Running Wild

Running Wild were a six piece covers band from 2007 to 2019. They played 101 gigs in and around Staffordshire and Shropshire - mostly charity events, pub gigs, birthday parties and weddings. 


The band:

John Brown, guitar, left in 2010

Charles MacDonald-Jones, keyboard, left in 2010

Gary Postins, lead vocal, left in 2010

Graham Kenyon, lead guitar and lead vocals, left in 2019

Eamonn Dennis, drums, left in 2019

Glenn MacDonald-Jones, guitar and lead vocals

Sandra Dainty, saxophone and vocals 

Benita Guy, keyboard and vocals

Keith Newton, bass and vocals. 


Running Wild began with an impromptu gig at the Christmas party of Newport and District Running Club - all the band were members of the club.

The set was:

Stereophonics - Dakota

Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me?

Lovin’ Spoonfull - What A Day For A 10k.

Pulp - Running People

The La’s - There She Goes

Proclaimers - 500 Miles

Bangles - Just Another Manic Wednesday

As can be seen, four songs from the set were bowdlerisations  with lyrics on the theme of running replacing the originals.

The band played several more running club Christmas parties when more songs had their origins lyrics hijacked.


When Eamonn and Graham left, the decision was made to bring Running Wild to an end. Their last gig was their 101st in Norbury, Staffordshire. 

The Remnants - Keith, Sandra, Benita and Glenn resolved to form  a new band but after only a couple of rehearsals, Covid put and end to the plan. 

Running Wild was an amazing adventure which brought a lot of fun and enjoyment to a lot of people - not least, the members of Running Wild themselves. 


More information to follow soon.