Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

Bondra & Morris is a country music duo featuring the dynamic vocals of Cody Bondra and and 2 time Grammy Award nominated guitarist Tyler Morris. The duo is a national touring act, but both artists grew up in New England. Their rock roots and country sensibilites combine to make for a powerful sound.

The singer/songwriters will be opening for Chris Young at Mohegan Sun later this month. They have just released a brand new single called, “Fallin’ For You.” The song opens with Morris’ wailing guitar riffs making way for Bondra’s bold vocals, transmitting catchy melodies. It’s all very reminiscent of Matthew Sweet’s power pop sound of the mid 90s. Yet, it’s all very fresh and cool. Listen and learn more about this talented duo.

  • The Music

    “Fallin’ For You” is the latest single from Bondra & Morris and it’s about “young love and telling someone you love them,” according to the duo.

    Push play to give “Fallin’ For You” a listen:

    Bondra & Morris

  • The Facts

    * Names: Cody Bondra and Tyler Morris

    * Band name: Bondra & Morris

    * From: CODY- Avon, CT.   TYLER- Newton, MA

    * Current single: Fallin’ For You

    * What lead you to music: CODY: I always loved music, but started late. I had horrible stage fright and my dad used to have me sing karaoke with him. TYLER: When I was 4 years old, I strated to sneak downstairs to hear my dad’s band practice. I was so enthralled with it that he began to tune my guitar to open tuning and had me strum along. My first show that I played was by accident when I was discovered in a guitar store by the director of B.B. King’s band. He invited me to sit in with them that same night in West Palm Beach, FL

    * How old when you started: CODY-22. TYLER- 10 (I started to learn guitar by ear)

    * First country song you learned: CODY- “Anything But Mine” by Kenny Chesney.” TYLER- “Camouflage” by Brad Paisley

    * Instruments played: CODY (lead vocals) Guitar, Piano. TYLER (lead guitar) Guitar, vocals, piano, bass, anything with strings, keys

    * How would you describe your sound: Southern Rock mixed with Americana. Modern, lots of energy and guitar, while paying homage to our traditional country, rock and blues roots

    * Who inspires you: CODY- My parents and my fiance. But musically Keith Urban, Jimmy Buffet, Bon Jovi. TYLER- Keith Urban. Everything he puts out is so unique and catchy. As a guitarist, I have great respect and love for Eddie Van Halen. Some of my personal mentors who inspire and encourage me are Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Elliot Easton (The Cars), and Orianthi.

    * How did you get your name: We both have solo careers so we just combined the names. Originally we started out with a different name, but after listening to some Brooks & Dunn, we changed our name to combine our last names.

    * Awards/accolades: Tyler has been nominated twice for a Grammy Award. First round Grammy nominations were for Best Rock Album 2018 and 2020. Three of his albums debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at #3 #8 and #9. Also received a New England Music Award nomination and international nominations.

    * Dream duet partner: CODY- Paul McCartney. TYLER- Steven Tyler. I have been fortunate enought to meet him many times, growning up around Boston. And the next time I see him I am going to to ask him to be on our next single.

    * All- time favorite country song: CODY- Too many to name! But I love Lanco’s newest single “Low Class Lovers.” TYLER- “Wild Hearts” by Keith Urban, “Dust on the Bottle” from David Lee Murphy, and “Wine, Beer Whiskey” by Little Big Town

    * First country concert: CODY- Kenny Chesney 2005. TYLER- Keith Urban, followed by Jimmie Allen and Chris Stapleton at the Grammy Awards last year in Las Vegas

    * What songs do you like now on Country 1025: CODY-I love the new Brett Young song “You Didn’t” and The new Morgan Wallen stuff is great. TYLER- “5 Foot 9” by Tyler Hubbard

    * If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: CODY- Either a hockey player or a bronco rider.  TYLER- I own a company that makes guitar effects for clients like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Brian May (Queen) Conan O’Brien and others. I would dedicate more time to building and innovating in my engineering business.

    * Day Job: TYLER- I am an electrical engineer for a government contractor

    * Most proud moment: CODY-Proposing to my fiance. TYLER- When I jammed with Cody for the first time and knew that I had finally found a songwriting partner and fellow musician who was as dedicated as I was to getting this project out there and helping others through our music.

    * Crazy thing that happened in your music career: CODY-Opening for Lauren Alaina and having one of my high school teachers be in the second row. TYLER- When I met John Mayer for the first time to shake his hand, and he responded “Are you Tyler?” It turned out he was a fan of my videos and had even seen some of my guitar effects I had made. The next day I saw Elton John, Lady Gaga, Don Rickles and Bob Newhart at the same restaurant, which caused Getty and TMZ to take some embarrassing photos of me exiting the restaurant.

    * Other things you like to do: CODY-Surf, play hockey and write. TYLER- golf in the warm season in New England. I would love to visit Europe again soon, as I am a big fan of history,e xpecially European history.

    * Fun facts: CODY- I love black and white movies. I almost lost my ring finger in a hockey skate accident. I won a semi-pro football championship on a dare from a podcast. TYLER- Purple is my favorite color, I hate tomatoes and I collect cool chains and jewelry.

    Mantra: CODY-You can always work harder. TYLER- “Keep the Faith” (Jon Bon Jovi)

  • The Shows

    * Jan 13 – Game On Boston, MA

    * Jan 15 – 16 – Loon Mountain, NH

    * Jan 28 – Mohegan Sun Arena, CT (Opening for Chris Young)

    * Feb 11– The Fallout Shelter, Norwood

    * Feb 16– Loretta’s Last Call, Boston

    Bondra & Morris on stage

  • Social Media

    Keep up with all things Bondra & Morris, including gigs and music here:

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  • Are YOU A Catch?

    Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.

    *Singer/songwriters with original music: Please submit for consideration on The Local Catch by emailing: [email protected]

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