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Country USA

Style Hard Rock

Hailing from Northeastern Pennsylvania, HitnRun was originally formed in 1989 as a hard rock cover band that eventually began featuring original songs in its set list. After a brief hiatus in 1990, founding members Mark Sutorka (guitar) and brothers Jareth and Beckett Grealish (guitar and drums respectively) set out to rebuild the group with new bassist Dan Whitman and soulful vocalist Eric Montoya as an all original hard rock band.

This revitalized HitnRun took the scene by storm in December 1991, quickly building a dedicated following in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, a true accomplishment considering the region was practically devoid of original rock at the time. With a combination of killer songs, memorable live performances and relentless promotional efforts, the band helped to establish original rock in Northeastern PA.

Unsatisfied with just regional success, HitnRun broke into the Philadelphia/New Jersey scene, playing shows at such notable venues as the Cellblock in suburban Philly, Obsessions in Central NJ, and Bonnie’s Roxx in Southern NJ. This led to opportunities to open for several national acts including Dirty Looks, Tyketto, and Widowmaker (featuring Dee Snider of Twisted Sister).

Throughout their 4-year history together, the band entered the studio on 3 separate occasions to record their music in the hopes of attracting a major record label. Unfortunately, a recording contract proved all too elusive, as the music scene of the early 90s was overtaken by alternative and grunge rock. Struggling to survive in this new musical climate eventually took its toll on the group, and in 1995, they officially disbanded.

Fortunately, HitnRun’s story didn’t end there. In 2008 after launching a MySpace page featuring their music, several independent labels expressed interest in the band. This led to HitnRun returning to the studio to complete 3 unfinished songs. With their album finally completed, HitnRun released it digitally on December 11, 2015 and has now signed with Lions Pride Music for a worldwide release on CD. Watch for it summer 2016!

– Accidents Happen [1993]
– Hit ‘N’ Run [2015]

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