The RoadRunners project an authentic 1960's beat group image. Black suits, shined boots, Vox amps, and vintage instruments augment their stage appearance.
A five piece band, The RoadRunners have a sound unique amongst bands of today. Their style has developed arfound late 50's and early 60's rhythm and blues influences. Although inspired by such artists as John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters, they play with an enthusiasm reminiscent of The Yardbirds, Pretty Things, and early Rolling Stones. Their sound is intense, exciting, and very danceable.
With an extensive and varied repertoire, The RoadRunners do original arrangements of such R&B material as Boom Boom, Little Girl, and Parchman Farm. In addition, the band writes its own songs as well as covering many rock standards by Chuck Berry, The Byrds, The Beatles, and many others.
The RoadRunners have played to many varied Vancouver audiences in places ranging from the 'late' gritty Smilin' Buddha, to the Soft Rock Cafe, and to the UBC SUB Ballroom. They have also been invited to perform at numerous private and public dances.
|Doug S. Brown||1982-1984|