Life Beyond the Dome Rocks

Indie Ukulele Rock, by definition is intended to be fun. We're here to be part of that - Winchester 7

When Phil Voorhees (bass) and Jack Kane (drums) decided to pull a runner, they didn’t expect that the one to come after them would be Winchester 7 (vocals, ukulele).  None of them imagined that when their paths finally crossed, a few bass notes and halting drum beat would be met with a rocking ukulele reply, vocal harmony, and…music.

Together, Winchester 7 & the Runners, have since found that a forgotten world, beyond the dome welcomes their music and films even as their friendship grows.

Out of Atlanta, Georgia-based (home to Winchester 7), Sanctuary Studio; though runners, Voorhees now resides in Amsterdam and Kane is itinerant within the United Kingdom; the trio deliver their unique blend of indie garage rock with alternative, classic, and surf influences.


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TJPL News: WINCHESTER 7 & THE RUNNERS - Heart Of The Golden Mystics - ALBUM REVIEW 

Self-described International alternatives known as Winchester 7 & the Runners have been pinpointed for their magnificent songwriting and unique flair for fusing the ends of rock and electric ukulele. 

Now back with their album release ‘Heart Of The Golden Mystics’ the band aim to take on genre boundaries and shoot them through the barrel of eight (tracks). 

‘The Saint Simon Killer Returns’, opens its attack by hitting the target in one through its indie rock classics – The Clash meets The Kooks here through…

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The Ark of Music:: Winchester 7 & the Runners – Heart of the Golden Mystics Album Review 

Winchester 7 & the Runners are a three-piece band based in Atlanta, Georgia, that play indie/garage rock with a delightful twist. Doing away with guitars altogether, the chord work is handled by Winchester’s electric ukulele, and the Runners round out the sound with drums and bass (Jack Kane and Phil Voorhees, respectively). Heart of the Golden Mystics is the trio’s fifth studio album and it serves up another delicious helping of the playful, energetic rock music for which they are known. 

The album begins…

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Music Arena GH Interview: Winchester 7 & the Runners Presents To You ‘Heart of the Golden Mystics’ 

What is your stage name? 

Winchester 7: We are Winchester 7 & the Runners 

Is there a story behind your stage name? 

Winchester 7: Well, I’m Winchester 7! 

Phil: And we were runners, though technically, we all are now. 

Jack: You see, we come from the same place, originally.  It was…a sort of community. 

Phil: A closed society which shared similar ideals. 

Jack: Until Phil and I got some different ones in our heads, anyway. 

Phil: We decided that we wanted to see the world…or those parts of it which we had…

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Less Than 1,000 Follower: Winchester 7 & the Runners – “Uke Rock” 

The ukulele or “Uke” for short, is an instrument that looks similar to a miniature guitar. You might have noticed in your local guitar shops lately, that they are all tending to keep some kind of an inventory for them. People speak about a “revival” of sorts regarding the instrument. I question the sense of “revival,” though. I’ve bought my fair share of ukuleles as well in recent history, a friend of mine, a local Portland artist by the name of Thumpergraph, turned me on to them by demonstrating how you…

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StereoStickMan: Winchester 7 & the Runners Heart of the Golden Mystics Album Review 

Rock and roll to your heart’s content, as ukulele indie-rock outfit Winchester 7 & the Runners deliver their most engaging and memorable collection of originals yet. 

The seven-track album Heart Of The Golden Mystics promises the very best of the act’s authentically emotive, poetic and catchy songwriting, with organic rock grooves underneath and plenty of striking riffs.