Ed Kowalczyk, widely known as the lead-singer/songwriter/guitarist of the band LIVE, has built an impressive résumé with his bandmates that includes eight full-length albums that have reached gold and platinum status in 9 countries with total album sales exceeding 20 million, and nine Top 10 radio hits such as “Lightning Crashes”, “I Alone”, “Selling The Drama” and “Heaven”. Live has been one of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s. One of the main things that have enabled Live to maintain a devoted fan base is the substantial and durable nature of their lyrics, which have often reflected Kowalczyk's personal and spiritual concerns. “My approach as a songwriter is to write songs that are not finite and will resonate with listeners for a really long time,” Kowalczyk asserts. “Sixteen years after our first album, Mental Jewelry, I am still able to get something out of songs Live recorded in the early 1990s--and I think that one of the reasons why we have had so many fans for so long is that our fans are also continuing to find nuances in the songs.” Ed released his first solo album, Alive, in 2010, which spawned the hit single “Grace”, and he is also the creator/producer of the acoustic tour, Open Wings Broken Strings. Ed is launching a new acoustic show called, I Alone - Acoustic in 2012 and is working on a new album due out in early 2013.