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Fri. May 28th 2010 Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
8pm - 11:00pm doors at 6pm
$13 Advance + s/c / $15 Door
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Ditch Records & Cds, Onine at
The Fugitives
Friday, May 28
Hermanns Jazz Club, 753 View St., Victoria
Doors 6:00pm – Show 8:00pm
Tickets: $13.00 + s/c / $15 Door
Available at: Lyle’s Place 770 Yates St., Ditch Records 635 Johnson St., or online at - TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 19

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“Accompanying themselves on various combinations of banjo, guitar, melodica and percussion, The Fugitives are capable of achieving dizzying, Arcade Fire-ish crescendos, replete with parallel melodies, complex harmonies and brimming torrents of emotion.” – Uptown Magazine, Winnipeg

"Wildly talented" - Georgia Straight

Fugitives are the combined talents of Vancouver artists Adrian Glynn, Barbara Adler, Brendan McLeod, and Steve Charles. A group of multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, poets and novelists, each with their own burgeoning solo career, they’ve won individual accolades as diverse as the Canadian SLAM poetry championship, CBC poet laureate, and a place in the Peak performance songwriting series. But their primary focus lies in banding together to integrate their sensibilities into a dynamic mix of modern folk. Formed four years ago on Vancouver’s East Side, The Fugitives have trod their instruments and words numerous times through Canada and Europe. Performances that began in abandoned bank vaults and small vegetarian restaurants in England have turned into mainstage appearances on the Canadian folk festival circuit and sold out headlining shows at venues as diverse as the Vienna Literary Festival, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, and the Chutzpah Dance Festival.

Like most young bands The Fugitives have weathered poverty, missed trains, and a few line up changes (parting amicably with upcoming folk talents Mark Berube and CR Avery), while honing their live act into a versatile mix of story and song. As the CBC has it, “whether you go for the poetry, the music, or both, this show is simply brilliant.” In late 2009, The Fugitives followed up on their Canadian Folk Music Award nominated debut album, In Streetlight Communion, with the release of a short EP called Find Me. Praised for its “tight, note-perfect harmonies” (Spinner), and “great storytelling and lyrical ability” (Discorder), Find Me has built anticipation for the band’s full length release, due out in March, and distributed by Universal Records. Featuring orchestration by Veda Hille and production by Matthew Rogers, ‘Eccentrically We Love’ will be supported this April by a tour across the country.

“A surprising auditory experience blending elements of bluegrass, jazz, folk and spoken word. They are new age pioneers, unabashedly forging a new sound, and exploring new mediums to do so.” – Uniter

“Sprightly lead track 'Breaking Promises' makes it clear that the group is still drawing from a deep artistic well. The tune makes ample use of the quartet's tight, note-perfect harmonies from the opening bars through to the final notes... It's easy to see how The Fugitives have become a favourite on the festival circuit. The band's fresh take on folk music is a far cry from the old patchouli-and-acoustic-guitars stereotype, instead building on the melodic foundations of roots music and giving it their own updated spin.” – Spinner

“An inventive piece of art... The Fugitives have put together a short five track EP incorporating perfect harmonies with spoken word lyrics... a good change of pace from the sludgy rock and bubblegum pop infesting the airwaves. Between the strong vocals and the artistic flare, there's something enjoyable in each of the five songs. The Fugitives have completely their own style and Find Me proves it.” – The Gauntlet

"'Find Me' is soaked in folk-feel and Canadiana, with touches of gypsy flair: banjos, mandolins and accordions all figure into the sad sonic translations of loneliness...They seem to have really gelled as a band and deliver tight, well-composed music that demonstrates great storytelling and lyrical ability. The diverse EP shows creativity and imagination, giving a sampling of the spectrum that the Fugitives are capable of." – Discorder

"The vocal harmonies on this five-song EP are top-notch." – CHARTattack

“Is it too obvious to say that this charming Canadian indie folk album is worth finding? These five tracks are both a complete statement and a quick peek at the band’s ambitious concept record, slated for a March release.” – PopMatters


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The Fugitives

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To record their first release in three years, Vancouver-based indie folk collective The Fugitives was just hoping to stay home. After eight years of touring Canada and Europe, they’d drained most of the romance out of cramped cars, long roads, and eating sandwiches out of gas station refrigerators. So they surprised themselves by trucking three t... more info
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