From Mississauga, Ontario, The Runaway Success Story are sure to get you addicted with their catchy tunes.
Friends Kyle Thompson (vocals / bass), Josh Freitas (guitar / backing vocals) and Matt Calvin (drums) started the band back in 2011. And, well, together they are able to create the type of music that literally never leaves your head...
Not only do these three have a truly unique musical sound going for themselves, but, they also have incredible personalities. And, let me tell you one thing, I have certainly never laughed as much as I did trying to interview these three than I have in any other previous interview. As well, it was hard to stay professional when they started expanding on some of the topics they touched in the interview.
Their energy and fun spirit also [obviously] plays a big part in their musical style. On the band's Facebook page they wrote, "We are a band from Mississauga, Ontario, with influences from rock, pop, indie, dance and punk music. But, don't try to put all of those genres together in your head because it might explode."
The band name itself is quite intriguing and, as with many bands, left me curious as to the story behind it. Again, on the band's Facebook page they stated, "It's the story of a man who wakes up one day and realizes he is not leading the life he truly wants. This is a story of loss. A story of redemption. A story of optimism. This is The Runaway Success Story."
With influences such as Kings Of Leon, Tokyo Police Club and 30 Seconds To Mars, to name a few, it seems this band knows how to draw a crowd.
The band's way-too-catchy self titled EP is available for free on their Bandcamp page. But, before you check it out, make sure you watch the interview I did with the guys when they dropped by Basement Entertainment on March 18th 2012. And, I dare you to keep a straight face during it…
Check out the interview video below:
Check out the acoustic, Caverns, video below:
Check out the acoustic, Always Tomorrow, video below:
Photo credit: Facebook & Jim Blackwell
Picture 1: From left to right: Kyle Thompson (vocals / bass), Josh Freitas (guitar / backing vocals) & Matt Calvin (drums)
Picture 2: From left to right: Josh Freitas (guitar / backing vocals), Amy Blackwell (Basement Entertainment), Matt Calvin (drums) & Kyle Thompson (vocals / bass)
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