John started playing bass and guitar at age 15. He played bass for the first 20 years of his music career, playing Grateful Dead “jam-band” style in 1989. He saw a lot of classic rock cover bands and eventually wanted to be able to do that. He wrote and recorded a reggae/rock CD titled John Grizzly while attending school up north in Humboldt County/Arcata in 2004. This group, J.Grizz, formed in 2009 as an acoustic group that blossomed into a full blown electric cover band.
Lauren Randall found her inspiration to sing from a karaoke machine Santa brought her at the age of seven and the love for live music that her parents instilled in her from the get-go. As she pursues a Master of Public Health at Claremont Graduate University, her need for music as a creative outlet has only grown. Getting behind a mic has brought forth many opportunities and experiences that continue to shape her life. From singing the national anthem for collegiate and professional sporting events, to back-up singing for several bands across Southern Utah, placing in pageants, and winning a college singing competition in 2015. Of all the different avenues that singing has brought forth, none has felt more rewarding than joining the J Grizz Band in 2019.
George is a seasoned musician with over 35 years of experience. A music school graduate, George is proficient in a variety of musical genres and has performed with many different groups on the east coast as well as in the Southern California area. George picked up the sticks at the age of 12 when his father purchased a used Slingerland drum set and never looked back. Studied with the late great Tony Di Nicola, George lists Steve Gadd, Buddy Rich, Art Blakey and many others as influencing his musical style and technique.