Quest over, but more to come

08 Sep 2017

Their stellar run reached its climax at the SmokeFreeRockQuest National Final, held in Auckland on Saturday 2 September – and although Run77 did not come away with a prize, they still feel like winners.

“It’s been such an amazing journey, just awesome,” says guitarist and lead singer Year 12 student Angus Mossman. “We were stoked to make it through the heats and win the regional final, very very happy to be in the Top 30, blown away when we made it to the Top 8 ... just to get so far, we felt like winners regardless of the result.”

Of the competition, Angus says they did exactly what they planned to do, if not more. “The atmosphere was electric. There were hundreds of people there and the crowd loved it. It was so cool to see so many people lost in, feeling the music.”

And although he admits to a smidgen of disappointment, Angus says the band is determined to come back stronger. They already have plans to get back in the studio and record more songs, play more gigs, and get the Run77 sound out there – after a well-earned break. “RockQuest has taken up so much of our time this year and we’ve learned so much about the music industry. We’ll still practice, but it’ll be good to focus on other things, clear our minds and let it go.”

Run77 are:
Angus Mossman – guitar and vocals
Angus Murray – drums
George Murray – keyboard
Henry Phelps – guitar and trombone
Robbie Rolleston – bass guitar