AC / alternative / pop/rock fusion with 21st century production values.
The Fugitives are the brain-child of musician/composer/producer, Matthew Woolf. He blends a unique mix of traditional songwriting, prominent harmonies, infectious hooks and quality musicianship.
Formed in 2002, the project has recorded and gigged in and around their home town of London, as well as enjoying international radio exposure. To date they have released 2 EP’s, along with several accompanying videos. Matthew is currently in the process of producing further Fugitives videos before he begins work in 2014 on a full length album of all new material.
Their debut EP ‘Promo’ was released in 2003 to rave reviews. Written in collaboration with musical partner James Hender, it was described as “An intelligent, sophisto pop/rock fusion with Wurlitzer, Harrison-esque guitars and prominent harmonies.”
The band members then pursued various individual projects before reuniting in 2009 to record ‘Sanskara’ (released in 2010): “A trilogy of Matthew’s songs based on the spiritual concept of Sanskara. Delivered with 21st century production values and drawn from his prime influences of classic British and American recordings of the 1960s through to 1990s, from the likes of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Supertramp, The Eagles, Electric Light Orchestra, Genesis, Alan Parsons Project, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Andrew Gold, Steve Winwood, Gerry Rafferty, The Police, Joe Jackson, World Party, Roachford.”
To date the project’s musicians have been made up by:
Matthew Woolf - Keyboards/Vocals
James Hender - Guitars/Vocals
Andrew Booker - Drums
Michael Captain - Bass