The Heat Run is an indie-groove-folk collective based in Philadelphia. It's a family affair characterized by soulful, foot-stomping, hand clapping, group sing-a-longs. Their self-titled debut album was recorded in warehouses, churches, garages, basements, bedrooms, closets, and backyards throughout the Philadelphia area and was released in March 2011. They followed that with The Blue Sea EP in May 2012, which featured songwriting and lead vocals from four of the bands members. A new release is planned for Spring 2014.

 

Full Name:
Michael Schaller

Goes By:
Mike

Instruments:
Vocals, Guitar, Keys

Experience:
Oso

Codenames:
Mick, Chain Child, Luke Baxter

Full Name:
Stephen Schaller
Goes By:
Steve

Instruments:
Vocals, Guitar, Keys

Experience:
The Red King, Orbit To Leslie

Codenames:
Steamy, Mainframe, Mix Muffin
Full Name:
Mandy Schaller
Goes By:
Ms. Mandy

Instruments:
Vocals, Harmonica, Percussion

Experience:
Jerry Joe Reno Band
Codenames:
Mombo
Full Name:
Michael Gordon
Goes By:
Gordon

Instruments:
Vocals, Bass, Trombone

Experience:
The Fat Handsome, Orbit To Leslie

Codenames:
El Gordo, Noodle
Full Name:
Frank Ewing
Goes By:
Frank

Instruments:
Accordion, Sax, Percussion

Experience:
Downtown Harvest, Tis The Season

Codenames:
Frankie Baby
Full Name:
Joshua Fullam
Goes By:
Josh

Instruments:
Drums, Percussion

Experience:
The Redbirds, Orbit To Leslie

Codenames:
Robot, Jza, Joshy!

 

Here's what people had to say about the debut record...

“The self titled debut album from The Heat Run is flat out amazing, the songwriting is incredible, all partnered up with the perfectly executed harmonies, instrumentation, and a well mixed yet raw recorded sound.” – Folk You Philly

“The Heat Run, is very much about pristine vocal harmonies and warm folk tones (with generous  forays into the brothers’ funkier side as well). They’re calling it “indie groove.” I’m calling it a pretty fun record.” – The Key

“The Heat Run, a new band from Philly, are masterful harmonists…This multi-genre-spanning album released earlier this march is full of life and love.” – Tour De Vaap

“Every single track sounds full and complete, with amazing attention to detail. There are no wasted seconds on any song... Mandy Schaller has the voice of a soulful angel that will keep you hooked.” – The Ticket

“Most often acoustic folk, sometimes pop-y jam-band rock and other times heartfelt balladry, The Heat Run’s March debut varies musically. But it’s the vocal arrangements they put together that’ll really catch your ear. But since there’s a man and wife and his brother in the band, that may be what connects them so well, naturally.” – Philadelphia City Paper