Runway36 showcases a nouveau Brit rock sound that combines great song-writing, simple acoustic moments, phat "wall of sound" rock guitar, faith-infused lyrics, rich Beatlesque vocal harmonies, an explosive stage show, one of the breakout artists of the year - and one show you will NOT want to miss.


With roots in a Green Bay, Wisconsin highschool and after several name and personnel changes, Rochester, MN based Runway 36 is now hitting their stride. After winning the rock category at the Club 3 Degrees Band Tournament in 2005, Runway signed with FS Music, an indie label based in St. Paul, MN. Their debut CD with FS, Welcome to the Afterall hit the street on June 6th, 2006 and showcases the groups’ current flavor: a nouveau Brit rock sound that combines great songwriting, simple acoustic moments, phat “wall of sound” rock guitar, faith-infused lyrics and rich, Beatlesque vocal harmonies. Runway 36 is powered by Michael Allen on guitar, Ewok on drums, Safety Joe on bass and brothers Kyle and Ryan Hopson on keys/vocals and guitar/vocals respectively. The group has made appearances at Sonshine, Life Light, Fringe Fest, Bash on the Farm and One Fest sharing the stage with Newsboys, OC Supertones and The Benjamin Gate. Their summer 2006 tour includes many festival, club and church appearances in the Upper Midwest along with in-store appearances at select Best Buys. On The Backswing, the single from Welcome to the Afterall, will be heard on Radio beginning in late July, 2006.


Runway36 - (Self-Titled)

Runway36 - Forecast

Runway36 - Welcome to the Afterall (FS Music)

Set List

Walls of Glass
Six Days
All for Show
Road Less Traveled
Welcome to the Afterall
I long for the War

Set Length: 1:15 - 2:00 (When necessary)
All originals: Cover tunes available upon request