About the band

Far off in the great North Atlantic city of St. John's, Newfoundland, you will find a rock n' roll band by the name of Long Distance Runners. Born from the musical friendship of singer-songwriter Chris Picco and bassist Matt Hender in 2009, The Runners soon doubled to four (guitarist Dicky Strickland and drummer Adam Cardwell) and released a really cool self-titled debut EP in 2010 that went on to earn them multiple ECMA and MusicNL nominations. Drawing on classic musical influences from The Velvet Underground and Jonathan Richman to The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, The Runners have ascended swiftly on the Canadian indie music scene, earning them billings with bands like Gloryhound, Said The Whale, Wintersleep, Jim Cuddy Band and many more. Read more

Upcoming Shows

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 The Ship Pub, NL
Longside Club Fundraiser 
Friday, March 28th, 2014 The White Horse Longue, Corner Brook, NL
with The Heavy Horses
Saturday, March 29th, 2014 Holiday Inn, Stephenville
with Sherman Downey & the Ambiguous Case


From Heavyweather: The Long Distance Runners perform their song Sally Ann in the kitchen of some friends we met just the day before. Thanks Halifax Pop Explosion for putting us in touch with the girls from Like A Motorcycle for lending us their kitchen for the day!