Bands on the Run

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Bands on the Run
Genre Reality competition
Directed by Kenny Hull
Craig Borders
Brendon Carter
Mark Perez
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 16
Executive producer(s) Dan Cutforth
Running time 42 minutes
Original network VH1
Original release April 2 – July 15, 2001
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Bands on the Run is an American reality competition television series which first aired on VH1 from April 2 to July 15, 2001. The show featured four unsigned bands competing for a prize package which included $50,000 in cash, $100,000 in musical equipment from Guitar Center, a showcase in front of recording executives, and a fully produced music video to be aired on VH1. In the season finale, it was revealed that the band Flickerstick won the competition.[1]


Band Name Home Members Genre
Flickerstick Dallas Cory Kreig (guitar/keyboards/vocals), Brandin Lea (vocals/guitar), Fletcher Lea (bass guitar), Rex Ewing (guitar/vocals), and Dominic Weir (drums/percussion). Indie rock, alternative rock
Harlow Los Angeles Amanda Rootes (vocals/guitar), Chimene Gonzalez (bass guitar/vocals), Rayshele Teige (guitar/vocals), and Rebecca Gibb (drums/percussion). Punk rock, goth rock
Josh Dodes Band New York City Josh Dodes (vocals/piano), Jo-Jo Moceri (drums/percussion), Daryl Wilkerson (bass guitar), Maiya Sykes (vocals), and Adrian Hartley (vocals). Jazz fusion, pop rock
Soulcracker San Diego Beastie Ulery (vocals/trumpet), Sutton Althisar (vocals/guitar), A.P. Murray (bass guitar/vocals), Ramsey Fauset (guitar), and Bob Hamel (drums/percussion/vocals). Alternative rock, powerpop


Each band plays a gig in a selected city. The act that makes the most money from ticket and merchandise sales wins. They set the prices. They promote the shows. All they have to survive on are $20 a day per band member, gas and phone cards, and a hotel room.

— VH1, "Bands on the Run" Website


Episode Location First Aired
1 San Francisco 2 April 2001
2 Chicago 8 April 2001
3 Chicago 15 April 2001
4 Cleveland 23 April 2001
5 Pittsburgh 30 April 2001
6 Columbus 6 May 2001
7 Columbus 13 May 2001
8 Nashville 20 May 2001
9 Memphis 28 May 2001
10 New Orleans 3 June 2001
11 Atlanta 10 June 2001
12 Atlanta 17 June 2001
13 Tampa 25 June 2001
14 Miami 1 July 2001
15 Miami 8 July 2001
16 Reunion Show 17 July 2001


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