Formed in late 2015 in Hamilton, Ontario, Run Maggie Run began as a small solo project for singer/rhythm guitarist/keyboardist 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, including Peter Keillor (percussion/backing vocals), Jared Gour (keyboards/backing vocals) and Darren Mcmenemy (lead guitar/bass/backing vocals), 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. Candid and fun, to loud and raucous, to soft and poignant, each performance is an emotional rollercoaster, and it is this heart-on-sleeve approach that has won over the heart of many fans in RMR’s 4-year existence.

In the years since its inception, the group has maintained a consistent presence in the Southern Ontario indie touring circuit, including appearances at festivals like Hamilton’s Supercrawl and Barton Street Festival, St. Catharines’ In the Soil Festival, and Guelph’s HOPE in the Street. Additionally, the group’s released material has seen significant radio airplay via both campus radio stations such as CFMU 93.3 (McMaster) and CFRC 101.9 (Queens University) and commercial radio via Y108, as well as being covered by multiple music news outlets, both local, national and international including The Spill Magazine, GroundSounds and Noizze.

One year after the release of their debut, self-titled album in 2017, the band returned in 2018 with their new single ‘Endlessly’. Equal parts hard-hitting and gentle, the track ushers in a new era of the group’s sound, demonstrating a newfound songrwriting maturity, as well as a deeper exploration into new electronic elements. Stream the new single now via major streaming platforms as well as the RMR website at!


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Genre: Indie Alternative

Label: Independent

Influences: Patrick Watson, Bon Iver, Radiohead

Sounds Like: Half Moon Run, Hey Rosetta!

Members: Gavin Rees (lead vox, rhythm gtr, synths), Peter Keillor (b-vox, percussion), Darren Mcmenemy (b-vox, bass, guitar), Jared Gour (b-vox, keys)

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