The Fugitives is a band Brendan McLeod fronts along with Adrian Glynn. They have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award. They recently finished off a Canadian tour opening for Buffy Sainte-Marie, and a Europen tour that saw them perform at Glastonbury. Their newest release release "The Promise of Strangers" (Borealis Records, Westpark Records) is due out in January, 2018.
The Fugitives first release, In Streetlight Communion (2007), was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for pushing the boundaries of contemporary music. They returned in 2009 with an EP, Find Me, variously described as “an inventive piece of art” (Gauntlet), “tight, well-composed music that demonstrates great lyrical ability” (Discorder), and utilizes “tight, note-perfect harmonies” (Spinner). Their full-length follow-up, Eccentrically We Love, charted in the earshot top 30 for Canadian roots, and was praised for being “poignant” (Uptown), “eclectic and exciting” (See), and “infectious” (CBC).
The Fugitives newest releases, “Bigger than Luck” and “Everything Will Happen” were recorded in Toronto with producer John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliott BROOD, Amelia Curran). The EP “Bigger than Luck” was in the earshot! top ten folk charts for ten straight weeks. The LP “Everything Will Happen” was nominated for best roots album (duo/group) at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards and Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
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