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Artist Biography

Revive (sometimes styled Rev!ve) was a Christian rock band based out of Atlanta, Georgia, which consisted of Dave Hanbury, Rich Thompson, Tyler Hall, and Michael Wright. Formed in 2004, they had success throughout Australia, releasing two albums, as well as supporting Third Day on a national tour in January 2007. The band then relocated to America to pursue their career in Christian music. In August 2009, it was announced that Tyler Hall would be leaving the band on 4 September. He was replaced by Nevertheless guitarist, AJ Cheek. Revive was featured in the 2010 Winter Jam tour along with several other Christian artists and bands such as Tenth Avenue North, Third Day, Robert Pierre, The Newsboys and more. In the fall of 2010, Revive teamed up with Hawk Nelson, Britt Nicole, and John Reuben on the "Fly Me To The Show" Tour. On 25 October 2010, Mike Tenkate officially announced that he would be leaving the band at the end of 2010. With the start of 2011 the newest member Michael Wright out of Nashville came on board to fulfill the drumming position. Shortly to follow came one of Revive's last national extents with Building429 on their "Listen to the Sound" tour with opening artist Anthem Lights.

On 3 July 2011, Revive announced on their website that they had decided to finish their nearly 10-year-long adventure, and that they were saying farewell to the band.


  • Runner up for best Gospel song at the Oz Music Awards 2005
  • Nominated best Gospel group at the Australian Gospel Music Awards 2005
  • Runner up for best Gospel song at the Australian Gospel Music Aards 2005
  • WINNER best gospel video at the Australian Gospel Music Awards 2006
  • International Song writing competition finalist in 2005 and in 2007 for best Gospel song
  • 2007 music Oz WINNER of Best Christian song Can't Change Yesterday.
  • 2007 WINNER of Australian Gospel Music Awards for Best Rock Song These Days
  • Nominated for "New Artist of the Year" at 2010 Dove Awards
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