The Fugitives is a band Brendan McLeod fronts along with Adrian Glynn.
Established in 2007, they have released four records, which have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music and Western Canadian Music Awards, including Best Songwriter, Best Roots Album, and Best Vocal Group. Their previous album, Everything Will Happen, spent ten weeks on the top ten Canadian folk charts, and earned them a support slot across Western Canada with Buffy Sainte-Marie and an appearance at UK’s Glastonbury Festival. Their follow-up, “The Promise of Strangers”, was released on Borealis Records in Canada and Westpark Music in the EU, where it won the German Music Critic’s Award for Best Folk Album in 2018.
The band has toured extensively through Canada,Western Europe, and the UK, often joined by renowned multi-instrumentalist Steve Charles, violinist Carly Frey (Echo Nebraska), and banjo player Rob McLaren (Union Duke). Over the past ten years, they’ve earned a reputation for unforgettable live shows, brimming with complex harmonies, infectious storytelling and top-notch musicianship. As the CBC has it: “This show is simply brilliant”. Performance highlights include major folk festivals across Canada, headlining slots in overseas americana festivals, and a recently sold out run across the UK on its rural touring circuit.
Todd Jordan, Paquin Entertainment.
Thomas Rohr, Touch of Music
Neville Street, Stella Six Productions
Bill Garrett, Borealis Records
EU & UK
Ulli Hetscher, Westpark Records
KIm Juneja, Take Aim Media