New kids on the block with new band - Run­ning in the Dark

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE -

WHAT started off as a joke for three mu­si­cal Mans­field Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dents has taken on a life of its own, and the re­sult is ‘Run­ning in the Dark’.

Freya Gunn, Ju­lian Hol­land and Josh Jenk­ins have started a band, and they are cur­rently look­ing for other like­minded musicians to jump on board.

“We all just kind of fell into it one day,” Freya ex­plained.

“We were sit­ting around jok­ing about hav­ing a band, and then we were just like, why not do it.”

Ju­lian has been drum­ming for six years, and is sur­pris­ingly adept at the pi­ano as well.

Run­ning in the Dark is not his first foray into group mu­sic, as he has worked as a DJ out of school, and has a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in elec­tronic c mu­sic.

Josh is a bass gui­tarist, and likes mu­sic that fea­tures heavy gui­tar riffs such as in The Off­spring and AC/DC.

Freya, who is the more vo­cal of the group, said she hoped Run­ning i n t he Dark would de­velop into a band that would have rock, punk and al­ter­nate sounds wo­ven into it.

“Right now, we are still just try­ing to fig­ure things out,” she said.

“We re­ally just like hav­ing an ex­cuse to play to­gether and en­joy mu­sic.”

Al­though the band has not yet ap­pointed one of them as the main singer – hop­ing for some­one with killer vo­cals will come for­ward – Freya has said she will take the mi­cro­phone if need be.

“I’d pre­fer not to sing, but I will if no one else wants to step up,” she said.

Ideally, Run­ning in the Dark is about bring­ing like­minded peo­ple to­gether to en­joy mu­sic.

As the stu­dents ex­plained, if they hap­pen to get a gig at some stage in the fu­ture, so much the bet­ter.

If you would like to be a part of ‘Run­ning in the Dark’, con­tact Freya at lit­tle­gunn2000@gmail. com or on her mobile 0422 834 106.

RUN­NING FREE: Ju­lian Hol­land, Josh Jenk­ins and Freya Gunn have started a new band, ‘Run­ning in the Dark’, and are look­ing for ad­di­tional band mem­bers.

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