Based in Gerringong and Kiama, NSW, The Water Runners play a high energy blend of Australian folk, performing mostly original songs that combine influences from bluegrass, country, traditional folk and roots as well as the work of contemporary folk artists like Paul Kelly, John Flannagan, The Morrisons and Neil Murray. Since 2016, we have played festivals, radio, pubs, clubs and events from Sydney to the Snowy and beyond. Tight harmonies, strong musicianship, clever song writing and great stage banter have earned us a reputation for engaging and entertaining live shows.
In 2019, we finished recording a second album, 'Point of No Return', under the guiding hand of Australian Bluegrass legend, John Kane (Flying Emus.)
In 2020 The Water Runners played for the first time at Tamworth Country Music Festival and were also Semi-finalists in 3 categories for the Tamworth Songwriting Association (making the finals in the Bluegrass category). Also in January we recorded the single "End of the Year" to remember the terrible South Coast Bush Fires. Go to the Music Tab to download this song free.
The COVID-19 lockdown has put many live shows on hold in 2020 but we have manged to perform a number of radio interviews and small local gigs as well as live streams on social media including "Sea Tunes Streamed By The Sea" Festival, in Kiama (see video below - thanks Jum Media).
Check out our upcoming gigs and listen to/purchase our music via the 'Music' tab in the menu bar above. Thanks for dropping by!