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Formed in late 2015 in Hamilton, Ontario, Run Maggie Run began as a small solo project for singer/rhythm guitarist Gavin Rees. Named for a bittersweet childhood memory, that nostalgic, rose-tinted sadness was abundantly clear in the first solo EP Rees recorded by himself in his basement, prior to the forming of the band.
While the emotional feel of Run Maggie Run was all there in the initial recording, it wasn't until Rees joined with several like-minded friends that the sound that would come to define RMR began to take shape.
With each member contributing a different style to the band, ranging from folk to electronica and from blues to prog-metal, Run Maggie Run emerged from its earliest days as a formidable musical force. Equal parts candid and fun, loud and raucous, and soft and poignant, each performance is an emotional rollercoaster, and it is this heart-on-sleeve approach that has won over the hearts of many fans in RMR's 1.5 year existence.
Despite the band’s relatively short life, RMR has seen significant radio airplay via campus radio stations such as CFMU 93.3 (McMaster) and CFRC 101.9 (Queens University) as well as on Y108 via The Indie Show w/ Nick Cino, as well as making it to the finals in the Y108 Live Music Prize and receiving coverage from multiple music news outlets, both local, national and international.
One year after the release of their debut, self-titled album, the band has returned with their new single “Endlessly”. Equal parts hard-hitting and gentle, the track ushers in a new era of the group’s sound; with the addition of keyboardist Jared Gour, the group demonstrates a newfound songwriting maturity, as well as a deeper exploration into new electronic elements.