Services From The Runaways
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 39 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).
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!"
Bob Cole• Oct. 5, 2021
You guys were very well received and a great time was had by all !! Again, thank you for stepping in at such late notice and we definitely will keep you in mind for any future functions.
Bob Cole• Oct. 5, 2021
You guys were very well received and a great time was had by all !! Again, thank you for stepping in at such late notice and we definitely will keep you in mind for any future functions. Regards Bob Cole
Brian Samuels• Oct. 12, 2019
Fantastic Night, What a blast, The best live music event we have ever been to, Great evening Saturday, Group was great! Absolutely great night, everyone enjoyed themselves, As for me .. Sensational!!!!!! thank you, we will see you again!!! Please pass on my thanks
Brian Samuels• Oct. 12, 2019
antastic Night" "What a blast" "The best live music event we have ever been to" "Great evening Saturday" "Excellent evening, Group was great!" Absolutely great night, everyone enjoyed themselves" As for me .. Sensational!!!!!! thank you, we will see you again!!! Please pass on my thanks
Martin Reid• July 10, 2018
Hi Ivan I have had nothing but good reports from this end. " Last night was absolutely brilliant, food good as usual and the entertainment, the Runaways, were brilliant and very professional and could they play their instruments. WOW." was the response from a member of the social committee here. I am fully booked for next year but when the social committee sit down at the beginning of next year I'm sure they will have you in mind for 2020 or 2021. I will ask around to see if anyone took pics etc. Thank you again for a great evening.
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 www.bandcamp.com 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.
Apache - The Shadows '' ( '' Denotes an instrumentally played tune)
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