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 not seen.
Jack: I mean, we knew that there were other places. We’re not daft! We just, collectively, believed that we had all we needed where we were.
Phil: So, we set out to broaden our horizons.
Jack: And then ol’ Win came along.
Winchester 7: Everyone had a job to do. Mine just happened to be to try to persuade those who wanted to leave that they really didn’t.
Jack: We thought that we’d left it well and good behind when we decided to set up camp for the night and play a little music.
Winchester 7: I remember hearing drums and bass in the distance. I followed the sound and, as I got closer….well, it was kind of mesmerizing… I had my ukulele with me and just joined in!
Phil: It was a big surprise!
Jack: But the thing Is, Win doesn’t play the ukulele the way you might think it would be played.
Winchester 7: So, we decided to form a band!
Phil: We were better off together than apart.
Jack: And we never did go back.
Winchester 7: Instead, we spent years traveling around the world perfecting our sound. Though we each, eventually, would settle in different parts of the world that experience forever connected us.