Gentle Temper is Ryan Meier and Marion Earley, an ocean-folk duo with a blues tide from the bayous of Boston, MA. Marion and Ryan met while attending college in Boston and began writing and playing together in their final year. Their live sound builds on a sturdy foundation of lyrical storytelling & animated harmonies.
GT_ have opened for nationally touring acts LOLO, Ballroom Thieves, Bombadil, and 2014 NPR Favorite new artist The Family Crest. In July 2017 they had the pleasure of performing at the annual Chikombuso Foundation for Widows & Orphans at the Jonathan Edwards Vineyard.
The two recently won first place in Cambridge's Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge Main Event. In September, they won 1st place in the Katrina’s Singer-Songwriter Challenge and appeared on the Gloucester television series “Local Music Seen” shortly after.
The pair released “Sleep It Off: The Live EP” in December of 2017 alongside a coinciding documentary-style video. For the month of July they ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in support of their debut album, "Our Warm Red Light", due out this Fall. "Ancient Tattoos", the first single off the duo's upcoming debut album, was released on July 14, 2018.
“Between elegant performances of the harmony laced 'Mouthful of Saltwater' and the earnest, smokey folk of 'Heavy Handed', Meier and Earley describe how they met, their creative process, and their interpretation of Ocean Folk, ultimately concluding Sleep It Off with a spirited performance of the epic 'Sunnyside'." - Deli Magazine
“Wistful, harmony-drenched balladeers of the modern condition, these folks may become your new local favorites.” - Aeronaut Allston
“Songs like “Cut My Brakes” and “Cold Shoulder” intertwine stirring lyrics with soft melodies, enveloping the listener in a blanket of emotional storytelling and acoustic guitar. Their songs deal with universal issues like feeling out of control and finding one’s place, but their details bring forth the distinct bite of authenticity that only comes with revealing one’s heart-wrenching experiences for the world to hear.”