The Runaways

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The Runaways

The Runaways - Shadows Tribute Band

Playing the classic punchy vocal rock n roll hits of yesteryear and the magical sounds of The Shadows and other famous instrumental bands from way back when. We come highly recommended.
From: £850 per event

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Price from: £550.00

The Runaways are a Shadows Tribute Band based in Kent/Surrey also playing vocal hits from the 50's, 60's and Rock 'n' Roll music and more! They have over 38 years experience playing at all types of venues from the small to the very large! Can travel up to 120 miles (If accommodation can be arranged then can be negotiated for further).

6 Reviews
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Shirley Hamilton

Feb. 2, 2016

"Absolutely brilliant, everybody loved them!
Very smart,professional, talented and extremely friendly men.
Would not hesitate to recommend them.
They helped to make my evening perfect!"


Green Dragon Flaunden Herts Classic car show

July 1, 2018

"Ivan, I’d really like to have you all back again soon.
You fit in perfectly with the clientele, I just wish that some of the crowd we had during the day where still there in the evening. Next time we have a day event it will be better to have you perform in the garden about 3pm on.
I’ll be in touch. Many thanks in advance for the cd.
I absolutely loved the good bad and the ugly theme you did.
You are one of the most professional bands I have had the pleasure of seeing.
All the best to the rest of the team.


Ivan Thurlow

Dec. 9, 2017

"Hi Ivan,
It was good to finally meet up at last, and my thanks go out to the lads for such a professional performance last night. Feedback from our lot has been excellent, with lots of compliments regarding the band, so thank you so much for a great performance.

Kind regards

Cranbrook Golf Club Dinner & Dance"


Ivan Thurlow

Nov. 11, 2017

"Hey Ivan, was going to send you a message! Thank you all so much. You guys made the night so special and one to remember!! Everyone got up at some point for a boogie! Success! I hope the journey back was okay. Thanks again Ivan!! Lois x

Surprise Golden Wedding Anniversary party. The Pinner Arms."


Ivan Thurlow

Nov. 4, 2017

Hi Ivan. Many thanks for your note and I’m pleased to hear that you all enjoyed the D&D. I must say I’ve not received one negative response, which is a relief, and I would like to thank you all for your contribution to making the evening such a success. Unfortunately we won’t be at Geoff’s do, but good luck with it. Regards. Jackie.



June 26, 2016

Brilliant, I've seen some concerts before in my time, but nothing like The Runaways who are 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 highly recommend them for anybody to go and see, if they came to an area near you. Make the effort to go and see them without a doubt!



  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:

    33 years experienced Shadows tribute and vocal rock n roll classic hits live band. Played at all venues across the UK and parts of Europe.

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    They have worked with members of The Shadows and are renowned for the authenticity of their production of The Shadows' numbers, The Runaways are far more than a Shadows tribute band. Playing at theatres across the country.

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    They pay attention to the visual aspects of their performances and are always immaculate in their suits and are memorable for their striking bright red guitars and that Hank twang! From a drum solo to a 'power number like Theme from the Deerhunter.

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    We can play at theatres, executive events, corporate events, functions and social clubs. From a social club with a function hall of 200 people to a show of 2,000 people. The Runaways can cover it all!

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Shadowmania at Lakeside Country Club in Surrey. Played three times to over 1000 people in a Shadows themed show. Embroiderers Guild, Brookside Theatre Romford Essex, Fisher Theatre Bungay Norfolk. Sky TV, Good Morning Britain, BBC Radio Kent.

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    We can accept cash on the night or if its for a big venue a BACS payment or cheque can be arranged.

  • how many members of the band are there?

    4 piece band comprising of live drums and three guitars one with a synth attached.

  • whereabouts do you play mainly?

    We are Berkshire and Kent based, but able travel to the required location/s.

  • have you got any testimonials/ recommendations from known or past clients?

    Ivan has a great stage presence performing with The Runaways, not only does he provide great entertainment with his music but also humour! Ivan and can comfortably perform in front of large crowds. Highly recommended in booking. Osjed Talent Agency.

  • Do you have your own set up as in a PA, Lighting sound engineer?

    We have got a sound engineer we like to use for certain venues we play, (mainly theatres) he is not part of the band but knows our set up! But quite able to use our own PA system. We also have access to our own lighting if required.

  • Do you have an album or tracks of the band in action we can buy?

    We have our album 'Into The Vortex' and single tracks which is on and its able to be purchased at the venues we play at. For the band in action see You tube's website under 'The Runaways at Fisher Theatre' which is the most recent video.

Set List/Services

Apache - The Shadows '' ( '' Denotes an instrumentally played tune)
FBI ''
Cavatina- Theme from the Deerhunter ''
Move It - Cliff Richard
Wonderful Land- ''
Be My Guest- Fats Domino
Blue Suede Shoes- Elvis Presley
Green Grass of Home- Tom Jones
The Last Time- The Rolling Stones
Rodriguez Guitar Concerto- ''
Another Brick in the Wall- ''
Shaking All Over- Johnny Kidd & The Pirates