Based out of Westchester, NY & CT, Striven is a hard rock band featuring:

Greg Capra (Rhythm/Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals)
Conor O’Leary (Drums)
Steve Riccio (Bass Guitar)
Liam Murphy (Rhythm/Lead Guitar & Backup Vocals)

Formed in 2011, they have remained true to their grunge-rock and heavy metal roots. The focus of Striven is to retain true to that style while also producing a new sound for a modern audience. The word Striven means to struggle in opposition, to break through adversity and reach a desired goal. Through prior hiatuses and lineup changes over the past 7 years, Striven has remained steadfast in its resolve, performing shows to various audiences and providing tour support for national acts to the likes of Puddle of Mudd, Fates Warning & Tim “Ripper” Owens, among others.

As the band is currently hard at work recording in the studio, Striven is set to release their first official EP in late Fall of 2017.   

For fans of hard rock & heavy metal, click here to see where they are performing next or click here to listen to their first demo track.


Striven’s Core Influences:

Alice In Chains, Black Label Society, Faith No More, and Megadeth, to name a few. Striven is currently recording demos, so please check back for new original works, show dates, merchandise, live-concert pictures, videos and other interesting things.





 Revised: September 17, 2014

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