Detroit, Michigan, USA

"Growing up on the eclectic Motor City music scene, it's no surprise these moody modern rockers have a sound all their own. Mixing alt-rock with R&B, this fierce foursome is like Aerosmith meets Lenny Kravitz" - Metromix Detroit


The word JIVA (jee-vuh) means the living soul. For this metro Detroit based band music and soul go hand in hand. Mixing influences ranging from classic rock like Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Hendrix to Motown and R&B Artists like Prince, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson their sound is described as "modern rock with a classic soul".

JIVA recently released their new album titled "Breathe" which is available in select stores throughout Michigan, and available digitally through jivamusic.net, Itunes, Amazon and Napster. Previous JIVA singles "Set Me Free" and "Crazy" made their mark on FM radio in Detroit as well as college stations and other FM radio across the midwest and earned the band a spot in the best of 2009 homeboys show on Detroit's 89X.

JIVA has been steadily spreading their sound across the midwest over the past 4 years playing over 250 shows all over Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and even making their way down to Nashville Tenn. In 2009 JIVA won the Kid Rock/Jim Beam battle of the bands and performed at the Comerica Park Kid Rock pre show. JIVA has opened for several national acts including Motown Legends The Contours, Jackyl, Veruca Salt, Sponge, Amanda Overmyer (American Idol), The Aftermidnight Prjoect, Lucas Rossi, and the Kid Rock Pre Show.

The new JIVA single “Rise” is currently featured on 101.9 FM WDET. The band is also featured on several Internet stations and podcasts as well as college and other FM radio across the midwest. In early 2010 JIVA picked up a sponsorship from national liquor company Fireball Whisky.The Band consists of Michael Turner (vocals), Nick Behnan (guitar), Mike Nagy (bass), and Leland McCann (drums).

JIVA tour Dates July 2009 through present

July 31 Breast Cancer Benefit Clinton Twp, Mi
July 30 Detroit Bike fest Detroit, Mi
July 3 Stars and Stripes Festival Mt. Clemens, Mi
June 21 Live on www.hardrockradiolive.com
June 18 Live at PJ's Ann Arbor, Mi
June 4 Whites Bar Saginaw, Mi
April 9 Prime Event Center Bay City, Mi
March 31 Hard Rock Cafe Detroit, Mi
Jan 28 Hayloft (w/ Lucas Rossi) Mt Clemens, Mi
Dec 16 Conor Oneills (Acoustic Set) Ann Arbor, Mi
Nov 18 Conor Oneills (Acoustic Set) Ann Arbor, Mi
Oct 17 Detroit Free Press Marathon Detroit, Mi
Oct 2 Whites (thumb area CD Release) Saginaw, Mi
Sept 24 Luna (Cd Release) Royal Oak, Mi
Sept 18 Live on WDET (w/ Ann Delisi) 101.9 FM Detroit
Sept 19 live on Olin Ezra show Detroit radio
Aug 21 Bike Fest on the Grand Coopersville, Mi
Aug 20 Players Bridgeport, Mi
Aug 18 Hasting Street Ballroom w/ The Contours Detroit, Mi
Aug 14 Liberty Street Plymouth, Mi
Aug 14 Dancing on the St Festival Detroit, Mi
Aug 13 Pats Road house Muskegon, Mi
Aug 07 Hooters (Acoustic Set) Bay City, Mi
Aug 06 Hooters (Acoustic Set) Bay City, Mi
Aug 01 the Dawghouse WRIF show Clinton Township, Mi
July 31 Pontiac Silverdome (w/ jackyl) Pontiac, Mi
July 14 Ogemaw Hills Bike Rally
(w/ Amanda Overymyer from A. Idol)
July 4 The Underground Sandusky, Ohio
June 26 Summer Music Fest a GO GO Saginaw, Mi
June 19 Union Street Station Traverse City, Mi
June 18 Union Street Station Traverse City, Mi
June 05 The Underground Sandusky, Ohio
June 04 Donavans Cleveland, Ohio
May 29 VIP’s Rock Star Bar Nashville, Ten
May 28 Hard Rock Cafe Nashville, Ten
May 22 Artunes music Festival Bald Mountain
May 21 Rack n Roll night Club Downriver
May 01 Corunna Road Bar Flint, Mi
April 30 WHUF 94.3 FM live in studio Flint, Mi
April 10 The Blue Note Muskegon, Mi
April 09 Little Brown Jug Muskegon, Mi
March 20 Charlie Browns Kallkaska, Mi
March 12 Bullfrog Redford, Mi
Feb 20 Camerons Flint, Mi
Feb 13 Whites Bar Saginaw, Mi
Feb 12 Corktown Tavern Detroit, Mi
Feb 06 Rack n Roll Night club downriver
Jan 22 Prime Event Center Bay City, Mi
Jan 15 Tree house Taylor, Mi
Nov 13 Landmark Bar Muskegon, Mi
Nov 1 WHFR live in studio performance Dearborn, Mi
Nov 07 Scarlet & Greys Cafe Columbus, Ohio
Oct 16 Eclipz Lounge (greektown casino) Detroit, Mi
Oct 10 Emerlad Theatre Mt Clemens Mt
Oct 09 Hamilton Street Pub Saginaw
July 17 Comerica Park Kid Rock pre Show Detroit, Mi
July 09 Dawghouse WRIF show Clinton township, Mi
July 01 Kid Rock/Jim Beam battle of the bands (JIVA won) earned us a spot at the Comerica park show


FM radio currently playing JIVA
WRIF 101.1 Detroit, MI (313) 298-WRIF
89X 88.7 Detroit, MI (313) 298-7999
WDET 101.9 FM Detroit, MI
WKUF-LP 94.3 Kettering University Flint, MI (810) 762-9725
Banana 101.5 Flint, MI (810) 251-5101
WCHW 91.3 Bay City, MI (989) 892-1741
WHFR 89.3 Henry Ford Community College Dearborn, MI (313) 845-9676

Internet Stations currently playing JIVA
K94 Rocks www.k94rocks.com
Brimstone Radio www.brimstoneradio.com
Broadcast Asylum Radio www.broadcastasylum.com
Fearless Radio www.fearlessradio.com
BGL Radio www.bglradio.net
Radio Ugly www.radiougly.com
Bounce Radio www.bounceradio.net
Indie Across The Dial www.myspace.com/indieacrossthedial

Set List

Sets can run between 45 minutes to 90 minutes, drawing from a repertoire including over 30 original songs. The band may also include a few covers each night ranging from artists like Prince, to Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.