John Runnels
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John Runnels

Castle Rock, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Castle Rock, Colorado, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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"A Street Performer for the Masses"

"From the moment John opened his mouth I couldn't take my eyes or ears off of him. Everyone in the room had their eyes closed, heads bopping, and were so captivated by the moment that we made him play the song five ties in a row..."

-Stella Martin, Colorado Music Buzz.

Read the entire article at - Colorado Music Buzz


Street Spirit - May 2008
>12 tracks, first album. Available on iTunes and



"Music to me is what religion is to a lot of people. Music has always been able to captivate me. It electrifies me; it gives me a feeling of euphoria, of joy. I play music to share how I feel with others. And because I love it."

From the beginning, John Runnels has been a performer. Raised in suburban Colorado, John began writing songs at the age of 16. Influenced by bands ranging from the British alt-rock of Radiohead and Coldplay to classics like The Beatles and Nick Drake, John’s sound synthesizes the acoustic singer-songwriter style with a modern pop-rock experience. His songwriting showcases his exceptional vocals. From his explosive rock ballad “Feel You” to his sorrowful folk-influenced “Snow,” John’s dynamics appeal to a wide range of listeners.

Impulsive and charismatic, John thrives on stage. Solo or with a band, John is hypnotizing and engaging – he captivates the audience, pulling them into the moment.

A self-proclaimed “Rock Star in Training,” John has spent years as a street musician, turning strangers into believers one person at a time. Sharing his love of music with others is what drives him, bridging the gap between performer and fan. Connecting to the audience – making it a personal experience – is what John delivers.

John recently won “CU Idol,” the University of Colorado’s American Idol-style competition. He was the featured Acoustic/Folk artist in the January 2008 edition of the *Colorado Music Buzz*.

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