Twin brothers Jason & Nolan Livesay grew up in Southern California and both began studying the violin at age 8. Their music training continued into junior high and high school with an emphasis on composing and arranging. They both attended Azusa Pacific University and UCLA, where they studied violin, composition, conducting, orchestration, and film scoring. Their professional careers began with assisting composer Lee Sanders on THE AMAZING RACE for CBS, opening the door for scoring numerous independent films and movie trailers for every major studio in Hollywood.
Jason & Nolan have continued their careers working together as composers, orchestrators, and conductors for film, television, and musical theatre, including film scores by Alan Silvestri, John Ottman, John Paesano, John Bisharat, J.A.C. Redford, Nathan Lanier, numerous original musicals at LifeHouse Theatre in Redlands, CA, musicals by Jordan Beck & Jonny May and Academy Award-winner Jack Kent Tillar, and concert orchestrations for Broadway composers Jason Robert Brown & Georgia Stitt, and Broadway star Ashley Brown. The twins both hold conducting positions with the Golden State Pops Orchestra, a professional orchestra in Los Angeles dedicated almost entirely to film music. They have premiered their own works and orchestrations with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Avenue Chamber Orchestra, the Sonus Quartet, the Golden State Pops Orchestra, the APU Symphony Orchestra, and the Michael Skidgel Singers.
Jason & Nolan both live in Los Angeles with their families. 1
Jason & Nolan's audition in Episode 202 consisted of playing the electric violin to "Danny Boy". Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff all quickly buzzed the act before they even had a chance to begin singing. They were then given another chance, but the moment they started singing, all three judges buzzed them again. Piers, Sharon, and possibly David all voted "No", eliminating the duo from the competition.