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Members are John McManus (vocals/guitar), Gary Graham (guitar/vocals), Gerard McHugh (vocals/percussion), Michael McKinney (bass/vocals), Declan McCartan (cello/vocals) and Rory McAuley (drums/vocals) .
Originally coming from a couple of small rural villages in the Glens of Antrim and Belfast runabay are six musicians who through their passion for harmony and melody have been writing and recording since late December 2013.
Runabay are at the forefront of fresh, new music in Northern Ireland, a sound which has undeniably been shaped by the beautiful coastline which surrounds the Glens of Antrim and is felt through the swooping melodies and poignant lyrics. The band produce a mature sound that leaves the listener hanging on the intricate guitar riffs, mellow three part harmonies and haunting cello.
Pop | Indie Rock | Americana/Roots
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“Thoughtful, strumming guitar songs that will appeal to fans of José Gonzalez”- Hot Press magazine
“I really like this band” Dan Hegarty (RTE 2FM)
“Six musicians, sublime harmonies and a cellist (for good measure) - they're a glowing spark waiting to ignite.” Rigsy (Anchor of BBC 'Across the Line')
“Magnificent”- Stephen McCauley
“The real deal”- Culture Hub NI
“One of my favourite...
- 05/29/2017, Single Release, "Lotus", x View
- 11/28/2016, Single Release, "You I Know", white View
- 09/16/2016, London, EN, Secret Venue in Tottenham, 07:30 PM View
- 09/05/2016, Single Release, "Woodpecker", x View
- 03/08/2016, Dublin, DN, Ruby Sessions, 9:00 PM View
- 12/05/2015, Single Release, "This Day" View
- Gigging NI, Track review, 12/17/2013, Runabay - Self-Titled See Text
- The Thin Air, Feature story, 12/26/2013, Ones to watch in 2014 See Text
- Conversations about Her, Track review, 07/01/2014, Sequences See Text
- Chordblossom, Track review, 07/08/2014, Debut single See Text
- Music Showcase NI, Video premiere, 08/01/2014, Favourite Videos See Text
- Mayo News, Concert preview, 09/23/2014, Mayo pubs to host emerging acts See Text
- The Connaught Telegraph, Concert preview, 09/24/2014, Guinness Amplify Live kicks off tomorrow See Text
- BBC, Feature story, 11/19/2014, Runabay perform 'Praise You' by Fatboy Slim See Text