21/07/14 – Fiona’s cover of ‘I Can’t Help Myself’ to be released!
Following the unprecedented success of the Durex Earth Hour advertising campaign, which recieved almost 9 million views on YouTube, Fiona’s featured cover of The Four Tops classic ‘I Can’t Help Myself’ is now scheduled for global release on 8th September 2014.
Watch this space over the coming days & weeks for more exciting developments as we get closer to the release date!
02/08/14 – Distillation #10
Oh Yeah Music Centre presents:
In association with BUSHMILLS® IRISH WHISKEY
Friday 18th July, 2014
(Over 18s Only. Drink responsibly.
Drinkaware.co.uk for the facts)
Oh Yeah Music Centre is pleased to announce Distillation #10, the ninth in the series of special showcase events presented in association with BUSHMILLS® IRISH WHISKEY, and supported by Arts & Business Northern Ireland. The aim of Distillation is to bring together the best established and upcoming Northern Irish acts to play alongside rising artists from the international arena. This Distillation lineup features Runaway GO, Bee Mick See & Viola Dust.
Oh Yeah Music Centre
8.30pm | £5.00
23/07/14 – HMV Performance
Runaway GO will be performing live in HMV Belfast (Donegal Arcade) on Saturday 28th June. Entry is completely FREE and the band will be onstage from 1.00pm. For those wanting a sneak peek of some songs off the new album, you might want to come along
09/06/14 – Merchandise Clearance
As you can probably tell from the banner above, we’re currently having a clear-out over at our web store. It’s your LAST CHANCE to buy a whole bunch of our music at a seriously discounted price, including *LIMITED EDITION* copies of our single ‘Jump Start’ which are individual signed by the band, numbered and strictly limited to 100 copies only. Priced at only £3, get them while you still can!
28/05/14 – Update
Just a quick update to let everybody know what we’ve been getting up to over the last few weeks. Firstly, we had a really great show with Gabby Young & Other Animals at Aether & Echo in Belfast. It was our first hometown show for quite a while so it was great to see so many familiar faces. Thanks to everybody who came along! Secondly, we’ve been really busy getting everything into place for the upcoming release of our debut album. We’re *HUGELY* excited about finally being able to let everyone hear it and we hope you are to. We’ve poured our heart & soul into this album so we really hope that everyone enjoys it when it comes out… watch this space for more details soon!
Finally, we’ve just moved into a shiny new rehearsal space and have been spending the last few days steadily filling it with all of our stuff. Here’s a photo of what it looked like before and we’ll post an after photo in a week or two!
06/05/14 – Gabby Young & Other Animals
We’re really looking forward to supporting Gabby Young & Other Animals on Friday night at Aether & Echo in Belfast. The show is part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival and tickets (priced at £8) are available from their website.
26/04/14 – Liverpool Sound City
We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be performing an acoustic set at this year’s Liverpool Sound City alongside More Than Conquerors, Ports & Malojian. Details below!
31/03/14 – Earth Hour, March 2014
Last week the voice behind the soundtrack to Earth Hour Durex’s #Turnofftoturnon film was revealed as Fiona O’Kane from Runaway GO. Due to the phenomenal speculation on the singer’s identity and with over eight million views, the decision was made to release Fiona’s version The Four Tops classic, Can’t Help Myself as a single worldwide, it’s now available on iTunes and though all of the usual outlets.
Fiona, 26, is the lead singer songwriter Runaway GO and has been writing and recording her own music since she was 14. The band have worked with the likes of Jonathan Shakhovskoy (Beady Eye, U2, Stereophonics) and Geoff Pesche (Gorillaz, Dizzee Rascall) having self-released six singles including Alligator, Delicate Man and This is Real and receiving national airplay on Radio 1 in the UK.
Runaway GO’s debut album is due out this summer and they have already had a taste of playing large scale venues through supporting UK chart-toppers Bastille on the Irish leg of their sell out tour last October as well as playing alongside Suede and Editors.
Fiona says: “I feel like there are too many distractions in life these days, and sometimes we need to just take a minute to come away from what we’re doing and breathe in life again. I love Durex’s campaign because it’s reminding people that even though most of us are slaves to the modern world, we can still take a moment to appreciate the life and love around us.”
05/03/14 – Gig News!
Runaway GO are pleased to announce that they have been added to the bill of Armstrong Learing’s ‘Access Thru Music’ gig in Belfast’s Limelight 1 on Friday 4th of April 2014. The band will performing as special guests alongside some of Armstrong Learning’s finest particants and mentors!
16/02/14 – Fiona goes viral for Valentine’s Day
A few days before this year’s Valentine’s Day, Fiona decided to get into the spirit of things and put out a call for fans of the band to post requests for their favourite love song with the promise of posting a cover version of the winning suggestion. The result was a stripped-back version of Haddaway’s classic 90′s tune ‘What Is Love?’, which spread throughout Facebook & Twitter with unexpected speed.
Update 21/01/14 – Album Sessions
Over the past few weeks, the band have been in the studio with producer Mike Mormecha (Mojo Fury / Clown Parlour) recording tracks for their debut album ‘Alive‘, which is due for release in April / May of 2014!
As of 21/01/14, the recording sessions have drawn to a close and focus has now shifted towards finalising a track-listing for the album and also the mixing / mastering process, which will be completed over the coming weeks.
Also, the band are currently working very hard on artwork ideas for their debut release with Belfast-based artist John Quinn, which promises to be something very special indeed.
The band are extremely excited by the album sessions & can’t wait to let people hear what they’ve been working on.
Watch this space for more updates!
Limelight (Belfast) Headline Show Announced!
Following a series of successful dates supporting Bastille at their SOLD OUT shows in Belfast & Dublin, Runaway GO are pleased to announce a headline show in Belfast’s prestigious Limelight 2 on December 4th.
They will be joined on the night by Leaders of Men, Pretty Child Backfire & Go Swim. Tickets are priced at £5 and a STRICTLY LIMITED number are available NOW online via Ticketmaster.
Belsonic 2013 Live Photos Added!
Runaway GO are extremely happy to announce that they will be supporting Bastille for the following dates of their upcoming tour:
Fri 25th Oct – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Sat 26th Oct – Ulster Hall, Belfast
The band had a great time supporting Bastille at their most recent Irish show in Belfast’s Mandela Hall & can’t wait to share the stage with them again! In the meantime the band are working hard in the studio, recording tracks for their upcoming debut album which is due for release in early 2014. Watch this space for updates!
Runaway GO to support Suede at Belsonic 2013 on Saturday August 24th!
Runaway GO are very proud to announce that they will be supporting Suede at Belsonic 2013, in-between writing & recording sessions for their debut album. The announcement of this date marks the beginning of a series of exciting developments for the band over the coming weeks and months, so be sure to check back regularly for more information on what they’re getting up to!
The Single ’I Will Go’ is now available for purchase at all of the live shows, from our STORE and through all the usual online outlets.
The band are currently tucked away writing new songs for their debut album. After a lot of head scratching a decision was made to complete the songs which surfaced over the past few months. Everyone is very excited and looking forward to releasing the album as soon as it’s ready.
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