Valley Entertainment Presents
Something Like Seduction CD Release w/ Veragroove
The Zoo, Reform, Thrive
1308 W. University Dr
Tempe, AZ, 85201
This event is all ages
Rising out of the dust of the Arizona desert, The Veragroove is a high energy, eclectic group of individuals with music in their veins. Combining a wide range of influences, the boys from Tempe can take you for a musical ride leaving you breathless and wanting more. Funk driven, Reggae infused, and ready to take every stage played prisoner. The newly reformed quintet have added the soulful styling of frontman Andres Rodriguez and the technical layers of lead guitarist Stetson Lee to complete the sound they have been searching for. With a new standard set and nothing in their way, look for big things from The Veragroove going into 2013 and beyond!
Thrive greatest asset is being undefined by traditional reggae instrumentation and sound. The break-through hybrid reggae/rock musicians; Thrive, have found a way to differentiate themselves from the sole safety of staccato guitar beats and syncopated brass, by incorporating musical elements of rock, ska, r&b, dub step, a hint of pop-rock, and a positive-vibe song-writing style. Thrive has taken the reign and created a swanky West Coast reggae/pop-rock unique sound, that their fans follow to sold-out shows.
Since 2008, the Santa Cruz based five piece band consisting of: Aaron Borowitz (lead vox/guitar), Kenny Rogers (lead vox/drums), Scott Schipper (vox, saxophonist), Andrew Forgy (bassist), and Matt Masih (vox, keyboards), are a committed, tightly knitted group and have worked hard to stay original. As important as their musicianship, is Thrive's message of positivity, which surges through their stage presence at shows and reflects in their audience's irresistibility to keep from dancing to their heart felt and socially cognizant lyrics.
In 2010, Thrive produced their sophomore album: Gratitude Attitude, which reached number four (4) on the iTunes reggae charts. The hype wild-fired as Thrive flourished while on tour, performing in major music festivals globally and sharing the stage with renowned artists such as; Rebelution, Katchafire, JBoog, Steel Pulse, SOJA, Rootz Underground and the Green. With their up and coming release of their new album; Relentless, Thrive's vibes can be described as rich in island spirit, with hard hitting beats, melodic brass lines and savory vocals. Thrive is on the fast-track to carving their name in the who's who of the pop-rock world by being a true cross-genre artist that embodies a reggae-soul in a pop-rock fashion.