Thrive is a California duo formed by Lucian Pixley (sax and flute) and Rai Maia on vocals. Both artists have extensive musical backgrounds individually but it was only when they moved to Thailand that the couple formed Thrive and committed to making music the centerpoint of their lives together. The duo began at the Phuket Town night market playing covers and original songs, a mix of neo-soul, reggae and hip hop.
Taking influence from the jazz-funk artists of the 70s and the Soulquarians of the 90s, Thrive's contemporary sound is powered by psychedelic love and the utmost care for music, which is shown in each member's precise technique and tone quality. Listeners can hear echoes of Jill Scott, Moonchild, Ronnie Laws and Nujabes, to name a few that exemplify their range.