By Mike Romero
Grant Steven Brock, a local musician and co-founder of Provo band The Brocks, passed away on January 16, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 30 from an accidental overdose. The news of his sudden and unexpected passing has left many in our community shocked.
He was born on March 10, 1990 to Cleve and Disa Brock in Walnut Creek, CA. He grew up in Bend, OR, a place he always called home, before moving to Provo for school. Grant is known for his work with The Brocks, which he co-founded with his brother, Dane. Grant met fellow band member Christian Darais when they served a mission together for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mozambique.
The band accomplished a lot together in their early days. They worked with 2009 Grammy nominee and producer Nate Pyfer, collaborated with Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed DJ Kaskade, and their song “Circles” was used in a Kenneth Cole ad campaign for their scent Mankind.
He studied History at BYU and UVU in Utah where he met his wife and best friend, Tamara Carter. They married in the Sacramento, CA Temple in 2015.
“Grant was a man of admirable faith and an inspiration to those who knew him. He persevered through unique struggles and had a large capacity for love and joy,” reads Brock’s obituary. “Grant lived big and loved big. He often said how much he loved his life. He was a brilliant musician and songwriter whose life and soul will live on through his songs and lyrics. He excelled at sports, particularly basketball. His zest and personality filled up every room he entered. He loved to gather all kinds of people, and to serve and include them throughout his life.”
He is survived by his spouse, Tamara; his parents, Cleve and Disa Brock; and his siblings, Dane, Tara, Lissa, Paige, and Ammon.
If you would like to support Grant’s family, please donate to their GoFundMe here. Below is an interview and live performance featuring Grant from 2014.