Run For Cover
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Run For Cover

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We are a cover band, but we have recorded in the studio and have music samples on our web site -



It’s hard to believe that it was back in 1995 that a local group of runners thought that it would be fun to put together a band to play at their annual Mohegan Strider Running Club Banquet.

Chris Hansen (guitar) had just left the band “Last Summer” and was looking for another musical endeavor. Chris and Curtiss Thompson (guitar) brainstormed about the concept of forming a band while watching live music after a local road race.

Curtiss is a member of “The Village Jammers” as well as “Run for Cover.” Lucky for Chris and Curtiss, Jim Carper (bass/vocals) of “DeeBolay” and Todd Guertin (drums/vocals), of too many bands to mention here, were members of the club who were also willing to give it a try.

The first time the band performed, it was an unforgettable rush. All band members had performed before, but the 100 or so club members didn’t know what to expect. Within the first song the look on everyone’s faces went from, “can these guys play?” to “Wow! They’re really good.” It was fun and encouraging to the newly formed band, to see everyone have a great time that night.

Three more years passed of playing club functions, and Laurie Schaeffer, yet another running club member, approached the band about singing. Laurie can wail; a true rock vocalist who can cut through a mix. With even more energy and vocals up front, the addition of a female singer added a whole new range of music to perform.

The next addition to Run for Cover was Rick Stannard, (guitar/vocals). Rick did sound for the band for a couple of years, but was also a member of "DeeBolay." with Jim. The match was meant to be. Rick is an accomplished guitarist who can cover many styles.

Run for Cover started to play other private functions strictly by word of mouth. The mix of music seems to please a wide range of ages and styles. This is probably due to the varying ages of the members and varying musical tastes. As can be seen by the song list, the band plays a variety of genres including favorite rock anthems, reggae, blues, alternative and country.

Jason Apostoleris is the latest member of Run for Cover. Jason brings in years of drumming experience that encompasses everything from New York City jazz clubs and recording sessions to CT rock bands. Needless to say, he can cover any style of music thrown at him with authority.

Over the past several years Run for Cover has been playing the local clubs and the summertime outdoor venues. We’ve taken great pride in always being asked to come back again. We love to perform, and it shows.

What attributes sets Run for Cover apart from others?

• A mix of three vocalists sharing the lead vocal duties
• A high energy set list that spans four decades of great music

Sample of Venues:
Bank St. Café – New London, CT
Burkes Tavern – Niantic, CT
JB Sports Events Management Co. – Racing events in CT
Ocean Beach Summer Concert Series – New London, CT
Sneeker’s Café – Groton, CT
Stash’s Café – New London, CT
Sunset Ribs – Waterford, CT
Wood River Inn, Hope Valley, RI
Yellow Kittens – Block Island, RI