Kw-logo-smaller

Green River Ordinance (GRO): Band Bio

Five guys meet; one hot band is formed. While most kids their age are worrying about high school,Geoff and Jamey Ice, brothers, along with Josh Jenkins, Joshua Wilkerson and Denton Hunker, are writing and performing their own music as Green River Ordinance. Here's their bio.


Growing Up

Guitarist Joshua's dad played in bands, touring with The Beach Boys and The Guess Who. Jamey (guitar) and Geoff (bass) had music-loving parents who encouraged them to play the blues and classic rock at an early age. Singer/guitarist Josh's dad was a country singer and songwriter who had his son decked out in old-fashioned western clothes and singing on stage as a child.


Growing Band

Jamey and Geoff formed the original group, with different musicians coming and going. When Josh joined the band they discovered the bond they had in writing songs. When Joshua and Denton joined the band the songwriting was taken to a whole new level. There was a certain magic that happened when all five of them got into a room together to write.


In between shows the guys would sit around and work on songs, each one bringing his own ideas to the mix and, sometimes, a whole piece. The five boys always encouraged and pushed each other. At the end of the process after much work and challenging each other, the song would be complete.


Growing Popularity

Eventually, Green River Ordinance recorded their first album in the basement of their church, a CD that sold out in just a few months. Still underage, they played in packed bars. In fact, they were so popular locally that they opened for Bon Jovi in Dallas in 2006 and soon they were touring with bands like Collective Soul, Hanson and Simple Plan, to name just a few.


In 2007 they signed a deal with EMI/Virgin Records, joining amazing talents from the past and the present, like Pink Floyd, Beastie Boys and Coldplay. They even LOOK like rock stars … although all five guys are extremely as enthusiastic and real as the day they recorded that first CD in their church basement.


Video: Top 9 Reasons To Come To The Here We Gro Again Tour


Have Your Say

Even if you've never heard of GRO before, you gotta admit, these guys are CUTE! What do you think about Josh, Geoff, Jamey, Joshua and Denton? Let us know in the Comments section below!


Related Stories:

  • One Republic: Band Bio
  • Allstar Weekend: Band Bio
  • Plain White T's: Band Bio
  • Simple Plan: Band Bio

  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    get more just like it in your email

    Plainwhitetspoll

    What is your favorite thing about The Plain White T's

    • 'Hey There Delilah' rocks!
    • The band's name is cool.
    • They're really talented musicians.
    • They's cute!

    related stories

    Micro_school-gyrls-article
    Not only do The School Gyrls LOOK like sweet high-school students, they actually ARE! Check out t...
    Meet the members of OneRepublic: Ryan Tedder (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Zach Filkins (guitar, ...
    All of a sudden, that goofy kid you played tag with has turned into a hottie. It's confusing. You...

    latest videos

    Entertainment in the forums

    marisa328
    marisa328 posted in Movies:
    Peolp might not know this movie but yugioh bonds beyond time
    reply 40 minutes
    CandyDreamer
    CandyDreamer posted in Movies:
    is this a club? or....? idek
    reply about 5 hours
    CandyDreamer
    CandyDreamer posted in Movies:
    idek what bollywood is so... *awkward* ^_^
    reply about 5 hours
    YouWillRememberMe-
    I feels like we have a spammer here with an obsession for bollywood. 
    reply about 5 hours
    YouWillRememberMe-
    Y is this in Movies if it's about music lyrics? o.e
    reply about 5 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

    _thumb_100x100

    We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...