Straylight Run Biography
Straylight Run started in May of 2003 when John Nolan and Shaun Cooper left Taking Back Sunday. With a few songs already written, they began recording some demos before they had solidified their line up. After Breaking Pangaea split, they invited its drummer Will Noon to practice with them, and soon he was a permanent part of the band. A short while after that, the band's line up was complete when John's sister Michelle was asked to play piano and guitar for the band. After a summer of practice and preparation, Straylight Run played its first show to a sold out crowd at The Down Town in Farmingdale New York on September 7, 2003. Their first show kicked off a short tour of the northeastern United States, which was soon followed by a co-headlining cross country tour with The New Amsterdams. In only a short time they have amassed a tremendous and dedicated following, have had thousands of downloads of their six demo recordings, and have appeared on Fuse's IMX show and in Alternative Press magazine.