Local band donates album sales for clean water

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Every year 3.5 million people die of water related illnesses across the world; most of them under the age of 5 years old. However, a local band is trying to change that by donating their album sales to provide clean drinking water through LifeStraw.

They're called Starboarders; a local band with a different take on music.

Bass player, Greg LaRose told us "We classify it as Hope Rock. It's uplifting. It's guitar driven. It's rock and roll music but lyrically it's based on giving people hope."

The band just released their first album "Chroma" and all the money they make from the album will go to a life saving project called LifeStraw.

Lead Vocalist, Matt Simpkins told us "Life Straw is a personal water filtration system. It goes around your neck and you can wear it as you walk. Plus it gives you clean water no matter where you drink from."

It's a cause they hold close to their heart as they feel it's more important to use their talents to help others in need.

"We're not looking to be a band that goes out and tours the world. We're trying to start a movement of people that want to do something different, something better and want to change the world." said Simpkins

They hope their music will inspire us all to do something better and make the world we live in a better place.

The CD is on sale on iTunes and Amazon. It also makes a perfect last minute Christmas gift!


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