PAST SHOWS

National Music Centre

04.06.13 |8:00pm

Calgary, Canada

The Runaway Five performs their FIRST EVER ALL AGES SHOW!@#!@ VIDEO GAME MUSIC live at the National Music Centre! Come out and hear themes from popular video game titles such as Super Mario Brothers, Sonic The Hedgehog, Halo, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Earthbound and MANY MORE! With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience and help support live video game music!

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Who: The Runaway Five
What: Live Video Game Music!
When: April 6th, 2013
Time: 8:00pm
Where: National Music Centre (134 11 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0X8)
Cost: $15

Trumpet: Johnny Summers
Saxophone: Shane Statz
Piano: Sheldon Zandboer
Bass: Brendan McElroy
Drums: Karl Schwonik

Wine-Oh's Bistro & Cellar

01.05.13 |9:00pm

Calgary, Canada


Come see a unique performance to hit Wine-Oh's; one of Calgary's newest music venues. The Runaway Five are back and ready to kick off the new year with some rockin' video game music! The night will include performances from both vintage and modern video games. The Runaway Five performs music from popular video game series such as: Final Fantasy, Super Mario, Halo, Sonic The Hedgehog, Zelda, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Megaman, Left 4 Dead, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound and many more. With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember! Come be part of a unique audience and help support Calgary's live music scene. www.therunawayfive.com

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Who: The Runaway Five
What: Live Video Game Music!
When: Sat. Jan 5th, 2013
Where: Wine-Oh's (Previously known as the Beat Niq for those of you who don't know it's changed ownership!)
Time: Show starts at 9:00pm
Cost: $15

Trumpet: Johnny Summers
Trombone: Dean Yeats
Alto Sax: Richard Harding
Tenor Sax: Oliver Miguel
Baritone Sax: Sarah Matheson
Piano: Brendan Swanson
Bass: Brendan McElroy
Percussion: Raul Gomez Tabera
Drums: Spencer Cheyne

**For those who don't know, Wine-Oh's USED to be called the Beat Niq. Remember to join the facebook event so we can get an idea of how many cool people there are!**

Auburn Saloon

07.30.10 to 07.31.10 |8:00pm

Calgary, Canada

*FRIDAY JULY 30th, 2010*

Come on down to the Auburn Saloon on July 30th, 2010 to experience the music of the legendary Earth Wind & Fire, live in concert! Members of The Runaway Five large ensemble will be joined by the beautiful voice of Zoe Theodorou to pay tribute to one of the most influential bands in history!

When: Friday July 30th, 2010
Where: Auburn Saloon (163 - 115 - 9th Ave SE)
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: $15

*SATURDAY JULY 31st, 2010*

Come back the very next night for an evening of nostalgia! The Runaway Five performs music from popular video games! Come hear LIVE VIDEO GAME MUSIC arranged for large ensemble by Brendan McElroy and other members of The Runaway Five! With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember! Come be part of a unique audience and support live jazz and video game music.

When: Saturday July 31st, 2010
Where: Auburn Saloon (163 - 115 - 9th Ave SE)
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: $15

*****IMPORTANT


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WEEKEND PASS: $20

By paying an extra $5.00 at the Earth Wind & Fire Tribute, you will recieve a weekend pass that grants you access to both the Earth Wind & Fire show AND The Runaway Five show. That's right! Save yourself some money and come to both shows for only $20! As an added bonus, you will also automatically be entered into a draw to win some great prizes!

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*****IMPORTANT
THE BAND:

Voice - Zoe Theodorou
Trumpet - Andre Wickenheiser
Trumpet - Leanne Paisley
Trombone - Carsten Rubeling
Alto Sax - Brett McDonald
Tenor Sax - Oliver Miguel
Bari Sax - Sarah Matheson
Guitar - Jesse Kruger
Piano/Keyboards - Tyson Kerr
Bass - Brendan McElroy
Drums - Spencer Cheyne
Percussion - Luis Elpana Tovar


Grab all your friends and come on down to the Auburn Saloon for a fantastic weekend of live music. Drink, dance, and party to the rhythms of Earth Wind & Fire and video game music!


THE RUNAWAY FIVE:

The idea of bringing video game music to life has always been one of Brendan McElroy's (bass player/composer/arranger and founder of The Runaway Five) interests. The idea began while attending a music workshop at the world famous Banff Center with the Calgary Youth Jazz Orchestra. Collaborations with Calgary's Brendan Swanson (pianist/composer/arranger and co-founder of The Runaway Five) allowed for the creation of the video game music ensemble "The Runaway Five". The project soon moved to Toronto where the Band Leader, Brendan McElroy, currently resides,studying
at the University of Toronto. By working with Toronto's Alex Goodman(guitarist/pianist/composer/arranger), Brendan was able to form Toronto's version of this group. This ensemble now currently runs out of both Calgary, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario. By performing jazz arrangements of popular video game music including pieces from Sonic The Hedgehog, Final Fantasy, Earthbound, Megaman, Zelda, Metroid, Katamari Damacy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Brothers/World, F Zero and many more, The Runaway Five adheres to the tastes of every video game nerd. Recently, The Runaway Five had the oportunity to play on the legendary stage of Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario. This was for the world famous video game music tour, Video Games Live. Through this, The Runaway Five were able to meet and work with world renown game composers Jack Wall (Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, Myst III: Exile, Myst IV: Revelation, Jade Empire), Tommy Tallarico (Earthworm Jim series (Earthworm Jim 2 on), Spot Goes To Hollywood, MDK, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Wild 9) and Michael Salvatori (Halo series).

The Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club

01.08.10 |Doors: 8:00 pm

Calgary, Canada

Come see a unique performance to hit the heart of Calgary's jazz scene, the Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club. The Runaway Five will is joined by Toronto trombonist/composer/arranger, Dean Yeats, for an evening of newly arranged video game music! The Runaway Five feature hit arrangements from popular video game titles of the past and present. With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience and help support live jazz and video game music!

Saxophone(s): Brett McDonald
Trombone: Dean Yeats
Piano: Brendan Swanson
Bass: Brendan McElroy
Drums: Spencer Cheyne

The Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club

05.20.09 |8:00 pm

Calgary, Canada

Date: Wed, May 20, 2009

Band Members:
Trumpet - Andre Wickenheiser
Saxophone(s) - Brent Mah
Guitar - Alex Goodman
Piano - Brendan Swanson
Bass - Brendan McElroy
Drums - Spencer Cheyne

Event Description:
Come see a unique performance to hit the heart of Calgary's jazz scene, the Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club. The Runaway Five will be performing video game music arranged by Brendan McElroy, Brendan Swanson, and Alex Goodman in the jazz idiom! This night will include performances from many games including: Final Fantasy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Earthbound, Super Mario Brothers, Chrono Trigger, Zelda, Megaman and many more! With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience and help support live jazz and video game music!

Time: Doors open 8:00 pm

Cover: $10.00

Video Games Live: Jack Singer Concert Hall

05.15.09 to 05.16.09 |9:00pm

Calgary, Canada


The Runaway Five is still currently booking performances with Video Games Live for May 15th and 16th of 2009 in Calgary, Alberta. So far nothing is written in stone. Although it is looking more and more likely that this performance will happen, it is still not 100% garunteed.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

01.09.09 |8:00pm

Edmonton, Canada

Performing with PLAY! A Video Game Symphony!

Friday, January 9, 2009
» PLAY! comes to Edmonton at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 22, 2008- Today, Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc. is announcing that the next confirmed stop on the PLAY! tour will be in Edmonton at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on January 9th, 2009.

This highly technical and entertaining event will mesmerize and captivate the audience with its Video Game Music genre, sophisticated audio, lighting techniques and much more! Accompanying the music will be key gameplay sequences from the various games. These images will be projected on large projection screens suspended above the orchestra.

Already announced will be famed composer Jeremy Soule in attendance. Soule's work includes compositions for Oblivion, Morrowind, Guild Wars and many more.

All tickets including the VIP meet and greet are available at the box office, by credit card at 780-451-8000 or on the internet at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004114E4D3C74E

For more information please visit www.play-symphony.com or visit www.charminarmedia.com

The Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club

01.03.09 |Doors open @ 8:30

Calgary, Canada

LIVE VIDEO GAME MUSIC: The Runaway Five returns to Calgary to play the Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club on January 3rd, 2009! This night will feature all new video game music arranged by Brendan McElroy and Brendan Swanson in the jazz idiom. The Runaway Five will also be featuring up and coming musicians from across North America! Come down to the Beat Niq and join a unique crowd in supporting live jazz and video game music. With the growing popularity of games and game music this will sure be a night to remember!

The Runaway Five:

Trumpet: Matt MacLean (Toronto, ON)
Alto Sax: Brent Mah (Vancouver, BC)
Tenor Sax: Brett MacDonald (Denton, TX)
Bari Sax: Sarah Matheson (New Brunswick, NJ)
Guitar: Alex Goodman (Toronto, ON)
Piano: Brendan Swanson (Calgary, AB)
Bass: Brendan McElroy (Toronto, ON)
Drums: Spencer Cheyne (Calgary, AB)

Tequila Bookworm

11.24.08 |9:00 PM

Toronto, ON, Canada

The Runaway Five hits the Tequila Bookworm for an evening of live video game music arranged in the jazz idiom. This night will feature music from popular video games adapted for a jazz sextet. As The Runaway Five is gaining international recognition in the game music scene, this will sure be a night to remember. Catch The Runaway Five in Toronto before they return to Calgary for the winter break!

Cost: Pay What You Can ($5.00 suggested donation)

The Runaway Five:

Trumpet: Matt MacLean
Sax: Gordon Hyland
Guitar: Alex Goodman
Piano: Tyson Kerr
Bass: Brendan McElroy
Drums: Josh Park

The Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club
811 1st St. SW

08.20.08 |8:30pm

Calgary, Canada


LIVE VIDEO GAME MUSIC! Come see a unique performance to hit the Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club! The Runaway Five Trio will be performing video game music arranged by Brendan McElroy, Brendan Swanson and Alex Goodman in the jazz idiom! This night is an important fundraiser and all proceeds go towards The Runaway Five’s current recording project! This night will include performances from many games including: Final Fantasy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Earthbound, Super Mario Brothers, Chrono Trigger, Zelda, Megaman and many more! With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience, help support live jazz and video game music and help fund The Runaway Five’s first CD! Make sure to catch The Runaway Five before they move back to Toronto! The Runaway Five Trio: Piano: Brendan Swanson Bass: Brendan McElroy Drums: Spencer Cheyne - Time: Doors open at 8:30 Location: Beat Niq (811 1st Street SW)

The Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club
811 1st St. SW

05.08.08 |9:00pm

Calgary, Canada


The Runaway Five returns from Toronto and hits the Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club once again! Come out and hear live jazz while supporting one of the finest up and coming video game cover bands to hit the market! This ensemble plays jazz arrangements of popular video game music. The Runaway Five’s repertoire includes music from Final Fantasy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Earthbound, Super Mario Brothers, Chrono Trigger, Zelda, Megaman and many more! This night is featuring one of Toronto’s finest youth guitar players, Alex Goodman. Also, The Runaway Five will be featuring up and coming saxophonist, Brett McDonald. Wth the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience and help support live jazz and video game music. The Runaway Five: Saxaphone(s): Brett McDonald, Guitar: Alex Goodman, Piano: Brendan Swanson, Bass: Brendan McElroy, Drums: Spencer Cheyne.

Dominion on Queen
500 Queen Street East

04.19.08 |9:00pm

Toronto, Canada


*****THE RESCHEDULING OF THE MARCH 15TH 2008 PERFORMANCE***** Come join The Runaway Five to hear live video game music arranging in the jazz idiom. If you don’t like game music, come for the jazz. If you don’t like jazz, come for the game music. If you don’t like jazz nor game music, come to see Alex Goodman do a quadruple backflip while wearing a dress (The Runaway Five assumes is not liable for Alex Goodman’s lack of backflip ability or ability to fit into a dress). This night will include music from many games including: Final Fantasy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Earthbound, Super Mario Brothers, Chrono Trigger, Zelda, Megaman and many more! With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience and help support live jazz and video game music! The Runaway Five: Trumpet - Matt MacLean Piano - Tyson Kerr Guitar - Alex Goodman Bass - Brendan McElroy Drums - Josh Park Where: Dominion on Queen (500 Queen Street East) When: March 15th 2008 Doors: 9:00

Dominion on Queen
500 Queen Street East

03.15.08 |9:00pm

Toronto, Canada


Come join The Runaway Five to hear live video game music arranging in the jazz idiom. If you don’t like game music, come for the jazz. If you don’t like jazz, come for the game music. If you don’t like jazz nor game music, come to see Alex Goodman do a quadruple backflip while wearing a dress (The Runaway Five assumes is not liable for Alex Goodman’s lack of backflip ability or ability to fit into a dress). This night will include music from many games including: Final Fantasy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Earthbound, Super Mario Brothers, Chrono Trigger, Zelda, Megaman and many more! With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience and help support live jazz and video game music! The Runaway Five: Trumpet - Matt MacLean Piano - Tyson Kerr Guitar - Alex Goodman Bass - Brendan McElroy Drums - Josh Park Where: Dominion on Queen (500 Queen Street East) When: March 15th 2008 Doors: 9:00

Concord Cafe
937 Bloor Street West

02.25.08 |9:30pm

Toronto, Canada


Come see a unique performance to hit one of Toronto’s active venues the Concord Cafe. The Runaway Five will be performing video game music arranged by Brendan McElroy, Brendan Swanson and Alex Goodman in the jazz idiom! This night will include performances from many games including: Final Fantasy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Earthbound, Super Mario Brothers, Chrono Trigger, Zelda, Megaman and many more! With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience and help support live jazz and video game music! The Runaway Five: Trumpet - Matt MacLean, Piano/Guitar, Bass - Brendan McElroy, Drums - Jon McCaslin.

Massey Hall
178 Victoria St.

02.09.08 |8:00pm

Toronto, Canada


The Runaway Five plays at Massey Hall for the Video Games Live tour as they hit Toronto, ON on February 9th, 2008!!! Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Top orchestras & choirs perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive entertainment experience! This is a concert event put on by the video game industry to help encourage and support the culture and art that video games have become. Video Games Live™ bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. The show is heralded and enjoyed by the entire family. It’s the power & emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game all completely synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience. For more information including where to buy tickets visit: www.videogameslive.com

Smiling Buddha Bar
961 College St.

01.22.08 |8:00pm

Toronto, Canada


The Runaway Five performs live with The Alex Goodman Quartet, Myxomatosis. The Alex Goodman Quartet will be performing original music, Myxomatosis will be performing music from Radiohead and The Runaway Five will be performing what they do best, video game music! 8:00 - 9:15: The Alex Goodman Quartet: Alex Goodman - guitar/piano/compositions, Justin Gray - bass/compostions, Josh park - drums, Daniel Jamieson - saxophone. 9:30 - 10:45: Myxomatosis: Eli Bennett - tenor saxophone, Nick Morgan - alto/soprano saxopohones, Justin Gray - upright and electric basses, Adam Texeira - drums, Alex Goodman - guitar/piano. 11:00 - 12:30ish: Branden McElroy - bass, Alex Goodman - guitar/piano, Jon McCaslin - drums, Matt Mclean - trumpet. We hope to see you all there!

The Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club
811 1st St. SW

12.19.07 |8:30pm

Calgary, Canada


The Brendans’ Duo pull it off once again! LIVE VIDEO GAME MUSIC! Come see a unique performance to hit one of Calgary’s Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club. The Runaway Five will be performing video game music arranged by Brendan McElroy and Brendan Swanson in the jazz idiom! This night will include performances from many games including: Final Fantasy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Earthbound, Super Mario Brothers, Chrono Trigger, Zelda, Megaman and many more! With the growing popularity of video game music, this will sure be a night to remember. Come be part of a unique audience and help support live jazz and video game music! The Runaway Five: Trumpet - Matt MacLean, Piano - Brendan Swanson, Bass - Brendan McElroy, Drums - Spencer Cheyne (aka: The Cheyne Machine).