The story of The Runner-Ups began with a broken heart full of desire and uncertainty. Coming off a bad band break-up in 2011, Jason needed to fulfill a St. Patrick's Day commitment, but found himself without a band. A call to a friend, and a tongue-in-cheek band name made the show possible, and on March 17th, 2012, The Runner-Ups entered the world.
After 4 bass players, 2 drummers, 2 lead guitar players, and a keyboardist, the band thought it had reached its final form in 2016 with Jason, Mark, Andrew, and Gary, but sometimes life takes precedence, and Mark bowed out at the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Unsure what the future held, full band retirement felt like a very real possibility, but as Dr. Ian Malcolm once said, "Life, ugh, finds a way."
Enter Nick Walker.
Nick hails from Princess Anne, MD, and even though he's the new guy, Nick is already fitting right in.
We'd love to tell you our story in person, so come out to a show, and we'll bend your ear in more ways than one.
*** Update ***
We're still here. After that punch in the mouth known as 2020, we are as amazed as ever that we are not only still playing, but playing often. We don't know what the future holds, and if 2020 taught us anything, it's that nothing is certain. So, we'll continue to play as much as we can...and as loud as we can...for as long as we can.
Our gratitude to those live music venues that booked us time and time again is beyond what mere words can express, so please known that when we say "Thank you", it is more than just words to us.