Acclaimed Canadian folk band The Fugitives to visit Epworth

The Fugitives (left to right): Ali Romanow - violin, vocals, Adrian Glynn - balalaika, vocals, Brendan McLeod - guitar, vocals and Chris Suen - banjo, vocals. EMN-151015-105723001
The Fugitives (left to right): Ali Romanow - violin, vocals, Adrian Glynn - balalaika, vocals, Brendan McLeod - guitar, vocals and Chris Suen - banjo, vocals. EMN-151015-105723001

Acclaimed Canadian indie-folk band The Fugitives are in north Lincolnshire later this month.

The Vancouver based band will be playing Epworth Thurlow Pavilion October 30 as part of their current tour, programmed by Blaize Community Arts in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council in a bid to deliver top entertainment to rural communities.

On reaching out to rural areas with their live music experience, spokesperson for The Fugitives Brendan McLeod, said: “All these shows are grass roots organised. They’re put on by people in their community for people in their community.

“There’s a spirit and aesthetic to that which matches what we’re going for as a band. It means so much more to be sharing music with an audience you actually interact with, where you eat and sleep in their community, and hang out with before and after the show.

“It’s more intimate, and meaningful. Also, we’ve been touring for ten years now, so we’re getting older and creature comforts matter more. We want to make sure we play places where everyone can direct us to the best breakfast in town.”

Eager to make the most of their visit, The Fugitives will be promoting their latest album Everything Will Happen, bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances.

Described as ‘the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues’, the band has been nominated for Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, opened for Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie and also played a slot at Glastonbury Festival as part of their UK tour in 2014.

Supported by LiveLincs Rural Touring Scheme in North Lincolnshire, the forthcoming show at Epworth will precede a series of dates in Europe.

Doors open at 8pm for the show at Epworth Thurlow Pavilion.

For more information about tickets, contact the box office on 01427 875748.

As part of their tour, the group has also invited choirs located in and around village venues to join them and perform a song entitled Ring, a single off their latest album, re-arranged for choral performance and available to view as a brand new video.

Take a look on their YouTube page: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LEz6_kfOnc&feature=youtu.be.

The Fugitives are also on YouTube performing their previous single Bigger Than Luck: {www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uW4fI5-MRs | www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uW4fI5-MRs | www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uW4fI5-MRs}