Brandon Zahursky, known as RIVVRS, is the very definition of a DIY success story. The 25-year-old singer-songwriter has turned hardship and uncertainty into a burgeoning career.
Fresh off a run with Joshua James and currently on tour with the National Parks, things haven’t always been bright for RIVVRS. Born into a family with health and addiction issues, he moved a lot as a child until landing in the Napa, CA area (North of San Francisco).
After years of ups and downs, post high school, RIVVRS found himself living out of his car and moving around the West Coast before settling back into Napa and getting a job at a winery. While there, word got to a local promoter that he was a talented singer, which landed him a gig opening for Jewel. Those shows bolstered his confidence in his abilities.
Excited to make music his full-time gig, he released a debut single, “I Will Follow You,” in 2014. The song caught the ear of the NBC show About a Boy and was written into an episode. That opened doors for RIVVRS, including a full-time living as a singer-songwriter.
Since then, he has independently released an EP, a full-length and a handful of singles. He has racked up over 40 placements in television, film, and more, including ads for Reebok, Pro Evolution Soccer and the UFC; and, has over eight million plays on Spotify.
As he prepares new material for 2018, it appears that RIVVRS is on the rise.
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