Device Grips / Bio

Formed in early 2012, Device Grips has been pioneering a fresh new sound that is taking the Northwest music scene by storm. By combining elements of Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Funk and Hip-Hop, a new genera has been forged deep within the conscious Portland underground. The frontman of the group, Tyler Jon, creates loops of fingerpicked guitar through analog synth filters over live beatbox to create layers of sound that grow and swell as the band dynamically raises the emotional temperature of the crowd only to be dropped back down into the cooling, sweet, sexytime grooves Device Grips has become known for. Formerly of Lucid Sound, Drummer Kyle Nichols and Bassist Briton Fortner add psychedelic flavors to break-beat driven grooves that keep their loyal following constantly coming back for more. The vocals are conscious, heavy, melodic and hook driven, the grooves are undeniably tasty and there is no stopping this power three piece as the Device Grips train is quickly gaining more momentum.

General Info

Band Members
Tyler Jon: Vox, beatbox, guitars, Briton Fortner: bass, Kyle Nichols: drums
Artist Name
Device Grips
Home Page
Active Since
Other / Hip Hop // Blues // Grimey //

Contact Info

Portland, OR
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