Today were doing a very special writeup for the folks in Thrive. Thrive is a quickly up and coming Reggae Band out of Santa Cruz. this last December they lost a member of their family, saxophonist Scott Schipper, to his 3 year battle with Cancer. Today their latest single ‘Broken’ which features the vocal stylings of the talented Hirie, is released on iTunes. ‘Broken’ was the last song the band recorded with Scott at E.N. Youngs Imperial Sounds Studio. Needless to say, this is a very special song release for the band.
Aaron Borowitz, guitarist for Thrive, says on their Blog “This new song was inspired by a heartbreak I watched my close friend go through. I never knew how much it would resonate with me given the situation with Scott, but I know he would want us to continue this musical crusade of peace and love.” Scott Schipper has left behind legacy that his band mates and family carry on. Not only did Scott love positive music, but he created Unify To Thrive (A Movement to Stop Cancer), a non profit which raises funds and awareness to help other young people with cancer.
Today we want to support this 831 band and the wonderful music and programs which they have created, and lend our support to them and ask the community to help them continue to Thrive!
You can find the new single ‘Broken’ on iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/broken-feat.-hirie-single/id829029658
You can learn more about Thrive at:
You can learn more about Unify to Thrive and how you can make a difference at:
Aaron Borowitz- guitar and vocals
Kenneth Rogers- drums and vocals
Andrew Forgy - bass
Matt Masih - keyboards and vocals
Scott Schipper - Saxophone