“The four part vocals are sensational – each of these Fugitives has the talent, voice and charisma to front their own band.” (Edmonton Sun).
The Fugitives are a Vancouver-based acoustic folk-roots group headed by songwriters Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod, and joined by banjo player Chris Suen (Viper Central) and violinist Carly Frey (The Coal Porters). They’re set to release their breakthrough sixth album, No Help Coming, in October 2023. It is about the climate emergency, tackling a different type of crisis from their previous album, Trench Songs, which brought WW1 poems written by young adults turned soldiers, into a musical force.
They have earned a JUNO nomination, numerous CFMA and WCMA nominations, and toured extensively through Europe, Canada, and the UK. They have 22 confirmed Canadian theatre-sized venues or festivals booked from July to November across BC, Alberta and Ontario. Plus 13 confirmed European dates in September and October. They’ve entertained crowds at most major Canadian folk festivals, performed a slot at the renowned UK Glastonbury festival, and toured opening for Buffy Sainte-Marie.
In 2020, the band unveiled Ridge, a WW1-centered theatre show, which was named a Globe & Mail “Top Arts Pick of
the Year”, touring it to over 30 theatres across Canada.
With an unforgettable live show, brimming with complex harmonies, infectious storytelling and top-notch musicianship, it’s no surprise the CBC have The Fugitives as: “Simply brilliant.”