Thursday, August 16th, 2018

11:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Through compelling songs and charismatic performances, singer-songwriter RIVVRS radiates an endearing and optimistic vision. His music connects the authenticity of Americana with the accessibility of pop, framed by the artist’s empathic voice and eminently approachable songcraft.

The prolific songwriter currently living in Los Angeles, RIVVRS — née Brandon Zahursky – has secured over 40 song placements across some of the most-watched television shows on network, cable and streaming services; including The Fosters (Freeform), SUITS (USA), Riverdale (CW), S.W.A.T. (CBS), Deception (ABC), Lucifer (FOX), NFL (FOX), Bates Motel (A&E), When We First Met (Netflix), a season-long sync on Monday Night Football (ESPN) and more. On television and video streaming services alone, over 250 million people have heard the music of RIVVRS while he has earned an additional 13 million streams and 200,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

RIVVRS is currently prepping the release of his upcoming full-length album, Cosmic Dream, due for release on July 20, 2018. The album was co-produced by RIVVRS and the acclaimed artist Joshua James and features songs co-written with Drew Pearson (Philip Phillips) Boots Ottestad (Tim McGraw, Paramore, Mikky Ekko) and Andrew Petroff (Sheryl Crow). In support of the release of Cosmic Dream, RIVVRS and his band will launch a national tour starting this summer with dates lined up in cities across the country at famed music venues including New York City (Mercury Lounge), Los Angeles (Troubadour), Boston (Middle East), Chicago (Beat Kitchen) and more.

Buoyed by an animated onstage charm, he commands audiences with just his voice and an acoustic guitar, but he believes that his songs shine with a full band. “I love playing music with other people. To me, that’s where the connection and chemistry come in, and where the songs open up.”

Raised on classic rock courtesy of his father, his early years were spent moving with his blended family across California, Washington and Oregon, then back to the Bay. It was a nontraditional upbringing. He remembers at one point staying in a halfway house with his parents, a shelter where addicts could get clean. As he expands his audience through touring and connecting with his fans, RIVVRS moves into a new phase in his creative future. “I spent the accumulation of my young adult years catching up and realizing that I could be the person I
want to be,” he says. And he believes that interpretation is the power behind his music. “I hope people listen to the songs that I have and can somehow hear what is happening in their own lives. Everyone wants to feel a connection.”
Venue Information:
The Saxon Pub
1320 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX, 78704