The Fugitives are an indie folk pop duo headed by two Vancouverites, Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod, who set the stage ablaze despite their all-acoustic sets. The band has recently release their new album, ‘Everything Will Happen’, on Light Organ Records in October – bringing some new playfulness with brassy horns and chamber-pop violin sounds.

The Fugitives on Much Music

For their latest EP, the band headed to Toronto to work with esteemed producer John Critchley (of Dan Mangan, Elliot BROOD and Amelia Curran fame). Though they often sing about upbeat themes like family, traveling and the L-word, The Fugitives are connected to their socially responsible side, too. Their newest video for the song ‘New Year’s In Sochi’ draws inspirations from the story of Dmitry Isakov, who was one of the first to be arrested in the wake of Russia’s anti-gay laws during the Olympics. As tragic as the story was, the song also highlights a gratefulness for the rights we enjoy in Canada.

Besides being fantastic musicians, Brendan and Adrian have a myriad of other artistic talents that they actively pursue – jacks of the arts, if you will. McLeod is an award winning novelist and former Canadian SLAM poetry champion, while Glynn is a working actor who received rave reviews for his role in Chelsea Hotel, a play based on the songs and poems of Leonard Cohen. As The Fugitives, they are similarly eclectic, boasting former members like Mark Berube and C.R. Avery, and a current rotating cast that includes violin prodigy Hannah Epperson, multi-instrumentalist Steve Charles, and renowned actor Benjamin Elliot, alongside a host of other multi-instrumentalists. All this AND a variety of performance styles such as folk music, spoken word performances and poetry?! Seeing these guys in action is a definite treat.

The Fugitives

Speaking of, the guys are currently on a Canadian tour, after which they head to Europe(!). Canadian dates below (check out the ones featuring Canadian-Cree legend Buffy Sainte-Marie!):

March 10 – Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre*

March 13 – Moose Jaw, SK – Moose Jaw Cultural Centre*

March 28 – Vancouver, BC – Hard Rock Café

* w/ Buffy Saint-Marie

For more on the band and the dudes behind the band, please head to their website,, and check them on Facebook, Twitter, Rdio and Youtube. Ear candy!


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