue Effect: Tonight’s Entertainment, and “Apparantly” and “Follow Me” from their self-titled 2008 EP. “Follow Me” is their best produced song, according to Peter.

“Whole” by The Blue Effect

“Apparently” by The Blue Effect

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“Follow Me” by The Blue Effect

The Blue Effect - The Blue Effect - Follow Me