GIVE played their first show in November 2008 and their last show in November 2018.

I traded records and shirts with GIVE brainchild, Crucial John, in the early 00’s and was stoked when I found out he had another band after Breakthrough but definitely wasn’t expecting GIVE.

‘Sun In My Hand (Sweetwater)’, the last track on their first release, was included in my wife’s carefully curated wedding reception playlist (along with Outburst’s ‘SGI’) and still the first song that comes to mind when I think of GIVE.

Visit GIVE’s bandcamp or pick up their records, they’re all great.