Brendan McLeod

Writer - Spoken Word Artist - Musician - Theatre Artist


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 Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award. 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”, is set for release on January 26th on Borealis Records.

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

Ulli Hetscher, Westpark Records


KIm Juneja, Take Aim Media

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