Middle Distance Runner

Middle Distance Runner

Blue Wisp Jazz Club
Thursday – Sep 24 – 11:00

“What is so remarkable about Middle Distance Runner is the maturity that their songs possess, especially given the fact that the majority of them are younger than 24. In putting together their first proper record, this DC based band invokes the best of Radiohead, U2, Doves and others, but remains a unique voice unto itself. Vocally, Stephen Kilroy is dead on, commanding a soaring tenor armed with sophisticated, thoughtful lyrics. But he is carried by the band’s masterful arrangements; MDR’s best characteristic is their ability to write in the best interest of the song, resulting in tunes that are dynamic and confident. MDR is a band making some seriously powerful music–it will be amazing to see what they do as they continue to grow as musicians and people.” -Chris Connelly