Billy Livsey is an American songwriter, keyboardist, and producer from Nashville, Tennessee. He has worked for many artists including Tina Turner, Pete Townshend, Kevin Ayers, Phil Manzanera, Gerry Rafferty, Wynonna Judd, Curt Smith (Tears for Fears), Five Star, Ronnie Lane, Rodney Crowell, Brendan Benson, Travis Tritt, Cliff Richard, and Leo Sayer.
Mondo Sky is the upcoming project formed by two known studio musicians Stuart Mathis (The Wallflowers, Lucinda Williams) and Billy Livsey. They joined forces at their own studios for the purpose of having fun with music on a free-form basis. Neither one knew what instrument the other was going to play. They picked a note, a tempo, or some thought and recorded from there; all improvised.
Their first full-length, a free-form instrumental hybrid of acoustic and electronic music, is scheduled to release 3/15 on all streaming platforms.
The W.O. Smith Music School provides quality, affordable music education to low-income Nashville area families. Billy has been a long-time volunteer teaching artist at the W.O. Smith School, where he finds many opportunities to communicate the joys of music to his students.