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The Runaways Reformed

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The Runaways were formed in 1982 with Tim Adams on rhythm guitar, Gary Bryant (GB) on lead guitar and Ivan Thurlow on drums and still 35 years on with the new member Cliff Skinner playing up on bass guitar completes The Runaways line up respectively.

Since reforming, The Runaways have been committed to producing a quality performance and are particularly renowned for their authentic representation of music from The Shadows, including the choreography!

In the 1980’s and 90’s the Runaways worked alongside famous names in the world of entertainment and as the backing band to original singing stars of the fifties and sixties. They also appeared as special guests on BBC radio and have made appearances on London Weekend Television and Sky TV. Most recently on BBC radio Essex and the James Whale web based radio show.

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2 x 1 hour sets£500.00

The Runaways were formed in 1982 with Tim Adams on rhythm guitar, Gary Bryant (GB) on lead guitar and Ivan Thurlow on drums and still 35 years on with the new member Cliff Skinner playing on bass guitar completes The Runaways line up respectively.

Since reforming, The Runaways have been committed to producing a quality performance and are particularly renowned for their authentic representation of music from The Shadows, including the choreography!

In the 1980’s and 90’s the Runaways worked alongside famous names in the world of entertainment and as the backing band to original singing stars of the fifties and sixties. They also appeared as special guests on BBC radio and have made appearances on London Weekend Television and Sky TV. Most recently on BBC radio Essex and the James Whale web based radio show.

After receiving excellent reviews in various magazines, The Runaways signed a record deal with Polydor to release a CD in Japan. They have since recorded albums for Sweden and in Europe and their music is distributed to other countries. The Runaways' album "Into the Vortex" is still available and is being sold at the venues where the guys play and can be purchased on www.bandcamp.com either as single tracks or you can buy the whole album! The album consists of well-known tunes and vocal numbers played in an instrumental Shadowsesque style!

The Runaways continue to produce the highest quality sound and still rehearse routinely to perfect regular numbers and learn new ones to extend their repertoire. They also pay attention to the visual aspects of their performances and are always immaculate in their smart suits and memorable for their striking bright red guitars and those famous ‘walks’!

Audiences are constantly amazed by the range of sounds GB produces using his guitar synthesizer and find it hard to believe that performances are completely live without the use of backing tracks as he switches effortlessly from the sound of the clarinet for Stranger on the Shore, through to the accordion for Sea of Heartbreak to pure Fender Strat in Apache, for example.

Despite having worked with members of The Shadows and being renowned for the authenticity of their production of Shadows' numbers, The Runaways are far more than a Shadows tribute band. With the vast experience and individual talents of each member and their extensive repertoire of vocal and instrumental numbers, The Runaways produce a performance tailored to each venue/event and often receive standing ovations and unending demands for encores!

They will have you rocking in the aisles for sure, go see The Runaways!

The Shadows, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Cliff Richard.

Reviews

BILL BENNETT SINGS THE BEST SONGS OF DINO, FRANK, PERRY, MATT, NEIL AND ELVIS!

BILL BENNETT SINGS THE BEST SONGS OF DINO, FRANK, PERRY, MATT, NEIL AND ELVIS! I have known Ivan for some time now and his professional skills as a drummer is second to none! And furthermore as a member of the prestigious 'The Runaways' group of musicians, as an act they have to be seen, and booked, to believe just how good they are! Even Bruce Welch rates them!Bill Bennett September 24, 2014, Bill reported to Ivan at The Runaways Report

3 years ago
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Osjed Band Agency

Ivan has a great stage presence when performing with The Runaways, not only does he provide great entertainment with his music but also adds humour to his performance. Ivan is a great hit with the audience and can comfortably perform in front of large crowds. I highly recommend booking Ivan and seeing The Runaways! September 23, 2014, Ed is still Ivan's client. Report

3 years ago
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I've seen some concerts before in my time, but nothing like the Runaways!

I've seen some concerts before in my time, but nothing like the Runaways, a great bunch of guys, and one of the best tribute acts by a mile even beating the concerts that I've seen to date. So I would recommend for anybody to go and see, if they come to an area near you, make the effort to go and see them without a doubt! September 23, 2014, Ian has been in the audience several times watching The Runaways Report

3 years ago
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Sand Bay Adult Only Holiday Park Weston Super Mare Somerset.

The Blitz Ball I have known Ivan as the Runaways Drummer for a long time. Dedicated to a point. July 10, 2013, Harry was Ivan's client Report

3 years ago
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AK Discos Ltd.

Ivan is a really nice Guy and a great drummer. I have known Ivan since he was a young boy and know his skills well and would recommend him and his band The Runaways in a heartbeat, they are reliable friendly and get the crowd going a must for your party or venue July 9, 2013, (Andy Kier) Andy studied with Ivan at Swanley Comprehensive. Report

3 years ago
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