Michael Flynn is a Charleston-based singer/songwriter/falconer who for the last decade has been one half of the band Slow Runner. His songs have been featured on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Shameless, and on commercials for useful products like cars and shampoo (see the list below). He’s also won a few awards for songwriting, including 1st runner up for the John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship in 2001. Slow Runner has released 4 full length albums, an EP, and several singles. They spent some time on one of SonyBMG’s labels and have toured internationally with acts like Josh Ritter, Built to Spill, The Avett Brothers, William Fitzsimmons, and many others. This year marks Michael’s first release as a solo artist with ‘Face in the Cloud’. He tries to make electronic music that has an organic heart, and sometimes it works. Sometimes it’s a total train wreck.
Syncs: Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2 episodes), Shameless (SHOWTIME, 3 episodes), One Tree Hill (CW, 2 episodes), Private Practice (ABC), The Gates (ABC, 3 episodes), Sons of Tucson (FOX), My Life as Liz (MTV), Free Radio (VH1)
Commercials: Kia, Emerson, Nivea, ABC programming promos (Desperate Housewives/Grey's Anatomy), Microsoft Kinect reveal video
“I would love to sit in Flynn’s brain near the part that creates new songs, just to hear what unfinished stuff is floating around.” - Devin Grant, Charleston Post & Courier
“Simple, beautiful, elegant.” - blogcritics.org
“Slow Runner is that rare band that can mourn and bewail, then hope and ramble on, all with one hand on the blip-and-bloop button for good measure.” - Paste Magazine
“…at first listen makes you summon that Shazam app on your iPhone and ask, ‘Who’s that?’” - Huffington Post