STRIVE

STRIVE

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STRIVE is a piano driven rock pop band mixing the arena-friendly style of The Fray with an inspirational message akin to CCM cross-over act Switchfoot.

Biography

STRIVE is a piano driven rock pop band mixing the arena-friendly style of The Fray with an inspirational message akin to CCM cross-over act Switchfoot. Indeed, some see a physical resemblance between STRIVE frontman Derick Thompson and Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman. However, Derick’s vocal resemblance would be more astutely described as akin to Josh Groban with a little Michael Bolton thrown in for good measure.

STRIVE is about inspiring people across all walks of life. “We want to inspire people to find out what they are passionate about, and then use those passions to make the world a better place. If the lyrics and melodies touch you, it’s less important what musical genre it comes from,” says Derick. STRIVE’s members are genuine in their pursuit of crafting lyrics that are heartfelt and sounds that are uplifting, soothing, and comfortable.

STRIVE has toured extensively, both in the Midwest around their Chicago home base and internationally with extended tours in Brazil and Russia. Derick recounts, “The most memorable gig we have ever had was to 1,500 orphan kids in a rural city on the outskirts of Moscow. The looks on those kids’ faces is what STRIVE is all about.” The show was a part of STRIVE’s participation in a 25 play date AIDS awareness tour throughout Russia.

STRIVE recently signed with GoDigital Records, a subsidiary of the GoDigital Media Group, and will be releasing their new album globally in late summer 2008.

Lyrics

Away From Here

Written By: Derick Thompson

I feel the weight now In every living moment At the thought of this distance My heart tears out A million miles, Can not even quench this fire That's been consuming Since you first lite my desire We're still left With a little time away from here Can we find a way through the tears To come back with some more love Than we left with....this morning All these words Serve to sear Our Hearts Lifes to short To waste on love That keeps a record of wrongs

Nothing's Impossible

Written By: Derick Thompson

This is the time, and the place For secrets to be known Anxious hearts Soon you’ll find your peace Can you feel, can you feel Your heart rise in your chest With each word Sung to you Just a little more time now, and you’ll see all of heavens stars align One holy night, the past will fade by All this joy, it overflows Welling up from in your soul There’s no doubt What is soon to come about So many looked, their whole lives For this one moment in time Oh, lift your voice, your eyes For you will find. Just a little more time now, and you’ll see all of heavens stars align One holy night, the past will fade by Its always easy to see then believe, But the taste of faith is always more sweet. Just some patience and my love For nothing is Impossible with me.

Leave With Me

Written By: Derick Thompson

On your skin, true love falls
Into pools, form to carry our
Memories, hopes and dreams
All you've lost, count the cost...

Would you just leave
Would you just leave with me
All the things you've known
All the things you've loved
Live your life
Without regret
Of all the things you've left behind
All the things you've felt inside

You've got to decide
If this will be, the very end of everything
All of your life, comes down to this

Would you just leave
Would you just leave with me
All the things you've known
All the things you've loved
Live your life
Without regret
Of all the things you've left behind
All the things you've held inside
Leave would you just leave with me
All the things you've known
All the things you've loved
I Promise to never, let you go

Discography

8) Fire '08
7) STRIVE EP '07
6) The Story Before '07
5) The Rock Gospel of Jesus Christ '05
4) Sonfest '04
3) Live In Light of Love '03
2) Self Titled EP '02
1) Illuminate '01

Set List

All Originals & Covers Upon Request - We can play up to 2 hours.