Run Jack Run are a London based band bringing a new flavour of music to the R&B scene. Brothers Skip and Scout write and record all of their own material, and you can check out more of their work at www.rjrofficial.com. They will be performing their next gig on the Travelling Stage: an East London Line train stopping in Dalston, Shoreditch and New Cross for the Sound Tracks Festival on 17th September. Here, Scout tells us about his musical influences and hopes for the future…
What inspired the band?
We’re brothers who have been making music for years; writing lyrics, composing songs, producing and recording, but finally last summer we decided to give it our all. Run Jack Run was born. We’re named after a song that Skip wrote back in the day called Run Jack Run, which we are re-working and will put online soon for everyone to hear!
How would you describe your music? Would you compare yourselves to any artists (past or present?)
Ultimately, the genre of music we make is R&B/rock. We’ve been described by DJ Excalibah (1xtra) as “Rocky Horror Show meets N.E.R.D” which we love because we are both actors by trade and we try and bring that element of showmanship to our live performances. We like artists that either tell stories with their music or are a bit different and merge genres together such as: Michael Jackson, Andre 3000, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Pharrell Williams and The Black Eyed Peas.
What are your hopes for the band?
Short term we’d love to get a good management team behind us to help us to develop our brand and reach a wider audience. Long term: we would love to be going on the worldwide tours, performing at sold-out concerts, and making albums and songs that people can connect with. That is the goal at the end of the day: to create music that becomes the soundtrack to people’s lives. Continue reading