Run Side Down was born in June of 2005 when Guitarist Mike Scieszinski received a cease and desist order claiming the band's former name was a NASA copyright. The Madison-based quartet had been touring under the name "Space Camp" since the release of their debut album "America Must Dine" in late 2004, but the impending threat forced the name change and Run Side Down began right where Space Camp left off and haven't looked back since.
Scieszinski and keyboardist Vince Faris met while pursuing degrees in Jazz on their respective instruments at the University of Wisconsin Steven's Point. There they were quick to discover a mutual skill and similar taste in music. After graduation, Vince moved out of state and Mike came to Madison in search of a band.
Drummer Jon Reed and bassist Dan Plourde were two members of the first incarnation of the group. A phone call brought Faris back to Wisconsin where he slept on Mike's couch for a month while the newly formed Run Side Down began rehearsing for their upcoming tour.
Mixing rock with reggae or funk with fusion, Run Side Down creates a sound that is versatile and authentic. An ever-evolving rock and roll band that loves to jam! Regular practice, writing, and constant touring keep the band in prime shape. Run Side Down has played over 100 dates in their first year, and has shared the stage with such acts as Tea Leaf Green, Green Lemon, The Helping Phriendly Band, Melvin Seals and JGB, and more.