Runners-Up is the solo project of Isle of Wight based songwriter and producer Sam Daysh. After graduating from university in 2020, unsure what to do next, he did what he’d wanted to do for a long time – write. Previously a session musician for other local artists such as Jaz Connell, as well as being a former front man of a grunge rock band, Daysh wanted a change of pace. Creating what he now describes as ‘vaguely indie folk’, Runners-Up is the culmination of a wide range of genre spanning influences. Writing, recording and producing all the songs himself from his home studio has given Sam the freedom to experiment and create the music he’s always wanted to make.