Runnin’ Wild Band is a fast paced, energetic band that has not forgotten its grass roots from back yard pickings to church house singings. We believe in providing a professional performance the whole family can enjoy. The audience can expect to be dazzled by the amazing vocal dynamics of Michael Goss, the guitar artistry of Miles Seaman, the energetic Shane Coffman on the drums, the robust style of Toney Boatner on the bass guitar, and the man that keeps it all together Jeff Boatner on the rhythm guitar.
The Runnin' Wild Band was initially formed in 2006 with four members, a mother, Charlene, and three of her children, Jeff, Russell, and Toney. Today, the Runnin' Wild Band consists of two of its original members, Jeff and Toney. Over the years, the band has persevered and adapted to change in order to keep it one of the hottest country music acts in Northwest Georgia. We have to say thank you to Andrew Heaner, our fans, friends, and family for encouraging the band to take its musical ability to the next level.
In 2012, the recording studio was remodeled with new recording equipment, a sound room, and lighted stage area. For outdoor venues, a mobile stage with lights was added. With the addition of video equipment, we have choreographed and produced two videos (Copper Line and HRSRCC). The video equipment is also being used as an outreach for our fans. Highlights from a concert are uploaded to the band’s facebook page.
Runnin' Wild Band has opened for John Michael Montgomery at Whiskey River and David Ball in Cedartown. They have also performed at the Georgia Peach Drop in Atlanta, Turner Field in Atlanta, Wild Bill’s in Atlanta, 1st and 2nd NHBA annual barrel race championship in Rainsville, AL, and Dedication Ceremony for C.I.A. (Central Intelligence Agency) in Lynchburg, Virginia. Their songs have been played on Moby in the Morning, and 94.9 The Bull. In 2012, Runnin' Wild Band was nominated and awarded the Georgia Music Award, Band of The Year.
Miles Seaman--------------Lead guitar
Miles was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He began playing the guitar at the age of 7. At the age of 15, he became the fulltime bass guitar player for a local house band. He was offered the opportunity to play guitar in another house band at the age of 17 and spent the next 15 years playing music as his primary source of income. After getting married and starting a family, he chose to take a “real job to be home with his family.” In 2002 Miles and his family moved to N.W. Georgia from Texas and has been playing music in church for 8 years. “Only in the last 2 years have I been playing out and I must say I’m enjoying it.”
Michael “Michael Jack” Goss-----------------Lead Vocals
Michael is from Aragon, GA. Being a natural born performer and song writer; his musical career began at 4 years old while traveling with his parents performing gospel music. His father Jack Goss would let him play the drums. Michael learned to play almost every instrument from the drums to the fiddle with the guitar and piano being his favorite. He started a gospel band called the Willing Heart and traveled for 10 years and wrote the majority of the songs they performed. In 1994, Michael performed at the Grand Old Opera. Later he started the Michael Jack Band and performed for 2 years before joining the Runnin’ Wild Band in 2006.
Jeff Boatner------------------Band Leader/rhythm guitar/backup vocals
Jeff is from Aragon, Georgia. He grew up around music. His mother’s family, the Bradfords, played gospel music, and his father’s family, the Boatners, played country music. Jeff’s passion for music began at fourteen when he taught himself to play the drums. He later moved on to the guitar. Following the family tradition, Jeff and his friends began meeting on the weekends and playing music. In 2006, Andrew Heaner encouraged Jeff to form the Runnin’ Wild Band after hearing them play.
Toney Boatner---------------Bass Guitar/backup vocals
Toney is from Aragon, Georgia. Toney comes from a musical family that plays gospel, country, and some rock and roll from his brothers. His brother Russell taught him how to play the bass guitar. After playing in a band with his mother and brothers, Toney joined the Runnin’ Wild Band. On stage under the top hat, he is a very energetic guitar player that loves to mingle with the audience or stepping up to the microphone to sing a couple songs. Another one of his talents is mixing the songs in the recording studio.