The Strive

The Strive is breaking ground with a fiery, infectious spin on today's power-pop vibe that simply must be heard. They named their band The Strive after the fun but intense, forward thinking aesthetic they brought to their 2011 debut EP Anything Goes, The name being based on the idea that everyone should be striving for something and it's how the band operates. This band has lived up to its name big time, making spectacular inroads on the indie scene.

Besides their formal releases, the home recorded demo track "Caught Inside" quickly rose to the top of the charts on's Top Unsigned Bands playlist.

In addition to developing a passionate following via explosive performances at Kansas City hotspots like the Beaumont Club and Uptown Theatre, they have performed on bills with Hawthorne Heights, Ivoryline, Madina Lake and Hey Monday; shared the stage with All Time Low and Yellowcard at The Rave in Milwaukee; were featured at the Red, White & Boom concert, put on by hit radio station Mix 93.3 at KC's Starlight Theatre, that also included performances by superstars Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw. They participated on the Warped Tour, this past summer beat 25 bands to open for Fall Out Boy!!

Considering band members are only 21 and 22 years old, one of the things that pleasantly surprises people is how mature and polished they are as songwriters and performers. With heartfelt, very personal lyrics and music, they are writers that are deep thinkers and artists whose powerhouse performances are genuine and original. Their live show is like no other.

Ready to hit the college circuit hard, The Strive has that little something special that the college crowd is sure to enjoy.

  • Opened for Fall Out Boy and shared the stage with Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw
  • 40+ colleges in 2 years on market including Georgia State University, West Virginia University, and Emporia University
  • Showcased/Alternate at 4 NACA regions in 2 years and showcased at NACA National 2016


"The more I listen to this band, the more I fall in love with their music"

- Jodi Ocheltree, Director of Student Activities - Glenville State College

"After just watching them on YouTube, we were ready to book them. Can't wait to see them live"

- Sydnee Krueger, Student Activities Cordinator - Ottawa University

Isolated - $1,650
3 of 5 - $1,450
5 of 7 - $1,250

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