FirstLive is founded on capturing the live experience.  What feels like a New York minute has been more than 20 years!  The journey includes working behind the scenes as a FOH/Monitor engineer, TM, and Technical Director on US and international tours for artists such as Bebel Gilberto, Angelique Kidjo, Caroline Jones, and Brazilian Girls.  My team has recorded shows for artists and companies such as The Strokes, Soulive, Antibalas, Derek Trucks, NAS, Jeff Bridges, Sheryl Crow, MLB.com, Pandora, Live Nation, and Spotify.

The idea of FirstLive began as a Zagat’s-style guidebook called “FirstLive Guide to Live Music Venues, NYC.” The publication focused exclusively on live music venues. Although the idea was unique and a first of its kind, product awareness was a challenge. Our approach to solving the problem was to open a FirstLive branded brick-and-mortar storefront. We signed a lease for a space in Bushwick and have been developing the concept since 2014. FirstLive has been featured by NY1 and Brooklyn News 12.  Today, the concept bridges more than 20 years of experience in live audio and video production with our passion for craft coffee, mixology, artistry, and activism.


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  • email: danny@firstlive.us

  • (929) 210-9055

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