Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, TAE (writer/singer/guitarist/artis
Since she can remember, Wisconsin based singer-songwriter Genevieve Heyward has grown up with music in her life. Adept at both guitar and piano, she writes her songs based on raw emotion and relatable experiences that cuts through with melody and sultry tone. Straight out of high school, she dove head first into music: touring nationally and internationally, either by herself, with her band, or with other well renowned artists. She has released numerous records throughout her career and doesn’t plan on stopping. Her music has hints of indie folk, bedroom pop and indie piano pop, all tied in with her own spin and topped off with a unique and rich voice. Her songs and performing style incorporates humor and connection, making the audience feel heard and immersed.
…..Singing/writing years ago in a Rockabilly band called “The Screaming Lillies” & barely 19, Liv packed up and re-located herself to Nashville from the Midwest, where she performed at places like ‘Tootsies’ and ‘The Rose Room’ while supplementing her income occasionally by playing for money on the streets with an open guitar case.
Not long after Nashville, Austin became her next home wherein she formed the first incarnation of ‘The Lovelies’…Re-forming the band after returning to the Midwest is where The Lovelies had the most success. After recording four records, touring & charting nationally twice, the band ended in 2004/05.
Two albums were released under her next endeavor, ‘The Dark Horse Project’, production team Marc Hutner & Grant Curry (Pleasure Club) helped her to refine a new sound she had envisioned…… capturing a beautiful , haunted landscape of listening. Recording deep in the south of Louisiana proved to be just what she needed to unearth her next phase of writing, and performing.
In the last several years however, Liv prefers to play solo, releasing now two records..The first solo release entitled ‘LIV SINGS’ Love Songs For The Forlorn And Misguided, and the second 2017 release entitled ‘LIV SINGS Light Of The Valley Shadow Of The Mountain’ both of which she composed, played, recorded and mixed nearly the entire album alone in her home studio. Both albums are now available through cdbaby, and itunes.
~Currently, Liv is recording a third solo album and will be releasing a series of singles prior, during 2020.