Good Morning Grizzly
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Good Morning Grizzly

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Band Alternative Rock


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Tulsa and Enid have combined to give us Good Morning Grizzly, a pretty, pop-rock project that put this first big track up for download. It’s called “Stars and Satellites,” and you can snag it at the band's Bandcamp page.

- Oklahoma Gazette

"Good Morning Grizzly Set to Attack"

Oklahoma local band Good Morning Grizzly will be playing their first Norman show Saturday at the Opolis. According to band members, they did not necessarily start out to form a group. It was just hanging out, making music with people with similar musical influences. “We just kind of jammed together one night,” band guitarist and lead vocalist Tyler Slemp said. “We didn’t really have a vision, we were just writing songs together.” Band members Slemp and bassist and vocalist Jordan Herrera met at a songwriter’s showcase and after hearing each other’s music, knew they’d click. Their sounds were very similar.

Who:Good Morning Grizzly with Brother Bear and Colin Nance When:Doors open 9 p.M. Saturday

“Tyler and I both made it to the top 10 finalists in a song writing competition in Tulsa,” Herrera said. “After hearing one of his songs I knew instantly that he liked the same music as I did and everything else progressed from there.” Aside from Slemp on vocals and guitar and Herrera on bass and vocals, the band also includes Harrison Morris on lead guitar and Daniel Redmond on drums.

Although the music scene has become heavily inundated with hybrid bands, with genres like metal-core, indie punk and rap rock, Good Morning Grizzly is a band that has stayed true to their influences. No hybrid genre needed here. “We’re indie, all the way,” Herrera said. “I’ve been in bands before where there was a mixture of sounds going on to where slashes were needed to divide what people were hearing but I’m glad to say that we are 100 percent indie. Our influences are heavily welled from Manchester Orchestra, Thrice, Deathcab for Cutie, Explosions in the Sky, and Local Natives.” Maintaining a clear musical focus is no easy feat for a band that collectively writes

Their songs. According to Slemp, most songs within the Good Morning Grizzly repertoire derive from a riff someone plays at practice, and then band members collectively build from there. That music first, lyrics second mentality is a method that’s worked well for the band so far. “We’ve written all of our songs music first so far,” Herrera said. “Then we’ve let the feelings and mood of the song tell us what it should be about and then write lyrics to fit. It seems backward to me but the songs have actually been really deep.” Good Morning Grizzly will be playing an all-ages show at the Opolis with Brother Bear and Colin Nance. Doors open at 9 p.M., With a $7 cover. - The Norman Transcript

"Rock-A-Bye Baby:Saving Babies One Show At A Time"

Good Morning Grizzly: Roaring onto the scene

From the remnants of local Oklahoma bands, Good Morning Grizzly came roaring onto the scene Saturday, debuting at the benefit.

Good Morning Grizzly is Jordan Herrera on bass, Tyler Slemp on guitar and lead vocals, Harrison Morris on lead guitar, and Daniel Redmond on drums. Due to prior commitments, Harrison was unable to attend the show. With the exception of Herrera, who currently resides in Enid, the others in the band are based out of Tulsa.

Slemp is well-known for his “beautiful solo project,” according to Herrera. Redmond and Morris have been a part of several bands in the Tulsa music scene.

Herrera himself previously played fiddle for Black Canyon, but now offers his services to both Good Morning Grizzly and Enid-based Riley Jantzen and the Spirits.

Asked to play in the benefit by Reed, whom Herrera has known for a few years, the band was happy to be a part of the event. “I love the thought of benefit shows,” Herrera said. “I would gladly play any one of them for free, and would love to play a benefit for autism someday.”

Herrera has played music since the age of three, when he first plucked the strings of a violin.

“Music developed to be an everyday part of my life,” he said. “My favorite aspect is the writing process, coupled with the finished product and playing that in front of others. There is nothing else in the world like it.”

As first shows go, Herrera sees their debut as a good one, crediting the band’s successful debut to their background as seasoned musicians, adding that the band was unable to even hold a practice beforehand. Undaunted by these unforeseen setbacks, the band was well received.

“The crowd seemed to enjoy us and gave a handful of great compliments,” Herrera said. “The event went well too, but I think next year will be even better.” - University of Central Oklahoma


Still working on that hot first release.



After making it to the top ten finals in a songwriting contest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tyler Slemp and Jordan Herrera knew they had more than tender lyrics and infectious melodies in common: they shared a vision. With the same flavor of music in their souls, writing together has been an effortless feat, giving them the weight to write songs that will pull on any heartstrings. With driving passion, gripping harmonies and the balance of a ballet dancer, Good Morning Grizzly will high-dive into your body and leave behind only the delicate feeling of content.