Adrian has been nominated, along with his fellow Fugitive Brendan McLeod, for Songwriter of the Year at the 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards! This is for the song "No Words", from the Fugitives 2018 release "The Promise of Strangers". The tune was written for Leonard Cohen the day after his passing. Check out the lyric video here
Adrian will be reprising his role as "The Writer" in the hit theatrical production, "Chelsea Hotel: featuring the songs of Leonard Cohen" in the Spring of 2018. The show will run at Vancouver's Firehall Arts Centre from March 21st to April 21st. For tickets, visit http://firehallartscentre.ca/
I'm very proud to present this live video of The Fugitives playing the song we wrote for Leonard Cohen after his passing, "No Words", in Ryerson Church in Vancouver. It features members of the Righteous Ramshackle Chorus as well as Chris Suen on the big churchy organ. Benny Schuetze directed it and caught the whole thing in one long take.
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"The Heart of Every Lion", a song from the album Bruise written for Remembrance Day a few years back, is featured on the latest episode of CBC's storytelling show, Vinyl Cafe. This is their Remembrance Day episode- you can hear the full show here:
The Fugitives recorded/shot a new arrangement of their song, "Ring", in St James' Anglican Church in Vancouver in September with members of the East Van Choir Collective and the St James Music Academy. Watch it here.
Adrian, along with Fringe Percussion, will be the musical presenter at former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan's next Public Salon, a night of ideas and ingenuity presented at the Vancouver Playhouse on April 23rd. See below for details.
The Fugitives hit the road again Feb 20-25 for shows in Northern-ish BC including two shows at the Canada Winter Games! Feb 20th- Dunster Schoolhouse- Dunster, BC Feb 21st- The Old Church- Smithers, BC Feb 23rd- Canada Games Plaze (5:30pm)- Prince George, BC at the Winter Games Feb 24th- ArtSpace (9pm)- Prince George, BC at the Winter Games
Adrian, backed by Fringe Percussion, will be opening for the amazing Barr Brothers for their Vancouver show Dec 5th at the Fox Cabaret. Tickets available here: http://northerntickets.com/contact/
We're very honoured to get a nod for Vocal Ensemble of the Year at this year's Canadian Folk Music Awards for our recent album, Everything WIll Happen. We're a band that's fortunate to get to have a lot of amazing vocalists joining us onstage at different times, including Chris Suen, Ali Romanow, Kathleen Nisbet, Steve Charles, Trish Foster, Matt Elwood, plus the Fugitives that joined us on the recordings, Ben Elliott, Derek Kehler and Sahra Featherstone. Thanks, everyone! http://folkawards.ca/2014/09/canadian-folk-music-awards-nominees-announced-2/
What happens when a guitar feedback loop is replaced with a water-dipped gong? What if a drum kit was replaced by firebells, rusty bread pans and a timpani drum or a harmony line by a handsaw? These are some of the questions innovative singer-songwriter Adrian Glynn and Vancouver’s premiere new music percussion ensemble, Fringe Percussion, will answer in their first live performance together at St James Hall on September 13th.
Here's my version of the ALS icy buckety go-get-em.
Hello and howdy from Londontown; I am here on tour with The Fugitives- we just did three glorious weeks in Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Austria and are now on week two of our UK tour. We have two shows in London coming up, (as well as a few other smaller towns) and our last performance of the tour will be at Glastonbury Festival on June 27th. (You can see all our dates here).
We were also quite chuffed (you can tell I’m in England) to be nominated recently for a Western Canadian Music Award for Roots Album of the Year for our latest record, Everything Will Happen. Very chuffed indeed.
We have a few summer festivals coming up and then I will be heading back into the studio in the Fall to record a new solo record, at long last.
I hope your summer is off to a brave start. I’m off to the Tate to get all cultured and the like.
It’s not often you have a tour that you don’t want to come home from. Usually you’re ragged, tired of other beds, tired of other people, tired of Tim Horton’s, sick of cars and sound guys and asking for the wifi password. Sick to death. But not this tour.
Greetings from Glynn and a happy somewhat newish year to you and your faces, I hope your resolve is strong as ever as February stumbles toward Bethlehem to be born. Hi, how are you. I’m on a plane in a winter coat and moccasins, I’m flying to New York where it is even colder but I’m excited in my belly. I’ll be part of a great show called Communion on February 4th (performing solo at Rockwood Hall, 7pm). And New York is usually a good place to hang out. And then there’s the Olympics.. well, we all know about what’s going on with Russia’s new anti-gay laws. The Fugitives were inspired by the story of Dmitry Isakov, the first Russian to be arrested under these bigoted practices, who went back to hold up a sign in his town square even after being arrested and beaten for it the day before. We wrote a song about his brave story and got some people in our community together to make a little video for it- watch it here. Hopefully, with the world’s eyes on Sochi, some pressure for change will begin to mount as well as a further awareness of these sorts of homophobic practices around the world that simply can’t be tolerated any longer.
Ok, that was pretty serious. But there’s fun news in my world, too. As the Fugitives continue to support our recent release, Everything Will Happen, we’ve got some exciting stuff coming up. In March, we’ll be opening for the legendary Canadian folk-singer, Buffy St Marie, at theatres across the prairies. In May and June we will be touring Germany, Switzerland and the UK, capping it off with a performance at the Glastonbury Festival(!). Fun times indeed. Check out our tour page for dates, everything will be up there soon.
And now back to eating small sacks of salted snacks and finding the balance between hydrating my dry throat and not having to get up to climb over people for a bathroom break every 15 minutes. Ah, cross-continental flying. A wonder of human patience and resolve (there’s that word again).
Happy February! Onward and awkward.
It's been a long time coming but the day is finally here- the new Fugitives record Everything Will Happen is officially out today! It's been a labour of love and the combination of some incredible musicians and amazing production from our producer John Critchley and tons of support from our label Light Organ Records- anyway, we're really proud to finally have it out there. Here are the listening and purchasing links. Have at you!