You hear that? The nostalgia train has arrived, and it’s bringing the sounds of the 80s back to life! Running Blue, the iconic band that embodies the essence of the era’s music scene, has just hit a major milestone: their music has hit 1.4 million combined streams on Spotify!
From the moment Alan Kennedy and Damien Reilly started jamming together in 1982, it was clear that Running Blue was a band destined for greatness. With the addition of Michael O’Grady, Sam Kalos, and Nando Pettinato, the band quickly gained a following due to their high-energy performances, which captured the live music scene in Sydney in the mid- to late-80s. And now, in the 2020s, we can see that their trajectory toward becoming staples of the 80s musical era was a sure fire guarantee, given their awesome capacity for tunes! Back in the day, the band’s two original tracks, “Daniel” and “Grey Day,” were heavily influenced by other artists of the time, such as The Cure, Spandau Ballet, and The Smiths, and have since become timeless classics – and it seems that the streaming world agrees.
And now, Running Blue is back and better than ever! With the addition of Gabe Rizza as their prolific mixmaster, the band is getting ready for live shows and experiencing great amounts of radio play across the globe. Finland, Mexico, and Finland, in particular, seem to love Running Blue, so we may have their influence to thank for these Spotify results!
So come on, music lovers, join Running Blue as they rock down memory lane at 1985 miles an hour! With their unique blend of 80s nostalgia and modern sensibilities, Running Blue is sure to be a hit with old and new fans alike. Congratulations to Running Blue on their incredible achievement, and we can’t wait to see what wonderful songs they come up with next!