Dave Hanbury (vocals) had been performing for years as a singer, with success in many genres of music - from choirs, to jazz and rock.
Tyler Hall (guitar) had played acoustic and electric guitar for many years with various worship groups and was passionate about song writing.
When a mutual friend introduced them, the boys hit it off immediately. Sharing a deep passion for Christian music, they headed into Ty’s garage where they combined their musical skills and began to belt out some tunes under the band name of Me and Ty .
Soon after the launch of “Going Up?”, Rich Thompson (bass) and Mike TenKate (drums) joined Dave and Ty to complete the band in 2004.
With their new lineup, the name Me+Ty was no longer reflective of the group’s style or direction (or personel!). And so, the boys adopted a new name - Revive. This name is truly representative of the band, as they seek to encourage, challenge, and see revival.
Revive recorded “Where I Belong” with producer Phil Gaudion (from the Paul Colman Trio), with mastering at Crystal and Sony studios. The album went really well with great sales and a tonne of great feedback.