Romario Sebastian Anthony Bennett aka Runkus is a past Campion College student, who did exceptionally well in his CSEC and CAPE Examinations. He was a very active member of the student body, being President of several clubs including Media Production, Green Generation and the Music Club.
Runkus has not limited himself in recording or performing a specific genre of music and this has set him aside from others in the field. He has articulated the following: “To say that I only do one or a few genres of music is limiting my scope. I was grown cultural, so that means, Rastafarian Roots Music, Reggae, One Drop, Dancehall, all that is natural to Jamaica is second nature to I. However, I simply do music, not just Reggae, not just Dancehall, not just Roots Rock… I DO MUSIC! That is where all those genres form from, from nothing, from free creativity without borders or restrictions”.
Runkus has recorded and released several singles including Rain Start Fall, a collaborative effort of the Old Skl Bond and Majah Label Music Group, Victim which was accompanied by a music video with Bassick Records JA and Run which was recorded for the Polish label K-
The eight (8) track EP entitled Move In, was recorded for a German-
Records” and was released on February 5th, 2016 featuring a collaboration with Jamaican based recording artiste, Royal Blu and German-
Runkus has toured extensively and recently was included in a promotional tour of the East Coast with Kymani Marley, giving him the opportunity to showcase his repertoire of songs and his unique style. In 2016, Runkus and the Old Skl Bond toured Europe promoting the Move In EP performing on the Reggaejam Festival in Bersenbruck, Germany. They also gave an encore performance on Rototom’s Showcase Stage in Benacasim, Spain closing the tour in high spirits thus giving them the opportunity to tour the following year more extensively. The Classisin Tour (2017), saw them performing on several festivals namely Reggaejam and Summerjam in Germany, Reggae Geel in Belgium, Rototom in Spain, Rote Fabrik and Reeds Festival in Switzerland, Reggae Fever and Roots In The Park in the Netherlands, and the prestigious Boomtown Fair in England where he was well received and his fanbase expanded significantly.
Runkus is a very promising artiste whose creativity, sound, style and lyrical prowess will no doubt continue to spread the Jamaican music all over the world. He is talented in many aspects of the music as he is not only an Artiste, but a Record Producer, Musician, an Engineer and founder/ CEO of Runkus Music Company. He has produced songs for himself/others, and worked with some of the biggest names in business like, Chronixx, Jah9, Kymani Marley, Sizzla, the Skints, Determine, Lutan Fyah and Smartkid Records. Runkus is currently working with many new talents, such as Royal Blu and Leno Banton.
In early 2017, a five-